7 amazing Gil Scott Heron lyrics

After hearing _I'm New Here_ on Friday, here's a few of Gil's best words. There's loads we missed, add your own in the comments.


Words by: Charlie Jones

  1. And don’t you think it’s a crime? – The Bottle
  2. The revolution will not be right back after a message about a white tornado, white lightning, or white people – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  3. And as if all that shit wasn’t enough, a rat done bit my sister Nell. But Whitey’s on the moon – Whitey On The Moon
  4. How would we ever get over over loosing our minds? – We Almost Lost Detroit
  5. I hope that when I have kids of my own, they really don’t get shook / When I tell them that there are things they’ve got to learn that can’t be found in books – Sex Education, Ghetto Style
  6. And the freezing winter’s cold / Now tell me, Who’ll pay reparations on my soul – Who’ll Pay Reparations On My Soul
  7. Look over your shoulder motherfucker. I am coming. – Enough