GIL SCOTT-HERON

GIL SCOTT-HERON - Gun

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Brother Man nowadays living in the ghetto

Where the danger's sure enough real

Well when he's out late at night

and if he's got his head on right

Well, I lay you 9 to 5 he's walking with steel.

Brother Man says he's 'fraid of gangsters

Messing with people just for fun

He don't want to be next

He got a family to protect

So just last week he bought himself a gun.

[Chorus:]

Everybody got a pistol, everybody got a 45

And the philosophy seem to be

At least as near as I can see

When other folks give up theirs, I'll give up mine.

This is a violent civilization

If civilization's where I am

Every channel that I stop on

Got a different kind of cop on

Killing them by the millions for Uncle Sam

Saturday night just ain't that special

Yeah, got the constitution on the run

'Cause even though we've got the right

To defend our home, to defend our life

Got to understand to get it in hand about the gun

[chorus & solo break]

Saturday night just ain't that special

Freedom to be afraid is all you've won

Yes if you don't want to be next

You've got a family to protect

9 out of 10, you've got a friend, you've got a gun.

[chorus]

Everybody got a pistol, this mosty be the NRA

Yeah 'cause when it's time to shine up

You know damn well they're gonna line up

Everybody...

And the philosophy seem to be

At least as near as I can see

When other folks give up theirs, I'll give up mine

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