GIL SCOTT-HERON - On Coming From A Broken Home

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I want to make this a special tribute <br />to a family that contradicts the concepts <br />heard the rules but wouldn’t accept <br />and women-folk raised me <br />and i was full grown before i knew <br />I came from a broken home <br /> <br />sent to live with my grandma down south <br /> when my uncles was leaving <br />and my grandfather had just left for heaven <br />they said and as every-ologist would certainly note <br />i had no strong male figure right? <br />But lily Scott was absolutely not your mail order room service type cast black grandmother <br />i was moved in with her; temporarily, just until things were patched, <br />til this was patched and til that was patched <br />until i became at 3, 4, 5,6 ,7, 8, 9 and 10 <br />the patch that held lily Scott who held me and like them 4 <br />i become one more and I loved her from the absolute marrow of my bones <br />and we was holdin on, <br />i come from a broken home <br />She had more then the 5 senses <br />she knew more then books could teach <br />and raised everyone she touched just a little bit higher <br />and all around her there was a natural sense <br />as though she sensed what the stars say what the birds say <br />what the wind and the clouds say <br />a sensual soul and self that African sense <br />and she raised me like she raised 4 of her own <br />and i was hurt and scared and shocked when lily Scott left suddenly one night <br />and they sent a limousine from heaven to take her to god, if there is one. <br />So i knew she had gone; and <br />i came from a broken home<br /><br />

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