GIL SCOTT-HERON

GIL SCOTT-HERON - Pieces Of A Man

rate me

Here I am, after so many years

Hounded by hatred and trapped by fear

I'm in a box, I've got no place to go

If I follow my mind, I know I'll slaughter my own.

Help me I'm the prisoner, won't you hear my plea

I need somebody, yeah, to listen to me

I beg you, brothers and sisters, I'm counting on you (yeah).

Black babies in the womb are shackled and bound

Chained by the caveman who keeps beauty down

Smacked on the ass when they're squalling and wet

Heir to a spineless man who never forgets

Never forgets that he's a prisoner, can't you hear my plea

Cause I need somebody, Lord knows, to listen to me

I'm a stranger to my son who wonders why his daddy runs.

On my way to work in the morning when I don't give a damn

Can't nobody [x4] see just who in hell I am

Hemmed in by a suit, yes all choked up in a tie

Ain't no wonder some times near morning I hear my woman cry

She knows her man is a prisoner, won't you hear my plea

Yeah, cause I need somebody, wooo, to listen to me

My woman she don't say but she hates to see her man chained this way

Yeah, help me, I'm the prisoner

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm the prisoner

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