Verwandte Songs (related songs)
Song «The Bottle» von Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson (feat.).
Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1974 05 (Album), 1974 (Single), 1973 10 15 (Rec.)
Label: Strata-East SES 19742, Strata-East SES 19742
Songwriter Gil Scott-Heron
Produktion: Brian Jackson & Gil Scott-Heron
Genre: Jazz - Souljazz, Jazz - Souljazz - Jazzpoetry, Afroamericana - Funk - Latinfunk, Hip-Hop - Proto-Rap
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Personen und Querverweise
See that black boy over there, runnin' scared His ol' man's in a bottle He done quit his 9 to 5 to drink full time So now he's livin' in the bottle See that Black boy over there, runnin' scared His ol' man got a problem Pawned off damn near everything, his ol' Woman's weddin' ring for a bottle And don't you think it's a crime When time after time, people in the bottle See that sista, sho wuz fine before she Started drinkin' wine From the bottle Said her ol' man committed a crime And he's doin' time So now she's in the bottle She's out there on the avenue, all by herself Sho' needs help from the bottle Preacherman tried to help her out She cussed him out and hit him in the head with a bottle And don't you think it's a crime When time after time, people in the bottle See that gent in the wrinkled suit He done damn near blown his cool To the bottle He was a doctor helpin' young girls along If they wasn't too far gone to have problems But defenders of the dollar eagle Said "What you doin', Doc, it ain't legal," And now he's in the bottle Now we watch him everyday tryin' to Chase the pigeons away From the bottle And don't you think it's a crime When time after time, people in the bottle