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Rest In Peace Gil Scott-Heron: April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011 — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

Rest In Peace Gil Scott-Heron: April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron Influential American poet, musician, author, revolutionary and voice of a generation.

Your Soul And Mine

Standing in the ruins of another black man’s life
Or flying through the valley separating day and night
“I am death!” cried the vulture for the people of the light
Karon brought his raft from the sea that sails on souls
And saw the scavenger departing, taking warm hearts to the cold
He knew the ghetto was a haven for the meanest preacher ever known
In the wilderness of heartbreak and a desert of despair
Evil’s clarion of justice shrieks a cry of naked terror
Taking babies from their mamas, leaving grief beyond compare
So if you see the vulture coming, flying circles in your mind
Remember there is no escaping for he will follow close behind
Only promise me a battle, battle for your soul and mine
And mine

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