Dr. Dawg

Gil Scott-Heron: April 1, 1949-May 27, 2011

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Let the great man, revolutionary, father of rap, speak for himself:

And now it’s winter
Winter in America
Yes and all of the healers have been killed
Or sent away, yeah
But the people know, the people know
It’s winter
Winter in America
And ain’t nobody fighting
‘Cause nobody knows what to say
Save your soul, Lord knows
From Winter in America

The Constitution
A noble piece of paper
With free society
Struggled but it died in vain
And now Democracy is ragtime on the corner
Hoping for some rain
Looks like it’s hoping
Hoping for some rain

And I see the robins
Perched in barren treetops
Watching last-ditch racists marching across the floor
But just like the peace sign that vanished in our dreams
Never had a chance to grow
Never had a chance to grow

The revolution will not be televised: but as we’ve seen in the Arab world, it will be Tweeted, texted and Facebooked.

Revolution is a work in progress. Rest in peace, Brother, and thank you.

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