Radio STIB – The Bottle

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Entendu ce samedi 22 Mars à la station Horta vers 15h30.

Gil Scott Heron – The Bottle (voir texte ci dessous)

Un morceau dancefloor et un texte poignant, ce genre de grand écart n’est pas donné à tout le monde. Cela dit, messieurs de radio STIB, n’hésitez pas à pousser le volume un peu plus fort ou à faire appel à votre serviteur pour booster quelque peu votre programmation.

Gil Scott Heron – The Bottle (lyrics)

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 wuz a doctor helpin’ young girls along
if they wuzn’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.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Merci!!!
    C’est en faite la premire fois que j’entends Scott-Haron et il faut avouer que j’adore. Merci Julius pour me faire dcouvrir cette merveille.

  2. Stijn -> glad you like it. Gil Scott Heron est un personnage incroyable (and so is his music) … Je ne retombe pas immdiatement sur cette change poignant qu’il a eu avec une journaliste de la BBC il y a quelques annes mais check ce blog et tu y trouveras la version audio.

    http://gilscottheron.wordpress.com/

    Hey Kwak, avec plaisr … il serait temps que le rseau de la stib soit surnomm « Funky Underground ». Qu’est-ce que tu en penses?

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