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    The Bottle
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      About "The Bottle"

      Lyrics for Gil Scott-Heron - "The Bottle"

      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

      SONGWRITERS:
      JACKSON, HOWARD M.
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