Gil Scott-Heron The Bottle cover

The Bottle
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Released
Jun 17, 2016
Genre
Pop

The Bottle Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
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.
Verse 2
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.
Verse 3
And don't you think it's a crime
When time after time, people in the bottle.
Verse 4
See that sista, sho wuz fine before she
Started drinkin' wine
From the bottle.
Said her ol' man committed a crime
Verse 5
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.
Verse 6
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.
Verse 7
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
Verse 8
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.
Verse 9
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.

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