Pinwheel of Death

Brian Jackson


SONGS

Writers Gil Scott-Heron

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1971

Lyrics THE FIRST THING
THAT YOU NOTICE
IN THE MORNING
IS THAT
THERE IS NOT A CLOUD
IN THE SKY,
AND LORD,
YOU CAN'T HELP
BUT REMEMBER
YOUR WOMAN
AND HOW SHE CRIED
ALL NIGHT.

HOW MUCH LONGER
CAN THIS GO ON?
YOU PUSHED ME
PAST THE POINT
OF BEING STRONG
I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY,
YEAH,
FROM THESE CHAINS,
I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY,
YEAH,
FROM THESE CHAINS.

STANDING OVER YOUR DOOR
IS A LUCIFER,
YOU KNOW
HE WILL BE THERE
EVERY MORNING
CRACKING A WHIP
IN HIS HAND.
AND MY BACK IS BENT
FROM DAWNING
TO SUNSET,
I DON'T KNOW
HOW MUCH MORE
OF THIS
I CAN STAND.

LORD, EVERY DAY
THERE IS SOMEBODY NEW
HOLDING ME DOWN,
BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
WHAT IS THIS HELL ON EARTH
I HAVE FOUND?

I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY
FROM THESE CHAINS,
I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY
FROM THESE CHAINS,
FROM THESE CHAINS,
FROM THESE CHAINS,
FROM THESE CHAINS,
FROM THESE CHAINS!
Writers Gil Scott-Heron

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad

Recorded 1971

Lyrics WHAT COMES UP
SO MANY TIMES,
SEEMS I HEAR IT
EVERY DAY,
YOU KNOW
IT'S ALWAYS ON MY MIND
AS I STRUGGLE
TO FIND MY WAY.
BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER
HALF THE PAIN,
BUT IT SEEMS
TO SET MY MIND AT EASE
BECAUSE I KNOW
WE'RE OUT HERE
JUST SEARCHING,
STRUGGLING,
AS I AM FOR PEACE.

ECHOES OF ANOTHER WORLD,
THIS WORLD OF OURS
ALWAYS TORN BY WARS,
AND IT MAKES YOU
SIT DOWN AND ASK YOURSELF,
JUST WHAT AM I LIVING FOR?
AND IS THE DARKNESS
AT THE DAWN?
I GET DOWN ON MY KNEES
ASKING THE HEAVENS
UP ABOVE ME
WHERE CAN A MAN
FIND PEACE?

I WANT TO KNOW
IS IT A DOVE
FLYING SOMEWHERE
UP ABOVE,
OR MY BROTHERS
LOSING THEIR LIVES
IN THE STREET,
OR IN THE SHELTER
OF MY WOMAN'S ARMS?
I WANT TO KNOW
WHERE CAN A MAN
FIND PEACE.

IT SEEMS THAT THUNDER
RULES MY LIFE
EVERY DAY,
AND EVERY SLEEPLESS NIGHT.
AND I SAY
TELL ME,
CAN ANYONE TELL ME,
PLEASE,
WHICH WAY
IS THE ROAD TO PEACE?
I WANT TO KNOW
WHERE CAN A MAN
FIND PEACE?
TELL ME WHERE,
WHERE CAN A MAN
FIND PEACE?
TELL ME
WHICH WAY
IS THE ROAD TO PEACE?

TELL ME...
Writers Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson

Genres Soul, Ballad, Pop Jazz

Recorded 1972

Lyrics SPEED ON BY,
DON'T SEEM TO HAVE THE TIME,
WHAT ABOUT THIS LIFE?
WHAT ABOUT THIS LIFE?
CAN I COME BY?

ISSUES IN THE PAPER
SOMEHOW I'M NOT CONCERNED,
SEEMS THAT I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE,
HERE BEFORE,
BUT I NEVER LEARN.

CHILDREN,
SLOWLY TURN.

TIME STAY GONE,
WE NEVER SAW IT GO,
NOW WHAT DO WE HAVE?
NOW WHAT DO WE HAVE,
THAT WE MAY SHOW?
FRIENDS YOU SWORE YOU'D NEVER LOSE
MELTED FROM YOUR STYLE,
DOWN THE TUNNELS OF YOUR YOUTH,
OF YOUR YOUTH,
NOW YOU NEVER SMILE.

CHILDREN,
LEARN TO SMILE.
 

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