The Moon

Posted: October 9, 2009 by trggradio in Uncategorized

October 9th 2009 (Maybe): Water on the Moon
(a remix by Salina Gray inspired by Gil’s “Whitey on the Moon”)

Some kids done killed young Derrion
(with Water on the moon)
His brutal murder was recorded on a cell phone.
(and Water’s on the moon)
People stood, drove by and watched it unfold,
(but Water’s on the moon)
They bludgeoned, and stomped on him and he was 16 years old
(while Water’s on the moon)
This young boy the next day walking home before the sun
(with Water on the moon)
Some other kids threatened him, so the young brotha began to run
(and Water’s on the moon)
My soul cannot fathom his terror and dread
(but Water’s on the moon)
As those young boys who were chasing him threw a lead pipe at his head
(while Water’s on the moon)
his head busted open, and smashing his skull there on the street,
(even with Water on the moon)
these young kids walked in his blood, over his body, with their feet.
(and Water’s on the moon)
Half the kids in my neighborhood don’t even graduate
(but Water’s on the moon)
Millions of dollars for education Governor Arnold did terminate
(with Water on the moon)
Unemployment steady increasing at an epidemic rate
(and Water’s on the moon)
Families losing jobs and houses20from state to state
(while Water’s on the moon)
Pollution, climate change, and global starvation
(but Water’s on the moon)
H1N1, AIDS, and the war legislation
(with Water on the moon)
Wondering where the money’s going with all this taxation
(to find Water on the moon?)
There are places where children are dying from dehydration,
(but Water’s on the moon)
millions of people
drinking dirty water and no sanitation,
(hmmm, is that cause it’s all on the moon?)
You’ve pillaged and plundered the earth,
With your anthropogenic destruction,
(so now you want the Water on the moon?)
I think karma will come and I hope it’s soon,
I pray you bureaucrats drown in that Water on the moon!

The Original poem by Gil Scott-Heron (1970)

A rat done bit my sister Nell.
(with Whitey on the moon)
Her face and arms began to swell.
(and Whitey’s on the moon)
I can’t pay no doctor bill.
(but Whitey’s on the moon)
Ten years from now I’ll be payin’ still.
(while Whitey’s on the moon)
The man jus’ upped my rent las’ night.
(’cause Whitey’s on the moon)
No hot water, no toilets, no lights.
(but Whitey’s on the moon)
I wonder why he’s uppi’ me?
(’cause Whitey’s on the moon?)
I wuz already payin’ ‘im fifty a week.
(with Whitey on the moon)
Taxes takin’ my whole damn check,
Junkies makin’ me a nervous wreck,
The price of food is goin’ up,
An’ as if all that shit wuzn’t enough:
A rat done bit my sister Nell.
(with Whitey on the moon)
Her face an’ arm began to swell.
(but Whitey’s on the moon)
Was all that money I made las’ year
(for Whitey on the moon?)
How come there ain’t no money here?
(Hmm! Whitey’s on the moon)
Y’know I jus’ ’bout had my fill
(of Whitey on the moon)
I think I’ll sen’ these doctor bills,
Airmail special
(to Whitey on the moon)

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