Angel Dust Lyrics

Gil Scott-Heron


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Gil Scott Heron
album: Track in album Glory: The Gil Scott-Heron Collection
release date: 1990
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length: 4:13

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Gil Scott-Heron Glory: The Gil Scott-Heron Collection cover art
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He was groovin'
And that was when he coulda sworn
The room was movin'
But that was only in his mind
He was sailin'
He never really seemed to notice
Vision failin'
'cause that was all part of the high
Sweat was pourin'
He couldn't take it
The room was exploding
He might not make it.

Angel DustPlease, children would you listen.
Angel DustJust ain't where it's at.
Angel DustYou won't remember what you're
Missin', but down some dead end streets
There ain't no turnin' back.

They were standin'
Ev'rybody in a circle,
The whole family
Listening to the preacher's words
Sis was cryin'
She alone held all the secrets
'bout his dyin'
Tears fallin' to earth
Maybe her fault
He was so trusting
God only knew why
They was dustin'!

Angel DustPlease children would you listen.
Angel DustJust ain't where it's at.
Angel DustYou won't remember what you're
Missin', but down some dead end streets
There ain't no turnin' back.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Johannesburg
  • 2 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  • 3 Blue Collar
  • 4 New York City
  • 5 Hello Sunday! Hello Road!
  • 6 We Almost Lost Detroit
  • 7 Angel Dust
  • 8 The Bottle
  • 9 Winter in America
  • 10 Delta Man (Where I’m Coming From)
  • 11 South Carolina (Barnwell)
  • 12 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
  • 13 Show Bizness
    CD 2
  • 1 B Movie
  • 2 Lady Day & John Coltrane
  • 3 I Think I Call It Morning
  • 4 You Can Depend On (The Train From Washington)
  • 5 Shut’em Down
  • 6 Ain’t No Such Thing as a Superman
  • 7 The Klan
  • 8 Fast Lane
  • 9 Race Track in France
  • 10 Storm Music
  • 11 Save the Children
  • 12 Beginnings (The First Minute of a New Day)
  • 13 Legend of His Own Mind