Or Down You Fall Lyrics

Gil Scott-Heron


publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC
writers: Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron
album: Track 9 in album Pieces of a Man
release date: 1971
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genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Soul-Jazz/Jazz-Funk/Political/Poetry
length: 3:14
producer: Bob Thiele
mixer: Bob Simpson
lead vocals: Gil Scott-Heron
electric guitar: Burt Jones
drums: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie
electric piano & piano: Brian Jackson
electric bass guitar & bass guitar: Ron Carter
conductor: Johnny Pate
flute & saxophone: Hubert Laws
composer: Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson

Cover Art

Gil Scott-Heron Pieces of a Man cover art
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I sail out on my paper ship
The sea is made of fire
I ride my horse of nuts and bolts
We made to never tire

The world is just a simple circle
I've got to keep on turning, yeah
I've got to keep on turning
'Til I fall

Down to the top of a mountain
Inside a hollow stone
I pretend that I'm an iron man, yeah
Instead of flesh and bone

The world is just a simple circle
And it keep on turning, yeah
And it keep on turning
You've got to

Go away
I can't stand to see your face
Cause you've seen the weakest me
And now you know I'm only human
Instead of all the things I'd like to be

The world is just a simple circle
You've got to keep on turning, yeah
You've got to keep on turning
Or down you fall


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  • 2 Save the Children
  • 3 Lady Day & John Coltrane
  • 4 Home Is Where the Hatred Is
  • 5 When You Are Who You Are
  • 6 I Think I'll Call It Morning
  • 7 Pieces of a Man
  • 8 A Sign of the Ages
  • 9 Or Down You Fall
  • 10 The Needle's Eye
  • 11 The Prisoner