Whitey on the Moon Lyrics

Gil Scott-Heron


publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC
writers: Gil Scott-Heron
album: Track 9 in album Small Talk at 125th and Lenox
release date: 1970
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producer: Bob Thiele

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 was 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 **** wasn'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?
(Hm! 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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Track Listing

  • 1 Introduction / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  • 2 Omen
  • 3 Brother
  • 4 Comment #1
  • 5 Small Talk at 125th & Lenox
  • 6 The Subject Was Faggots
  • 7 Evolution (And Flashback)
  • 8 Plastic Pattern People
  • 9 Whitey on the Moon
  • 10 The Vulture
  • 11 Enough
  • 12 Paint It Black
  • 13 Who'll Pay Reparations on My Soul?
  • 14 Everyday