Derek Sends Us Reaching For The Bottle

by David Bellel

RIP Gil-Scott Heron

See that half black boy over there, runnin’ scared
His baseball game just goes half-throttle
He done quit getting high fives to choke full time
So now his fans are living in the bottle

See that half black boy over there, runnin’ scared
His baseball game just goes half-throttle
This ol’ man has got a problem
Can’t do hardly anything,
Minka won’t get a wedding ring but a bottle.

And don’t you think it’s a crime
When time after time, our old heroes send us reaching for the bottle
Living in a bottle

See that half brotha he was so fine before he
Stared to decline
While his fans hit the bottle
Last time he was fine was in 2009
and now he’s just markin’ time,
While his fans hit the bottle.

You’ll find David posting with the rest of Yankee stalwarts over at It Is High, It Is Far, It Is….Caught.

 


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