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August 26th, 1969: Gil Scott-Heron has some thoughts about the moon landing: Listen

New track about Whitey landing on the moon.

Gil Scott-Heron has some thoughts about the moon landing: Listen

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August 26th, 1969: While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were walking on the moon surface last month, 20-year-old Gil Scott-Heron was busy writing down his thoughts on how his tax money is being spent.

Listen to Gil Scott-Heron's "Whitey On The Moon" below.

"Whitey On The Moon"

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 paying still.

(while Whitey's on the moon)

The man just upped my rent last 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 upping me?

('cause Whitey's on the moon?)

I wuz already paying him fifty a week.

(with Whitey on the moon)

Taxes taking my whole damn check,

Junkies making me a nervous wreck,

The price of food is going up,

An' as if all that shit was't enough:

A rat done bit my sister Nell.

(with Whitey on the moon)

Her face and arm began to swell.

(but Whitey's on the moon)

Was all that money I made last year

(for Whitey on the moon?)

How come there ain't no money here?

(Hmm! Whitey's on the moon)

Y'know I just about had my fill

(of Whitey on the moon)

I think I'll send these doctor bills,

Airmail special

(to Whitey on the moon)

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