"Billy Green Is Dead (Alternate Take)" lyrics - GIL SCOTT-HERON

"Billy Green Is Dead (Alternate Take)"

The economy is in an uproar
The whole damn countries is in the red
Taxi fares are going up
You say, "Billy Green is dead"?
The government can't decide on bussin'
Or at least thats what they said

Yea I heard you, when you told me
You said, "Billy Green was dead"
But let me tell you bout these hot-pants that this big legged sister wore
When I partied with the alphas
Billy took an overdose
Well now junkies will be junkies
But did you see Gunsmoke last night?
Man they had themselves a shootout and folks was dyin' left and right
At the end when Matt was cornerd I had damn near give up hope

What you? Why you keep on interrupting me? you say, My son is taking dope?
Call the law and call the doctor!
What you mean I shouldn't scream?
My only son is taking dope?
Should I sit here like I'm pleased?

Is that familiar anybody?

Check out whats inside your head
Because it never seems to matter
When it's Billy Green who's dead