Gil Scott-Heron - Blue Collar Lyrics




I been down in Pennsylvania,
Where I was working in the mine.
And I been down in Cincinnati;
They laid me off the assembly line.
Yeah, they got me looking everywhere,
But I ain't too proud of what I found.
And you can't name where I ain't been down.
'Cause there ain't no place I ain't been down.

I was down in Kansas City,
Where even the blues sell by the pound
And I been down in New York City, brother,
And that ain't no place to be down.
Yeah, I'm a-looking at the face of the children;
You see, we're looking for a higher ground,
And you can't name where we ain't been down.
'Cause there ain't no place we ain't been down.

We fell down somewhere
Between the cities and the towns.
We went down, I know,
Between the smiles and the frowns.
And if they call me in the morning,
I mean, I'd recognize the sound,
'Cause you can't name where we ain't been down.
There ain't no place we ain't been down.

Standing in the shadows
It sho'nuff (sure enough) looks like rain.
I see the steel-gray clouds above me
Yeah, well the anguish and the pain.
Yeah, I been looking everywhere for peace,
But I swear, there just ain't none around.
But you can't name where I ain't been down.
'Cause there ain't no place I ain't been down.

We been down
Between the cities and the towns.
Yeah, been down somewhere
Between the smiles and the frowns.
And if they call me in the morning,
I mean, I'd recognize the sound,
'Cause you can't name where I ain't been down.
There ain't no place I ain't been down.





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  1. busythinker1

    We have many Brothers like Gil but they get taken away before there full potential..........streets,drugs,jails and death and those who survive are just trying to keep a roof over there heads and food on the table....they just trying to maintain. AINT NO PLACE WE BEEN DOWN !

  2. M.J. Music

    Real cool. An underrated Hero of Black Music.

  3. Dee Carlis

    One of the best blues ologist.. Love this tune.

  4. Bassman

    Mirror the anguish and the pain...deep lyrics

  5. Stevon Jop

    CHILLY!!!!

  6. Αntonis Mazes Dj Tony HeLLaS

    Lyrics :

    I been down in Pennsylvania,
    Where I was working in the mine.
    And I been down in Cincinnati;
    They laid me off the assembly line.
    Yeah, they got me looking everywhere,
    But I ain't too proud of what I found.
    And you can't name where I ain't been down.
    'Cause there ain't no place I ain't been down.

    I was down in Kansas City,
    Where even the blues sell by the pound
    And I been down in New York City, brother,
    And that ain't no place to be down.
    Yeah, I'm a-looking at the face of the children;
    You see, we're looking for a higher ground,
    And you can't name where we ain't been down.
    'Cause there ain't no place we ain't been down.

    We fell down somewhere
    Between the cities and the towns.
    We went down, I know,
    Between the smiles and the frowns.
    And if they call me in the morning,
    I mean, I'd recognize the sound,
    'Cause you can't name where we ain't been down.
    There ain't no place we ain't been down.

    Standing in the shadows
    It sho'nuff (sure enough) looks like rain.
    I see the steel-gray clouds above me
    Yeah, well the anguish and the pain.
    Yeah, I been looking everywhere for peace,
    But I swear, there just ain't none around.
    But you can't name where I ain't been down.
    'Cause there ain't no place I ain't been down.

    We been down
    Between the cities and the towns.
    Yeah, been down somewhere
    Between the smiles and the frowns.
    And if they call me in the morning,
    I mean, I'd recognize the sound,
    'Cause you can't name where I ain't been down.
    There ain't no place I ain't been down.

  7. mix rap revolução Selamatsiang

    Hoje eu cm 21 anos de idade problema tenho 1000th e ainda não paro ,xaina

  8. youthcentralmassive

    Cry baby Cry.....

    Gil is
    One in a million

  9. John Leax

    This be jammin too hard!

  10. omar shabazz

    Gil the brother with the beautiful soothing baritone voice who educated us, he's at peace. He made OUTSTANDING music, we were blessed that he passed through this world where evil men in charge turned every damn thing upside down.