Scott-Heron, Gil - Or Down You Fall Lyrics



I sail out on my paper ship
The sea is made of fire
I ride my horse of nuts and bolts
We made to never tire

The world is just a simple circle
I've got to keep on turning, yeah
I've got to keep on turning
'Til I fall

Down to the top of a mountain
Inside a hollow stone
I pretend that I'm an iron man, yeah
Instead of flesh and bone

The world is just a simple circle
And it keep on turning, yeah
And it keep on turning
You've got to

Go away
I can't stand to see your face
Cause you've seen the weakest me
And now you know I'm only human
Instead of all the things I'd like to be

The world is just a simple circle
You've got to keep on turning, yeah
You've got to keep on turning
Or down you fall





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  1. TheSchmuck2

    I sail on in my paper ship.
    The sea is made of fire.
    I ride my horse of nuts and bolts.
    We're made to never tire.

    The world is just a simple circle.
    I've got to keep on turning. Yeah.
    I've got to keep on turning.
    'Til I fall...

    Down to the top of a mountain.
    Inside a hollow stone.
    I pretend that I'm an iron man, yes,
    instead of flesh and bone.

    The world is just a simple circle.
    And it keep on turning. Yeah.
    And it keep on turning.
    You've got to...

    (instrumental)

    Go away.
    I can't stand to see your face!
    'Cause you've seen the weakest me.
    And now you know I'm only human,
    instead of all the things I'd like to be.

    The world is just a simple circle.
    You've got to keep on turning. Yeah.
    You've got to keep on turning.
    Or down you fall.

  2. Adam Man

    This song always gives me strength. Our IP.

  3. Dickenuranus /

    Love it

  4. Shallah The Baptist

    This mane

  5. Glynn Thomas

    Can't stop listening to this.

  6. Lottie Miller

    Does anyone know where I can find the music/chords for this?

    Rob Petty

    +Rickards Red no better answer could've been said!

  7. Strongarm Rebel

    Miss you brother

  8. rmsolympic1

    Awesome - been listening to this all day. Just beautiful

  9. illcombustion93

    @dawkinsfaith You forgot Native Americans!

  10. hybridmongrel

    right Dawkins: Murdoch on the run, for once! As Amicar Cabral meant and George Clinton said: "Free your mind, your ass will follow"!!!

  11. janesaddiction1

    @dawkinsfaith DAMN.......PREACH!!

  12. Rick Ruffin

    Gil Scott WAS one of the greatest. RIP, Brother Gil.

  13. Rockyoumentally

    R.I.P. Sir.

  14. rtoriq

    MY FAVORITE SONG BY HIM!!! He passed away today, May 27. RIP my brother. YOUR MUSIC WAS LIBERATING!!! Enjoy peace and tranquility sir, your music has brought us such feelings. Your biggest under-30-yr-old fan. Rtoriq.

  15. senorF1

    @dawkinsfaith thank u for your words

  16. senorF1

    dawkins said it right and true .

  17. senorF1

    lamont , u r correct my soul brother

  18. blacknuss6

    i sail on in my paper ship /the sea is made of fire/ i ride my horse of nuts and bolts/its made to never tire......wheeeeew!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Duece Poppi

    i pretend dat im a island

  20. rtoriq

    Sometimes i flip when i try to choose my one favorite GSH song....but i've been pretty consistent in saying that this one is it.

    "go away
    i can't stand to see your face!
    Caz you've seen the weakest me
    And now you know i'm only human
    instead of all the things i'd LIKE to be"

    This line, *sigh*, is so so so SO true.
    GSH, my dear dear brother, we love you.

  21. James

    you should listen to as much Gil scott heron as possible!!

  22. rolino´´erer´´funkadelia

    compliment Gil Scott Heron..

  23. eddmerckx

    Gil Scott Heron is one of the greatest Songwriters... he's the greatest.

  24. Marlin Crooms

    Never heard this before. But now I must have it. Thanks for raising MY Awareness.