Whitey On The Moon - Gil Scott-Heron

                     

Whitey On The Moon


Este poema nace como protesta contra el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos durante la carrera espacial. 
El programa Apollo costó 24 millones de dolares de la época y sirvió para apartar la vista de los problemas sociales y de las manifestaciones por los derechos laborables, de las mujeres y de los negros que se estaban llevando acabo en el país.
                 
               


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 bills

(But whitey's on the moon)

Ten years from now I'll be payin' 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?)

Well I was already giving 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

And as if all that shit wasn't enough:

A rat done bit my sister Nell

(With whitey on the moon)

Her face and arm began to swell

(And whitey's on the moon)

Was all that money I made last year

(For whitey on the moon?)

How come I ain't got no money here?

(Hmm! Whitey's on the moon)

Y'know I just 'bout 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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