Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gil Scott-Heron--"I'm New Here"

"I'm New Here"

Arguably one of the most influential people as it pertains to the development and birth of hip-hop for his work on several songs, most notably "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," Gil Scott-Heron sings this amazingly beautiful song for his new album I'm New Here.  With this record, Scott-Heron paints the perfect picture--he tells a story. This is one of those songs that you listen to when taking a long train, bus, or plane ride to a new place, thinking about all the uncertainties that you are bound to encounter. Take a listen as this musical genius puts it down!

Excerpt for the Wannabe Expert
I did not become someone different
That I did not want to be
But I'm new here
Will you show me around

No matter how far wrong you've gone
You can always turn around
Met a woman in a bar
Told her I was hard to get to know
And near impossible to forget
She said I had an ego on me
The size of Texas

Well I'm new here and I forget
Does that mean big or small

No matter how far wrong you've gone You can always tournaround

And I'm shedding plates like a snake
And it may be crazy but I'm
The closest thing I have
To a voice of reason

Turnaround turnaround turnaround
And you may come full circle
And be new here again

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