Gil Scott-Heron was one of the only political conscious poets in the African-American community in his time. His lyrics inspired a generation of activists, and helped bring awareness to the state of the African-American community in the 70's. This is one of my favorite works of his. Gil Scott-Heron is dead, but his words will continue to inspire generations.
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED by GIL SCOTT-HERON oi You will not be able to stay home, brother.
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,
Skip out for beer during commercials
Because the revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox In 4 parts without commercial interruption. The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon Blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat Hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary. The revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will be brought to you by the Schaefer Award Theatre and
will not star Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.
The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.
The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.
The revolution will not make you look five pounds
Thinner, because The revolution will not be televised, Brother.
There will be no pictures of you and Willie Mays Pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run, Or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance. NBC will not predict the winner at 8:32or the count from 29 districts. The revolution will not be televised.
There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down Brothers in the instant replay. There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down Brothers in the instant replay. There will be no pictures of Whitney Young being Run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy Wilkens strolling through Watts in a red, black and green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving For just the right occasion
Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville Junction will no longer be so damned relevant, and Women will not care if Dick finally gets down with Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people will be in the street looking for a brighter day. The revolution will not be televised.
There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock News and no pictures of hairy armed women Liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose.
The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb, Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth. The revolution will not be televised
The revolution will not be right back after a message About a white tornado, white lightning, or white people. You will not have to worry about a germ on your Bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl. The revolution will not go better with Coke. The revolution will not fight the germs that cause bad breath. The revolution WILL put you in the driver's seat. The revolution will not be televised,
WILL not be televised,WILL NOT BE TELEVISED.
The revolution will be no re-run brothers; THE REVOLUTION WILL BE LIVE
My Opinion : I personally hate numbers, they dont dictate how a player truly impacts the game, Rose is score first, shoots a bad percentage, but makes his teammates better, true floor leader, true lead guard… Westbrook plays extremely hard, so hes gonna have his points, his steals, his rebounds, but has no lead guard instincts, doesn’t control tempo, and makes nobody better, the thunder are always at a ” - ” when he is running the show, Chris Paul is the best point guard in the NBA hands down, period, put him on The Thunders, or any team with great talent & he’d have a “ring”… also, assist numbers are often misleading because, if your a ball dominant player, you will have alot of assist by default, the true stat should be assist to turnover ratio… but yeah them my 2 cents
& check out stats below, these numbers don’t lie…if you know what to look for