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Song For Bobby Smith

This song is by Gil Scott-Heron and appears on the album Winter In America (1974).

spoken:
I know a young warrior named Bobby Smith
He's gonna be 4 years old on his next birthday
He happened to be with Brian and I when we wrote this song
It's about new life and new spirit, new feelings
We asked Bobby, "Bobby, what should we call this song?"
And he said, "Oh that's pretty, that's my song."
That was very appropriate, this song for new life should be about Bobby
This is 'A Song for Bobby Smith'

sung:
Ain't you been there?
Ain't you goin'?
Can't you taste your ideas growin'?
We are soldiers
Soldiers of a new day
Can't you see it?
Can't you feel it in your heart?

Ain't you been there and ain't you goin'
To a place where friendship's flowin?
We are brothers
Brothers and sisters in spirit
Can't you see it?
Yeah, can't you feel it in your heart?

Ain't you been there?
Ain't you goin'?
Can't you take this love I'm showin?
Got to be you and me
You and me together
Can't you see it?
Can't you feel it in your heart?

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