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​The Crutch

This song is by Gil Scott-Heron and appears on the album I'm New Here (2010).

This song has been sampled by Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx in the song "The Crutch".
His eyes half-closed reveal his world of nod
A world of lonely men and no love
No god
His life of seeming nonchalance can't hide
The pain and fear that in his mind reside
From dawn till dawn his body houses hurt
And none of us can truly aid his search
We sit outside and sing clichés, the fool
It's always easy to forecast others doom
The savage beast that once so soothed his brain
Has reared it's ugly head and staked its claim
Call Yama
Here sits one more soul
That he will have to add to sorrow's total
This men, still men will be like you and me
But when the world reached out, they chose to flee

(The crutch, the crutch, the crutch)

The crutch

Music by:

Richard Russell

Lyrics by:

Gil Scott-Heron