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Your Soul and Mine

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 "Ur Soul and Mine".
Standing in the ruins of another Black man's life
Or flying through the valley, separating day and night
"I am death," cried the Vulture, "For the people of the light"

Charon brought his raft from the sea that sails on souls
And saw the scavenger departing, taking warm hearts to the cold
He knew the ghetto was the haven for the meanest creature ever known

In a wilderness of heartbreak and a desert of despair
Evil's carrion of justice shrieks a cry of naked terror
He's taking babies from their momas and leaving grief beyond compare

So if you see the Vulture coming, flying circles in your mind
Remember there is no escaping, for he will follow close behind
Only promised me a battle, battle for your soul and mine
(And mine and mine and mine and mine)
And mine
(And mine and mine and mine)


Music by:

Richard Russell

Lyrics by:

Gil Scott-Heron

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