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Gil Scott-Heron - We Almost Lost Detriot lyrics

It stands out on a highway
Like a Creature from another time
It inspires the babies' questions,
(What's that?)
For their mothers as they ride
But no one stopped to think about the babies
Or how they would survive
And we almost lost Detroit
This time
How would we ever get over
Losing our minds?
Just thirty miles from Detroit
Stands a giant power station
It ticks each night as the city sleeps
Seconds from annihilation
But no one stopped to think about the people
Or how they would survive
And we almost lost Detroit
This time
How would we ever get over
Over losing our minds?
The sheriff of Monroe county had
Sure enough disasters on his mind
And what would Karen Silkwood say
If she was still alive?
That when it comes to people's safety
Money wins out every time
And we almost lost Detroit
This time, this time
How would we ever get over
Over losing our minds?
You see, we almost lost Detroit
That time
Almost lost Detroit
That time
And how would we ever get over...
Cause odds are
We gonna lose somewhere, one time
Odds are
We gonna lose somewhere sometime
And how would we ever get over
Losing our minds?
And how would we ever get over
Losing our minds?
Didn't they, didn't they decide?
Almost lost Detroit
That time.
Damn near totally destroyed,
One time.
Didn't all of the world know?
Say didn't you know?
Didn't all of the world know?
Say didn't you know?
We almost lost detroit...