By: Gil Scott-Heron
Album: Small Talk at 125th and Lenox
This song is about the social welfare program.
You know, the man just upped my rent last night
'Cos whitey's on the moon
No hot water, no toilets, no lights
But whitey's on the moon
I wonder why he's uppin' me
'Cos whitey's on the moon?
Well, I was already givin' him fifty a week
And now whitey's on the moon
Key Words: Gil Scott-Heron, Whitey on the Moon, Classism