Gil Scott-Heron Spirits Past Lyrics

It’s getting to be the time of year

When people once spoke of love and good cheer

Peace on Earth and good will to all men

And we all believed that there’d come a day

When peace would be much more than “on it’s way”

Cause peace has been on it’s way since I don’t know when

And the folks who decide what will be

They haven’t confided in me

And i don’t think that everybody can wait ’til then

It makes me sad that my kids won’t see

Christmas the way it used to be

I was so excited though we didn’t have a dime

But that seems like such a long time ago

And I am still a child I know

But it seems like we’ve lost much more than the time

Cause the folks who decide what will be

They haven’t confided in me

And I don’t think that everybody can wait ’til then

No, I don’t think that everybody can wait ’til then

No, I don’t think that everybody can wait ’til then