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Shut 'Um Down

This song is by Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson and appears on the album The Best of Gil Scott-Heron (1984) by Gil Scott-Heron and on the album Messages (2005).

Did you feel that rumble? Did you hear that sound?
Well it wasn't no earthquake, but it shook the ground
It made me think about power, like it or not:
I got to work for earth for what it's worth
'Cause it's the only earth we've got

Shut 'um Down
If that's the only way to keep them from melting down
Shut 'um Down
If that's the only way to keep them from melting down

I've heard a lot about safety and human error
A few dials and gauges is just a wing and a prayer
If you need perfection, and that's what it takes
Then you can't use people, don't need people
You know people make mistakes...

Shut 'um Down
If that's the only way to keep them from melting down
Shut 'um Down
If that's the only way to keep them from melting down

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