Want to roll around that Bentley like Crystal Castles
In addition to the chain
That's just to take the attention from the pain
Or is it the mission of the man
Here are new examples of “dullers of the pain”, which we’ve seen in Lu’s earlier bars, distractions from the stuggles and realities of our every day lives. We use material objects to measure our self-worth or happiness and provide temporary diversion from our pain.
Crystal Castles is an Atari video game where you move a character named “Bentley Bear” around to collect gems in castles.
Besides this, the Bentley is a crystal castle; a double entendre that relates back to the idea of temporary distractors. On the surface it is the mark of status, literally a crystal castle, and yet a crystal castle, as the saying goes, does not stand up well to even a stone.
And since the Bentley is not enough, we also seek chains, which alludes to perhaps the most terribly ironic double entendre in hip hop: the rapper’s whip and chain.
Lu then questions if instead, this is actually the mission of the man — to perpetually inflict pain on oneself with these destructive diversions.
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