Trying to figure out how and when the fuck I missed moderate

from Earl Sweatshirt – Chum Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Earl returns to the image of the pendulum from the hook. His behavior, habits, and addictions swung way past moderately bad. He’s taken this too far. .

He could also be referring to how as a rapper he went from being perceived as beginner to expert in such a short period of time, thus missing moderate

There are people that drink moderately. It is quite common for someone to refer to themselves as a moderate drinker in dating profiles. This means that they don’t down a whole bottle by themselves.

He’s referring to a time where he was admittedly “really fucking up.” From honor roll to cracking locks off of them bicycle racks,“ further illustrates this transition. Alcoholism is a slippery slope (pun intended) and he now finds himself pissing on someone’s front lawn, as compared to his earlier honor roll distinction. It’s not surprising he can’t recall how he got this bad.

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