Belong to something civil, saint, cuz this Rembrandt paints on
This is a reference to the 5th line of this song, where Rock portrays himself as a painter of portraits.
Rembrandt is considered one of the greatest portrait painters of all time. He is also known for his paintings depicting biblical scenes. What seems to be a lazy reference to a popular painter becomes much more when we consider the theme of twisted morality in this song; this is something that Rembrandt also seemed to focus on intently. Some of these moral commentary pieces include: *Judas Returns the Thirty Pieces of Silver, The Angel Provents the Sacrifice of Isaac, and The Blinding of Samson
Another important aspect of this metaphor is the fact that Rembrandt was known to sometimes paint himself into his paintings depicting biblical moments like The Stoning of Saint Stephen
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit "Float" by Aesop Rock Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box