You won't be laughing when the buzzards drag your brother's flags to rags
Referring to the military practice of having a color sergeant who brings the regiment’s “colors” into battle. The song refers to a brother who is the color sergeant and has been killed in battle. The buzzards are swarming around the dead body and dragging the flags to rags.
So when the leader of the mainstream that is setting all the trends and on top fizzles out, Aesop will still be there. You might laugh at his strange style or inability to appeal to the masses, but he guarantees his self longevity doing things the way he does.
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