Or more or less over what the past done passed us
Cause see, the past tense, it never really passes

from The Roots – Radio Daze Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Things that have happened in our past stay with us in some capacity forever. Regrets will haunt us until we die

The “past tense” has a double meaning:

  1. To write/speak in the past tense means you grammatically put events before the current time (people also use it to generally refer to something that has already happened)

  2. It can also be read as “tense in the past”, as in stress incurred before this moment — Blu believes that this tenseness is never completely relaxed

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