Usually the first thumb
Was from Proof and the rest of the crew backed him up
It is definitly “thumb” and rhymes better with “from” than “one” This lyric was misheard as “the first one” but this explanation of the meaning of that is interesting.
Making a biblical reference to John 8:7 where an adulterer was brought to Jesus to test him, and see how he would handle a sinner of his lords word, and instead of condemning her as the scribes and Pharisees assumed, he stood up straight and told them,
- “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Showing that all of them were hypocrites wanting to stone her, yet Jesus was the only one free of sin, and wouldn’t because it wasn’t right. He also realized the test in them only bringing the woman and not the male adulterer.
I’ve also heard of a sinless person casting a stone and the other stoners (no pun intended) being so shocked they dropped theirs.
This relates to the judgment Em talks about, and the song is called the apple! If it were Shakespeare people would look deeper into it. If you’re going to dislike this give a reason don’t be a hypocrite…unless you’re without sin.
Apples are trifles; refer to the story of Adam and Eve.
To turn the other cheek is described in Matthew 5:39 and Luke 6:29 generally saying, “But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
Also Malcolm, and Isaac are biblical names. Malcolm meaning disciple and Isaac meaning laughter also being the only son Abraham had with his wife Sarah, and Boogey possibly being a reference to the Boogey-Man which has to do with,“Thou shalt not nede to be afrayed for eny bugges by night.” (Psalm 91:5, Coverdale Translation, 1535) Bugges is later translated into Boogey man or ‘frightening thing’.
Plus It sounds more like “the first thumb” like the first compliment was from Proof, but Idk I’m more interested in your theory x)
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