You wanna do me, then you go and tell the people
Knock me down, temp drops as the sun rise
These lines, like most lines in this song, probably refers to the Zimmerman-Trayvon incident.
Zimmerman slayed Trayvon Martin and then told “the people” it was in self defense. Perhaps Ross is insinuating that Zimmerman wanted to kill Martin, but acted as if that wasn’t his intent. “The people” refers simultaneously to the jurors and the state of Florida, as criminal prosecutions are brought by the state, known as “The People”.
The second part of the line again refers to Zimmerman, as he knocked Trayvon down first. Many Trayvon defenders believe that Zimmerman was the first aggressor.
Ross uses a metaphor to compare Trayvon to the sun — perhaps he is implying that Trayvon’s soul rose as he died. Use of the homophone “sun” anticipates the of the use of the word “son” in the next line, making Trayvon a symbol for all young black men, including Ross’s son. The case hit home for many black families, as they believed it could’ve been their son who could’ve been killed, even President Obama once said “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”.
Very clever wordplay in these two lines by Ross.
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