My pen taps the paper then my brain's blank

from Nas – Memory Lane (Sittin' in Da Park) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Two possible interpretations for this line:

1) Even Nas gets writer’s block. The following lines are him reminiscing about Queensbridge, trying to figure out what he can write about.

2) Nas’s brain is full of lyrics; as he writes, the thoughts pour from his brain onto the page, leaving his brain blank in the process.

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