Every man's got a field to plow (I know that now)
But it's like, man I really can't afford the oxen
Fee fie et cetera
I smell the warm blood of the bill collector knockin

from Aesop Rock – Big Bang Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This phrase relates the story of Jack and the Beanstalk to the modern man’s work. Aes knows that you have to work hard to get paid, but he doesn’t even have the means to do that.

In Jack and the Beanstalk, the giant utters that famous line, “Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum…” when he smells Jack, who is waiting to steal his gold (among other things). Now the bill collector is here to do the same.

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