Who split holiday freaks on a box cut cinema high road bellow
Head gripped, watch red bricks turn yellow

from Aesop Rock – Daylight Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The holiday freaks are the whores. The box cut is a method of mining, it is basically a safety measure. So the whores are being yelled at by these goblins, or trouble-makers, to take the high road and give up their old lives because it will be safer.

It takes a while for them to process this information, but eventually the regular red bricks (used by someone building something) become the extraordinary yellow bricks used in the Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz.

Could be a positive or negative interpretation of becoming a yellow brick, depending on if you see the Emerald City as pretty awesome or as the Wizard of Oz’s fanciful farce he rules over. Aesop chooses to think of this fantasy “yellow brick” world as cowardly, he prefers the realism of the real city bricks. Yellow is also a color associated with the cowardly, for example “yellow-bellied”.

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