Walkin' the wire between firewater and water - I'll take the tap

from Aesop Rock – Skip Town Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Struggling between the temptations of alcohol and clean living. Ultimately deciding to keep it clean.

(“Firewater” was the word native americans used for alcohol given to them by European explorers/conquerors/settlers— you drink it like water, but it burns like fire.)

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