I'm baptized by America and covered in leeches
The dirty water that bleaches your soul and your facial features
Complex religious imagery. The United States is regarded as an extraordinarily religious country, with Christian fundamentalism being one of its main cultural exports (behind Hip-hop, of course)
Tech describes a metaphorical baptism, but one which is performed with almost poisonous, leech-infested water which erases one’s identity. Instead of cleansing one’s soul, America’s baptism erases
I believe it’s not so much religious as it is cultural. “the dirty water bleaches your soul and your facial features.” Meaning that the tainted, poisonous culture “dirty water” forces a certain degree of assimilation “bleaching your soul and facial features” into the society and its norms.
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