Ready to give up so I seek the old Earth
Who explained working hard may help you maintain
To learn to overcome the heartaches and pain

from Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

At the end of his wits, Inspectah sits down to tea with his Mother and has a “Great Awakening” to the joys of the Protestant Ethic.

In Five Percent terminology, the Black Man is God and the Black Woman is Earth. Your Old Earth is Ma Dukes.

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