We're long armed, put my hands on a lear
Everytime I put my hands in the air
A particularly complex and satisfying line, even for Lupe:
Lu’s ability and knowledge reaches so high he can touch a Lear jet.
Note also the emphasis on “We’re” at the beginning of the line, which is pronounced in the same way as the first syllable of “werewolf.” It ties into the previous lines about wolves and Team Jacob.
The “we’re long armed” here is likely an allusion to rappers and their influence/reach, and to their history of bearing both physical and ideological weapons. Again, as well, it connects to the subject of werewolves, who are often depicted with (you guessed it) long arms.
Also, the part where he says “put my hands on a lear” also sounds like “put my hands on Aaliyah”. Aaliyah is a deceased R&B artist well known by all throughout the music industry and loved by all within it. She is often compared to an angel, and references are made to her being in Heaven. Needless to say, Lupe’s arms would need to be pretty long in order to reach her.
The repeated theme of arm’s length is about bringing justice to the people. The “we’re” is less of a werewolf reference, the we is collective for people who want to see change in the government. Lupe is very supportive and involved in the Occupy movement and I believe the entire movement of people actively seeking change is what the “we’re” is referencing
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