Soaking and broken in a joke like comics is
Not enough paper to be paying folks compliments

from The Roots (Ft. Bilal, Black Thought & Greg Porn) – The OtherSide Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Thought expands on the “comics” imagery in the first part of this couplet to pun on “paper” in the second. His line is reminiscent of the old saying, “I’m so broke, I can’t afford to pay attention”

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