But when that paper got low so did my tolerance
And it ain’t no truth in a dare without the consequence
Thought-as-Redford’s need for money, and the things he’ll do to get it, are an overwhelming theme of the record, as is the often unpleasant (and ultimately fatal) results of said actions. Here, the idea that nothing worthwhile is without risk is said while referencing two pop culture “truth”-related items, the party game Truth or Dare? and the 1950’s quiz show Truth or Consequences. In addition, Redford’s tolerance to marijuana decreased when he did not have enough money to keep up smoking as much as he wanted to.
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