I mean absorbing attention's a must
You don't wanna be overlooked
Yeah but you don't wanna be looked over too much

from Aesop Rock – Shovel Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

You must get the attention of others, as if you are overlooked, your talents and good features are skipped over. However, you don’t want to be over-observed and investigated to the point where all your secrets, sins, darker features and weaknesses are evident.

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