There was a Hardy Boy mystery I was trying to solve
Can't understand who the fuck was involved
This reference to amateur detectives The Hardy Boys sets the theme for the track. Like them, Common has a mystery to solve — his own burglary.
There was a Hardy Boy mystery you were trying to solve
Can’t understand how you got involved
E Double continues his verse by presenting the listener with three clues. Common discovers three clues in this verse — the time of day of the robbery, the roach in the ashtray, and the chicken.
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