No Batman and Robin

from Black Star (Ft. Common) – Respiration Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Batman and Robin are fictional comic book superheroes that worked in “Gotham City” (also mentioned earlier in the song) which is based on New York City. In the real New York City, there are no superheroes to help stop crimes like there are in comic books.

Note that in 1998 the Batman brand was at an all-time low in the wake of the 1997 film Batman and Robin, a campy debacle

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