Starlight in a maser with a nicotine chaser
Answering the question about what he want to drink, Aesop wants stardom, similar the line in the previous verse stating that he wants to “walk above sunshine.” A maser “produces coherent electromagnetic waves through amplification by stimulated emission.” However, “[i]n the Germanic tradition, a mazer) is a special type of drinking vessel. So Aes plays off the idea of being offered a drink by saying that he wants starlight served in a homophone for a cup that actually amplifies the light. And what’s a good drink without a cig?
The starlight part might also indicate that Aesop is only able to make choices for himself after the sun has gone down and the work day is done.
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Commencement (at the Obedience Academy)” by Aesop Rock Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box