Let's display the purpose that these stilts serve
Elevate the spreading of the silk germ

from Aesop Rock – 9-5'ers Anthem Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Stilts, here, represent the act of moving up in the world. So, working in order to move up in the world actually just spreads disease. The “silk germ” may refer to a kind of consumerism disease—we want that silk, that marketed product, so much so that we’re sick to the point of death about it.

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