But in the land of milk and honey there's a date you gotta sell it by
Otherwise it just expires and spoils
If you don’t time the revolution well, it won’t get enough support and it will fail, just as milk and honey expire and spoil if they aren’t sold by the expiration date.
Land of milk and honey is a Biblical reference to the agricultural abundance of Israel. Kweli is using this term to refer to the US.
(This might also be a reference to one of the greatest and most influential songs of hip-hop: “The Message”, where it’s stated that “you got to be a con in this land of milk and honey”…)
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