See, bloody salt water sounds the h'ors d'oeuvres alarm
And when the first arm's found we observe the art

from Aesop Rock (Ft. Camu Tao & El-P) – Rickety Rackety Lyrics on Rap Genius


“Hors d'oeuvre” is French for “first course.” The bloody salt water (an easy target) triggers an alert to the sharks (the bad people) to have their meal. Then, that’s when people gather around to watch happens.

Sharks can smell blood from 0.25 miles (0.4 km) away!

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