Stakes are high, like my uncle is
We both got problems, he never confronted his
Under the bridge I wrote, some shit to stay afloat
While his uncle uses drugs to relieve his stress, Common elects to write rhymes. “Under the Bridge” is a Red Hot Chili Peppers song which deals with a time when vocalist Anthony Kiedis felt that his sobriety was distancing him from the rest of the band. In the song, Kiedis expresses that the city of Los Angeles is his only companion. Similarly, Common’s sobriety is distancing him from his uncle and he is finding companionship with his rhymes.
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