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When growing up in a city where you’re always aware that your not like everyone else. its easy for you to not feel any emotional attachment to those that aren’t like you.

Theres a common african proverb which says “if the young are not initiated into the village they will burn it down”

I got inspiration from this

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  • Precipitation generally means anything that falls from the sky caused by change in the atmosphere

So It’s like Im falling from a high place, because something around me has changed. maybe my social status, maybe my friends etc. The high place I was at before is referring to my state of mind and character integrity etc.

  • Before I start raining erasing their thoughts while I’m raising their thoughts about the nation

Before I get the chance to to really start shedding my knowledge on people and washing away some of what they thought whilst raising other parts of their knowledge regarding the nation.

When rain falls not only is it able to wash away, it can also cause flooding and raise objects as they float on its surface.

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I know that people rate what I’m saying when i speak about stuff.
So I’m quite anxious and can’t wait to speak to you guys about everything I know

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  • Maybe your capricorns?
    This is referring to rappers biting my flows. I am a capricorn, could it be they’re also capricorns thats why we sound the same?

  • Lets keep it factual most talk straight while moving lateral
    Im actually naturally calculating
    Saying, there no way you could all be capricorns so lets just stick to the facts. My star sign is Capricorn and we are known for being cold and calculating so I’m naturally calculating

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This is clever use of homophones and math

  • you do you, I’ll do you over to too,
    Even if you be yourself i’ll still beat you.

In math the word over can refer to the division sign or mean more than in which case.

  • I’ll do you over 2,
    is saying I’ll do twice as much as you can do.

-I’ll do you over 2
I’ll do at least half of what you can do … (see pisces-less minds)

  • Pie sees less minds fed on my slice
    All of your lyrical content isn’t even worth a portion of mine, because I’m already doing more than twice as much as you can do.

  • pisces-less minds fed on my slice
    pisces is known as the creative and imaginative star sign. if you are pisces-less you are uncreative and just biting my style. so half of what your probably saying is already mine. hence the Ill do at least half of everything you do.

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Thats quality over quantity. In the previous lines I talk about how people aren’t living their own lives, i prefer to do me well than trying to be like everyone else.

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He then feels conflicted / sorry by what he has just said because he knows he shouldnt have said it, A line people often use after talking about commiting suicide.

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In line before he says see them shake, referring to his hands
He then flips this and make the previous line a metaphor. his hands “shake” a term often used for dancing as in “shake that ass”, and the music keeps on playing. so his hands never stop “shaking” because the music keeps playing

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March 30th, 2014

Alternatively, I think this song is about Brian repeatedly listening to a song that reminds him of this former lover that he has lost. It works with the next line “drop the needle again” — suggesting that he is replaying the song again

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If the alarm in the bank they’re robbing goes off (rings) he won’t think twice about firing a gun, he is willing to get his hands dirty with gunpowder.

Or— he could mean that even if their relationship ends, the ink that commemorates their union will always stay

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August 2nd, 2013

I’ve heard this line countless times and concluded a different meaning each time.

To me, I believe Jay Z is referring to his dirty past. His nails get dirty, due to the dirt that is dug up from his unpretty past. You will accumulate dirt under you finger tips from digging the ground. Similar to the idiom “digging in dirt”, I believe this line is making a strong reference to the amount of dirty things he has hidden in his past.

Nene
August 1st, 2013

She’s right

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Unlike his past, Hova’s Mercedes and lady are both pretty. Can’t tell him he’s wrong!

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"Girl get the bustin' before the cops come running" (Jay Z – Part II (On The Run)) | pending

Its not a triple entendre because the last “bust in” is a homophone. to qualify as a triple entendre it must be the “exact” same word but can be interpreted 3 ways.

NAh i liked the old kanye, he was more obvious and more articulate. these days he seems like he’s talking to himself. That aside though, i totally agree with what he’s saying. From politics to engineering, we’ve got by way to long based on people ideals and opinions. These things need to be engineered" (architected?) by the creative genius' of the world. Im tired or people shooting down ideas just because it doesn’t support their interest, political / religious views or company ethic. If an idea is better on paper and is better for everyone regardless of how many the 1%ers it affects it should be made available

Loved this kanye, what happened to him

"And I dance with your ghost" (Gaslight Anthem – 45) | pending

He is saying if you play the song again by dropping the needle on the record he might kill him self so he can dance with the lost person’s ghost

"Drop the needle again" (Gaslight Anthem – 45) | pending

the line before he says the music keeps playing, which is why his hands keep “shaking” (dancing** shake that ass/ shake a leg) the music being a memory of the person lost. In this line, he is saying start the music again by dropping the needle on the record so he can keep “shaking” (remembering).

"But when you're trying to beat the odds up / Been trying ..." (Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars) | pending

Even though lupe is trying his best to not let the wounds of love change him. he knows in the back of his mind that he should let the love go

"Feeling stupid cause I know it ain't no you and me" (Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars) | pending

He feels stupid doing so, but as he said in his first line he wont allow these wounds to ruin (change him)

"Arrow holes that never close from Cupid on a shooting spree" (Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars) | pending

Lupe is covered in wounds caused by the love that keeps drawing him back

"Holding on another lover's phone sends you back into the ..." (Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars) | pending

Sometimes when trying to find new love, it only makes you miss your old love even more. the zone being the battle zone that was his last relationship but also “zone” as in a state of mind

"Never let a wound ruin me" (Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars) | pending

Sometimes when someone is hurt emotionally, they allow the experience to change them for the worse. for example whe a bad relationship experience makes someone start treating men/women badly. Lupe is saying he wont allow the wounds of war/love ruin his personality or nature