John Barnes In Rememberance of Me by Blu (Ft. Blu)

Blu’s real name: Johnson Barnes

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My first fuck was that year and still I don't call her
My own father brought me to her house that weekend
He was cheating so I lost my big V while he was beatin
In the other room
In Rememberance of Me by Blu (Ft. Blu)

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We was bad, ditching class
Grass had us all gassed
In Rememberance of Me by Blu (Ft. Blu)

Blu was a typical teenager

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So you can call it hell but brah...
I can say I'm below the heavens
The World Is... (Below the Heavens) by Blu

Throughout the song Blu has referred to Earth as hell. However, he chooses to maintain a optimistic outlook say he simply hasn’t reached heaven yet.

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But shit, you gotta go through hell to be a man first The World Is... (Below the Heavens) by Blu

You can’t go to heaven without living a worldly life first, which Blu refers to as hell.

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October 4th, 2013

More accurately, I feel like this refers more to Dante’s Inferno, where the narrator, Dante, travels through all the levels of hell. Throughout the Inferno, Dante is a living soul going through hell to reach the heavens. Similarly, all men have to do the same.

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I was raised by a reverend yet the lessons didn't help
Had to get em for myself
I was told hell is hot but had to feel it for myself
The World Is... (Below the Heavens) by Blu

He had to learn the ways of the world through firsthand experience, not from someone else’s advice.

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You gotta try hard to be yourself...
Cause you can't go to heaven being anybody else
The World Is... (Below the Heavens) by Blu

Why try to be someone you’re not? You can’t fool God.

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But I hate to say it brother
The youth is too stubborn, to stuck on them selves to ever think about others
The World Is... (Below the Heavens) by Blu

The current generation is full of narcissistic, self-centered people

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Be a Star out your Gang and aim above the clouds
And if you miss, you'll at least be amongst your own crowd
The World Is... (Below the Heavens) by Blu

Blu is saying that you should do better than your peers, but even if you don’t make it to heaven, at least you’ll be amongst the people you didn’t want to be better than.

This is also a reference to Gang Starr song “Above the Clouds”

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I'm tryna get to this place that my grandpa told me bout as a child
Told me only few can make it and the faithless ain't allowed
The World Is... (Below the Heavens) by Blu

Heaven

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