We're from the Rocky Mountains
Somehow the spotlight found us
We hold up mirrors and reflect on all the blocks around us
Cause in the Dot the ground's a mile over these haters' heads
Make it Change by Jonny 5

Calls out the Flobots' home city of Denver, CO (also known as the Mile High City due to its high altitude) as well as their sub-genre of social/political rap.

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I got a gift you can't get from Santa Claus Make it Change by Jonny 5

He has the gift of rap ability, which you can’t buy.

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I, I, typical naysayers regret it because I sting like
A Portuguese Man o' War
Make it Change by Jonny 5

People who hate on Jonny 5 or the Flobots regret it because he stings like one of these. It’s similar to a jellyfish but is actually a colonoid of many small organisms. In any case, their poisonous sting is severely painful.

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I'm flippin' it while I'm kickin' it, Pelé Make it Change by Jonny 5

Pelé is a famous (now retired) Brazilian soccer player, commonly regarded as the best player in the history of the game. His style incorporated massive flair and style, including the infamous bicycle kick. The Bicycle kick is a half-backflip done to strike the ball when over the player’s head. An appropriate comparison for Jonny 5’s claims of kicking and flipping.

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If fossil is the only fuel then I am Lady Gaga Pope Gelasius by Jonny 5

Flobots, and Jonny 5, are Democrats/social rappers, so he often advocates for alternative energies. In this case, he’s saying if we can’t find a better energy source than burning oil and coal then he’s Lady Gaga (he clearly is not).

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Interspersed the verse is integral but not visible to those who didn't care
And only viable to those who really do
Pope Gelasius by Jonny 5

This verse will probably never be seen by people who don’t care about how they treat others. But that’s okay since even if they did, they wouldn’t be able to make sense of what it was saying.

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My verses hold the visuals, I say you're walking in the air
Threaded stair case steps risen from the Earth
Pope Gelasius by Jonny 5

Says that when you’re confronted with jerks who try to drag you down their level, you should listen to this verse and keep walking in the air through imaginary staircases.

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[Freestyle] Pope Gelasius by Jonny 5

This song is in the form of a continuous freestyle, like most of Jonny 5’s rhymes of the day/week.

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Use it as a radius, make a Circle in a Square
Jerks control the pigeon-holes, don't let 'em box you into theirs
Pope Gelasius by Jonny 5

References Flobots' 2012 album, The Circle in the Square. At the time this rap was released, the album’s name had only recently been announced.

Also encourages listeners not to let jerks dictate their actions and keep from stooping to their level.

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Whatever your religion you can feel the truth
Converging the Golden Rule, not in what you're told to do

Lots of people know that too without believing dogma
Pope Gelasius by Jonny 5

Whatever your religion is, people should follow the Golden Rule, which is to treat others the way you want to be treated. To Jonny 5, this is an evident truth that most people follow without being told.

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