Don't ignore me, nigga, fuck your glory, nigga... Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst by Kendrick Lamar 2

As she’s saying these last lines, she’s actually fading away like she said she wouldn’t. This can represent many things:

  • her eventual death like the gangbanger in the first verse (possibly from HIV/AIDS)
  • her fading into the life of prostitution just like other fallen women
  • Kendrick is walking away ignoring her
  • The listener is walking away from her, making her irrelevant

As soon as she says, “never fade away,” the verse begins to fade away.

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Pakistan on every porch is fine, M.A.A.d City by Kendrick Lamar (Ft. MC Eiht) 4

Every porch in the hood is a war zone. This line shows similarities between Compton shoot-outs and wars in Pakistan. It can also be a comparison between gangs in LA (Crips, Bloods, etc) and terrorist organizations (Taliban, etc.) in Pakistan.

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April 10th, 2014

it relates to terrorism in Pakistan,like hoods are just like Pakistan and you don’t really know that you would come back home safe and sound

Luke
March 16th, 2014

pretty sure it isn’t about guns. the pakistan normally means dope or heroin. so the dope on their porch is fine as in good

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If Pirus and Crips all got along
They'd probably gun me down by the end of this song
M.A.A.d City by Kendrick Lamar (Ft. MC Eiht) 4

Piru Bloods and Compton Crips are enemies. He’s giving the listener a warning that by the end of the song both gangs will come together against a common enemy: him. He raps against their lifestyle and influences, which wouldn’t make them very happy.

Kendrick also may be saying that because he is talking down on their way of life they might join together to get him.

He also mentions them in the hook of “Ronald Reagan Era” on Section.80:

Compton Crip niggas ain’t nothin' to fuck with
Bompton Pirus ain’t nothin' to fuck with
Compton éses ain’t nothin' to fuck with
But they fuck with me, and bitch I love it

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"We are trying to decipher the bang, buck, braile of Your silent throat, Lord"
But the voices they grow and grow just as fuzzy
These Branches Are Full and These Orchards Heavy by Anis Mojgani

We try to translate the Word of God, but we can’t make out the Voice- we can’t understand His Message.

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But our ears are too small for our hearts to understand
The humming of these sentences inside
These Branches Are Full and These Orchards Heavy by Anis Mojgani

Our ears are too small to understand the Word of God because He is so complex. Even Obama can’t get it right.

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We search through thighs
The blanket, the legs, the needle twist
The "fucks" and "fuck you" curse of the moon
To find our Lord and listen more proper like
These Branches Are Full and These Orchards Heavy by Anis Mojgani

Anis is basically saying that we search every nook and cranny trying to find God.

He provides a nonsense list to suggest that 1) the search is futile and 2) we will stop at nothing to find Him.

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So we rise and try to translate this word
With the work
With the heart
These Branches Are Full and These Orchards Heavy by Anis Mojgani

Preachers, pastors, evangelists, etc. all get up and try to “translate” the word of God so that people can understand it.

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We wish to become one with him
We hear these voices inside and think we know what they say
"This
This is the word of God
I hear this
I heard this correctly"
These Branches Are Full and These Orchards Heavy by Anis Mojgani

God is a complex thought- He is too big for us to understand the idea of Him. When he speaks to us, we pretend to know and understand his message, but there’s no way we can fully comprehend it.

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We wake
Wonder what to do
"Make me understand"
These Branches Are Full and These Orchards Heavy by Anis Mojgani

When we wake from the dreams where God speaks to us, we’re lost. We don’t know what to do with his message because we can never fully understand it.

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Swallowed them so that the word of God might flow through us
But the pages just sit in our bellies
Speaking to us in dull murmurs as we try to sleep
These Branches Are Full and These Orchards Heavy by Anis Mojgani

We fill ourselves with religious texts but do not digest (understand) the material fully.

“Speaking to us in dull murmurs as we try to sleep” refers to several things. The first being the fact that the message is not clear so it is a “dull murmur”. The second being the fact that some say God speaks to us in our dreams, but we do not realize it.

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