“clouds” in the sense of “something that has a dark or threatening aspect”, playing off the expression “clouds of war.”
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“Clouds are at war” could mean storm clouds, with the “war” implying lightning. The next line, referencing “the shower, the storm” supports this, along with the sample of thunder towards the end of the verse.
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He’s asking if there’s room in the game for a “lame,” also known as someone who’s not cool, i.e. himself.
Not that CG is the world’s first nerd rapper…
Military slang: absent without leave
Sage has trapped his lover in this song like a scientist trapping a mouse. Alas, she has escaped.
Also probably setting up the age-old brains-vs.-feelings argument in that Sage, being the scientist, is thinking too much and feeling too little for the relationship to work.
Part of the bridle that encircles the head.
Sample: Madness “It Must Be Love”
Most likely referencing Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer.”
Various meanings of “bridle”:
Sample of The Spinners' “Love Don’t Love Nobody” spliced with a breakup voicemail from one of Sage’s exes.
If you haven’t guessed yet, this is the breakup song of the album.