We all gotta pay the bills this month
And tonight I've been enlisted just to make a fist pump
Home Tonight by Witness

everyone has to pay the bills. Witness just does it by rocking a crowd. Or your television set.

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I mapped every dip and valleys on the mattress
And I'm still infatuated with the pages of an atlas
Home Tonight by Witness

Witness' is no stranger to the ladies, and songs about them. But this line seems to be implying a deeper love for the tour lyfe and everything that comes with it.

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I punch lines so hard that I'm bruising the page Home Tonight by Witness

While generally eschewing punch-line rap for a more “shrouded in metaphor” kind of style, this song, and this line, are testament to this being a stylistic choice rather than a lack of ability. When he chooses to, Witness' punchlines hit so hard that they bruise the page.

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I used to be the skinny loser that could write a thesis
And I'm still a skinny loser but I'll rip your mic to pieces
Home Tonight by Witness

Witness is hardly Raekwon over here. College educated, white, and skinny, he bucks a rap stereotype or two. His skills on the microphone speak for themselves, however, metaphorically ripping them to pieces.

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Cause The Wonder Years are over
And I never got with Winnie Cooper
Home Tonight by Witness

Winnie Cooper, star in the late 80’s/early 90’s comedy-drama “The Wonder Years”, and her real life counterpart, Danica McKellar, were presumably childhood crushes of Witness. The show ended, and with it, Witness' own “wonder years” ended, and he never got up in that. Tragic.

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In a back room sipping on a Pabst Blue Ribbon Home Tonight by Witness

PBR: the indiefag’s beer of choice. Having recently dropped an acoustic-folk album under the name None Of Your Beeswax, it’s an unsurprising choice.

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And then it's back home
Back east
Home Tonight by Witness

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the East, is Witness' hometown, and place of residence when this song was penned. He now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Mecca of indie rap.

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That shit would never happen
Republicans are bad kissers
Home Tonight by Witness

A line so memorable that it ended up on the first (and to date, only) Witness t-shirt.

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We got the Pharcyde playing in the tape deck Home Tonight by Witness

Reference to The Pharcyde(four memeber Hip hop group based in Los Angeles) keeping Witness and co company on their uncomfortably long trip.

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Not these damn holograms rappin' like Pac’s here
At Coachella…I’m a go getta'
The New God. by Voss

reference to Dr. Dre’s Coachella performance, that featured a posthumous performance of 2Pac in the form of a hologram. Voss is calling other rappers holograms, in the sense that they aren’t real.

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