How many Youtube views before you go gold?
How many albums last week you sold?
How many leak downloads?
Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M. by Canibus

What Canibus is trying to say is that SOUNDSCAN no longer matters in this era of music, the old measurements of album sales and going gold doesn’t matter…youtube views and possibly leak downloads to do. Album sales no longer explain popularity amongst the people. Hence do NOT believe in Soundscan and arguably these other forms of popularity measurement…just believe in your art.

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Kittastrophe
December 21st, 2013

“How many albums you sold last week” is the proper lyrics. Just saying… But it does keep up the rhyme scheme.

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Cause in the absence of love we blastin' one another with blood Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M. by Canibus

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Magik madness Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M. by Canibus

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The observer changes the properties of the observed
This is done with your mind, not with your words
Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M. by Canibus

Bis is pulling out the most important rule of quantum mechanics; that is, the observer by the very act of watching affects the observed reality.

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Canibus, you can't leave this miserable prison planet, God damnit Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M. by Canibus

A reference to prisonplanet.com, a conspiracy theory site.

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Do you think that the powers that be
Are goin' to let you do what you want to do for eternity?
Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M. by Canibus

One day the slave masters will yank the leash on the wage slaves that dream the american dream (hence the song’s title.)

“The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it.”– George Carlin

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You gon' use that to try and buy soul
Buy some drugs with it, buy a peice of hole
Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M. by Canibus

Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy many other things…

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You probably change your money into gold Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M. by Canibus

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October 28th, 2013

Gold (and silver) has historically been a form of currency in almost every place on earth, and it is also highly valued by most people because of its rarity. Because of this, it can (usually) fetch a high price on the market, regardless of whether or not people are trading with fiat money (paper money). Therefore, gold is a wise investment to make, especially in times of economic turmoil.

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What happens when the money system crash?
And there's no more value in the cash?
You gon' suck dick and sell ass?
You gon' try to fight back wit' ya hands?
Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M. by Canibus

In the post-apocalyptic world green bits of paper will have no meaning. The only things of value will be sex and violence.

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October 28th, 2013

Canibus is actually painting a picture of the desperation a lot of people would be facing if the economy imploded. Since most people would have no money left to trade for food and commodities, some of them would probably resort to prostitution and, or violence.

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Do you think a God that created this would watch all of us die while others just laugh? Only Slaves D.R.E.A.M. by Canibus

Bis harks back to a question that philosophers have been debating for thousands of years. I’ll let Epicurus tell it to you.

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October 28th, 2013

The question Canibus is asking is not literal, but rhetoric: Of course God would not let that happen.

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