Talkin' reckless drunk on the mic like Larry Merchant Eyes In The Sky by Immortal Technique (Ft. Mojo)

Larry Merchant is an American former sportswriter, a longtime commentator for HBO Sports presentations of HBO World Championship Boxing, Boxing After Dark and HBO pay-per-view telecasts

Some says that Larry has been drunk while talking on the mic, throwing out insults from time to time

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Losin' my composure cause the message is urgent Eyes In The Sky by Immortal Technique (Ft. Mojo)

He’s getting impatient cause he wants to give the message out to everybody before it’s too late. Just wants people to listen to him and to wake up

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Talk to 'em honestly and they call you a hater Eyes In The Sky by Immortal Technique (Ft. Mojo)

When you give your honest opinion to somebody and it’s not something positive they think that you’re hating on them

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Tell 'em the truth and they call you a traitor Eyes In The Sky by Immortal Technique (Ft. Mojo)

He’s saying if you expose the truth about whats really going on in america then the government will label you as a traitor because most of it is negative and they don’t want to look bad

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Bad diet, fuck raw, die young, fast life
Same as a crash flight that took off when the music died on your last night
Eyes In The Sky by Immortal Technique (Ft. Mojo)

A reference to Don McLean’s song “American Pie” about the plane crash that killed Richie Valens, Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper.

Bad diet, fuck more, die young, fast life might be a reference to the previous line about who he was in a past life

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December 11th, 2013

I think that this lyric kind of references the society we live in today. People are constantly following diets and fitness plans which the media spoon feeds them as “good for you” and pass off the illusion of having a superstar body. This also goes with the “live fast and die young” mentality of youth in society today, and how peers tend to encourage each other to sleep around more to be socially accepted in the world. All of these things can further tie into the “American Pie” song reference ideally saying that we as a people tend to be our own worse enemy when don’t stop and appreciate what really matters in life.

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And now I stare in to the future with a spiritual flashlight
Wondering who the fuck was me in a past-life
Eyes In The Sky by Immortal Technique (Ft. Mojo)

this is reference to the mindful acknowledgement of one’s own sixth chakra or third eye. the mind usually projects images which are formulations of light that are interpreted by our minds neurons. he’s introspecting trying to figure out what or who he might have been before taking on the form of a human being

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October 30th, 2013

I agreed with you somewhat until the last line. He may well be using Hindi imagery with the “spiritual flashlight” (which is awesome!), but I don’t think he’s literally wondering who he was before he was reincarnated as Felipe Coronel. He’s introspecting, as you said, but about who he was before his philosophical/political awakening, as a rough youth that ended up in prison; “bad diet, fuck more,” (I’ve always thought that lyrics was actually “fuck raw”, as in without a condom). “Die young” is probably where he’d gone if not for prison. “Fast life” of thuggery and whatever else Tech did back in the day.

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So shorty put 'em in the Nile in a basket of reeds Eyes In The Sky by Immortal Technique (Ft. Mojo)

Reference to Exodus 2:1-10, in which Moses' mother hid her child in reeds by the Nile riverbank so that he would be safe (the pharaoh of Egypt had made a decree to slay all Hebrew males at birth)

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Lynch mob gunnin' for me tryna murder my seeds Eyes In The Sky by Immortal Technique (Ft. Mojo)

Technique feels like theres constantly a mob of racists
Trying to kill him and his future children

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October 30th, 2013

I seriously doubt he thinks that. I think he’s referencing the very common practice in the US south into the 1960s where white folk would extra-legally execute black people. He references this metaphorically to communicate the spiritually destructive pressure many if not all (I wouldn’t know personally) people of color live with of being seen as the negative, the antagonist, the pariah by mainstream [white-privileging] society.

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Like the bedtime stories of Joseph Smith Eyes In The Sky by Immortal Technique (Ft. Mojo)

Joseph Smith is the founder of Mormonism, and bedtime stories is his way of saying the religions teachings are false/fictional.

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My still born first expression is cold
Like the faces of slave masters on the paper I fold
Eyes In The Sky by Immortal Technique (Ft. Mojo)

A Stillbirth is a type of miscarriage that happens AFTER the 20th week. I simply believe that he is using comparison between the stillborn first expression being so cold, and the likes of the presidents on the American dollar(s) bill(s) who some happen to own slaves of their own. Both situations are extremely cold realizations and can be compared too easily.

Both the still born’s expression and the slave master dead presidents were cold, as in heartless.

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