So he took her slight way to ignite his life to liking
She could a had a bag of lies to antagonize
And it still would have felt like the right thing
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She is subtle in her tempting, her strength is in her ability to make him feel good about doing something bad.

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See I’m adamant in spite
The madam of the night
Beat the Adam that I am
Met a man who couldn’t fight
So he couldn’t get right so he took a bite
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A woman finds a man who is incapable of fighting her temptation. Much like the story of Adam and Eve, it’s in their nature to be this way, to tempt the weaker into surrendering.

If he takes a bite he is hers, if he refuses- he remains his own man.

He takes a bite- this may be a cycle, this may be his nature, but in spite of his nature he remains determined to break free- not by running away, but by running through.

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I am no rotter Stand Down by Mr. J. Medeiros (Ft. A Mouse Named Wolf) 36

Will not stand and let it happen, and rot in apathy.

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We will divide and conquer
And you will know us by our screams
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We’ve come to drive a wedge between what is real Hip Hop, art motivated by self-expression, and what is commercial Hip Hop- art with soul purpose of selling a product to make money.

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This is the year of the culture vulture
And someday you will see
That their picking at the bones
And their leaving no more meat
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There is nothing left of our culture- corporations large and small, from the tiny and exclusive boutique shops using Hip Hop to sell 100 dollar jeans, to Burger King spinning their Whopper on turntables- are picking at it’s bones.

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We'll stand like Aborigines
So come and follow me
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We being Hip Hop back to it’s indigenous period- it’s beginning.

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The price of mans worship
Unhanded when the verse slip
Stand down come on man it ain't worth it
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Ties in the first lyrics of my first verse- how man/M.C.’s are worshiped and idolized- and the price you pay for doing so is the possibility of being lead astray.

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I fight like a rebel when you meddle with my slice
You get leveled tryna settle with the dice
Wearing fools metal you too cool selling advice
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If you try and take the small piece of this industry I have- it won’t come easy, especially if you the type to sport some fake gold.

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And you’ll never get it right you a feather on the mic
I’m a Letterman type veteran in measurement of hype
I'm like that of a gentleman my etiquette is nice
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Reference to David Letterman’s years on T.V., his legacy.

Been rapping on record since 1998.

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See there’s a star that's born in every bar at dawn
When he’s searching for his car with the car alarm
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Here I try to tie Norm the idea of “Cheers” with the neighborhood I described Hip Hop came from (the one with the car alarms)

So I am imagining Norm, coming out of “Cheers” to see his car stereo had been jacked.

I view this as an awakening, as if by the end of the song you should be awakened to it’s meaning.

Hip Hop is “street”…not commercial- this is it’s reality.

I use the “star” in dawn, to mean the sun- or the “light” to which illuminates the metaphors meaning.

Norm- is still short for normal (double entendre) which represents the “normal” average man.

Which is to who this song is written to.

Basically- maybe it takes your stereo to be stolen out of your BMW which once blasted Hip Hop, to understand your place in the Hip Hop world.

To sober you up.

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