Vic’s not lying…he was recently on one during a winter vacation
This is where rap got me this year #orangesoda #onaisland
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His life is crazy these days and he just wants to go somewhere that he won’t have to worry about his budding fame. Despite the ups and downs in their relationship, he wants this girl to come with him.
Fun Fact: two months before this song was released — and likely after its recording — Vic went on an island vacation
To “ride someone’s coattails” is to use their success to further your own. No longer hearing church bells symbolizes her fading morals as she begins to enjoy taking advantage of others.
She is haunted by a fading relationship. As they grow apart, she feels guilt such that even saying his name brings pain.
Despite her current and former feelings for him, she realizes that they are over and nothing will change that.
Kerosene is a highly combustable liquid that he has doused on everything in sight. This foreshadows the next destructive step of purposefully setting it on fire.
He expands on the influences that the army has had on him by using a gun metaphor. Ironically, this trigger symbolizes the decision to have mercy and therefore kills when it is not pulled.
This contradiction again shows the fragile state of mind he is in and his drilled, instinctive nature to kill before thinking about the consequences.
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Too many pictures (without the use of collages) can clutter up the annotation. Try to stick to one full width picture in most cases.
This is too much:
We definitely like wide pictures, but “stretching” an image is bad news for aesthetics — thrown off proportions look sloppy.
For example this is a no-no:
Pictures are not centered in annotations, so a tall picture can be a real eyesore. Try to find wider pictures or edit the image so that it fills the width of the box.
Let’s be honest, the annotation on the right looks soooo much cleaner than the one on the left.