Verse One:

I saw the rod-eye cross and murder circle above my turret
Slither spiraling banister down a hide
My ruby glass glazed specs staple to trade the market thieves
Where vendors cop the stolen citrus out they pyramids
Merry without a slapstick mavericks plugged directly to 3rd rail surges
Piss on electric mayhem through city commuter circuits
Oooh child, raises oddity, son of a circus side show freak
Pertinent to the slide show, the wino's leak but I won't speak
Infected projection hung thicken the air
Punching is burning plastics upon whiffing the nasal cringes
Pucker another 60-second lapse while 60 stars collapse the suckers
And I'm reborn every time the wine metamorphs back to water, my god
Sweet Christ crucify me with rail road spikes
Use my skull to bash them all in, gather sit and grin, weave
All fair the most serene communication's pageant
Where sitting with a stranger and living awards the badges
I spell Marry with my name stitched on my heritage
Incinerate arrogant simpletons to feed my cherished wind
Buried in leagues a please, thank you, pardon, excuse me
Your welcome, may I? ohh, I'd like to nod but no you may not
Let's take a deep breath, naw let's take a breath
Naw let's take, naw let's aaah shit, well I guess that about says it
Maybe I'll craft the sycamore canoe and paddle upstream
Where the luck seems to reflect precious lovely interventions

Chorus:

I have died a thousand deaths, and I apologize for you and yours
For kicking your fantasies overboard
I mean I'm only one servant, ayo one hell of a diversion
And if the masses have agreed to split the sea then let it bleed

I have died a thousand deaths, and I apologize for them and theirs
For breaking down their ropes, ladders and stairs
I mean I'm only one servant, ayo one hell of a diversion
And if the masses have agreed to split the sea then let it bleed

Verse Two:

You ever died a thousand deaths? I have
And in the morrow stood a thousand steps from where my nourish laughed
And made a boat at, nomad, I roam in a social coma
Jones and behome alone days sink how my poems I
Dig in the dirt I bring up the earth like pulley systems
Thereby painting the perfect metaphor for hung juries
Strung along a song of spawning thorns of fury
Numb the anti-add-alarm before he recognized this worries me
Carpet by my spearheading fink-eye beretta
Walk my line, now what? Now strut that little poison combine
Y'all call natural, in honesty promise me twenty thousand salami links
And dive and finding my thriving ivy leaves climbing up the pit fall
Lack of most lords aboard, heroes unsung heroes unbrung rewards
Yo if I flutter in a trouble clutch then I dance fancy forward
Like park children double dutching ropes in burning city summers
My wing span can and will employ full expansion
Unfolding while lamping at home with my hands spanning for gold
Told them the roof was on fire, when that structure burned to ashes
All y'all saw was Aesop Rock holding an empty book of matches
Maybe I'll sit until the spilling motors clear
Maybe I'll sit and stroke my billie goat beard
And rethink the time angels appear, maybe I won't
Bundled in my humble little plummet
Numb enough to die those thousand deaths under the sun it makes me sick

Chorus:

I have died a thousand deaths, and I apologize for you and yours
For kicking your fantasies overboard
I mean I'm only one servant, ayo one hell of a diversion
And if the masses have agreed to split the sea then let it bleed

I have died a thousand deaths, and I apologize for them and theirs
For breaking down their ropes, ladders and stairs
I mean I'm only one servant, ayo one hell of a diversion
And if the masses have agreed to split the sea then let it bleed

I have died a thousand deaths, and I apologize for you and yours
For kicking your fantasies overboard
I mean I'm only one servant, ayo one hell of a diversion
And if the masses have agreed to split the sea then let it bleed

I have died a thousand deaths, and I apologize for them and theirs
For breaking down their ropes, ladders and stairs
I mean I'm only one servant, ayo one hell of a diversion
And if the masses have agreed to split the sea then let it bleed


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1,000 Deaths song meanings
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    General Commenti think it means about deaths.

    100 of them. it is also about the bill clinton assassination

    OR

    when abraham lincoln fucked monica lewisky
    Obvious Oneon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok, that actually made me laugh.
    Foundation4lifeon February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about slavery, discrimination, and the consequences.
    Jadenon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentare these lyrics correct? To me, it sounds like:

    I'm only one servant (amen) one hell of a diversion

    and

    split the scene and let it bleed


    What does ayo mean?
    oliver_cfcon August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is an abbreviation for "hey, yo."
    cheeseburgerson January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is an abbreviation for "hey, yo."
    cheeseburgerson January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti might be mistaken, but i think "ayo" is something like - "come on!"
    kromon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think that "I spell Marry with my name stitched on my heritage" should be - "I spell merit with my name stitched on my heritage"
    kromon April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think he's talking about how dumb it is to think there's an afterlife.... or meaning to living.

    He's often referred to as being an absurdist, and knowing that, these lyrics fit right in.

    the biggest reason for me thinking this is when he says "and I apologize for you and yours For kicking your fantasies overboard"

    Also, he's saying "im only one servant, making one hell of a diversion" not ayo, or amen, or whatever.
    Kr0non May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dont see how "and I apologize for you and yours For kicking your fantasies overboard" relates to no afterlife...

    "I have died a thousand deaths, and I apologize for you and yours
    For kicking your fantasies overboard
    I mean I'm only one servant, MAKING one hell of a diversion
    And if the masses have agreed THEN split the sea AND let it bleed"

    Life's ups and downs. Lifes setbacks. you feel alive for a week, then life comes around and tears you down, metephorically killing you the next week. Next week your new and fresh. Just like how a tree dies every winter, then comes back by spring, ready for some more growth. So we each die 1,000+ deaths in our lifetime, we can take the deaths and rebirths as natures design to help us grow, or we can kick our fantasies overboard...Aesop is a servant to mother nature, making one hell of a diversion from societys views on life and its meaning, so if the masses agree to this philosophy of how life works (death and birth, sad to happy, blind to clarity), that pain is part of the growth process, then split the sea and let it bleed!


    KyleGrazeron September 15, 2009   Link

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