felt sick, felt good
the heat burns, old wood
muscles in my arms pump like machines
the jericho palm tree is plush and green

bright sun, the new day
i felt sick in a good way
felt the fever climb when you came down
all the way across town

and you brought me a plate of sweet potatoes

sun fading overhead
the sunset, bright red
your green eyes, your smooth walk
fresh tomato, celery stalk, you cook
pot of pari basmati rice
i felt good, you looked nice
you stood like galatea, over me
fried garlic, kim chee
and you brought me a plate of sweet potatoes


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Yam, the King of the Crops song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThe "Things Fall Apart" thing comes up again in "Coco-Yam song" and "Hand Ball" (Which contains a quote).
    chairmanroflmaoon September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentApparently John was hungry.
    fahriiidayon March 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha
    Sunset Rubdownon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyams being the king of crops comes up a lot in the book things fall apart by chinua achebe, but since that book is about african tribes and the invasion of white men and western culture, i don't see any other similarities. so this is a pretty useless comment. eh maybe there's some blatant thing i'm missing that connects the two.
    norasauruson June 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about having sex.
    GentlemanSkeletonon July 16, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationNot to be be overly simplistic, but I think this song is about a lady bringing the narrator a bunch of food, and he likes her, regardless of food quality ("feeling sick in a good way") and the title is him transferring his like of the lady onto the food. "king of the crops" because she cooked them for him and thus the yams are partly responsible for the relationship.

    pretentiouscunton November 20, 2011   Link

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