[Verse 1]
Dear Jacob
I won't take up too much of you time
I know you're trying to get your video game-grind on
And that's fine
Just gimme a second to empty my face
Before I hit the road again to go and win this paper chase
I've been watching you man
I'm proud of you man
You're growing up to be the best man that you possibly can
I know you understand
Why I go out of town
I also know my days are colder when you're not around
Sometimes I wonder what it's like to be adapted to the fact
That daddy never lived inside the same shack
And sometimes I get this pain in my stomach's pit
It's what I get
I'm convinced it's my punishment
For those nights I got drunk and let go at some bar
In some city with some people I don't know
For all the times that the lines on your face
Reminded me of the days before the dagonflies escaped
It trips me out how you pick up all my traits
From the way that you spit to the fists that you make
I watch the way you try to keep your mom happy
Daddy learned that from you
You're supposed to learn that from daddy
I can't teach much when it comes to women
I drive safe and slow but don't know nothing 'bout the engine
You're doing good little man thats all I really meant
I love you
You're my best friend, thanks for listening

[Verse 2]
Dear Craig
What up bones? How it goes?
Yeah, me? Well, you know, you know, same old, same old
Sorry that the phone calls ain't too routine
Just been runnin' around the globe tryin' to do my thing
Sometimes the weeks fly a little too fast
And sometimes I go to sleep a little too trashed
Other times I'm not sittin' on enough cash
And other times today feels too much like the past
Sometimes at night I would watch y'all fight
A child wonderin'
Why your life just ain't alright?
What's the violence about? Why's it in my house?
And even the memories are turned up too loud
Yeah, I got some issues in my head
Knew we should've started fixing 'em back when she left you
I'm not trying to get you down, I know you're different now
But your little man justs wants you to listen now
I'm over thirty, can't maintain relations
All these women wanna hurt me and I just don't have the patience
I can't trust 'em
And they're not much help
When they start to push and pull the buttons I don't trust myself
What pride, fists, and words just might do?
I'm afraid of my fate, don't wanna turn out like you
I've never hit a woman
I won't do coke
And for that alone I love you and I wanna thank you old man

[Verse 3]
Dear Sean
What's goin' on?
Not much to say
Just checkin' in wit'cha trying to see what's wrong today
I know there's gotta be something kickin' your bruises
How's the love? How's the music? How's the self-abusiveness?
Got a lot to lose, it's breakin' your shoulders
So you let your paranoia place your bets for you
Too many cigarettes, messin' up your voice
Too many arguments, tryin' to test your poise
The only women that love you are fans and family
Mom has no choice, but fans leave you randomly
No heavy rotation
In any location
You're not ready to face that you have no steady vocation
Plus you're gettin' old, your raps are exhausted
Stop it, everybody knows that you've lost it
Singin' for these kids you don't know
When you should be at home with your own instead you're on your telephone
Fightin' with your girl like it's you against the world
Another drunk hotel bedroom corner, curled up like a naked fetus
Come and save him Jesus
Place him back in time before the Reaganomics and Adidas
Sometimes you're not impressed with the work you've done
And love isn't love if you didn't hurt someone
Your son says, "Hi dad."
Your dad says, "Whats up?"
And me, I wanna thank you, but I won't, I'll just say, "Good luck."



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  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful.
    TMVon January 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm amazed no one has said anything about this sing yet. This is a siick song...

    "For all the times that the lines on your face, reminded me of the days before the dragonflies escaped."

    Of course the dragonflies represent the elusive bliss and innocence of childhood...
    zen2020on August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I love how he addresses his son, his dad, & himself. If I were to write myself a letter like that, like Sean did for himself, I know it wouldn't be anywhere near self realized as that.
    ambrawron August 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't know slug had a son! well this song says soo much! about him, his son, and himself. I love it soo much!
    rmjoh992on November 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't know slug had a son! well this song says soo much! about him, his son, and himself. I love it soo much!
    rmjoh992on November 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song made me cry
    Fear Beforeon January 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is deep, no doubt about that, but what ididnt know was the slug's real name is sean, and that just made the song abot 10x deeper than i t had ever been. i almost brokedown when i heard it after hearing the last verse casue i could relate to the it in a few ways
    Citystarzon January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow.. amazing.. I've never read the lyrics to this. I like the end talking about himself. The best is the end. and me I wanna thank you, but I wont, I'll just say. "Good Luck" I love how he's talkin to himself.

    What I get out of it. he lists his son. his dad and sean. askin sean how he's doin cuz it's been awhile. Just like it's been awhile with his son and his dad. He's been to busy bein Slug and so he's stoppin in to ask Sean how things are going. GREAT SONG.. He's got something special
    xgunthercon July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful.

    The song is about forgiveness, for mistakes he makes, or that he had to endure, and through that he learns that everything is done for a reason, no matter how much it hurts, on either side.

    He asks for forgiveness from his son, he forgives his father, and he forgives himself
    S4VIORon February 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInspiring yet relaxing beat, and just like the lyrics, it makes you get lost in deep-thought..
    "I can't teach much when it comes to women
    I drive safe and slow but don't know nothing 'bout the engine" well put together rhyme about not understanding females
    smithy_206on May 18, 2008   Link

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