I am conflicted
Travelling the path of the soul so gifted
Still unable to break the mold I lifted
Praivailing still could not see
And insisted my existance began with me

Seems that I lost much, lost touch of reality
It costs much, of the soul what a fallacy
This world is at times, I can't escape
See myself with new eyes, now I'm trying to take
The first step on a path that i know is paved with much difficulties
So I think I must save myself from a world that is falling down
All around me

I hear the sounds of laughter callin' after me, fallin' too fast
My close friends are asking me
Cast and their glance at each other as they speak with outstrenched hands
Like they might be a victim of circumstance but I run

If you reach a dead end trail
Pray to god it never fails.
We've all walked each other's shoes
So everybody sings the blues.
If you reach a dead end trail
Pray to god it never fails.
We've all walked each other's shoes
So you don't have to sing the blues.

Under the sky cross the land with a horse.
It felt like a sky and the land were divorced.
The way it was easy, a rock in the past
So what's the matter with you, when the rock just laughed
Carrying a load for the conscious untoiling
I went to the water and the water was boiling
The load was heavy and rocks filled my course
My horse drank the water and the water killed my horse
I tried to keep going, weeping to me
A righteous wind blew and it was speaking to me
The way seemed harder since my horse been dead
I couldn't understand everything the wind said
Looked up at the sky and seen something strange
Returned to my country and my country was up in flames
The trees were bleeding, they said they couldn't hide me
Where will I run to without my horse beside me?

[chorus]

Just like king midas turned things to gold
I touched my soul and felt my warm blood turn cold
I was told we paint the picture we want to see
the dream, she's the woman, i'm a machine
Jacaline is my mother, but i don't ask this
Wearing sunglasses taking me to pray on sunday
Not one day, but three, we attended the church
Watch my father get up, grab the bible, and then work
The scripture, get the picture
Preacher in my blood
And people in my hood, no venom attack
Just a jean jacket and an caught up from the fact
From a ecclesiastic kid who was afraid to be black
Imagine that type of ghetto?
It still isn't settled
I play sex pistols and listened to heavy metal
I ate lunch all by myself in a meadow
Hnd healed every scar with wishing to be a star.
Now it's on, so tell me why I sing a sad song?
Who's the pawn, was I being fooled all along.
Not at all. cause now I'm strong.
Innocence deterred, was never gone, I feel it coming, the break of dawn.

If you reach a dead end trail
Pray to god it never fails.
We've all walked each other's shoes
So everybody sings the blues.
If you reach a dead end trail
Pray to god it never fails.
We've all walked each other's shoes
So you don't have to sing the blues.


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Ballad of Noah song meanings
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    General Commentis that him in every verse?
    noone1111111111111111111on February 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentis that him in every verse?
    noone1111111111111111111on February 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNo, the third verse is k-os. The second is Buck65. And i don't know who's in the first verse offhand, but i know it's not k-os or Buck65.

    As for the song, there are a couple of references to Nina Simone's "Sinnerman." (ex: "I run to the river, it was bleeding." "I run to the river, it was boiling." "I run to the rock. Please hide me. Well the rock cried out, I can't hide ya.")
    kittenchowmeinon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe first verse is kamau, a toronto poet also heard on k-os' "papercutz" and at the end of "masquerade"
    brians.accounton March 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised no one has delved into the chorus meaning. It's very deep, any way you look at it.

    I hear it in the more sarcastic tone, as in relying on a higher power to solve all of your problems will never work and you have to find the answers yourself.
    RedefineYouon July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are way off.

    "Still unable to break the mold I lifted
    Praivailing still could not see"

    Should be "I lifted the veil and still could not see"

    "So I think I must save myself from a world that is falling down
    All around me"

    Should be "Simply I must save..." I think, I'm not entirely sure on this one.

    "Under the sky cross the land with a horse." should be "Under the sky I crossed the land with a horse."

    "Cast and their glance" should be "Casting a glance"

    "The way it was easy, a rock in the past
    So what's the matter with you, when the rock just laughed" should be "The way wasn't easy, a rock in the path, said "What's the matter with you?" and the rock just laughed"

    "I tried to keep going, weeping to me" should be "I tried to keep going, weak in the knee"

    "Jacaline is my mother, but i don't ask this" should be "Jacqueline is my mother, but not Onassis"

    "And people in my hood, no venom attack" should be "And people in my hood, no threat of attack"

    "and an caught up from the fact
    From a ecclesiastic kid who was afraid to be black"
    I know the first part there is definitely wrong, but I'm not sure what exactly he says. And I really, really am not hearing "ecclesiastic" in the second line there, even though that seems to be the consensus on the internet.

    And the chorus should be "walked in each other's shoes", not just "walked each other's shoes"

    Those were just the ones I saw that I was sure enough to comment on. There were some minor spelling errors too, but I don't really care about those.
    Vhreabvkbojnckdnon October 02, 2007   Link

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