when you recognize the vulnerability in your handwriting
visible to all on a broadway autoroll
lamp post, dead drum, phone home, why,
with broken lasso the P's hid,
the H is humped so undefined
he Y so noncommittal then you will know
that you have still the fat face fresh fate
sixth grader fitted pro model red's cap size six and seven eighths
you will know that you are still the kid sitting quietly
(my face was just a smear on the page)
on the creased vinyl green seat bus

i'm the same straight faced fat kid (five hundred, five hundered) fingernails later
i'm the same straight faced fat kid (five hundred, five hundered) fingernails later

fat faced critic in the rear view mirror
cutthroat ebert in the rearview
giving you the evil eye, giving you the evil eye

i'm the same straight faced fat kid 500 fingernails later


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    General Commenti think its cutthroat ebert in the rearview. cause it makes sense in relation to fat faced critic.


    good tune
    quitecomelyon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's obviously about someone who's into graffiti and tagging. I think it's sort of a slam on him, how they're trying to act like something they're not.
    It's funny, I have a friend who I think the exact same thing about. He just started writing graffiti this year and I'm really annoyed with him. I appreciate the art, but only when it's done well. I know so many kids that are part of this dumb scene and they're making crews and all they do is write their dumb old tags on buses and in bathrooms. And they try to act all hard. It's the worst.
    Coowon March 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with quitecomely deff ebert

    i love the he says whhhhyyyy in the first few lines
    sooo good! omg!
    p0larbears8on March 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it's "you are still the fat faced, fresh fade" which would be talking about a haircut, as well as the ebert comment made above
    shitscoldon October 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyoni used to tag, the "h" and "y" make sense as letters to criticize as 2/3rds of "why," but i don't know where that "p" would come from/what it would spell.
    shitscoldon December 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's probably just about someone who to writes PHY. The similar letters to WHY are just a coincidence, nothing more.
    Coowon June 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn case anyone else was curious like me,

    6 months for your body to replace your whole fingernail
    So 2 fingernails per year per finger
    So 20 fingernails per year

    500/20 = 25

    500 fingernails = 25 years
    amyclaeon March 11, 2011   Link
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    General Comment*visible to all on the Broadway Auto Row lamppost

    Broadway Auto Raw is a strip of land full of car dealerships and automotive businesses in Oakland.
    RaygunShaunon October 27, 2011   Link

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