I was a dark dumb student,
No hokey rookie daytrippin on visions of chickens that looked like
R Crumb drew 'em.
They grew em in the royal dirt of Suffolk County’s flooring
With the blood of an alcoholic clergyman in his forearms.
Long Island was porn stars and puppies pushing sniffles,
Fit into the eighth dimension door slipped through the pin holes,
Zoop, slipped through the pin holes, Crispy to god sender.
Who thunk over a quarter plunked a local Mortal Kom-vendor.

Who broke the verbal squad sensor?
Root down,
Feelers out across the marsh before it was “Awesome Car!”
I call in car cavalry cooked in an 85 Dodge Aries,
Gas for Huntington and back barely. Equipped with super soakers full of piss and an uncanny knack
For constantly upsetting pigs by doing stupid shit.
The kid ??? his ring king dummies to King Cullen
Where they hollered “Fuckk the World” from a parking lot of the suburbs.
A couple spray cans and a little litter,
But they’d look at us like swindlers with them Ricky Kasso jitters.
So fuck em, a glutton sunk into the alley for props
But things will still go bump when them halogens pop.
Believe, I’ll be there when it happens
So shake another plates off the manhole, Snake another flames off the candle,
Lady of the lake off the answers, Admitting their mistakes to their deplanning cadavers.
Now it’s rest in peace Wes Petersons whose heater sung disturbingly to further reevaluate your beast of burden’s urgency.
Damn doggy, good times, thanks.
I wrote your name in wet cement by the corporate banks.

Tax evader.
Made a fire, made a wheel, made a snack for later.
Catacomb kids cuddle up and test the paper.
When the town's speed freaks sleep, trap the traitor.
He will ask for papers.
See I'm an axe-invader,
Made a roof, made a weapon, made a
Flag from paper
By the snotty little nuzzle of a latchkey neighbor.
When the ?pope does shaggy? over some dap from gators,
He will catch the vapors.

Couple Playboy mudflaps and hell on his heels.
Beautifully echoed in the pace at which he shoveled meals,
Like not a farmer among us had a harvest survive the winter.
So dinner split a lima bean in triplets. Pick a winner.
We took a couple of summers puking pills behind the dumpster,
As the largest Pez dispenser on record recouped his numbers.
One shoe in the soupy gutter,
One shoe in the velvet heaven.
When the mermaids haul em, shake em up the lake a melted weapon, he could
Dance pretty with the hooligan nation, Who will be patient, awaiting zookeeper facelift
The days of your pain and similar uber apeshit,
We merely updated the ancient 8-bit. Yeah, dumber than a cow on a roof in a flood,
Who’s not as dumb as the watered-down beef
From the burgers that jumped.
I’m dumber than a Taz on a beach chair with a Martini,
Who’s not as dumb as a tat with the same scenery.
Barking male pigs, stigmata for all good sport.
Garbage Pail Kids unite at the mall food court.
Chase cheese fries with binaca.
They had shut the school down early,
There were bombs inside the lockers.
No concept of the problem,
We responded like a snow day,
And would clobber shit to flotsam till the cops said it was OK.
OK, show the squadron’s back into their boxes
Like it’s breakfast club of hotheads,
Show no progress to the doctors.
And I walk into the office,
Cough an awful ether often,
Flood a parking meter fever,
Knuckle up for love and rockets.
It was
Reign of the razor laser,
Day of the cloudy howdy,
Flight of the shelter melter,
You can bow without me.


Knock em out the box, Aes.

Lyrics submitted by mattchambers

Catacomb Kids song meanings
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    General CommentGreat rhythm in this song, and lyrics are really some of his best.

    "Now it’s rest in peace Wes Petersons whose heater sung disturbingly to further reevaluate your beast of burden’s urgency."

    Not only sick as hell in the lyrical standpoint, the fact that he could rap all this in the space of one or two bars? Crazy. That's some R.A. the Rugged Man type stuff
    mattchamberson November 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthigh school all over again
    nocitytommorowon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm almost positive he says "brooklyn banks" not "corporate banks" as in the famous skate spot.
    PoorMansSuperman49on March 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmaybe he does.. hm, I might be wrong.

    btw, you should try to find the lyric booklet from Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives (the original release) -- it's got the correct lyrics for his first five CD's (excluding Appleseed and MFE). definitely worth the search (I found it at the Virgin Megastore).
    mattchamberson April 01, 2008   Link
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    activator, made a fire, made a wheel, made a snack for later, catacomb kids cuddle a fantastic labor, when the town speed freak sleeps trap the traitor, he will ask for paper, say i'm an activator, made a roof, made a weapon, made a flag per acre, by the snotty little nozzle of a latch-key neighbor, when the folk push aggie over some dap with 'gators, he will catch the vapors
    mase523on September 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentReign of the razor laser,
    Day of the cloudy howdy,
    Flight of the shelter melter,
    You can bow without me.

    Anybody have an idea what these lines mean? if im right saying the songs about high school and when he was younger i thought maybe "reign of the razor laser" is about the principal basically or the man in charge of his school and "you can bow without me" aesop is basically saying that the rest of students can go ahead and attend school without him.

    anybody have any ideas?
    odlawon June 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI really think it is just about him being back in north port and in his time as a kid or teenager or just plain any kid in the ghetto
    skizzle26on June 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI am from Northport, just like Aes is. I didn't go to the same high school as him, but Northport high school is just up the road from mine. I can relate to all the places he refers to... the King Kullen he is referring to is on 25A in Northport! I find that so cool.
    ERICAO623on July 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAs with any Aesop song, the general meaning can be found in the chorus. The beautiful thing about his songs, however, is that there is not a set meaning that is supposed to resonate with every single fan. It's supposed to be interpreted individually.

    With that being said, I believe that it's interesting that he uses the term "Catacomb Kids" to describe being a kid in brooklyn. I would like to think he's talking about all kids who feel like they're out on their own trying to enjoy childhood. Catacomb is a reference to underground tunnels, more specifically underground mazes, as if to say "We are the underground kids."

    Also that Ricky Kasso line gets me every time. If you do not know who that is then look him up. Very creepy but Aes makes it almost silly.
    WeathermanTomon November 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI bought the instrumental/accapella "None Shall Pass" album on iTunes. It came with the lyrics to all the songs on the album, so I would recommend getting that to see what Aes was actually writing instead of solely relying on people online.
    WeathermanTomon November 24, 2011   Link

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