Hunters with their dogs and deer rifles
Thousands of them line the pavement
Like patient pupae waiting to become worms

Another dark night...

Teething I'm marking a beast sheep
Like I walk in front of 39 thieves in a beat
Smores over warm helvetica brown proper
For the odd God or monster, proper to teleprompter
Wild blue yonder, blue in the face, angel
Blew into the bugels in lieu of the euthenasia
Usuaslly the shooter community chew the corpse
But I see the wolves have already gotten to you and yours
Day of the dead, play the ledge closely
Train the barrel of monkeys to aim at the lowest bogey
Dope the gonzo of what we sold choked socially
Stole the golden fleece with a culture of total nobodies
Earth rised, caused the divide of fighting tribes
All we do is watch 'em waddle back and forth lighting fires
Detonator, wire cutter, pliers
Two cities and the one is broken up in tiny towns
And I won't pose, I'm in the heart of the lion's throat
For a photographic token of my primordial growth
You parade around and kill, so damn proud
Like a flatline fetish, had it's feathers fanned out
War tore the symmetry, Skipped into it gingerly
Silk worms ping-pong ministry to ministry
Hell's bells every which way the the wind blows
So I bang my head against any wall you can build, go.

Another dark night
Another not-all-right
Another bad ritual
More botched surgery
Better follow the bread crumbs back in fact, urgently
Or waddle through this section where the natives feel "murdery"
Vicinity wander
Claim no soul
Never let an anchor drop
Never had a home
Never talk to strangers
Never trust a friend
This is the life and the life will not end

Next time think
39 Thieves are quicker than 40 winks
Raise your drinks
39 thieves are quicker than 40 winks

We're not concerned with the community aloofness
Duke, we're animals, we just go where the most food is
Lower the toast, most formal etiquette is useless
Truth is you're equally expendable if spoon fed
(Money money)
Money is cool and I'm only human
But they use it as a tool to make the workers feel excluded
Like the shinier the jewel the more exclusive the troop is
Bullets don't take bribes stupid, they shoot shit

Another dark night...

Calicos tread around the rabbit hole
Weapons to the heavens and arsenic where the carrots grows
Piss warmed sugar water wore the summer canteen
Plus burned rubber like "green is the new green"
Rubber necks froze, slows by the multiplex
Rodeo commotion, I'm open to see what culminates
Bougie on the right, left rep rebel force
Both say the Feudal brute the parking lot was never yours
Black top pebble wars
Soldiers mold it where the Jones is every grown up
Want the code again to get to grow in
No motive, it showed up in dose quotas
Hog barn burner come see if your homes hold us
Eighty-five rattle-trap parked through fancy
Which swayed with stepping out of Comanche, antsy
Let us in the jetty when they jet us in the medicine
And paranormal hatchet and cadets brake the levees in
Both know the totem camaraderie
Token of equality, they post it horizontally
Chronicle the loading dock, they crawl to lodge the colony
Half-massed flags, half caps stole the properly
And sleep the sleep of the just
Ready on the left
Where the witchcraft spun out of a neighboring sect
With the usual undesirables and the big brother cutters
On the day your name became "This Motherfucker?"

Another dark night
Another not-all-right
Another bad ritual
More botched surgery
Better follow the bread crumbs back in fact, urgently
Or waddle through this section where the natives feel "murdery"
Vicinity wander
Claim no soul
Never let an anchor drop
Never had a home
Never talk to strangers
Never trust a friend
This is the life and the life will not end


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39 Thieves song meanings
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    General CommentI found the line "plus burn rubber like green is the new green" to be clever, though I in no way understand the entire song. Also I believe that in the line "Let us in the jetty when they jet us in the medicine", instead of "jet us in the medicine" it's "jettison the medicine"
    aphex7193on December 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLOL, Aesop Rock is so indecipherable. I mean... I think he's talking about soliders in the middle east and something of that natures, hence the whole 39 thieves name (going back to the old stories in the middle east about thieves etc.)
    GotCheeve?on October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWe're not concerned with the community aloofness
    Duke, we're animals, we just go where the most food is
    Lower the toast, most formal etiquette is useless
    Truth is you're equally expendable if spoon fed
    (Money money)
    Money is cool and I'm only human
    But they use it as a tool to make the workers feel excluded
    Like the shinier the jewel the more exclusive the troop is
    Bullets don't take bribes stupid, they shoot shit

    am I the only one who finds a good deal of truth in this?
    heyimroroon June 19, 2009   Link

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