What do you mean keep it real, could someone please explain
When reality’s just light interpreted by your brian
And if mine and your perceptions ain’t one and the same
Which one of us is normal which one is insane
The skin never forgets a deep abrasion
Yet your brain often forgets deep conversations
This annoys me due to the nature of humanity
Want to remember the good, not just the bad things that happened to me
And yeah, I understand mu minds an intricate tapestry
So is the skin and that still records damage, see
This scar above my eyebrow’s from when I was a kid
And my skin has kept a record of the damage I did
Twenty some years down the line from that very day
Documentation of carelessness and the price that you pay
Yet it’s over complex brain that sits inside of my head
Can’t remember the last things me and my friend J said
I don’t want to be just devoid of desire
I don’t want to be another bird on the wire
I don’t want to be just a long on the fire
I don’t want to be that at all
I got a heart rate that’s erratic
I guess god fucked up the schematic
I can’t hack it and I panic and that makes it go pneumatic
Causing landslides t-t-t-tearing up my insides
Sometimes I think I’ll live forever, but I know I won’t
When I really should be working on my flow I don’t
I just sit here and read extracts from this note I wrote
Trying to find something that is worth a quote
Fixing up mad Bitches like lobotomy stitches
When I hit a tight rhyme see my leg it twitches
I ain’t into this game for the fame or riches
Good to write tight rhymes, street poems and scriptures
Now what’s the point I’m making? Why I am saying this out loud?
Am I convincing myself or pandering to the crowd?
You can hear every word, you would still never know me
Like Sean Penn could win 10 Oscars but he’ll still be Spicoli



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    General Commentthis just has to be sampling jay-zs dirt off your shoulder. Someone tell me i'm not insane
    claire16on July 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah it is, obvious part is the "that" and also "like a wrestler" at 3:01
    niteson August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like this song a lot, but I mostly like the beginning of it. I've always associated the part with "when reality�is just light interpreted by your brain/ and if mine and your perceptions ain't one and the same/ which one of us is normal, which one is insane" with Plato's "Allegory of the cave".
    He imagines a group of people who have always lived chained in a cave, facing a blank wall and with their back to the exit. These people used to watch shadows being projected on the wall by things passing in front of the cave (and behind them) - and they start to learn and define those objects. Anyway, the chains represent our senses, and the shadows on the wall are far from what reality really is, they are simply


    According to Plato, the shadows are as close as the prisoners get to seeing reality. He then explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not constitutive of reality at all, as he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the mere shadows seen by the prisoners.
    EvaVon September 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like this song a lot, but I mostly like the beginning of it. I've always associated the part with "when reality�is just light interpreted by your brain/ and if mine and your perceptions ain't one and the same/ which one of us is normal, which one is insane" with Plato's "Allegory of the cave".
    He imagines a group of people who have always lived chained in a cave, facing a blank wall and with their back to the exit. These people used to watch shadows being projected on the wall by things passing in front of the cave (and behind them) - and they start to learn and define those objects. Anyway, the chains represent our senses, and the shadows on the wall are far from what reality really is, they are only perceptions of those prisoners.
    So, influenced by our senses we can interpret the "light" in a different way - it's all a matter of perception rather one of right/wrong.



    EvaVon September 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like this song a lot, but I mostly like the beginning of it. I've always associated the part with "when reality�is just light interpreted by your brain/ and if mine and your perceptions ain't one and the same/ which one of us is normal, which one is insane" with Plato's "Allegory of the cave".
    He imagines a group of people who have always lived chained in a cave, facing a blank wall and with their back to the exit. These people used to watch shadows being projected on the wall by things passing in front of the cave (and behind them) - and they start to learn and define those objects. Anyway, the chains represent our senses, and the shadows on the wall are far from what reality really is, they are only perceptions of those prisoners.
    So, influenced by our senses we can interpret the "light" in a different way - it's all a matter of perception rather one of right/wrong.



    EvaVon September 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like this song a lot, but I mostly like the beginning of it. I've always associated the part with "when reality�is just light interpreted by your brain/ and if mine and your perceptions ain't one and the same/ which one of us is normal, which one is insane" with Plato's "Allegory of the cave".
    He imagines a group of people who have always lived chained in a cave, facing a blank wall and with their back to the exit. These people used to watch shadows being projected on the wall by things passing in front of the cave (and behind them) - and they start to learn and define those objects. Anyway, the chains represent our senses, and the shadows on the wall are far from what reality really is, they are only perceptions of those prisoners.
    So, influenced by our senses we can interpret the "light" in a different way - it's all a matter of perception rather one of right/wrong.



    EvaVon September 21, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"What do you mean keep it real, could someone please explain
    When reality's just light interpreted by your brian"

    who's brian?
    avgon December 03, 2009   Link

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