"Yonkers" as written by and Tyler Okonma....
I'm a fucking walking paradox, no I'm not
Threesomes with a fucking triceratops, Reptar
Rapping as I'm mocking deaf rock stars
Wearing synthetic wigs made of Anwar's dreadlocks
Bedrock, harder than a motherfucking Flintstone
Making crack rocks out of pussy nigga fishbones
This nigga Jasper trying to get grown
About 5'7" of his bitches in my bedroom
Swallow the cinnamon, I'm a scribble this sin and shit
While Syd is telling me that she's been getting intimate with men
(Syd, shut the fuck up) Here's the number to my therapist
(Shit) Tell him all your problems, he's fucking awesome with listening

Jesus called, he said he's sick of the disses
I told him to quit bitching and this isn't a fucking hotline
For a fucking shrink, sheesh I already got mine
And he's not fucking working, I think I'm wasting my damn time
I'm clocking three past six and going postal
This the revenge of the dicks, that's nine cocks that cock nines
This ain't no V Tech shit or Columbine
But after bowling, I went home for some damn Adventure Time
(What'd you do?) I slipped myself some pink Xannies
And danced around the house in all-over print panties
My mom's gone, that fucking broad will never understand me
I'm not gay, I just wanna boogie to some Marvin
(What you think of Hayley Williams?) Fuck her, Wolf Haley robbing them
I'll crash that fucking airplane that that faggot nigga B.o.B is in
And stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus
And won't stop until the cops come in
I'm an over achiever, so how about I start a team of leaders
And pick up Stevie Wonder to be the wide receiver
Green paper, gold teeth and pregnant golden retrievers
Is all I want, fuck money, diamonds and bitches, don't need them
But where the fat ones at? I got something to feed them
It's some cooking books, the black kids never wanted to read them
Snap back, green ch-ch-chia fucking leaves
It's been a couple months, and Tina still ain't perm her fucking weave, damn

They say success is the best revenge
So I beat DeShay up with the stack of magazines I'm in
Oh, not again! Another critic writing report
I'm stabbing any blogging faggot hipster with a Pitchfork
Still suicidal I am
I'm Wolf, Tyler put this fucking knife in my hand
I'm Wolf, Ace gon' put that fucking hole in my head
And I'm Wolf, that was me who shoved a cock in your bitch
(What the fuck, man?) Fuck the fame and all the hype, G
I just want to know if my father would ever like me
But I don't give a fuck, so he's probably just like me
A motherfuckin', Goblin
(Fuck everything, man) That's what my conscience said
Then it bunny hopped off my shoulder, now my conscience dead
Now the only guidance that I had is splattered on cement
Actions speak louder than words, let me try this shit, dead


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"Yonkers" as written by Tyler Okonma

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  • +12
    General CommentThis song is about him arguing with the person inside is head, who he wants to be. Look up the definition of paradox, it means contradiction. The whole song is a contradictions of itself.

    "I'm a fuckin walkin paradox 'no I'm not'" (contradiction)

    "Green paper, gold teeth and pregnant gold retrievers, all I want. Fuck money, diamonds and bitches don't need em" (green paper= money, gold teether=jewels/diamonds, pregnant gold retrievers=bitches so yet another contradiction)

    Everyone has a voice inside there head telling them to do bad things, to be the cool person they want to be. For him this is that person.

    He says in a interview explaining this song all this. He doesn't just rap about stupid things, sure he's inappropriate but he's young, joking around and a lot of his songs have a deeper meaning. So don't judge a book by it's cover because you're obviously not complex enough to look past the cover.
    swagmethefouton May 31, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentAmazing! Who would have thought to make a song of complete contradiction?! Tyler is so creative! Alot of people rap to this song without knowing, thats what I love about it though it's like a secret. People look at the video and say "How could you listen to Tyler The Creator, he's crazy?!" They just don't get him. He directed the video "Yonkers" himself which I think is unbeleivably clever and artistic. If you go to mtv.com and watch his video scroll down and you'll see Director: Wolf Haley (his alter-ego).

    And also in an interview he says that he actually doesn't have a therapist, basically its his conscience.

    respect-mag.com/respect-online-exclusive-fly-or-die-elliott-wilson-interviews-tyler-the-creator-2/
    ScreamingLoudInsideon December 10, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is about to blow up.
    oddfuturefandzon February 18, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentfor real
    wolf gang is the best thing to happen to music in recent memory
    i'll be posting more lyrics when i get the time
    WolfGang666on February 23, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis shit is about to pop off like crazy. Sick ass beat, sick ass video, sick ass crew.
    CommanderVenuson February 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt was already kind of said, but the entire song is about him having an argument with his alter ego, Wolf Haley, who he wants to be ultimately. If you look at the director of the video on Youtube, it says Wolf Haley. Example other than the obvious ones, (i'm an overachiever, so how about i start a team of leaders and pick up Stevie Wonder to be the wide receiver" -contradiction because you wouldn't want a blind guy on your team) Tyler says, one thing in the song, Wolf Haley completes the contradiction with his input. There's a youtube video where they interview Tyler and he explains it. Pure gold. youtube.com/…
    jwolff17on June 13, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn my opinion Tyler isn't looking at this like music where he's talking about himself. He sees his music and videos as works of art, he sees himself as more of a director than a musician. I think he's using this just as a break in project so he can show off his skill and end up doing what he really wants to do.
    TheGrimofEvilon October 03, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think people looking for a overarching meaning for this song "or most hip hop songs, really" are not going to find it. To me, it's more of a stream-of-consciousness dialogue with a framing device, full of the usually wordplay, jokes, and metaphors usual to the genre with dark, sarcastic, irreverent, and absurd tones and themes. The framing device comes from the album concept which spans over both albums, where a character using his own voice pitched down named Dr. TC (or something) puts Tyler through a youth therapy session. So that's the basic narrative, but obviously he goes off the rails quite a bit considering, y'know, it's a rap.

    Some explanation to various jokes and references (that I get at least lol):
    "swallow the cinnamon" Swallowing a spoonful of cinnamon is said to be remarkably difficult. Also, it makes for an entertaining and absurd rhyme.
    "scribble this sin and shit" "Jesus called he says he's sick of the disses" Tyler is an outspoken atheist. In order to spark controversy and troll the religious majority he often, and especially in his first album, insults Jesus personally.
    "here's the number to my therapist" "this isn't a fucking hotline for a fucking shrink sheesh I already got mine" Tyler has spent time in therapy, not to mention the aforementioned Dr TC character. Plus, the first line serves as a hilarious way to tell Syd to tell someone who cares lol.
    "pink Xannies" Xantac
    "Adventure Time" is a surreal cartoon known for being popular among the older demographic.
    "Haley William, B.o.B., and Bruno Mars" are all popular musicians that have recorded together. Their music could be considered pretty milktoast, banal, and predictable.
    "how bout I start a team of leaders" probably talking about Wolf Gang here.
    "I'm stabbing any blogging faggot hipster with a Pitchfork" Pitchfork media is a popular and commonly derided music review website that is regularly associated with hipsters.
    "I'm not gay, I just wanna boogie to some Marvin" (Gaye... geddit?)

    Plenty of the lyrics I'm sure are just plain Dada absurdism (triceratops, Stevie Wonder) All in all these three verses are pretty jokey, which is probably why I like it so much.
    Reejison December 31, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song combined with the video creeped the fuck out of me. I love it, but I sure as hell ain't listening to it with the lights off...

    This guy is really good. I was afraid to check him and Odd Future out after all the hype, but damn they're all creative, interesting people just like their songs.
    Aquarius121on April 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthat site misses at least one thing though. the line "wearing synthetic wigs made of anwar's dreadlocks" also probably refers to oil. ANWR (arctic national wildlife refuge, pronounced an-war) is a provocative drilling site in alaska. Synthetic wigs (i think) are made from plastic products which are originally petroleum. so the synthetic wigs really are ANWR's dreadlocks. or i'm overanalyzing.
    duluoz90on May 11, 2011   Link

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