You'd better find a way, you'd better do it soon
It's like the middle of May and you've only got 'til June
You've found force to watch you touch the torch to that spoon
Even one more time, I swear to God I'm gonna implode
Sky's too high to hold; too thick to pet
So fold up your two-bits and hide them in your wallet
In your pocket full of trauma, in love notes you wrote to the angels
Gathered around the pole, crude and star-strangled
The band turned; married in the bed made from propaganda
I've roamed the avenues of humility
And I've kept a toothbrush in the glove compartment
Next to the napkins
For when I'm finally priveliged and touched with a permanent address
But now I'll be relaxed after this gin and tonic
And I'll bless your track after the impact of a comet
And I'll pay the mortgage after I finish paying homage
I promise, consider it accomplished!
For every cigarette butt that's tried to climb out of my ashtray
Signifies another phase in this cascade
The great mind, great migraine

We think it's difficult enough to just live much less gain
Well I put my two bucks on the table just like the sign says
Proceeded to ask God to give me one good reason why we shouldn't perish
She says it's careless since we are, unstable as we seem
Selected few of y'all have found something to cherish
I countered that, maybe just to be argumentitve, I don't know
But I was like yo, can't we spare the ones that are worth it?
She was like NO, I need the comparisons
I think she could tell by the way I responded that I'm getting a little nervous
So I went far left and just said thank you
Thank you for the time, for the mind
For the breath, for the flesh
Thank you for the quest, thank you for the vision
This vision that spawns anxiety trying to see and feel why I am living
Time is money, every moment is costly
So I ration emotion because existance exhausts me
Oddly enough, I'm happy I ain't famous
Imagine waking up to the fact that you're simply entertainment
I bet god thinks you're amusing


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    General CommentMy favorite section is in the second part where he's having a conversation with God (He seems to refer to God as "she" in all of his songs.)

    He starts off with an attitude, and his whole "why not just kill us all and spare us the trouble of this crappy life" way of thinking. When told that some good people actually make something out of their lives he's still angry and asks why not just get rid of the assholes and be done with it. God("She," he seems to always refer to God as "she") tells him that the entire world couldn't be all saints and that everyone else basically serve as something to measure the good ones by. Finally he snaps into his senses, realizing that he was only angry for what he hadn't done himself. He thanks God for the privilege of his life.
    herbalchickenon December 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow I'm dumbfounded by the whole last part. I love this guy. Slug is the man. The way he rhymes is unparalled.
    tallgrl45on March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't heard this song, but the lyrics and the rhyme are great.
    tallgrl45on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"thank you for the time, for the mind
    for the breath, for the flesh
    thank you for the quest
    thank you for the vision"

    i love this. this is exactly how i feel about the girl that left.
    lucasreddingeron March 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment*Correction: Not "You've found force...", but "If I'm forced to watch you touch the torch to that spoon" Great goddamn song! Sounds like an addict (the line mentioned alludes to cookin up some heroin) trying to get his situation turned around, and looking to god for answers.

    Also (!!!)... It's been really bothering me- I swear I've heard this beat retooled in a song with Lupe Fiasco or Jay-Z or some shit like that. I can't fucking find it, though. It's a little different, but you can tell the producer copped this track- anyone know?
    pourmeanotheron January 14, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"time is money, every moment is costly, so i ration emotion because existence exhausts me."

    --- ?!?! wow.
    LNFINITEon March 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis track is just so fucking awesome beyond comprehension. its above life
    Ajzon May 29, 2011   Link

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