Jiggy-jabberjaw vitamin idol and primal rages
When Bible page verse tidal waves has begun (Water one)
I wrote the book that shook America to splinters
In a winter wasteland
Icicle-bound barren township
Call barren moon childs and proud gimps to clinch this chemical war pig
Delinquent sinkin' like a paper tugboat
Well beneath your holiday
Beached on a red tide infested shore corroding eastern seaboard beauty
I'm a jigsaw slab, but all the pig saw was dirt bag

It's like a bleeding comet bombing on your sequels
To the riverside park tunnel people claim last life form standing
Carbon based pardons ain't enough
My stilts truly personify the serbonite flea circus
We urchins merkin' on daily
I catapult brain opera past basic
Tear my own face off in the finale, stick around it's ill
Diabolic Prodigal Son spill grimmace
If you had one more eye, you'd be a Cyclops
Which explains missing the premise
Bliss mimic, baptise, chastise, laugh die
Kiss the finish, piss the villagers the fuck off
Pete Piper picked peppers, and Run rocked rhymes
Aes Rock might've smoked one too many dimes in his time
Now where you gonna be when the sun falls, brother
Probably gathering your sheep with all these other mothafuckers
Struck twice in the same place by a moody Zues fishliner
Smackin the third clear out the park
Going gone (To infinity and beyond!)
I rocked for a flock of Chewbacca look-alikes in magic makers
Hermit crabs and New York city sewer alligators
Keep your homily dream out your homily
I deal with tangible goods
And avoid manufacturing food for landfills
I've seen friends bow to needles
I've seen needles bow to records
I've seen boughs break
I've seen God bow and make the clouds shake
I've seen the proud break
I've seen a lot for a blind soldier
Who tattooed the city scape up skin to blend in
Rats travel by night invite the waterbugs
I'm here to pull the three-prong
When it's prime directive wormhole of self-sacrifice
Had a hatchet slice for camps
For that God-awful Frankenstein
Starving your style to someday be a story in my ?
Life's hard, life's easy
Life's everything in between
Life's Peachy like James and the Giant
And I keep spittin' as long as these kittens buy it
And I keep casting my line as long as these officials bite it
And I like it (Don't try it like that)

Ban away temper tantrum, decrepit anthem
Set a low go, I arrived late
I'm here to scrape a car clean to the funk machine
Imposes on the underling amalgam cluster and identifies the mother
(You got heart)
I hate to tell you but it skips more than it palpitates
Like these here drunken little archers missed one of they calculate
The falcon hates the mockingbird
The farmer hates the drought
I hate em all, I kick the bottom brick out shouting "Yes y'all"
And blow the village out perspective (Aesop!)
Do you take this makeshift-Candy Land-cold classic-bastard style
To be your lawfully wedded head trip
Doing base throughout sickness, health, electrical storm
Fire, pain, rain, hail, wind, ice, sleet, snow? (Hell no!)
I'm balanced, personified phantom to the bone
Walkin like a Jabberwocky
Scalpin' a pair of one-way tickets to shadowboxing
Christmas with a shallow stocking
Like this (I'm just trying to milk the mileage)
You drop science like Don Herbert with liquor in him
Soundin' off like senior citizens sitting at bingo parlor bickering
Yeah it's kinda funny, isn't it
How I can build while you just sit there and bitch about your syllabus

Dwarfed by the lights, bewildered by the fanbase
Bound by an idea, skeptical of the handshakes

Skeptical of the handshakes

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    General CommentAwesome.
    Sahaqielon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Keep your homily dream out your homily"
    should be...
    "Keep your amelie dream out your homily"

    referencing the film "amelie"
    Kapitol21on December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what it means, but I'm pretty sure in the first verse it says

    "Or Baron Munchausen's proud gimps to clinch this chemical war pig"

    I keep listening to it over and over again and I just keep hearing Baron Munchausen, not "call barren moon childs".

    It's entirely possible seeing as how Baron Munchausen is an actual historical figure who lived in the 1700s. And he was a general, which makes the "war pig" part make more sense.
    Ratman_84on September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso I just noticed that the line "I'm a jigsaw slab, but all the pig saw was dirtbag" might have some special meaning to Aesop.

    I'm not positive but I believe Aesop is part white, part black. He could be saying that he's different parts of a jigsaw puzzle put together, but he had an experience where all a cop saw was the black part of him and judged him unfairly.
    Ratman_84on April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf im not mistaken, aes is catholic, but his last name "Bavitz" is a jewish name. So that might be the explanation for the "Jigsaw" references in his lyrics. he might have had a jewish parent that took up catholicism or something along those lines.

    I can clearly hear that he says "the farmer hates the drought" by the way.
    kromon April 06, 2007   Link
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    My Opinioni could be wrong, but i always thought it was "To embrace throughout sickness, health, electrical storm" ... not "Doing base throughout sickness, health, electrical storm"
    VermMoneyon February 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe part where the sample cuts out is so perfect.

    the "I've got to go..." fits so excellent with the beat cutting in.
    natelessardon July 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA reference to the Saw movies? Considering the fact that the first Saw film was released in 2004 while Aesop Rock's Labor Days came out in 2001 I'd say that's completely off-base.

    walkabout67on September 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about rapping, the music industry, and all of the bullshit that surrounds it. I'm not sure though as the song gets a bit fuzzy at times but that meaning seems to fit with most of what I can understand. It definitely matches the chorus.

    Ratman has got it as far as the Muchausen. The lyrics here seem to be a bit off most of the time.

    Aesop is just Jewish as I recall, but in the LSD song he references seeing "Aes with a Jigsaw face" or something similar to that. It could be a way of saying he is complex and hard to piece together (especially lyrically), or it could be a reference to the Saw movie series. I read an interview where he said a lot of his songs are just references to movies he's seen. That was from back in '01 though so things may have changed since then.

    Also, I think it should read, "The Falcon hates the Mockingbird, the farmer hates the plow." I'm not positive on this one as the sound seems to get a bit lost behind the beat.
    deepsoulfunkon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI also believe that Aesop calling himself a Jigsaw was reference to the Saw movie as well. Since he mentions "All the pig saw was dirt bag"... In the movie, the jigsaw killer sees people as the most terrible people alive- he tests them to give them a different/better prospective on life. This would make more sense if that were the case in this particular song. Correct me if im wrong.
    Johnny Neutronon October 16, 2008   Link

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