"Slow Down Gandhi" as written by and Larry Williams....
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    General Commenthaha..."all i wanted was a fucking pepsi."
    tjwellson January 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is stellar

    very well performed and written
    blendaron February 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthere is so many great rhymes in here:
    It felt like Kent State the way they targeted the students,
    I galloped off whistling "Ohio."

    When the music’s dead I'll have Ted Nugent’s head hangin' on my wall.

    He makes an allusion to "Arrest the President." I'm not sure if that is directed to the song by Pedestrian or Intelligent Hoodlum. My guess is Pedestrian, who cofounded the Anticon label.
    keyshawnon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe refernce to "arrest the president" may be alluding to the intelligent hoodlum's song because he says "the cool kids were all rocking votes" an allusion to the "rock the vote" campaign of the early 90's around the same time the intellignet hoodlum had a small hit with the track. However, his connections to anicon would suggest the Pedestrian song.
    silent eulogyon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTight song. If anyone didn't get it, he's talking about the fake populist humanitarian trend.
    Sireneon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDig the song. Sirene pretty much summed it up.
    agnostic soldieron September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts pretty sweet and clever that the pepsi line is a reference to an 80s punk band called Suicidal Tendencies (mentioned in the line before). The line comes from the song "Institutionalized" (kind of referenced after) and the line is taken from the song word for word:
    "All I wanted was a fucking pepsi"
    nick-name-liveson December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not always a big fan of hip hop but this is a very powerful song with a lot to say. This is what hip hop supposed to be! This is true hip-hop, not some shit about look at the insane amout of money I have and all the women all over me.
    Ueleyon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso many lines to comment on, i'll try and keep it short.

    "With some friendly fire, that’s a funny term, like civil war." lol, who came up with those terms?

    "They tell me that it's not that bad.
    And it fucks you up good, but its not that bad."
    I like this line a lot, and it's true.

    "God save us all if he lets the cat out the bag"
    I personally take this line as saying, if we were told the truth about some things, mass hysteria would follow. A bit of an extreme/absurd example would be if we were told about what REALLY happened on 9/11. can you imagine? people would go nuts.

    Obviously, i could be totally wrong, considering that one line is taken out of the context of the whole song. But nobody else's opinion on what the meaning is really matters to me. makes sense, no?

    I agree with Ueley. Aesop Rock and the Def Jux people were all i listened to, then i heard sage. turns out there's plenty of hip hop that is worth listening to. especially when it's someone telling the truth regularly, like sage francis.
    Kr0non May 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti don't understand the "Slow down Gandhi, you're killin'em" part. call me dumb, but i cant figure out a lot of this song and i wish i could. eh.
    coldpizzaon June 12, 2007   Link

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