I wear my scars like the rings on a pimp
I live life like the captain of a sinking ship
the one thing that I can guarantee
I'm like a stepping razor, I suggest you stay fair with me
been payin dues for a decade plus,
before that I was just another face on the bus
tappin my foot, to the beat on the radio
dreamin 'bout the mic and the money and the ladies
oh mom, I promise I'm gonna be large
someday I'm gonna stop tryin to borrow your car
gonna go far, with charisma and skill
until they put my face on a million dollar bill
atmosphere, its just a ten letter word
discretion is the name of my cement-feathered bird
and if you didnt hear, fuck whatevers heard
I think you got the sickness I suggest you get it cured
caught up in the mix, of a bottle full of fix
I'm gonna hobble down the street 'til I reach knob creek
Its not that I dont like you, I just dont wanna speak
you fuckin freak
now keep your days out my week
the world keeps a balance, through mathematics
defined by whatever you've added and subtracted
I'm pushin on the hammer, to trigger the brain
embrace how I live it, god loves ugly

chorus
god loves ugly...

once upon a time in minneapolis, yo
I damn near had to steal the show
I stepped on the stage, who is it?
My name's slug I've come to kill a couple minutes
what's up with the way, that everybody gathers around each other
so they can steal each others sound
if it's all about gettin down with the get down
how long I gotta wait for these fools to sit down?
appears more clear in its simplest form
nobody sees tears when you're sittin in a storm
abandoning the norm, and handling the harvest
measuring the worth by the depth of the hardships
I welcome all the hatred you can aim at my name
I held on to the sacred ways of how to play the game
when the soldiers started runnin short on rations
I began tappin the egg, to spark the hatchin
make it happen
and take this captain to the gallows
I keep steerin us into an area thats shallow
talkin to my shadow, he advised me not to worry
he said I should plant my tree and let it rise out of the fury
so give me some light, a little love and some liquid
I'm gonna creep through the night
and put a plug in the spicket
and when the water grows
and the dam starts to overflow
I'll float atop the flood, holding on to my ugly

chorus

Why scream, when you can lose yourself inside the wide-screen
let life be a bowl of melted ice cream
or be the deer thats caught in my high beams
I'm rollin with the lights on, scared stiff
reality is just too much to bear with
paranoid, walkin around careless
no wonder you're in love with your therapist
go to sleep my little time bomb


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    The lyrical content in this song cant be compared to anyything else. nothing even gets close to it. some of my favorite lines are: --I wear my scars like the rings on a pimp... he knows his past experiences and struggles have made him who he is today and is proud of this outcome and will always keep his history as a definitive part of himself. --I live life like the captain of a sinking ship... he has full awareness of his likely chance of failure and perhaps remorsefully makes many choices on this basis. --before that I was just another face on the bus tappin my foot, to the beat on the radio dreamin 'bout the mic and the money and the ladies... he used to be just another average guy making his way through and knows what it means to dream for so much more --discretion is the name of my cement-feathered bird... discretion means the freedom of choice or right to judge and this is the cement keeping the bird from flying. people judging him and his judgements toward others are preventing him from trully taking off. --I'm gonna creep through the night and put a plug in the spigot and when the water grows and the dam starts to overflow I'll float atop the flood, holding on to my ugly... when shit gets tough or things (whatever it may be)start to clutch and embrace him he knows the only thing that seperates him from the rest is his ugly and god gave it to him. life isnt always easy and glamorous and without the ugly there would be no distinction or learning. id like to talk more bout this but its late and i need some shut eye. get at me. one love

    sentientbystanderon April 19, 2009   Link
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    My favorite part is when he says,"Im pounding on the hammer to trigger the brain, embrace how i live it, god loves ugly." Its so genius because the hammer is a bone in the human ear. And when sound waves hit the it, the hammer sends a signal to the brain letting it know what it just heard. The hammer is also the part of a gun that hits the bullet that shoots it out. So what hes saying is that his music is his weapon against all the people that doubt him. The only thing anatomy class did good for me is understand that one line.

    krazyfatwankeron June 20, 2010   Link
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    i love this lyrics of this song. "if it's all about gettin down with the get down how long I gotta wait for these fools to sit down" hehe its got great rhythm and beat... if you every can listen to it .. .please do. true words so he speaks. Its great the little part about the end ... dont leak there cd online... if you've heard it you will know what i am talking about.

    silverskyedon June 13, 2003   Link
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    I agree with what was said before, he pretty much sums a lot of meaning when he slug says "Embrace how i live, cause god loves ugly"

    This may have a lot to do with his life and others judging him for it, or looking down upon him. He is straight up saying, everyone, everywhere was created for a reason... and you better start accepting all of life... not just what appeals to you; dont get excited when things dont work out for you.

    Sublime87on July 01, 2006   Link
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    This song is perfect. 'I'm like a stepping razor, I suggest you stay fair with me'

    I'm getting God Loves Ugly tattood on me soon. i cant wait. Atmosphere has seriously changed the way i see the world. Doing the 9-5 is a bit soul destroying but Atmosphere make my day. every day.

    Onemosphereon March 11, 2010   Link
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    "talkin' to my shadow, he advised me not to worry, he said I should plant my tree and let it rise out of the fury "

    Here Slug is making a reference to a poem called "the poison tree" by william blake which is about a man who holds his anger inside of him, leading him to murder his foe. It's basically saying that bottling up all this anger inside of him can lead to destruction.

    gabinderpallon April 13, 2010   Link
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    This is one of my personal favs. off the GodLovesUgly album.. The lyrics are excellent, and I love the piano roll and beat~ Atmosphere is some of the greatest HipHop out there today.. and the first HipHop group to make a PunkoRama album, and be on Warped Tour.. ROCK ON GUYS! ~Positivity~

    Miss Maliciouson June 18, 2003   Link
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    yea Miss Malicious I agree. The Piano roll and beat fits together so perfect. This song owns big time.

    borednesstakesoveron June 19, 2003   Link
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    yep this is brilliant and amazing

    WerdzHertzon June 25, 2003   Link
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    in a interivew this song dosnt mean ugly ppl. he's lived an ugly life. since god loves ppl. god must love ppl w/ ugly lives too

    yimyamon June 29, 2003   Link

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