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Sage Francis
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Nah, i understand that ears pick and choose what they want or need to hear sometimes. Especially when they can't pick out every sound and syllable. I've done worse.
Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:06 pm
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b. dolan
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i totally should have said geek boys :)

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leave saliva on the mic
and keep the disease moving
hip hop is NOT revolution!
paraplegic b-boy
you breathe noise
and never give screams voice
but keep poised with hard looks
you learned in a comic book
hip hop is violent fantasy!
any man could be a master among slaves
collect a wage or wage war
and the when the spark gets took;
thats what the fuck you are paid for pimp
peep the language, you do the same shit
'revolution?' you a liar every time you say 'bitch'
you let the leash slip in secret
cold lips call you coward
forever-ever
stay! sleep! rot together!
on top of each other,
or in separate beds
i bury heads up to their necks
tape their eyes open
let em watch the bombs drop into the oceans
til they lay bare like deserts
the so-called world,
would mock its peasants
called them "sand niggers" and "cave dwellers"
but now the richest among us...
we can't sell our skin
to bring crops up
from the toxic dust
we live in shelters if we live at all
bleached skulls mock us!
i man the radio dials,
i scan the air for dead men
but it's quiet
like new york hip hop after 9/11
its quiet
like eminem after bush won re-election
quiet like empty venues!
you wanna battle-
me for this water?
my mind is blank like the scorched earth
wait for the scorpion to come, end all thirst
when nothing's left but to trace the graven images
of nucleur physisists
with shaking fingertips
in this dimness
in this winter
the spaces between letters open
i drop into oblivion
"when i'm writing i'm trapped in between the lines,
i escape..." -rakim

<chorus>
its all subtle misdirection
keep your eyes on the savior
lesser than
greater than
sleight of hand
heart failure
Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:36 pm
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Sage Francis
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Up until recently I thought you were saying "paraplegicly, boy"

even though I knew it was wrong because it wasn't making a whole lot of sense.

there's a bunch of things like that I heard through the verse. haha
Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:01 pm
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ugh

well, with the exception of a couple minor word mistakes that completely changed the meaning of a couple of phrases...I don't think I did too badly..

I see the power in words

:)

and it should've been geek boys, hah!
Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:02 pm
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oops... mis-edit

ha ha! I'm gonna start using that as an adverb...

"Dilly dilly looked paraplegicly at Sage when he told her what the REAL lyrics to his verse were..."
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Sage Francis
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Here are the parts I initially heard wrong


B: paraplegic b-boy
My Ear: paraplegicly, boy

B: you let the leash slip in secret
My Ear: you let the lease slip, insigrent (thinking that maybe 'insigrent' was a word for a bad guy...like a slumlord or something.)

B: would mock its peasants
My Ear: with marcus presents

B: bleached skulls mock us!
My Ear: beached skulls rock us

B: i man the radio dials, i scan the air for dead men
My Ear: i man the radio dials, scared to air resentment

B: you wanna battle- me for this water?
My Ear: you wanna battle morphius?

B: wait for the scorpion to come, end all thirst
My Ear: Pray for the scorpion to come, end your verse

B: with shaking fingertips in this dimness
My Ear: with shaking fingertips and instant mist
Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:16 pm
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Sage Francis wrote:


Pray for the scorpion to come, end your verse







ahh....that all just gave me a good laugh..
Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:22 pm
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Sage Francis wrote:

I include the lyrics in my booklets, but it truly doesn't seem to matter much. I never ever get feedback on that.


really?!? it seems A LOT of people gush over your lyrics on this site, myself included. i assumed thats one of the main reason peeps love your work, especially on this forum.
Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:17 pm
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Yeah, and I'm happy people love the lyrics so much. However, they aren't gushing over the lyric booklet. That's what I'm saying. It's hardly ever mentioned by anyone.
Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:10 pm
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i definitely appreciate the lyrics being printed in the booklet. first thing i look for after buying a new cd.
i'm sure a lot of people do too, but i guess its not something that comes up in conversation about the music
eh
Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:23 pm
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Sage Francis wrote:
Here are the parts I initially heard wrong

B: you let the leash slip in secret
My Ear: you let the lease slip, insigrent (thinking that maybe 'insigrent' was a word for a bad guy...like a slumlord or something.)


haha i do that too
i'll hear nonsensical words and be like "well maybe that's just some vocab im unfamiliar with"
Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:00 pm
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Sage Francis wrote:
Yeah, and I'm happy people love the lyrics so much. However, they aren't gushing over the lyric booklet. That's what I'm saying. It's hardly ever mentioned by anyone.


I feel like this was mentioned repeatedly in the HTDD thread.
Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:42 am
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Sage Francis wrote:
Yeah, and I'm happy people love the lyrics so much. However, they aren't gushing over the lyric booklet. That's what I'm saying. It's hardly ever mentioned by anyone.

I certainly appreciate it. I still buy CDs from the local shop, so I appreciate when artists still take the effort to make a good presentation. Lyrics are always a nice touch.

For me, the cover art and physical presentation of the album is a huge deal, and sadly becoming a lost practice.
Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:57 am
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Sage,
I didn't get lyrics with my copy of Personal Journals. I got little hand written anecdotes on what the song is about or why you wrote it. Sometimes there is just some sketches. I like lyric books but if I had to choose between lyrics and what I got with PJ Id have to say Im happy with what I have.
Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:13 am
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Sage Francis
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Right. I did a similar thing with the Human the Death Dance booklet. Though the HTDD booklet is a bit more pimped out.
Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:21 pm
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