posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 03:19 AM
Incredible song, Immortal Technique is much deeper but he is considered underground. Lupe is as big as it gets and by him rapping about these topics
he will open the eyes of possibly millions of people all over the world.
The song has a great message which I can relate to on a very personal level, and I feel many ATSers can as well. This is my interpretation of the
"If you turn on TV, all you see's a bunch of what the f****
Dude is dating so and so, blabbering about such and such
And that ain't Jersey Shore, homie that's the news
and these the same people supposedly telling us the truth ?"
Exactly how I feel about today's media, such a joke. When I was younger I had always aspired to be a leading journalist on national TV, but today,
hell no. Journalism is such a joke nowadays, tabloid garbage on major news outlets every night, no thanks...
"I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bull****
Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets
How much money does it take to really make a ulll clip
9/11 building seven did they really pull it? "
Mentions WTC7, and the fact that he personally believes this war is a joke.
"Keep you at the bottom but tease you with the upper crush
You get it then they move it so you never keepin up enough "
The joke that is the 3 class system we have in America, people work their entire lives to reach the "upper class" and millions upon millions will
never make it. It always seems "just out of reach" but in reality, it is a myth. In the end, the "house" always wins.
"Now we can say it ain't our fault
If we never heard it
but if we know better, then we probably deserve"
"Just listenin to Pac ain't gonna make it stop
A rebel in your thoughts ain't gonna make it whole "
Great lines about all of us who know the truth but don't speak up. Not pointing fingers here, I'm guilty of not spreading the word to as many people
as I can. I believe almost all of us can relate to this line.
"Pills with a million side effects, take em when the pain's felt
Wash em down with Diet soda, killin off your brain cells
Crooked banks around the world will gladly give a loan today
so If you ever miss a payment, they can take your home away. "
Lupe describing how certain prescribed drugs are a complete joke, also taking a nice jab at the banks' involvement in the foreclosure of so many
"I think that all the silence is worse than all violence
Fear is such a weak emotion, that's why I despise it
We're scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth
So scared of what you think of me, I'm scared of even telling you
Sometimes I'm like the only person I feel safe to tell it to
I'm locked inside a cell in me, I know that there's a jail in you
Consider this your bailing out, so take a breath inhale a few
My screams is finally gettin free, my thoughts is finally yellin through! "
Again, incredible line that I believe 99% of us can relate to. I feel the same way that silence is worth than violence, basically meaning that sitting
here and watching/allowing all this mindless violence happen and not speaking up is just as bad (if not worse) than actually committing the crime. And
again with "Scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth", that line really hit me because I have so many beliefs against the machine
but your average joe would call me a conspiracy nut case. I know deep down I still have a responsibility to try and inform and educate as many people
as I can with what I believe to be the down right truth, but society's thoughts on conspiracy theorists sometimes make me bite my tongue or at the
least hold back certain view.
And of course, the chorus:
"It's so loud inside my head
with words that I should've said
As I drown in my regrets
I can't take back
the words I never said "
When it really hits the fan, and things are really becoming evident to even your average American, there will be many of us that think "Damn, all
those things I should've tried to teach people, all those times I was too afraid to speak up, I could've possible helped prevent this if I had just
stood up and gave it my all."
Great song, truly ground breaking, I hope his album has more work like this because it's going to sell millions. Hopefully "they" don't focus on
discrediting him and breaking him before it's release in March (or May, can't remember exactly.)
Every step counts, and I believe this is song is a huge leap in the right direction. Nice to hear some actual poetry again instead of rappers
blabbering about material object or promiscuous women. This thread should be one of the most popular.