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1981, and my mother's watching me breathe
As she rocks me to sleep on green hospital sheets
1985, and my mother taught to me to read
... cracked open a universe of options for me
Now it's two thousand something, and I got some dope production
Catch me getting stoned and letting go old assumptions
And poison lessons, the machine feels threatened
Cuz a child can destroy you with one simple question

... thinking back to physics, math and English class
Teachers had me feeling wicked bad for the gifts I had
If we behaved, they let us out for some air
I was young, but I could see the how and the where
But the what and the why kinda fucked with my mind
And something inside me knew that it was nothing but lies
It's easy to bitch about some meaningless shit
But never even admit what really needs to be fixed
So whatever people are saying, I'm not even debating
The simple fact school is obedience training
But here's an honest salute to the quality few:
A million good teachers who have gotten us though
Nut get in line and never try to second-guess the leader?
That's brainwashing, baby — that's not respecting teachers
Here's a quality concept: find yourself a payphone
Call in a bomb threat, and now everyone can stay home

1996, with the tenth strip on my tongue
A talk with Goddess plus a round trip to the sun
2001, I see our parents depressed
Cuz everything they fought for is apparently dead
So now I'm turning twenty-something and I got some dope production
Catch me getting stoned and letting go of old assumptions
And dreams — living life with substance and teeth
Cuz love is supreme...

1981, and my mother's watching me breathe
As she rocks me to sleep on green hospital sheets
1985, and my mother taught to me to read
... cracked open a universe of options for me
So thank you for that, now I'm dedicating this track
To simply stating the fact that I'll be paying it back
Making contributions, changes and improvements
Creating some solutions with the patience of a Buddhist

I'll say it and I'll prove it

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from Algorhythms: Deluxe Edition, released February 2, 2014

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Algorhythms is a psychedelic rap duo, featuring lyrics by Thirtyseven and beats by Dr. Quandary.

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