Do you believe the message of the song is relevant

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5. Do you believe the message of the song is relevant today? If so, is it relevant in 6. What words, lines or phrases in the song do you personally relate to? 7. What might be an alternate title for the song? 1. What do you think the song is about?
2. What emotional response does the song evoke? 3. Write a paragraph or a few sentences that describe the message, viewpoint or lesson the songwriter was trying to convey. Share examples from the song in your explanation. The message Aesop Rock is trying to convey is the importance of the basic needs all humans require for a comfortable life, the tribulations that arise when these necessities are absent, and the lengths to which some will go to obtain these essential must-haves. A few examples include, “It’s tough to legislate when scum tongue down a dinner plate of booze, coke, heroin” which implies that these basic needs are often omitted from passing as full-blown laws is due to corrupt politicians, “Food, clothes, medicine, cause hungry, naked, sick, sucks!” which obviously illustrates what the opposite states of equilibrium are when necessary living needs are missing, “Collide your worker ants, with autobahn inertia dance” is an elegant way to say working until death is the natural way of life in America, and “I’ll bite the hand that feeds, chew the steak and spit the knuckle back, stitch ‘em up and give ‘em dap, before his brother’s rubberneck” is meant to demonstrate the wonderful saying that, “eventually the poor will have nothing left to eat but the rich” by elucidating the hyperbolic and gruesome, yet poignant and comical, image of being so starved and impoverished that the only meal left is the flesh of the oppressors.

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