January 20 2017

Analyzing the Lyrics of “What We Do” by The Recap Band, From the Album “Neon Milk”

Analyzing the Lyrics of “What We Do” by The Recap Band, From the Album “Neon Milk”

You can’t sing a song all about life and not include things about yourself. Neon Milk as an album uses the life lessons that the band members have learned and presented them to you to also hopefully take something from.

The group tells these stories but sometimes in generalities and sometimes using their passions to explain things that can translate into your likes and dislikes.

This track like most others also carries a lot of life lesson in it but is also has a lot of focus on the band and what their music is.

Let’s break it down!

(Verse 1)
When I’m on a beat I feel complete got lines to burn through
Waited all my life for this I guess that patience is a virtue

Doing what you love and enjoy, is more rewarding than just about anything else.

And people sleep on me like it’s past the mothafuckin’ curfew

Sort of meaning, why did people hold me back from being myself.

But I’m so sick and so fly I might as well have the bird flu
But word dude yo Earth I would never desert you
Had to take a little break to give birth to
More nouns and verbs a thousand words to earn proof
I deserve you take a breather I’ll be sure to
But for now I got the urge to rap my ass off And never stop ‘til I turn blue

Meaning that sometimes you just have to step away from it all. You give up for a while and regather your passion, your strength, your thoughts, and emotions. Ultimately you know that you also have not to give up or turn your back on everything else.

(Chorus)
Do you believe in what we are Now that the stars look just like us Do you have love for who we are
Now that we’re up high and you’re watching
What we do
What we do

So your hearing what we have to say and our message. You supported us, and here it is. This is who we are and what we are trying to do, do you still like it and us?

(Verse 2)
This is what we do
Knock ya ass all the way to Timbukto

Now talking about them or himself a bit and going to do it with rap. With music and art, to make it enjoyable for you.

I’m stuck in a rut and lookin’ up

Realizing that I don’t have all the answers but that I also see that something needs to change.

But there ain’t nobody to look up to

No one can give me all those answers, though. While there’s lots of aid from the world ultimately one can only figure out what ones own self-needs.

I sucked at school in class acted like such a fool
I didn’t know what the motherfuck to do

Not doing well in school, growing up, in society, and the peers around you. Not fitting in or understanding and instead of getting help, or digging deeper, just turning it all into a joke.

So I dropped out and started stackin’ songs to the fuckin’ moon
Chi­chi­chika hey
Better make a quick escape time tick tickin’ away
Recap takin’ over better pick a date
To be outta town by ‘cause we flippin’
The game of life around and playin’ it a different way
Ain’t nobody else who gotta sicker brain
Sticks and stones bitch they just ricochet
Give up music yeah that’ll be the friggin day wish away

So now making a change to life. Instead of listening to others, listening to ourselves and doing what we want to do, our answers, our path.


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Posted January 20, 2017 by Sir Stile Teckel in category Music, Spacebards

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