The Story: Don't eat the fruit in the garden, Eden,, It wasn't in God's natural plan., You were only a rib,, And look at what you did,, To Adam, the father of Man.
The Story: You smell like goat, I'll see you in hell
The Story: All the b***h had said, all been washed in black
Not that the actual lyrics do anything but support the melody - near as i can tell the verses are all about wanting to go out into a cool summer night in the city, while the chorus was just words quincy jones wrote to fill in a melody he originally wrote with a bunch of "da da da" in lieu of lyrics.
but i always heard this as:
"Why? Why? And then they give you this thing."
Having never really paid attention to the verses, i always interpolated the full meaning of the song as a sort of bittersweet reflection on the nature of fame and success - the "thing" being a grammy.
Which is a lot of interpretation.
1/8/2009 6:27 am
Age it happened
Better than original?
Convinced others you were right?
Was partying involved?
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