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Thursday, August 20, 2009

BAR BY BAR BREAKDOWN: "DAY DREAMIN" BY RANRU

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THIS SONG WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN & RECORDED BY LUPE FIASCO TITLE "DAYDREAM".  I REMIXED IT... AND TITLED IT "DAY DREAMIN" (REALLY NOT A BIG DIFFERENCE IN TITLE SELECTION) BUT THE SONG CONTENT IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

IN THIS BLOG I WILL BREAK DOWN & DECIPHER THE LYRICS OF THE SONG, SO THAT YOU CAN GET FURTHER UNDERSTANDING OF THE SONG MEANING AND THE WRITERS STATE OF MIND!

1ST VERSE: 
IN THE BEGINNING OF THE SONG I RECORDED A INTRO (OF SORTS). IN THIS "INTRO" I MENTION A FEW NAMES "TAVY" (BOY) & "KIWA" (GIRL) BOTH ARE MY CHILDREN.

THE POINT OF THE INTRO IS TO SET THE SCENE TO THE STORY.  I TRIED TO PAINT A PICTURE OF A FATHER... WAKING HIS CHILDREN UP FOR SCHOOL. LIKE MOST PARENTS DO SO IN THE BEGINNING YOU GET THIS IDEA OF A NORMAL GUY, DOING NORMAL THINGS (I HOPE).

(AND THEN THE VERSE STARTS) 

I FELL ASLEEP AT THE STOP LIGHT SIPPING THAT PROMETHAZINE
SMOKING THAT DOE DOE AND DOZED INTO A DAYDREAM/ -THIS IS IN FACT A TRUE STORY (DUH) I REALLY DID FALL ASLEEP BEHIND THE WHEEL ON KALAMAZOO & HALL (@ THE STOP LIGHT IN FRONT OF DES PARTY STORE) 

MY BROTHER (DIGI) BET ME I COULDN'T HOLD THE WEED SMOKE IN FOR 60 SEC... ALL I REMEMBER WAS HORNS BLOWING FORM THE OTHER CARS BEHIND ME.  AND WAKING UP BEHIND THE WHEEL @ AT THE STOP LIGHT.

A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE, IT SEEMED LIKE/ 
ITS BEEN SO LONG SINCE I DREAMED RIGHT/
I SEEN LIFE... DISAPPEAR RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES/
SO IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE JUST TO BE ALIVE/ - A FEW WEEKS PRIOR TO THE STOP LIGHT INCIDENT, I WITNESS A SHOOTING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD (ON JEFFERSON ST.) THE VICTIM WAS SHOT IN HIS CAR A FEW HOUSES AWAY FROM MY PORCH.

HE EVENTUALLY CRASHED & DIED A BLOCK AWAY FROM MY HOUSE. EVERYBODY ON THE BLOCK RAN TO THE SCENE OF THE CRASH TO SEE... (HIM DIE I GUESS?). ONCE I MADE IT TO SCENE MYSELF I TOOK A LOOK THRU THE PASSENGER WINDOW.  WHAT I SAW MADE ME APPRECIATE EVERYDAY GOD HAS GIVEN ME ON THIS EARTH!

DIANE CRIED A POOL THE DAY DOC DIED/ 
I TRIED TO HOLD MY TEARS (KEYWORD) I TRIED/ - "DIANE" (MY AUNT)  IS DOC'S MOTHER.. DOC (MY COUSIN) WAS KILLED BY 3 CORRECTION OFFICERS IN PRISON.  I NEVER SAW MY AUNT CRY, UNTIL THAT DAY.  I TRIED WITH EVERYTHING I HAD IN ME NOT TO CRY MYSELF... BUT EVENTUALLY I BROKE DOWN! (I STILL DO... SOMETIMES)

I MIGHT LOSE MY LIFE EVERY TIME I RIDE/ 
BUT I SET ALL THAT ASIDE (KEYWORD) I RIDE/ - GROWING UP I WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN GANG ACTIVITY, SO I STAYED IN TROUBLE ALOT. MY MOM USED TO TELL ME AS KID "YOU DO DIRT, U GET DIRT" WHAT THAT MEANS IS... WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.

I LEARNED THEN... IF YOUR INVOLVED IN GANGS & COMMITTING CRIMES  ETC. YOU CAN EASILY MURDER SOMEONE OR BE MURDERED! (AND KNOWING THIS) I STILL CONTINUED TO LIVE THE SAME LIFESTYLE! (GO FIGURE)

INSIDE YA BEDS WHEN U SLEEP AT NIGHT/
COZY UNDER YA COMFORTER CLOSE TO YA WIFE/
I'LL BE JUST COMING IN WHEN THE SUN SHED LIGHT/
I LAY DOWN GO TO SLEEP, I BEEN UP ALL NIGHT/... SO I DAY DREAM! -DURING THAT PERIOD OF MY LIFE I WAS PULLING "ALL NIGHTERS" ON THE BLOCK TRYING TO GET RIGHT. I USUALLY CAME IN ABOUT 6am-8am AT THOSE HOURS MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE IN THEIR BEDS SLEEP WITH THEIR LOVED ONES.  THE SUN WOULD BE HIGH IN THE SKY AND I WOULD JUST BE GETTING IN FROM THE CORNER.

EVERYDAY I WENT TO SLEEP IT WOULD LITERALLY BE DAY TIME, SO NATURALLY MOST OF MY DREAMS TOOK PLACE DURING THE  DAY TIME... SO I WOULD "DAY DREAM" (GET IT?)


2ND VERSE:

I FELL ASLEEP IN THE MOVIES MATINEE 1ST SCENE/ 
POPPING THEM VOLUMES AND SLIP INTO A DAYDREAM/ - WOW... THIS BAR IS SAD, BUT TRUE! I WENT THRU A PILL POPPING STAGE IN 2002-05' (velum's, vicodin, seroquel etc) MOSTLY DOWNERS.  I WAS FRESH OUT OF REHAB & ON PROBATION! I COULDN'T SMOKE WEED, SO I DRANK ALCOHOL & POP PILLS ALL DAY. 

 I LEARNED IN THE REHAB, THAT YOU HAVE TO OCCUPY YOUR TIME WITH SOME KIND OF POSITIVE ACTIVITY SO YOUR BRAIN DOESN'T THINK ABOUT USING! (YEAH RIGHT) SO I WOULD GO TO THE MOVIE THEATER  AS SOON AS THEY OPEN THE DOORS MOST TIMES (THE MATINEE).  WELL THIS TIME I WENT TO THE MOVIES AFTER POPPING 3 VELUM'S... (BAD IDEA) I FELL ASLEEP DURING THE PREVIEWS! LOL!

THE DAY SEEMED TO GO BY BLOWING THE TIME/
DURING THE SLOW TIMES, I CLOSED BOTH OF MY EYES/ - THIS BARS SEEMS PRETTY SELF-EXPLANATORY RIGHT? (WRONG)

IN THIS LINE WHEN I SAY "THE DAY SEEMED TO GO BY BLOWING THE TIME" I'M ACTUALLY REFERRING TO "FATHER TIME" WHICH IS A NICK NAME FOR GRAND DADDY PURP (A HIGH POTENT STRAIN OF MARIJUANA).  IN THE NEXT LINE I SAY "DURING THE SLOW TIMES, I CLOSED BOTH OF MY EYES" WHAT I MEANT BY THAT WAS... WHEN I DIDN'T HAVE ANY DRUGS TO DO (THE SLOW TIMES) I WENT TO SLEEP TO KEEP MY MIND OFF OF GETTING HIGH!

I DAYDREAMED THRU SCHOOL, MOST OF THE TIME/
IN MY OWN MIND I THOUGHT THE WORLD WAS MINES/ - WHEN I WAS IN ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL I DID A LOT OF DAYDREAMING... AT MY DESK, ON THE SCHOOL BUS, DURING RECESS, EVEN DURING LUNCH TIME.  I MOSTLY DREAMT OF BECOMING A RICH & FAMOUS RAP ARTIST! BUT I WOULD ALSO DREAM ABOUT BEING SCARFACE (AL PACINO NOT BRAD JORDAN).

EVEN THOUGH HE DIED AT THE END... I STILL IDOLIZED HIS STRUGGLE & RISE TO THE TOP.  AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE ENDING WAS MY FAVORITE PART... WHEN HIS BODY FLIPPED OVER THE FOYER AND LANDED NEXT TO THE STATUE THAT READ "THE WORLD IS YOURS" C'MON! (U HAD TO FEEL THAT) LOL!

I THINK THE REST OF THE SONG PRETTY MUCH EXPLAINS ITSELF! (WHUDAYA THINK?) IF NOT LEMME KNOW AND I WILL EXPLAIN THE LAST FEW BARS!

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