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    "Robeson" Lyrics

    Saul Williams

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    Beginning with the aftermath
    Sayers of sooth who stand aloof
    To hide their inner laugh
    Depending on the circumstance
    I show my tools where niggas know
    Where I'm just a fish in pants

    Beginning with the aftermath
    Sayers of sooth who stand aloof
    To hide their inner laugh
    Depending on the circumstance
    I show my tools where niggas know
    Where I'm just a fish in pants

    I slept once, the dream has yet to end
    It was a purple evening such as this
    The curtains had been pulled by a hand unattached
    I lay propped on a pillow of eagle feathers
    On a couch framed with the skeletons
    Of my uncles and great uncles
    I did not intend to close my eyes but then I did
    The night is falling on the moist palms
    Of children too weak to bear it's weight
    The stars are visibly breathing
    In fact they almost look as if they are chewing gum
    The moon is crescented on both sides
    While its center remains unseen
    I can faintly hear my mother calling me
    Or is that my sister singing songs of the railroad?

    Robeson is reflected in a floating mirror
    Then I realize that the mirror is not floating
    But being pulled by a while horse
    In a great golden chariot
    The horse has human feet
    I look down at my feet and they are hooves
    When I look up it is no longer night
    The sun covers the entire sky
    As if it has been stretched to reach all corners
    Flames are visible but not threatening
    A girl brushes my knee with her tail
    She is wearing pink overalls and rollerblades
    She signals for me to follow her
    As soon as I take a step towards her I'm flying

    There are Rocky Mountains below me
    I decide to land in a small settlement between mountains
    A man walks up to me, he is my father
    But he introduces himself to me as John Galt
    I ask him if he is the Reverend John Galt
    We begin to say the Lord's Prayer together
    The whole world seems to join in
    The mountains have mouths
    I am standing at an altar
    It takes a second before I realize I'm getting married
    The woman beside me, my bride,
    Is sitting in a lotus position on an Indian silk pillow
    She is holding a white umbrella over her head
    I cannot see her, I keep whispering to her,
    "It's okay, love. It's okay, love."
    And she keeps shushing me and shushing me
    I'm wearing a backpack, I decide to take it off and open it up
    It's filling with coloring books and I keep thinking,
    "I have to be done in time to pick Saturn up from school.
    I have to be done in time to pick Saturn up from school.
    I have to be done in time to pick Saturn up from school."

    My darling Saturn, I seem to break your heart daily
    How could I ever neglect to hug you?
    You are a planet hugged by a rainbow
    Forgive me, I sometimes become so consumed
    In the travails of my own heart that I neglect yours
    And there is no greater crime
    I will never commit it again
    For there is no other adultery
    You are my child, God's gift to the world
    God's will be done
    I love you
    This song was submitted on December 11th, 2007 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Saul Williams.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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