aesop rock quotes

I had a pet lizard. He never got an obit. Fed him crickets, he was dead a fucking month before I noticed. An older me would note that whether disposable gold fish or theist, we certainly become the Earth as equals, in a circle. Unique until the spirit isn’t willing, while the flesh is still a staple for the labor force and whistling.
—  Aesop Rock: Water Tower (The Impossible Kid)
I mow a dead lawn, aim for the alpha
Ten claws deck the halls of Valhalla
Not a man, a receptacle for crest-fallen matter
Never tempered or pressed into patterns
But just won’t die, instead a palpitation from the plasma
Pumping disenchanting anecdotes and antiquated data at ‘em
I get these headaches that climb down into my stomach
Then off into my extremities and out into the public
In a flood of shadow puppetry, something in the air
Got a tiny pool of energy becoming self-aware
It’s recognizing family and alphanumeric characters
Scenery and deities with unassuming avatars
Close encounters exacerbate his condition
From classy to a bastion of classic misdirection
Tune into the Casio adventures
When the rest of me can barely form a god-damn sentence.
—  Aesop Rock - “Castles”
I guess it is kind of funny when you look at it from a step back
How one man can literally buckle under the same pressures
Other men operate normally under
I have scoped this out from all angles, walking through time
I have been over everything in my head, ‘till I can’t think anymore
But I guess some times, when you can’t breathe, there are people there
To breathe for you
I am lucky enough to have those people around me
Thank you for helping me to not die
Thank you for helping me to not die
—  One of Four by Aesop Rock
Now we the American working population
Hate the fact that eight hours a day
Is wasted on chasing the dream of someone that isn’t us.
And we may not hate our jobs,
But we hate jobs in general
That don’t have to do with fighting our own causes.
We the American working population
Hate the nine-to-five, day-in day-out
When we’d rather be supporting ourselves
By being paid to perfect the pastimes
That we have harbored based solely on the fact
That it makes us smile if it sounds dope.
—  Aesop Rock9-5ers Anthem