February 15, 2008

Common's Father on Forever

It may not make perfect sense to you, but it's up for interpretation. Make what you may out of it. Feel free to share your thoughts. From the outro of "Forever Begins," by Common (on the Finding Forever album):

Origin is forever
well, well, well,
Here we are back in the studio again.
Look at that.
Hey, I don't need no cue cards.
They got the engineers holdin' up cue cards.
What that say?
Oh they say, "Just talk. Don't sing."
Son, I bet you feel like you and I've been here Forever.
30 years old red eyes, beholding red eyes
I see my world's tears
Yeah, origin is forever
Every peak will have 2 values:
Hopeful eyes in the comfort of true protection
and admiration of the chime.
That's forever.
Forever is to strive,
a place of endearment.

Forever is what I leave:
my I-self contribution
Damn, what I'm gon' leave?
I leave my one and only grain of spiritual sand:

To universal scales of humanity
All humanity
Forever is finding a solution to a solution:
tsunamis, hurricanes,
following the trails of the African slave ships,
war, war, and more war,
floods, Columbine, global warming, earthquakes.
Another somebody's done me wrong, son.
Virginia Tech is not an old "what the heck?"
We're still. Did you place your one grain of spiritual sand forever?

Confusion need a solution.
Blend and stir. Stir and blend the part of humanity.
Sift the ingredients of acknowledgment, apology, amendment, atonement.
We gonna work with the four A's here
Forever part
Common good is forever
God's memory is forever

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