Train in the Distance


What is the point of this story?
What information pertains?
The thought that life could be better
Is woven indelibly
Into our hearts
And our brains.

— Paul Simon, “Train in the Distance”

  1 comment for “Train in the Distance

  1. 12 Feb 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Sure Paul Simon was good, but only in his time. Check out these lyrics from Grammy winner Mary J Bilge.

    Artist: Mary J. Blige
    Album: What’s The 411?


    Uh, uh
    Yes yes yes yes yes yes
    Fresh- from the l.o.n.s. family tree in 1992
    This is busta rhymes, spelled with an a
    As I will carry you on a journey
    Of overwhelming, listening pleasure
    Hip hop oriented essence
    Somethin real emotion like
    You know
    That little emotional thing that I just like to feel
    Like pop shit, the shit, thats like real raw deal
    Like this, you know what I’m sayin?
    I gotta burst like u kno its like
    It just gets me into one of them moods
    When im like um like um
    Hey busta rhymes be rippin it
    You kno that I be flippin it
    Every time I relax.. I’d be shittin on it
    Alright alright alright, chill chill
    Relax, and imma slow down
    And imma carry on with what im supposed to be dealin with here
    (Clears throat)
    Anyway its like this
    It is now the time that you face the certified quality
    In musical, spiritual, definantly physical
    So just chill, you know what i’m sayin
    And relax, like, a little bit, and just capture
    The complete emotional
    Of mary j blige
    If you think im bullshittin
    (Ladies and gentlemen are you ready?)
    Then stay tuned and relax and listen
    Cause you about to see in a split second
    So just chill, like check it out cause im gonna
    Wild and do it like this and like that
    I flip on a rhyme showin you that busta rhymes be wildin
    Ahhahahaha (hahaha)
    On your own shit damn im bustin like break yo foot
    Can’t help this shit ya’ll I gotta go
    Imma slow down and relax all my composure
    And ya’ll just cool out, listen to the album
    Check out, this your new, raw deal, rugged, mary j bilge material

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