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Bones Lyrics


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Can you stand the rain?
New Edition, like the calendar say '88
Matte black trench coat with the razor straight
Make ya drop and give me 20 like Major Payne
Now they signing off to majors for the lamest change
Trying to justify it like it's always been the dream
They go with the scheme, I evolve with my team
No label attached, no strings on me, can you?
Can you stand the rain?
New edition like the calendar say '88
Matte black trench coat with the razor straight
Make ya drop and give me 20 like Major Payne

Ever since we came up, don't know how to act
Now I need a pack just to help me relax
Ever since we came up, don't know how to act
Looking at the map, only way to know where I'm at
Ever since we came up, don't know how to act
Now I need a pack just to help me relax
Ever since we came up, don't know how to act
Looking at the map, only way to know where I'm at
What, What

Close the doors and quickly, I'm calling order
I'm swiftly when I'm recording, distorted until the morning
I'm flowing, it's kinda hard when you mourning
Don't disregard it, you're with me forever, promise you
Memories never tarnish, the second I heard you calling
Time I thought we have more of
Life reminds you seconds that we got are always going
All is unimportant when you lose someone important
Cannot render thoughts, let alone the words to export them

Can you stand the rain?
New Edition, like the calendar say '88
Matte black trench coat with the razor straight
Make ya drop and give me 20 like Major Payne
Now they signing off to majors for the lamest chains
Trying to justify it like it's always been the dream




They go with the scheme, I evolve with my team
No label attached, no strings on me, can you?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Bones's song ConnectingToServer have multiple interpretations, and can be linked to different themes. One interpretation is that the song speaks about his success in the music industry and how he has evolved without falling victim to record labels who control their artists. Bones references New Edition, a boyband from the 80s, to remind listeners of the way the industry was in the past. He then goes on to describe his independence and how he has avoided the trap of signing his art away to major labels. The lyric "No label attached, no strings on me" adds to this interpretation as it shows his freedom from the typical obligations that come with being signed by a major label.


Another theme in the song is grief and loss. The lines "Close the doors and quickly, I'm calling order // I'm swiftly when I'm recording, distorted until the morning" describes how Bones uses music as an outlet for his pain. He distorts his reality with that of the music until the morning, showing how he stays up all night working on his craft. The lyrics, "Memories never tarnish, the second I heard you calling // Time I thought we have more of //Life reminds you seconds that we got are always going" speaks to the idea that memories don't ever fade, and how time makes us realize that we should treasure every moment we have. The song brings up some important themes that are relevant to today's society and culture.


Line by Line Meaning

Can you stand the rain?
Are you able to endure the difficult times?


New Edition, like the calendar say '88
My style is reminiscent of the group New Edition in the late 80s.


Matte black trench coat with the razor straight
I wear a black trench coat that is clean and sharp.


Make ya drop and give me 20 like Major Payne
I demand physical effort from my peers like a military drill sergeant would.


Now they signing off to majors for the lamest change
Artists are selling out their sound to record labels for meager profits.


Trying to justify it like it's always been the dream
Artists are rationalizing their decisions to sell out as a necessary step to achieve their goals.


They go with the scheme, I evolve with my team
Artists stick to the norm, while I push my own boundaries with my associates.


No label attached, no strings on me, can you?
I am not restricted by any record labels or outside influences, are you?


Ever since we came up, don't know how to act
Since achieving success, my demeanor has changed.


Now I need a pack just to help me relax
I use drugs to calm my nerves due to the pressure of success.


Looking at the map, only way to know where I'm at
I am lost in my own success - mapping out my path is the only way to find myself.


Close the doors and quickly, I'm calling order
I am taking control of the situation, and acting quickly to make things happen.


I'm swiftly when I'm recording, distorted until the morning
I am quick and efficient when making music, sometimes working through the night until it's perfect.


I'm flowing, it's kinda hard when you mourning
I am in the creative zone, but it's difficult when I am sad or grieving.


Don't disregard it, you're with me forever, promise you
My fans and loved ones will be with me forever, and I remain loyal to them as well.


Memories never tarnish, the second I heard you calling
Memories are never lost, and I will always remember those who helped me get where I am today.


Time I thought we have more of
Life is precious and fleeting, and we often think we have more time than we do.


Life reminds you seconds that we got are always going
Life is a constant reminder that our time is limited and we must use it wisely.


All is unimportant when you lose someone important
When someone close to you dies, everything else seems meaningless and insignificant.


Cannot render thoughts, let alone the words to export them
The emotions and grief that come with losing someone close are often too difficult to express, making it hard to share these feelings with others.




Writer(s): Elmo O Connor, Vegard Veslelia Pedersen

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