Rosetta
Dr. Jazz Lyrics


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Take the lowest common denominator,
The tiniest grain of sand.
Like the first digit of our fingers
Points back to the whole hand.

Follow the spear flight
Hurled with any lateral
Throw it on the clifftop
Weaves over the battle
Pill of wax descending the candle
Late at night,
You'd feel a rise at this mantle

The catalyst or the detonator
The place where it all again
The bottom floor of the elevator,
The grandfather of the middleman.

Follow the spear flight
Hurled with any lateral
Throw it on the clifftop
Weaves over the battle
Pill of wax descending the candle
Late at night,
You'd feel a rise at this mantle

Waxing givers
Slip between the sheets of minds.
Rosetta stone
Like the skeleton
Reassembled bone by bone by bone by bone

Follow the spear flight
Hurled with any lateral
Throw it on the cliff top
Weaves over the battle
Pill of wax descending the candle




Late at night,
You'd feel a rise at this mantle

Overall Meaning

The lyrics from Dr. Jazz's song "Rosetta" delve into the concept of breaking down complex ideas and situations into their simplest forms. The opening lines talk about taking the lowest common denominator and the tiniest element, suggesting that even the smallest details can be significant and provide insight into a larger whole. The comparison to the first digit of our fingers pointing back to the whole hand emphasizes the interconnectedness and unity within diversity.


The imagery of following the flight of a spear thrown laterally and watching it weave over a battle symbolizes the unpredictability and chaotic nature of conflicts and challenges. The mention of a pill of wax descending the candle late at night hints at the passage of time and the inevitability of change, with a sense of anticipation or foreboding.


The references to the catalyst, the detonator, the bottom floor of an elevator, and the grandfather of the middleman suggest pivotal points or origin points that set events in motion. This speaks to the idea of causality and the interconnectedness of actions and consequences, highlighting the complex web of relationships and influences.


The final lines of the lyrics introduce the metaphor of "Waxing givers slip between the sheets of minds" and the comparison of the Rosetta stone to a skeleton being reassembled bone by bone. This imagery echoes the theme of revealing hidden truths, deciphering mysteries, and reconstructing fragmented knowledge. The repetition of the imagery of the spear flight and the pill of wax descending the candle reinforces the cyclical nature of time and change, with a sense of introspection and contemplation that comes late at night.


Line by Line Meaning

Take the lowest common denominator, The tiniest grain of sand.
Focus on the simplest element or smallest detail, as it is often the key to understanding the whole picture.


Like the first digit of our fingers Points back to the whole hand.
Just as a small part can represent the entirety, a single detail can provide insight into a larger concept.


The catalyst or the detonator The place where it all again The bottom floor of the elevator, The grandfather of the middleman.
Identifying the root cause or starting point is crucial to understanding the chain of events that lead to a certain outcome.


Waxing givers Slip between the sheets of minds. Rosetta stone Like the skeleton Reassembled bone by bone by bone by bone
Information or ideas that may initially seem small or insignificant can have a profound impact on the way we perceive and understand things, much like putting together a puzzle one piece at a time.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: COMESS, GROSS, SCHENKMAN, WHITE

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