Playing Possum
Earl Sweatshirt Lyrics


To my mentors and comrades in arms
Those presents and those gone on
Thank you to my family
(Can you see them now)
To my partner Mysteria who I love and depend on more than I can say
(For some children)
To my son Thebe (Words like home)
Cultural worker and student of life
Whose growth and insights inspire me, a thousand kisses
(Could not carry any possible meaning)
Thank you to my brothers (But displaced)
My niece, (Boarder) my nephews, my sisters, my friends
(Refugee) My whole family network (Consider)
Who have let me be distracted and inconsistent in my intention
(The premature daily death of their dreams)
Who've put up with crazy schedules, short tempers and mad dashes and all the rest
(What staggering memories frighten and abort
The hope that should have been
Perhaps I should just borrow
The rememberer's voice again
While I can and say: you know the real deal
To have a home is not a favor)

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Written by: Thebe Kgositsile

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Iriz

Consider what staggering memories frighten and abort
The hope that should have been.
Perhaps I should just borrow
The rememberer’s voice again.
While I can and say
To have a home is not a favor.
- Keorapetse Kgositsile

Best song of the album. I beg you guys to do a bit of research on Earls mom and dad. Knowledge and wisdom flowing through their work and themselves. Earl is the product of a true poet and an offspring of a woman that inspires hundreds today.

"The addition of both his parents to the album was intended to be a surprise that he’d planned – as a conciliatory gesture, but tragedy struck again when Keorapetse (Bra Willie) Kgositsile passed away on January 3rd 2018, before Earl got a chance to send him the album."



undrscoremusic

@Saving Souls Ministries
as said on his song "chum":

"and i just used to say i hate him in dishonest jest

when honestly i miss this n*gga like when i was 6

and everytime i got the chance to say it, i
would swallow it"



Prodfisik

To my mentors and comrades in arms
Those presents and those gone on
Thank you to my family
(Can you see them now)
To my partner Mysteria who I love and depend on more than I can say
(For some children)
To my son Thebe (Words like home)
Cultural worker and student of life
Whose growth and insights inspire me, a thousand kisses
(Could not carry any possible meaning)
Thank you to my brothers (But displaced)
My niece, (Boarder) my nephews, my sisters, my friends
(Refugee) My whole family network (Consider)
Who have let me be distracted and inconsistent in my intention
(The premature daily death of their dreams)
Who've put up with crazy schedules, short tempers and mad dashes and all the rest
(What staggering memories frighten and abort
The hope that should have been
Perhaps I should just borrow
The rememberer's voice again
While I can and say: you know the real deal
To have a home is not a favor)



ultratynoz

To my mentors and comrades in arms
Those presence and those gone on
Thank you to my family
To my partner Mysteria who I love and depend on more than I can say
To my son Thebe
Cultural worker and student of life
Whose growth and insights inspire me, a thousand kisses
Thank you to my brothers
My niece
My nephews, my sisters, my friends
My whole family network
Who have let me be distracted and inconsistent in my intention
Who've put up with crazy schedules, short tempers, mad dashes, and all the rest
The rememberer’s voice again
While I can and say
You know the real deal
To have a home is not a favor



All comments from YouTube:

NotGivingOutMyName

In his Instagram post on the day his father died everybody was asking for an album instead of caring about what happened

McFlickers

it's all great talking about this, but some people are going a little far, and that's fine, but that is not and will never be the norm, sonyou out some tracks out then your fan base should be expected to be your therapist, and what like.. work for their art? People have their own struggles, taking care of family members dealing with all kinds of hardships and terminal illnesses etc. Of course those people shouldn't butt in where it's not needed, asking for art, but they shouldn't be expected to be a shoulder to sniffle on-as earl said himself, these shoulders is not for you to sniffle on

Mark Graham Jr.

assholes

ixuho

"dont nobody care about how you feel we want raps" -burgundy by earl

7\ Reed 7\

Oliver

Aidan

Nobody cares about his feeling they just wanna hear his music.

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James

Earl, this is the most thoughtful album I've heard. Just spent the past hour researching your parents. Incredible people who've inspired an incredible artist. Crazy to learn I've studied subjects, theories, and events your parents have not only lived through, but contributed in. Now you're influencing your own wave, and I am happy to be a part of it.

nyvzzz

@Jesus In Real Life yup. Leila Steinberg.

Jesus In Real Life

@nyvzzz Wait for real?

nyvzzz

@Myron Davis very late reply, but the woman who was Tupac's mentor and manager happens to be friends with Earl's mother, and also happens to also be Earl's manager.

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