Honey
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If my honey comes back, sometime
I'm gonna rap that jack, sometimes
Get a hump in my back, sometimes
I'm going over here, sometimes

Way down yonder, sometimes
Gonna get my pal, sometimes




Overall Meaning

Moby's song "Honey" is a laid-back and dreamy tune that invokes a sense of longing and nostalgia. The opening lines "If my honey comes back, sometime/I'm gonna rap that jack, sometimes" can be interpreted in different ways, but it seems to refer to the singer's hopeful anticipation of his lover's return. "Rapping that jack" could refer to gambling, as it was a popular slang term for playing dice in the 1930s when the song's sample was recorded. There's a sense of excitement and risk-taking in the way he sings it, as if he's eager to take on any challenge to win back his lover's heart.


The next lines, "Get a hump in my back, sometimes/I'm going over here, sometimes," suggest a change in mood and direction. The "hump in my back" could be a metaphor for the burdens of love and the sacrifices one has to make to keep a relationship going. The singer could be saying that sometimes he feels weighed down by these burdens, but he's still willing to go where his lover takes him. The rest of the lyrics continue in this vein, with the singer expressing different emotions and desires, sometimes happy and sometimes sad, but always with a sense of yearning and hopefulness.


Line by Line Meaning

If my honey comes back, sometime
If my lover returns, at some point in the future


I'm gonna rap that jack, sometimes
I'll dance and celebrate, occasionally


Get a hump in my back, sometimes
I'll feel burdened and weighed down, occasionally


I'm going over here, sometimes
I'll move to a different location, occasionally


Way down yonder, sometimes
Far away from here, occasionally


Gonna get my pal, sometimes
I'll hang out with my friend, occasionally




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Mute Song Limited, Downtown Music Publishing, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Gabriel M Jackson, Morgan C Robinson, Richard Melville Hall

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Actual lyrics;
Get my honey come back, sometimes
I wanna rap like that, sometimes
I get a hump in my back, sometimes
I'm going over here, sometimes
Get my honey come back, sometimes
I wanna rap like that, sometimes
I get a hump in my back, sometimes
I'm going over here, sometimes
Get my honey come back, sometimes
I wanna rap like that, sometimes
I get a hump in my back, sometimes
I'm going over here, sometimes
Get my honey come back, sometimes
I wanna rap like that, sometimes
I get a hump in my back, sometimes
I'm going over here, sometimes
Get my honey come back, sometimes
I wanna rap like that, sometimes
I get a hump in my back, sometimes
I'm going over here, sometimes
Get my honey come back, sometimes
I wanna rap like that, sometimes
I get a hump in my back, sometimes
I'm going over here, sometimes
Get my honey come back, sometimes
I wanna rap like that, sometimes
I get a hump in my back, sometimes
I'm going over here, sometimes
Get my honey come back, sometimes
Get my honey come back, sometimes
Get my honey come back, sometimes
Get my honey come back, sometimes
Way down yonder, get my honey come back
Way down yonder, get my honey come back
Way down yonder, get my honey come back
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Way down yonder, get my honey come
Way down yonder back
Get my honey come back, sometimes
I wanna rap like that, sometimes
I get a hump in my back, sometimes
I'm going over here, sometimes



All comments from YouTube:

@stopthemadness99

Once upon a time, there was a magical place where it never rained. The end.

@jacinta8204

Nobody get's anything he says...

@erikparker5862

wasn't there a black dude that fixed things?

@giannastewart750

stopthemadness99 He's talking about Holes.

@abdullahege9619

Mr Sir

@thisprojectisretired6561

Stop being a girl scout, stopthemadness99

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@anglndsguise950

I heard this song in Holes for the first time. I did a little research and it turns out it was a song sung by slaves and passed down. I love it and I love the history. 

@monicaghosh1166

I think that is REALLY cool. I really like this song, it's so different. And I love the movie too!!!

@jacinta8204

Really? Cool...

@samwenske

Same here!

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