Aesop Rock Quotes

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Aesop Rock is an incredible lyricist. Its a shame that so many people don’t get to listen to his music because they are listening to shitty MTV Hip Hop. In every song of his one or two of the lines just stick into my head and I gradually get more and more amazed of how completely awesome his music is. Here are some quotes that I picked out from his songs that are just like “Whoa.” Most of you will probably never really end up liking this or even reading all of it, but thats because you listen to Soulja Boy.

“If you never had a day a snow cone couldn’t fix
you wouldn’t relate to the rogue vocoder blitz”

“Put one up shackle me, not clean logic procreation
I did not invent the wheel I was the crooked spoke adjacent”

“Must not sleep must warn others
Trust blocks creep where the dust storm hovers”

“Smores over warm helvetica brown proper
For the odd God or monster, proper to teleprompter”

“I’ll take my seat atop the Brooklyn Bridge
With a Coke and a bag of chips
To watch a thousand lemmings plummet just because
The first one slipped”

“Someday you’ll all eat out of my cold hand
Cuz every dog has its day
At which point, I’ll pull it away”

“I’m trying to see the future in a tea cup and a saucer
But I rather be drinking coffee with my cigarette foster”

“Fumble outta bed and stumble to the kitchen, Pour myself a cup of ambition and, Yawn and stretch and my life is a mess and If I never make it home today, God bless”

“…And i’ve always been a 40 night chronologic hostage”

“…ten thousand hackers deep in a movement
Thats 20,000 crucial ruby heels clicking in unison”

“I’m Mozart with a focus on the tide
Hiding the inconsistencies of man behind water and wine”

“holy smokes father black suit white collar
kiddie porn dungeon guns and 3 fingers for your daughters cunt belly up
antique nazi pariphinelia
cannot pay your bills with holy water and hail mary luck”

“And I’m sleeping now (Wow!) And the settlers laugh
You won’t be laughing when your covered wagons crash
You won’t be laughing when the buses drag your brother’s flags
into rags
You won’t be laughing when your front lawn is spangled with
epitaphs
You won’t be laughing!”

“Yeah I call him God, he calls me Jesus
When I lost my religion, he fell to pieces”

“..while biggest brother’s watching bigger brother watching big brother watch you”

BEST QUOTE:

“if the jesus piece around your neck is bigger than your pistol
it makes homicide okey dokey and your god will forgive you
just show the saints at heaven’s gate you should be on the list
i hear he overlooks manslaughter for a tatooed crucifix”

I will try to interpret that last quote. Aesop is pointing out the hipocracy of people who say they are religious but don’t live a religious life at all. He illustrates this by saying that if you wear a cross around your neck or have a crucifix tattoo, most people think that God will overlook your sins. Fuckin Brilliant!

Aesop Rock is a genius

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46 comments
  1. Ryan said:

    I laughed when I read this:

    “Most of you will probably never really end up liking this or even reading all of it, but thats because you listen to Soulja Boy.”

    So sad and true.

    Also check out Jean Grae…amazing!

    • Fat Bird said:

      I am a huge fan of Aesop and I liked a lot of the lines you picked. BTW there is this line on the hail marry mallon album in the song titled smock where he says; Out touch faith
      Ye drown clutched unto thine flood gate
      Peace out cup cake, sup,
      Unbelievers, run your codes and bonus features
      Then frogger into traffic from the lair of lotus eaters
      Oh ya and the hook in table talk is amazing it goes like this;

      I work well when the air is heavy
      Everyday before the roosters ready
      I won’t see a break till the day is done
      till the stars cut cake and the moon gets some
      And when it does then i’ll do what I can
      offer it a place in some space at the end
      Lead water war with a portion of bread
      And a pocket full of pebbles it can throw at my head
      Dont want to write much, but if you get a chance listen to Aesop’s part in the track Pocanos after Rob Sonics part.

  2. Ryan said:

    How about this one:

    And I’m sleeping now (Wow!) And the settlers laugh
    You won’t be laughing when your covered wagons crash
    You won’t be laughing when the buses drag your brother’s flags
    into rags

    • ilistenmorethanmost said:

      you wont be laughing when the buzzards drag your brothers flags to rags….

  3. Thats one of my favorites! I wrote the post in like 10 minutes so I missed a lot of the quotes I really liked. I’ll add it.

  4. Ryan said:

    How about:

    Mr. Lif
    Akrobatik
    Jedi Mind Tricks
    Sole
    Blackalicious
    MF Doom….

    I’m sure you know those, but I figured I’d list them.

  5. Yeah I like them all but I’ve never heard of Akrobatik or Blackalicious. I will check them out.

  6. Ryan said:

    word.

    What’s shaking?

  7. Patrick said:

    nothing much. You changed your blog name to Givre? What warranted this alteration?? It kind of sounds spanish.

  8. rcdaley said:

    I think I just did it because I liked the R that moved….Now it’s slightly more “British”….

  9. grace said:

    this is amazing.

    i’m glad someone is into GOOD hip-hop.

    aesop is my absolute favorite artist out there.

  10. Alex said:

    what song is the quote about the jesus piece from?

  11. the jesus piece quote is from the song Babies with Guns

  12. tomsull said:

    Word. Aesop is a real dude. My buddy that I’m in a band with said that he met this dude with Aesop’s lyrics tatted on his arm and started talking to the guy. Turns out he helped Aesop produce his first records up in NY. So I was like- I’m gonna check this guy out. Turns out that he’s got some beats and lyrics that definitely make the mind and soul very happy.

    • Awesome! If that guy has a website definitely hit me up with the link. Thanks bro

    • Soul Crux said:

      yeah aesop is the dude…i have his huge pic made out of my smaller pics, more like pixles…i respect the dude…he is the ROCK!!!

  13. NYkid01 said:

    You mistranscribed the brooklyn bridge one,

    it’s “i take my seat atop the brooklyn bridge” not “i take my senior”

    and your interpretation of the last one is essentially right, be he’s being more specific than that. the song is “babies with guns” and it’s aimed at gun-talk rappers. so its not just any hypocritical christians, its just rappers with jesus or cross chains.

    but one of my personal favorites, from daylight:

    “this origami dream is beautiful, but man, those wing’s’ll never leave the crown without a feather and a lottery ticket, now settle down.”

    i.e. don’t get ahead of yourself, you need a ton of luck and some real drive to make a dream reality

    • Tim said:

      I’m pretty sure that’s “never leave the ground,” seeing as that’s what wings are for…

  14. clevAKron said:

    My Favorite:
    “You say life’s a bitch but life is a beautiful woman, you only call her a bitch ’cause she won’t let you get the pussy.”

  15. Bazooka Cavity said:

    “And I’ll hang my boots to rest when I’m impressed
    So I triple knot ’em and forgot ’em.”

    “We don’t want to trouble you
    We take no for an answer if and only if enhanced by k and w”

    “OK I lay me down to sleep, creepin’ a slumber under red skies
    Heads splittin’, straight sippin’ a drip of dead vibes
    It’s red tides from here, stop and smell analog hell
    Clenchin’ a stench of burnin’ logics and a child where yearning optics…”

  16. Thanks for all the feedback and new fav quotes! Check out my new blog at moblongatta.tumblr.com.

  17. Alex said:

    “I’ve never had a dream in my life, Because a dream is what you want to do, but still haven’t pursued, I knew what I wanted and did it until it was done, so I’ve been the dream that I wanted to be since day one.” Aesop Rock from No Regrets

  18. jps said:

    you forgot one
    Life’s not a bitch life is a beautiful woman
    Your only call her a bitch because she won’t let you get that pussy
    Maybe she didn’t feel y’all shared any similar interests
    Or maybe you’re just an asshole who couldn’t sweet talk the princess

  19. david said:

    lifes not a bitch, life is a beautiful woman you only call her a bitch because she wont let you get that pussy

  20. austin said:

    Life’s not a bitch life is a beautiful woman
    Your only call her a bitch because she won’t let you get that pussy
    Maybe she didn’t feel y’all shared any similar interests
    Or maybe you’re just an asshole.
    Or maybe I’m just an asshole.

    Night turns day.

  21. Rachelle said:

    You are most definitely wrong! There’s no music on MTV! lol. Not anymore anyway, it’s all fake-ality shows. But no, seriously, I love Aesop. His lyrics are so complex. He gives me hope for the music industry.

  22. Soul Crux said:

    My personal favourate from ‘dry spell’….
    “when the last leave falls off the branches of residents(if im not mistakin)…
    i’ll be waiting with my butterfly net to collect the evidence”

  23. Aesop is the man. I met him at the release of Felt 3. I wanted to tell him how dope he is and talk to him but i froze up. Oh well. Love this line from battery:

    There’s smoke in my iris, but I painted a sunny day on the insides of my eyelids so I’m ready now.

  24. Rob24 said:

    Great one here. “you can dream a little dream or you can live a little dream, I’d rather live it cause dreamers always Chase but never get it.”

    • soul crux said:

      like this one…I WANNA PUSH AND AM READY TO PUSH, BUT IF YOU PULLING WHAT IM PUSHING, THEN WHY DO YOU ASK ME TO PUSH…

  25. Alex Fagan said:

    This is doing my head in, i’m getting an Aesop Rock lyric tatooed on my arm soon, and i love the quote its “I won’t pray to a god i can’t look in the face” anyways i didnt listen to aesop fora while and i’ve went back to listen to him and i can’t remmeber for hte life of me which song the quotes from 😛

  26. Jon said:

    My days graze normalcy then morbidly crash
    My eves breathe honesty then sardonically laugh
    Alas, I dig my toes in to the sand and spit foliage out my lips personifying mankind’s end all aspirations
    Hope floats…
    No, hope sinks like broken boats and most harassed before provoked
    I’m tossing darts at a map of the arts to pick up where you choked
    And when the last leaf falls off the branches of resonance
    I’ll be waiting with my butterfly net to collect the evidence

  27. TheRiddlerXXIII said:

    @Alex Fagan I think it’s “Kill The Messenger”

    My favourite Aes lyric is “All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day put the pieces back together my way” – Daylight

  28. Katie said:

    dope quotes! thanks for putting these up here.
    Got to hang out with Aesop while volunteering at a music festival last year,
    such a real guy and makes some fucking good music!

  29. SirVimby said:

    There’s smoke in my iris but I painted a sunny day on the insides of my eyelids

    I’ve never had a dream in my life cause a dream is what you want to do but still haven’t perused I knew what I wanted and did it till it was done so I’ve been the dream that I wanted to be since day 1

    I slide like kodachrome wrote a poem for every planet typed there mileage from the sun on the envelope licked it stamped it got 8 thank yous in the mail but nine planets means there’s one left only the earth will thank me later with a breath taking sun set

    And if that diamond ring don’t shit that’s cause I bought it at the five and dime but don’t neglect the sentiment

    Tell me who you chill with and I’ll tell you who you are

    A few quotes I could think of on the spot also check out Illogic he has done a few songs with aesop(around 4)and he genuinely holds his own and is running a step if not right beside Aes

    • SirVimby said:

      A step back,is running a step back!!!

  30. fender2292 said:

    There’s smoke in my iris, but I painted a sunny day on the insides of my eyelids so I’m ready now.
    (What you ready for?)
    I’m ready for life in this city and my wings have grown almost enough to lift me.

  31. fender2292 said:

    I wanna be something spectacular on the day the sun runs outta batteries.

  32. jr said:

    when everyone around me is busy drowning i float

  33. jr said:

    i interviewed the sun he said the futures looking bright. i interviewed the rain he said the suns truly an asshole. i was supposed to interview the snow today but of course he flaked, so i let my crooked demeanor teeter and take its vacant place.

  34. Johnny_187 said:

    This comes off the dark version on daylight; nightlight.
    “…you won’t be laughing when your blow up doll’s got a headache and won’t give up the ass.”

  35. JR said:

    ALL I EVER REALLY WANTED WAS A JUNGLE, AND A JUNGLE I GOT, SEE IT AINT THE VISION ITS THE PLOT THAT MAKES ME STOP

  36. mjank said:

    And tricky was a wooden horse, pushed up on your porch, so chicanery was yours to engage or ignore, I was of the latter, but a lot adopt pawns, so we carried lawn chairs and buckets of pop corn.

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