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Originally featured on Tha TruthTella's mixtape, Worldwide Souljaz Vol. 3: Revenge of Tha Truth (thatruthtella.bandcamp.com/album/worldwide-souljaz-vol-3-revenge-of-tha-truth). I've always been a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick, and especially A Clockwork Orange, so some of that made its way into the hook, obviously. The verses are pretty abstract, but they deal with a lot of ideas that float around in my head most of the time about religion and its influence on people. The third verse was originally written for a collaborative track (never finished or released) with Accidence from my old crew, Matching Wits (he also designed the album's artwork). "The body is a temple, my ink the stained glass."

NOTES FOR PARENTS: This one starts off rough, admittedly, but it's really just those two curse words right at the start of the verse, and the rest of the song is clean. Has a dark and aggressive tone, though; not for the very young, perhaps.


from Nursery Rhymes: Clean​(​er) Cuts for the Kids, released May 1, 2016
from Surreal Talk, released August 1, 2014
Music: Tha TruthTella. Lyrics and vocals: Tom Swifty.



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Tom Swifty New York, New York

A former member of Minneapolis Hip-Hop crews Death Ray Scientific (spymc.bandcamp.com/album/death-ray-scientific-lp) and Matching Wits (soundcloud.com/matching-wits), Tom Swifty has performed at shows with artists like Sage Francis, Guante, Wide Eyes, Phillip Morris, Kristoff Krane, Kanser, Solillaquists of Sound, Heiruspecs, Carnage, and the late, great Eyedea, among others. ... more

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