This would be from 1997 or 1998 and if you're from Halifax you can probably discern the influence of early Buck 65 all over this stuff.
Give it to me straight, without the runaround apology
I couldn't wait for the underground astrology
..It's funny, floating weightless in a cavern
Beneath the Earth's surface, fulfilling man's first purpose
Weathering your worst curses, spitballs and spiteful glares
Turnaround is fairplay, and Phats is the rightful heir
I'm set to make it known, I don't intend to take the throne
I'm not down with breaking bones, play it that way, I'm staying home
I'm just a girl in the world, so don't give me any shit
I'm giving back, being wack has benefits
So you're selling crack and giving all the proceeds to charity?
That's not just dichotomy, that's downright disparity
Hypocrisy, but who am I to criticize when I myself
May not peddle addiction, but nor do I share the wealth
I see the stars in the sky, we work in the game plan
Covet the cars and the fly t-shirt with the name brand
It's insane, man, and when the powers frown on your luck
You don't get down off your horse, you just get down off a duck
And paint your toenails red to hide in cherry trees
Who says this doornail's dead? Don't try to bury me!
I may be sheltered by the bedrock above but don't
Stab me in the ventricle and then talk of love BITCH
If the glove fits, you've found your prey, it's time for
Calling off the dogs and nothing's easier than falling off a log.
Give it to me crooked, I hope I never comprehend
I've gone beyond the end of my tether, talk about the weather
Is it gonna rain blood? Has the black sun's heat been waning?
Say something positive, you don't have to keep complaining
Give it a rest, give me a break, give me a hug
Bundle up and don't catch that arhythmea bug
Can you see what has meaning, and what's nothing but rhetoric?
Arithmetic, I'm bound to catch my death of wreck, so hurl your
Epithets until you miss my shameless target
My older, younger sister's name is Margaret
Regardless of the position of my axis, I'm hard as love
Evidence of remission of my taxes, to God above
Dear God, I wonder can you step to me?
Since the virgin mary had a half-price hysterectomy
Lesson 3 clearly states that no man is an island
But a comment in the footnotes denotes that I'm a continent
Smiley face ascii in a dominant style, erase prominent figureheads
Method of birth control is cigarettes
Sharp pains accompany the rending of your ligaments
These gentlemen are figments of a cruelly twisted thought proccess
I've fought progress to the limits of endurance
Despair delivers us unto cynics and current affairs
Raise the premiums of life insurance. Beware
Quick fixes, unless the damage warrants repairs
...The path of poetry is tricky and rigorous
I circumvent obstacles by keeping it strictly ambiguous
While you're reaching for the top in a frantic scrabble
My head is wrapped in clouds of semantic babble