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I am the stone that builder refused
I am the visual
The inspiration
That made lady sing the blues

I'm the spark that makes your idea bright
The same spark
that lights the dark

So that you can know your left from your right

I am the ballot in your box
The bullet in your gun
The inner glow that lets you know
To call your brother son
The story that just begun
The promise of what's to come
And I'm 'a remain a soldier till the war is won



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    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    The stone that the builder refused is a reacuring theme in jesus teaching. The stone the builder refutes becomes the cornerstone, i.e. The leader. Its talking about huey and how he is not listened to, but one day he will possibly be the leader of a movement. Whoever thinks this rap doesn't make sense probably cannot comprehend any lyrics that are more than skin deep. This is very simple to decode.
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    UnregisteredMay 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    I think that it refers to someone who is unwanted, maybe not perfect, "too much" of something. But in that imperfection is a uniqueness that cannot be overlooked. And it is a good thing, b/c he/she is not part of a larger structure, but an individual, not conforming to the norm. Inspirational for his or her appearance - provoking higher thought and wisdom. And he or she will remain that individual regardless of how he or she is viewed right now. And, that this viewpoint/person is "the promise of what's to come". And being a soldier may refer to people who are different not bending to the will of the norm - a fight against the oppression and stress of being different (the war).

    I do think that it refers to being black in america, but that it can mean any number of differences (gender, sexual preference, ability, etc. ).
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    UnregisteredAug 20, 2012 at 5:13 am
    The verse mentioning the spark and left and right refers to how sometimes you may need opposites to c the full story. And the line "the inner glow to let ya know to call your brother son" is tight!
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    UnregisteredMay 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    I dont know the entire raps meaning, but "the stone that the builder refused" is a refrence to the bible and jesus
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    UnregisteredApr 15, 2012 at 2:03 am
    I am the stone that builder refused- which is a term for them being black and the white's not wanting them.

    That made lady sing the blues-new orleans is home of the blues where it first originated in the early 1800's by blacks

    I'm the spark that makes your idea bright
    the same spark that lights the dark
    so that you can know your left from your right-it means that certian person that always there 4 u and 2 inspire u

    I am the ballot in your box the bullet in your gun the inner glow that lets you know to call your brother son-that means the person that is always by your side and pacificly how huey and riley look out for eachother like father and son no matter what

    The story that just begun the promise of what's to come-means that is only the begining of there great adventures

    And i'm 'a remain a soldier till the war is won-means 2 things. 1 how huey is a domestisc terrorist and thinks for the future and 2 to completly stop segregation by being strong metally,phyisiclly and emotionally.

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