New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

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

Lyrics taken from

Correct | Due to the difficulties with automatic merging of existing explanations and users' corrections we've disabled this function for a while. If you've found any mistake, use "Report" form. Sorry for the inconvience. Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • U
    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.
  • U
    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. ).
  • U
    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!
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    It means that i may be different but if i believe and work hard i wil reach my goal. Get successful or die trying.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 6, 2012 at 4:10 am
    This show is more funner dan the dave chappell show it make me feel gud bout bein black and my fav boys huey riley nd i think riley should go wit jazmin and huey go wit cindy

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.