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Asheru – Boondocks Theme Song lyrics

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

Chop, chop. Judo flip. (repeat and fade.)

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    Frogs Gilgamesh Dionysus
    In the show Riley Freeman and Huey Freeman are actually one person. Riley is the conscious mind while Huey is the unconscious mind. This is the key to understanding the entire show.

    Huey only knows the truth, only speaks the truth and always acts in accordance with the higher laws and principals of creation. This is how he is wise beyond his years. He is aware of all the manipulation that goes on in society at all levels and is able to see things for what they are, rather then how they appear to be on the surface level. Thus he never gets hung up on people’s age, race, gender, sexual orientation, material wealth or social status, but is solely interested in the contents of their mind and the quality of their character. He is also the fastest and strongest character in the show for this reason. He also has the ability to have prophetic dreams, which is a natural occurrence of an illuminated mind.

    Riley is the conscious part of the mind and is conditioned (brainwashed) by society to behave a certain way and is also very egotistical. Riley lacks the ability to think clearly and chooses to focus on social trends, fitting it, being cool, watching television and generally being ignorant. He is unable to see the flaws in himself, society, other people and generally respects individuals based on material wealth and their social status. He is also a homophobe as a cover for the fact that he is actually gay himself. Deep down Riley knows he is being suppressed but he is not sure who to blame and often thinks in terms too simple to ever reach the bigger picture or to get anywhere.

    Special thanks to Jeff Niderman and Katherine Vacek for collaboration.

    - by b.p.w.
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    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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    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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    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 you and 2 inspire you.
    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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