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CrazyEightyEight – Bastard From A Basket lyrics
I have a competition in me
No one else will succeed
A self-fulfilling prophecy
Orphan from the desert
Orphan, orphan

If you've got something to say just say it
Abandoned what I need
Abandoned everything
And after all these years, building your hate for me piece by piece
I should have seen this coming

A self-fulfilling prophecy
Great hatred stirs within me
Go
(Orphan) I should have seen this coming

In the face of contempt
I found my place
But when all is said and done
I fall from grace
And despite my fantasy of what could be
I thank God I have none of you in me

In the face of contempt
I found my place
But when all is said and done
I fall from grace
And despite my fantasy of what could be
I thank God I have none of you in me

In the face of contempt
I found my place
But when all is said and done
I fall from grace
And despite my fantasy of what could be
I thank God I have none of you in me

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    So the Bastard From A Basket title comes from the book of Exodus - Moses. Moses was a child that was abandoned by his family in an attempt to give the child a chance to live while the Pharaoh of that time lead assaults against a minority group in Egypt known as the Israelites. Moses was left in a basket that was capable of floating and his mother put him in the river in hopes that someone would eventually find him downstream. Moses would eventually be discovered by the Pharaoh's wife and was raised as a son of the greatest ruler in the nation of Egypt. So, the theme of bastard in the basket is a clever way to describe Moses being raised by a non-biological family. The repeated lines: "And despite my fantasy of what could be // I thank God that I have none of you in me" come off as a nod to Moses' life and that God used him to lead a revolution against Moses' brother, the bloodline Pharaoh that succeeded Moses' foster father and divert from the life that Moses could/would have had if he had just accepted the royalty life and let his related people die in the face of . The writer here seems to be associating her own life experiences with Moses', at least to the point that she feels alienated in her world/situation and she's happy that her own circumstances don't mirror those that seem to be of bad origin. The line "And after all these years, building your hate for me piece by piece
    I should have seen this coming" is also a nice tie into Moses' story where his adopted brother, Pharaoh, ended up having a deep disdain for Moses and the Israelites and their desire to be free of the tyranny that was the Egyptian royalty line whom enslaves the Israelites and built temples, pyramids, and more off of their slave labor. Pharaoh ended up hating Moses and what he stood for and Moses, after trying to plead with Pharaoh to stop enslaving the Israelites, opposed Pharaoh and lead supernatural assaults against Egypt (reportedly lead by the God of Abraham, the Holy Bible) and CrazyEightyEight seem to be driving home that point here - someone in their life is resenting them more and more for the choices in life the writer has chosen which seem to be a path of righteousness, personal character building, or something of that nature while the other person (presumably a friend or family member) lives in a more compromised/toxic state. That's my best shot at this. The lyrics are obvious but the relation to Moses needs to be observed because that's the parallel being drawn throughout in the song.
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      So the Bastard From A Basket title comes from the book of Exodus - Moses. Moses was a child that... Read more →

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