People think that I’m crazy, just cause I wanna be alone
You can’t depend on friends to help you in a squeeze
We all deal with shit on our own
And sometimes the beef can grow, get out of hand
Yeah, you know it gets full blown
I never said that you mean the world to me
Maybe it’s best that you never know…

The Roots‘ last album ‘Game Theory‘ had a dark and melancholy vibe to it. ‘Clock With No Hands‘ was one of my favorite tracks along with ‘Atonement‘ and ‘Don’t Feel Right.’ On this track, it is hard to highlight a line or quote when everything from the verses to the hook makes me feel some type of emotion. Black Thought is a dope and under-APPRECIATED MC and for those who didn’t love this track, give it another listen. I underlined that word for a reason.

Yo, living in turbulent times
The blind leading the blind
Some call it evolution, some say intelligent design
You say you want a revolution, you out of your mizind
Your sons’ destitute, and their pops all in the prison
My man’s back in the jam, he like the back of my hand
He just attracted to scam, he right back in the can
I never sleepwalking, you dig
You get your shuteye
I’m on the first thing in, I’m leaving on the red-eye
My brother back in rehab, just had another relapse
But fin himself, it’s been like he’s been fighting an energy
Half telling me nobody true when they pretend to be that
So closer than friends, that’s where I keep my enemy at
To many parties concerned, it’s time to live it and learn
Until we’re able to grow, forever bridges we burn
My thoughts free as a bird, that’s just about to emerge
And every action is heard, it speaks louder than words, yo
.”

– Black Thought

To listen to ‘Clock With No Hands,’ click HERE.

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