Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Almost Over by Limp Bizkit

Learned how to rap as a little boy
Took alot of crap as a little boy
Always had to fight back as a little boy
Always under attack as a little boy
Never got good grades as a little boy
I was locked in a cage as a little boy
Still i never was afraid as a little boy
I was feeling my rage as a little boy
It's time to blow their minds

Learned how to lose as an older man
Sang alot of blues as an older man
But i saw it all through as an older man
Put together my crew as an older man
Felt alot of pain as an older man
I established my name as an older man
People piss on my game as an older man
Ain't nothin' gonna change as an older man
It's time to blow their minds now, baby
It's time to blow their minds now, baby
I'm on my grind now baby
Ya'll know it's my time now, baby
Come on!

Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
What it look like?
What it look like, baby?
Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
What it look like?
What it look like, baby?

Got treated like a clown as a little boy
Kept my feet on the ground as a little boy
When you're living in a dream as a little boy
Ain't nothing like it seems as a little boy
I was hatin' on the world as a little boy
I was lovin' all the girls as a little boy
I was into punk rock as a little boy
I was breakin' non-stop as a little boy
It's time to blow their minds

Got treated like a chump as an older man
Mixin' rock with the funk as an older man
Learned what a girl was as an older man
Now i know how to love as an older man
But i'm still a big kid as an older man
And i'de much rather give as an older man
Still i'm singin' in the rain as an older man
Ain't nothin' gonna change as an older man
It's time to blow their minds now, baby
It's time to blow their minds now, baby
I'm on my grind now baby
Ya'll know it's my time now, baby
Come on!

Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
What it look like?
What it look like, baby?
Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
What it look like?
What it look like, baby?

My life is one big dream
I'm lost in what it means
Don't wake me up 'cause it's almost over
These voices in my mind
Keep telling me it's time
To wake me up 'cause it's almost over

It's time to blow their minds now, baby
It's time to blow their minds now, baby
I'm on my grind now baby
Ya'll know it's my time now, baby
It's time to blow their minds now, baby
It's time to blow their minds now, baby
I'm on my grind now baby
Ya'll know it's my time now, baby
Come on!

Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
What it look like?
What it look like, baby?

My life is one big dream
I'm lost in what it means
Don't wake me up 'cause it's almost over
These voices in my mind
Keep telling me it's time
To wake me up 'cause it's almost over

Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
Who that is? what it say?
What it look like?
What it look like, baby?

IT IS INDEED.... ALMOST OVER

4 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

Several things stick out that are worth noting: first thing is, this dude seems hell bent on showing all the people in the world that he has worth. He wants to blow everyone's mind and show them what kind if man he is. My question to him is this. after you do that then what? Will you be happier? What changes?
The other thing I notice is the bridge where he says life is one big dream. This is a nice part of the song. I agree life is a dream and it interesting to me that this dude doesn't want to wake up from it. He says don't wake me up its almost over. Fascinating. Why on earth would you want to keep dreaming this dream? From his own account the dream is more of a nightmare. Being treated like a clown, locked in a cage etc. and yet he says. Don't wake me up its almost over. Wow. I wonder what the ending will be like.

Also it's interesting to point out he says "learned what a girl was as an older man". To say it that particular way implies he hasn't maybe learned as much as he thinks. Perhaps he still has much to learn. Perhaps if he wakes up from the dream he could actually begin learning and not wasting his time trying to win the love and approval of people who have wronged him.

Pirate Aggro said...

Very good comment. But I think you are being a little harsh with this gentleman. Don’t we all, to some extent, try to prove our worth to the world? Don’t we all shout to the world “IM HERE I’M WORTH SOMETHING!” ? Of course our feeling of self worth cannot come from another. It must come from within. It is the opposite of what our consumer society teaches us. Our society says “you are less than if you don’t have this, You will not have love unless you have that.” I would say that the vast majority of people ever make it to the point that they really understand that true worth, happiness, acceptance, comes from within.
The singer speaks of overcoming pain; of rising above his beginnings. So give the dude a break dude. Let him be what he is. Love him. And tell manning to pack his friggin bags.

Aaron Vattano said...

I will not give him a break.
I judge him

Pirate Aggro said...

Yep... when you judge it makes it so we don't have to look inside our own selves. Judge away bra... judge away...