Get It From Reading

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Get It From Reading

Well, some people get it from eating
And other people get it from breeding
Well I can get a thrill from these things
But I can even get it from...

I got some nasty reading habits, some Breaking Bad
Season finale reading habits,
I'm speed addict-needy when I'm fiending for chapters,
In a Million Little Pieces, but in my case, it really happens!
I gotta feed this savage beast, indeed
They should call this "The Nymphomatic EP"
'Cause I'm seekin' affiliates, ideas gettin' busy
From Ed Wilson to Matt Ridley, reachin' Consilience
The unification of knowledge is my policy
Jared Diamond put me up onto biogeography
Guns, Germs, and Steel, real history following
A little bit too complicated for Mitt Romney
No apology, I read myself to sleep
Richard Dawkins hit me with the selfish gene
But if my genes are predicted to breed selfishly
Then why do I keep more books than females with me?
Why I got my face stuck in The Blank Slate?
Tell me Stephen Pinker, is this helpin' me get laid?
Or is it cheesecake? All I want is a taste
Of knowledge, like a moth to a flame...

Well, some people get it from eating
And other people get from breeding
Well I can get a thrill from these things
But I can even get it from reading
From reading?
From reading
I can even get it from reading
'Cause I need it
I need it so bad

This need to read, it needs to get explained
It supersedes my need to breed, that's pretty strange
Why should I be more concerned with getting brains
Than... getting brains? Let's model it with a steady state
Population of agents with nerdy people
And flirty people and worthy people and people who are deceitful
And every generation sees a change in the ratio
Based on who survives and where the matings go
Some want the virtuous and some want the villainous
And some are attracted to the flirty dumb ditzy-ness
But when the chips are down and someone's gonna get
The short end of it, you'll see the "dork benefit"
I'm talkin' about environmental context
That gives the content of your brain a strong test
And those who pass the test get the conquest
Of the resources, a cleverness contest
I gotta get prepped, so I'm on to the next tome
And that's why I'm less than sex-prone. I'm obsessed
With game theory and how it affects thrones
'Cause a mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone

Well, some people get it from eating
And other people get from breeding
Well I can get a thrill from these things
But I can even get it from reading
From reading?
From reading
I can even get it from reading
'Cause I need it
I need it so bad

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from The Infomatic EP, released November 10, 2012
From The Infomatic EP
Written by D. Brinkman and J. Simmonds
Produced, mixed and mastered by Mr. Simmonds

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Canadian hip-hop with an intellectual bent, nothing but sexy beats and sumptuous brain food.

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