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lyrics

G stands for “General intelligence”, which
Some people seem to believe doesn’t exist
But common sense suggests that in a contest of wits
We’d all rather have the winners be our family and friends
O stands for “Openness to experience”
It predicts the degree to which you’ll be curious
And interested in difference instead of scared of it
Different people with different ideas in different areas
C stands for “Conscientiousness”, the percentage
Of your mental effort that you put into planning ahead
And managing your work ethic, instead of just letting
Everything drift, things like organizing your desk and shit
A is for “Agreeableness”, that’s the degree to which
You really give a damn if people think you’re being a dick
It’s the adhesive that makes communities stick together
And the number one thing that keeps me from being rich
S is for “Stability”, sometimes confused with
Insensitivity, that’s what keeps you steady
And chillin’ instead of feelin’ weakness and fragility
When life is full of unpredictability
E is for “Extroversion” – extroverts get their energy
From networkin’ and meeting the next person
And extreme introverts require video game addiction services
And die as spinster virgins

Go-Case, Go-Case
Everything I do is so Go-Case
And if you are a Go-Case too
Show me what you got – I want proof
Go-Case, Go-Case
Everything I say is so Go-Case
And if you are a Go-Case too
Show me what you got – I want proof

There’s no need to beat around the bush, if you really wanna
Look closely, then you’ll see what I’m tryin’ to push
It’s ME, rappin’ is a massive display
Of a handful of stable personality traits
And obviously it’s an advertisement of brains
Why would I say otherwise? ‘Cause you guys’ll complain?
But you can’t accuse me of just tryin’ to get mates
‘Cause I’ve made some great creative allies advertising this way
And openness, there’s no idea I’m afraid of
Try me and you’ll see what I’m made of
I’m even open to the notion that some ideas are made-up
That’s why I want the evidence weighed-up
And I’m conscientious enough to wanna translate
Science for the masses and help demolish the blank slate
‘Cause pseudo-science impacts the world in a bad way
It fucks up the feng shui
But I think my agreeableness is going down
With each passing year that rolls around
‘Cause I’m drowning in bullshit, and I refuse to tone it down
Now I’m more stable than ever in the face storm clouds
And extroversion? I’ve been into meeting people
Since I was just an urchin, so the E is motivation for me
Like “ooh, I think this letter’s workin’”
It’s connecting with people that makes the effort worth it

Go-Case, Go-Case
Everything I do is so Go-Case
And if you are a Go-Case too
Show me what you got – I want proof
Go-Case, Go-Case
Everything I say is so Go-Case
And if you are a Go-Case too
Show me what you got – I want proof

I bought a copy of “Spent”, and left it nonchalantly
On the coffee table, so that all of my friends
Would know that I was following psychology trends
But that’s when the arguments got intense
I tried to tell them they were wasting their time
And money on all the stuff they were buying
And that it was all just a bunch of fake signals designed
To take advantage of the instincts in their stone-age minds
But they didn’t wanna listen, they said “That’s not how it works
It’s a competition, you can’t just opt out first
Even if a conversation is a better way to display
Your personality traits than trading your dot-matrix
For an iPad, what if someone comes along
With the exact same conversation skills that I have?
We’ll need a tie-breaker, and that’s when my taste in
Ethical fashion pays me back – that’s my wager
It doesn’t have to make me massively more
Attractive; it just has to increase my chances to score
On average, and help me get my hand in the door
That’s what these brands are for, so have fun
With your consumption tax reform, and tell me when it’s safe
To leave the arms race, huh?” And I got frustrated and said
“Hey fuck-face, you’re acting like a real Stop-Case”
And I got punched in the face, ‘cause I’m a…

Go-Case, Go-Case
Everything I do is so Go-Case
And if you are a Go-Case too
Show me what you got – I want proof
Go-Case, Go-Case
Everything I say is so Go-Case
And if you are a Go-Case too
Show me what you got – I want proof

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from The Rap Guide to Human Nature, released August 1, 2010

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