Mine The Gap

from by Mud Sun

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Mine the Gap

Check the lyrical adventurism, travel writing with a sense of rhythm
I'm as sensitive as vikings when inviting heads to listen
To this abstract expressionist rap
Like Jackson Pollock,
When he spreads the pigment
This is Baba Brinkman on the Underground in London, England
Surrounded by the sound of competition causing constant friction
A lot of guys probably tryin' to strive for the top positions in their offices
And on this ride their eyes are mono vision
Crawling on the bodies of the hottest vixens, probably thinkin'
“Ima get my knob licked by all these women, once I've got the auspicious job description
plus the cars and riches for the proper proposition”
And I'm thinkin' "All these bankers and doctors and lawyers
In training probably have a whole lot to offer you gorgeous
And without the enormous wallet and other resources
All I can offer is locked in my cortex
Like the knowledge that this starving artist could rock your entire corpus
Like wild horses that never let you settle for a child's portion
But I ain't sittin' on the train stunned like James Blunt
So I get off at the next stop to go try to record this

Please mine the gap
Please mine the gap
Please don't disturb this man when he's trying to rap
Please stand clear of the closing doors
The closing doors determine my chosen course
When I infiltrate the city like a Trojan horse

The next stop is Marble Arch
Please mine the gap
Please mine the gap
Please stand clear of the closing doors

On this public transit labyrinth in London
I'm standing on the subway crammed in
With a bunch of other average companions
When someone Islamic steps onto the carriage
Clutching a lumpy package and everybody panics
So we gotta stop the train and wait for the cops to come
And confiscate his Double Club Sandwich
I got my iPod on, watching, bumping Cut Chemist
As they let him off with a warning
And now he's got a suspended sentence
And it's obvious to everybody now that he's innocent
Like 99% of his religious and ethnic brethren
But that never prevented these British citizens from letting their suspicions
Get the better of their stiff upper lips
And forgetting the principles of liberty and justice just this once
To protect the parents of their kids
And now I just missed my connection
And I was on my way to meet up with this lady
So that I could try to get some
Feminine affection
So instead I'm directionless
Like the rest of my generation
So instead of wastin' my free time chasin' a feline
I spend the day at a demonstration at the train station
Wavin' a Peace sign

Please mine the gap
Please mine the gap
Please don't disturb this man when he's trying to rap
Please stand clear of the closing doors
The closing doors determine my chosen course
When I infiltrate the city like a Trojan horse

Please mine the gap
Please mine the gap
Please stand clear of the closing doors

Underfoot, underground cultures cross-fertilize
I stand under a dirty sign and watch bodies hurtle by
Behind glass etched with the tags of graffitists
Who see their works work the circuit of the circle line
Bags are snatched
Other bags hang under worker's eyes
Bags full of blues, coffee and overtime
We stare at each others shoes
'Cause shoes designate a person's tribe
We've all bought the merchandise
And when the train stops at Totteridge & Whetstone
We all look up and watch a nervous guy get off his bench
And get in line and step in
Let's call him Kevin
Blushing at the couple showing signs of affection
Kevin sits and tries to hide his erection
Behind a paperback entitled “Pride and Perfection”
Hunched spine like a question, he wants to chat
But people are unreachable across the gap
The gap between the seats which allows passengers to read The Metro Without touching knees with the next bloke
The gap between the twee with their legs closed
And the pin striped white collar fiending to get coked
Up in the gap between the office and the strip club
Hopin' it ends in a cocktail and a dick rub
It's the gap between the man that enters with a pimp strut
And the lady reading “Heat” who wants a nip and tuck
All citizens of the world just different hair-dos
Step across the gap, bruv
I dare you
I double dare
Yeah

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from Mine The Gap, released February 15, 2008
Produced by Soulful Spider

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