Aesop Rock

Aesop Rock

Aesop Rock (born Ian Matthias Bavitz in 1976) is a hip hop musician, rapper and producer.


  • If I had a hammer, I'd build a city on stilts so my feet would stay dry when God's wine glass tilts. If I had a shovel, I'd dig a hole in the dirt and I'll be hiding when his drunken stupor lands upon earth
    • "Tugboat Complex" from the album Labor Days
  • The water ain't safe; the land's made of water. I hung a half-empty glass, my dignity's tryin to pawn 'er. I'm tryin' to see the future in a teacup and a saucer but, I'd rather be drinking coffee with my cigarette foster.
    • "Water" from the album Euphony
  • I'ma never give, I'm juiced off ejection, I'm stubborn as a thousand born agains avoid questions.
    • "Flashflood" from the album Labor Days
  • It's like the day the great oak met the sawmill; a lifeline of spectacular expansion meets the reaper at the hand of one man's tantrums.
    • "Oxygen" from the album Float
  • I'd rather live it, cause dreamers always chase but never get it.
    • "No Regrets" from the album Labor Days
  • Must not sleep, must warn others, trust blocks creep where the dust storm hovers
    • "Commencement at the Obedience Academy" from the album "Float"
  • And Lucy knew what people thought but didn't care, cause while they spread their rumors through the street, she'd paint another masterpiece
    • "No Regrets" from the album Labor Days
  • Look. I've never had a dream in my life 'cause a dream is what you wanna do but still haven't pursued. I knew what I wanted and did it 'til it was done, so I've been the dream that I wanted to be since day one.
    • "No Regrets" from the album Labor Days
  • There's smoke in my Iris but I painted a sunny day on the inside of my eyelids.
    • "Battery" from the album Labor Days
  • Til priests laps are slapped with parental advisory warnings, I'll be auditioning gods in my office on Monday morning.
    • "Holy Smokes" from the album Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives
  • See every now and then I love life but hate to admit it because it spreads the jinx of the sleeping cynic.
    • "Mayor and The Crook" from the album Float
  • If you want to push then I'm ready to push, but if your pulling while I'm pushing then why'd you ask me to push.
    • "I'll Be OK" from the album Float
  • I told this cat the earth was flat, he walked 'til his beard grew long enough to strangle himself for being stupid.
    • "Flashflood" from the album Labor Days
  • See, my sexy sabotage seeks defensive action to save the race, you land in hand on board to mention magma (Blaze the place).
    • "Mars Attacks" from the album Bazooka Tooth
  • ...but damn, kum bai fucking ya dog.
    • "Zodiacupuncture" from the album Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives
  • Scrub blood off the AF1 fifty two pick up first degree some toddler's smuggled tommy guns and crack into the nurseries dogg, there's a fucking baby at the door asking for wallets and those ain't twin beanie babies inside his pockets 2010 sonograms show the magnum's worn directly out the fetus evolution for the young killer convenience.
    • "Babies with Guns" from the album Bazooka Tooth
  • Jiggy-jabberjaw vitamin idol and primal rages. When bible page verse tidal waves begun (Water one, I wrote the book that shook America to splinters in a winter wasteland Icicle-bound barren township. Call Baron Munchhausen's proud gimps to clinch this chemical war pig, delinquent sinkin' like a paper tugboat well beneath your holidays. Beached on a red tide infested shore corroding eastern seaboard beauty. I'm a jigsaw slab, but all the pig saw was dirt bag.
    • "The Yes and Y'all" from the album Labor Days
  • Inorganic pat on back. trim the panic flat on backer. Back to back like Mad Hatter magic rabid mastiff collaborative splatter bachelor fabric fatter with Cabbage Patch lit.
    • "The Greatest Pac-Man Victory In History" from the album Bazooka Tooth
  • I pace the game for zero hour completion cretin, splash. Duke of early retirement picket dream. American nightmare hogging the screen. I’ll hold the door open so you can stumble in if you’d stop following me ‘round the jungle gym. Now it's an honor, and I spell it with the ‘h’ I stole from ‘heritage’. Merit crutched on the wretched refuse of my teaming resonance. I promise.
    • "Daylight" from the album Labor Days
  • Wrong, but along his travels located the key to world peace: kill every motherfucker but me. You cool with that? Cool. Bang. You cool? Hang. You? No? Uh...bang. Cool. Sorry dog. Rules is rules.
    • "Fast Cars" from the album Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives
  • Wanna be a fighter pilot driving that childish early Wright brothers experiment prototypic model fossil. Sittin', sweatin' bullets on a console busting accidental dirt bike donuts outside the most ridiculous poison-tongue-brain-silo.
    • "Boombox" from the album Labor Days
  • Fumble outta bed and stumble to the kitchen, Pour myself a cup of ambition and, Yawn and stretch and my life is a mess and If I never make it home today, God bless.
    • "9-5ers Anthem" from the album Labor Days
  • Life's not a bitch, life is a beautiful woman. You only call her a bitch 'cause she wont let you get that pussy. Maybe she didn't feel y'all shared any similar interests. Or maybe you're just an asshole who couldn't sweet talk the princess.
    • "Daylight" from the album Labor Days
  • Just a little bruise in the back of the pews. Acting amused with a mask on them Vatican blues. For in the eyes of the organization I was raised in, Aes is just another cynic-brick in Hell's basement. Cubicle adjacent to the killers and rapists. For what? Drugs and fucking is part of growing up.
    • "Holy Smokes" from the album Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives
  • I am human. Hear me rise above material incarnal sin. They shot me in the face. Mars wins.
    • "Mars Attacks" from the album Bazooka Tooth
  • Welcome to Bazooka Works. Halogen halo eyesore. The revolution will not be apologized for.
    • "We're Famous" from the album Bazooka Tooth
  • We the We the American working population hate the fact that eight hours a day is wasted on chasing the dream of someone that isn't us. And we may not hate our jobs, but we hate jobs in general that don't have to do with fighting our own causes. We the American working population hate the nine to five day-in day-out but we'd rather be supporting ourselves by being paid to perfect the pasttimes that we have harbored based solely on the fact that it makes us smile if it sounds dope.
    • "9-5ers Anthem" from the album Labor Days
  • I burn for less fortunate starlight chasers forced to use their last match to ward off the glaciers.
    • "Odessa" from the album "Appleseed"

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 00:46