Aesop Rock - Daylight Lyrics




Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
And keep on, 'til the break of dawn

Put one up for Shackle Me Not, clean logic procreation
I did not invent the wheel, I was the crooked spoke adjacent
While the triple sixers' lassos keep angels roped in the basement
I walk the block with a halo on a stick, poking your patience
Y'all catch a thirty second flash visual
Dirty cooperative med platoon
Bloom, head-trip split ridiculous
Fathom the splicing of first generation fuck-up
With trickle-down anti-hero smack (Kraken!)
I pace my 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 around the jungle gym
Now it's honor, and I spell it with the 'H' I stole from heritage
Merit crutched on the wretched refuse
From my teeming resonance
I promise, tempest tossed breed with a bleeding conscience
See, the creed accents responsive
But my spores divorced the wattage
And I'm sleeping now (Wow!) yeah, the settlers laugh
You won't be laughing when your covered wagons crash
You won't be laughing when the buzzards drag your brother's flags to rags
You won't be laughing when your front lawn is spangled with epitaphs (You won't be laughing!)
Then I'll hang my boots to rest when I'm impressed
So I triple knot 'em and forgot 'em
His origami dream is beautiful
But man, those wings will never leave the ground
Without a feather and a lottery ticket, now settle down

All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
Put the pieces back together my way
All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
Put the pieces back together my way
All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
Put the pieces back together my way
All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
Put the pieces back together my way

Slacker-bound intimate tabloid headline with a pulse
Shimmy cross the centerfold, enter dead time engulfed
Divvy crumbs for the better souls
With seven deadly stains, adhere the blame to crystal conscience
The result's a lowlife countin' on one hand what he's accomplished
Okay, link me to activism chain activate street sweep
Plug deteriorating cenobite pendragon
I hock spores coursed by the morbid
Spreading of mad men, Alley gospel
Sinking your Lincoln-Log cabin and Charlie Chaplin waddle
I could zig-zag and zig 'em again
For the badge dreams sparkle in my brick wall windows
Another thick installment of one night in Gotham
Without the wretched; Houston, we have a problem
Attached to the festive batch of city goblins
Who split holiday freaks on a box cut cinema high road bellow
Head gripped, watch red bricks turn yellow
Sort of similar to most backbones at camp Icarus
Where all fiddler crabs congregate
And get pampered for bickering
Life's not a bitch, life is a beautiful woman
You only call her a bitch 'cause she won't 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
Kiss the speaker wire Peter/pacifism pegging threshold
Stomach full of halo kibbles
Wings span cast black upon vigils
Here to Duck Hunt ticker tape vision and pick apart the pixels
I got a friend of polar nature, and it's all peace
You and I seek similar stars but can't sit at the same feast
Metal Captain, this cat is askin' if I've seen his bit of lost passion
I told him: "Yeah," but only when I pedaled past him

All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
Put the pieces back together my way
All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
Put the pieces back together my way
All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
Put the pieces back together my way
All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
Put the pieces back together my way

Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
And keep on, 'til the break of dawn





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  1. bigwillblahblahbla

    yeah people try and show off other peoples work like its a definition of ones self. like the artist wrote the shit about them. lol. Music listener's have become just big narcissistic thevies looking for the best and easyiest way to use other peoples work as a messure to get people to notice them and they only try and see there lives in the lyrics .( me, i ,we, us. just a push away from... jumpimg infront this bus)_Aesop

  2. bigwillblahblahbla

    Songs got more bars in it, than my baby momma's purse.

    Severoquai

    Classiest comment of the lot, +1 sir

  3. SouthFlorida’96

    sounds like some cunninlynguists.

  4. Palmer Robertson

    H°NθR U R

  5. Palmer Robertson

    Fr33 A3$OP ROCKO'$ MθD3RN L1F3

  6. MrThatguyuknow

    "Yo this is one of the best songs I've ever heard!"
    -Any Aesop Rock song

  7. Robert Sandoval

    Day turns night...

  8. A. Quinn

    I can’t hear what your saying

  9. Amp

    ACE ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Jeff Alten

    Auditable Magic right here

  11. shakil denson

    Into 2020

  12. gabe le

    whenever I break down, I sing daylight, something about it seems to help.

    Marsel Music

    Same man!

  13. owen thomas

    Master piece

  14. noofalata

    a lot of words but you aint sayin' nothing

    hazaRdous

    he's saying a lot if you choose to understand

    most feared conflict

    Ill ever wanted was to pick apart your face put the pieces back together my way

    noofalata

    @hazaRdous nah. impossible kid was aesop balancing the esoteric and the personal. this is just ...

  15. CrossBre3d88

    "I did not invented the wheel...I was the crooked spoke adjacent"....First line is tough..

  16. Ben Kessinger

    How have you and Andre3000 not collabed

  17. Ermer vandal

    yeah,day turns night at 4:20... coincidence?

  18. Sebastian P

    Song Litterally stops me from wanting to kill myself.... like on the regular....if im dead i can't hear shit like this.

  19. K Johnson

    One the morning star's finest, doomed from birth, how could God recline this, sins aren't strengthed in syllabus, you're terminal, I am infinite, there is no grey in between this, just thank the gods that I resist to hunt you down of persistence.....that's my freestyle, remain meanwhile

  20. nz bg

    “Life is a beautiful woman, you only call her a bitch because she won't let you see the pussy”

  21. Mateusz Handzlik

    yo, if u dain, doin head shot this generation, if u lay heart, eat your soul, if you sleepen listeni love, die something like other.

  22. patrick grimsley

    You won't be laughing when your blow up doll has a headache and won't give up the ass!

  23. Prime

    You gotta know the proper Aesop

  24. Sean

    Aesop and Danny Brown look like color swaps of each other lol

  25. ccheeks74

    Bad ass cod piece

  26. Brucie Kibbutz

    I'm honestly surprised that this guy is still alive

  27. Olympian Genesis

    I will kill to see a Lupe Aesop collab

  28. uncrownedoak

    I feel like Aesop has to decipher his own daily thoughts just like we have to decipher his lyrics.

    Bex Tings

    Considering "one of four" which appears later on this Ep, you're probably not entirely incorrect

    the1

    he needs to do a song with daylyt

    th3SyLvEsTeR

    We might be the same way. He is like you and I, but with the talent of being the best wordsmith ever. I wish I can one day find my own

  29. Anthony Truman

    Used to have this on an MP3 player and would never skip it

  30. Anthony Truman

    This song

  31. Tayl Fyfe

    His voice in this track reminds me of Godemis of CES Cru in places. I can't help but wonder if they've come across each other.

  32. Jake Ryan

    "And I can't sleep now
    Yeah the Police will laugh
    You won't be laughing when your covered wagons crash,
    you won't be laughing when your hosted by the ghost of Christmas past,
    you wont be laughing when your blow up dolls got a headache and wont give up the ass!
    so im'a lay my kicks to rest when I'm impressed,
    so I staple gun em to my feet,
    This origami dream is beautiful!
    Pull the tail watch the wings flap,
    but you really can't do a thing with that......."

  33. Biggie Mac

    Now This Is Hip - Hop. from the beats to the wordplay and everything else about this.

  34. Esper the Bard

    More force than a train flying down the track
    More flavor than a whole damn spice rack

  35. Hampton Scanlan

    ya'll would be a lot more enlightened if you listened to what he's saying as opposed to wasting your breath talking shit about other artists.

  36. Marsel Music

    wordplay

  37. Klyntar Kenny

    All he wanted was a rice cake!!

  38. james Doctor

    This guy is a garbage rapper. You wanna hear some bars? Check out Lil Pump

    Jake Ryan

    that's funny

    Potato the Flof

    good joke bro

  39. jerujacavaes

    Whenever I try to show others this song this is how it goes, “you know Aesop rock?” “You mean asap rocky?” “Nevermind you small minded individual....”

  40. Thato Mollo

    2019 still HARD

  41. kLuSe.

    More bars than a candy shop .

  42. Geoffray L

    A legend..!

  43. Bek'a

    Play daylight at half past 8 am and nightlight at half past 8pm

  44. g. max gudmundson

    guilty pleasure, afraid to like

  45. AZ Battle School

    Not his best work

  46. Noah Halton

    .zodiacupuncture

  47. TheZohan

    Daylight lyrics:

    Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
    And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
    Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
    And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
    Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
    And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
    Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
    And keep on, 'til the break of dawn

    Put one up for Shackle Me Not, clean logic procreation
    I did not invent the wheel, I was the crooked spoke adjacent
    While the triple sixers' lassos keep angels roped in the basement
    I walk the block with a halo on a stick, poking your patience
    Y'all catch a thirty second flash visual
    Dirty cooperative med platoon
    Bloom, head-trip split ridiculous
    Fathom the splicing of first generation fuck-up
    With trickle-down anti-hero smack (Kraken!)
    I pace my 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 around the jungle gym
    Now it's honor, and I spell it with the 'H' I stole from heritage
    Merit crutched on the wretched refuse
    From my teeming resonance
    I promise, tempest tossed breed with a bleeding conscience
    See, the creed accents responsive
    But my spores divorced the wattage
    And I'm sleeping now (Wow!) yeah, the settlers laugh
    You won't be laughing when your covered wagons crash
    You won't be laughing when the buzzards drag your brother's flags to rags
    You won't be laughing when your front lawn is spangled with epitaphs (You won't be laughing!)
    Then I'll hang my boots to rest when I'm impressed
    So I triple knot 'em and forgot 'em
    His origami dream is beautiful
    But man, those wings will never leave the ground
    Without a feather and a lottery ticket, now settle down

    All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
    Put the pieces back together my way
    All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
    Put the pieces back together my way
    All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
    Put the pieces back together my way
    All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
    Put the pieces back together my way

    Slacker-bound intimate tabloid headline with a pulse
    Shimmy cross the centerfold, enter dead time engulfed
    Divvy crumbs for the better souls
    With seven deadly stains, adhere the blame to crystal conscience
    The result's a lowlife countin' on one hand what he's accomplished
    Okay, link me to activism chain activate street sweep
    Plug deteriorating cenobite pendragon
    I hock spores coursed by the morbid
    Spreading of mad men, Alley gospel
    Sinking your Lincoln-Log cabin and Charlie Chaplin waddle
    I could zig-zag and zig 'em again
    For the badge dreams sparkle in my brick wall windows
    Another thick installment of one night in Gotham
    Without the wretched; Houston, we have a problem
    Attached to the festive batch of city goblins
    Who split holiday freaks on a box cut cinema high road bellow
    Head gripped, watch red bricks turn yellow
    Sort of similar to most backbones at camp Icarus
    Where all fiddler crabs congregate
    And get pampered for bickering
    Life's not a bitch, life is a beautiful woman
    You only call her a bitch 'cause she won't 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
    Kiss the speaker wire Peter/pacifism pegging threshold
    Stomach full of halo kibbles
    Wings span cast black upon vigils
    Here to Duck Hunt ticker tape vision and pick apart the pixels
    I got a friend of polar nature, and it's all peace
    You and I seek similar stars but can't sit at the same feast
    Metal Captain, this cat is askin' if I've seen his bit of lost passion
    I told him: "Yeah," but only when I pedaled past him

    All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
    Put the pieces back together my way
    All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
    Put the pieces back together my way
    All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
    Put the pieces back together my way
    All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
    Put the pieces back together my way

    Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
    And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
    Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
    And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
    Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
    And keep on, 'til the break of dawn
    Yes, yes, y'all, and you don't stop
    And keep on, 'til the break of dawn

    Nightlight lyrics:

    [Voice:] "Day turns Night" [x8]

    [Aesop Rock]
    Night Light suckas..
    Put one up shackle me, not clean logic procreation
    I did invent the wheel, in a previous generation
    While the triple sixers lassos keep angels roped in the basement
    I locate my old halos and pass em out to the pavement
    Y'all catch a 30-second flash frame
    Dirty cooperative Neptune bloom head-trip split
    Fantastic! Fathom the splicing of major league low lifes
    With anti hero earthworm mentality (Godzilla!)
    I paste my game to zero all completion
    See a cretin's still a cretin even speakin' altered moniker
    American nightmare lost in the monitor
    I'll hold the door open so you can stagger through
    Then ten berserk and bread cookies in after you
    It's the gutter and I spell it with the 'G' I stole from "Get the fuck up"
    Noise crutch stolen wretched refuse of my teaming dumb luck
    Still I promise temperance storm breed still bleeding Amish
    See the freaks sucked out the bottom dropped 3 bears and a baby in a cottage
    And I can't sleep now
    Yeah, the police'll laugh
    You won't be laughing when your covered wagons crash
    You won't be laughing when you're hosted by the ghost of Christmas past
    You won't be laughing when your blow up doll's
    got a headache and won't give up the ass
    And I lay my kicks to rest when I'm impressed
    So I staple-gun them to my feet
    This origami dream is beautiful: pull the tail watch the wings flap
    But you really can't do a thing with that

    All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
    Swallow up the pieces
    Spit 'em at your species
    Reachin' the city of lost barnacles and leeches
    Night-light got me when the daylight went to evening
    Night (Light) Day (Light) [x8]

    I'm pretty sure I got a pulse.. plus
    We Shimmy cross the centerfold, and our night light engulfed
    Just let me keep the crumbs (Please)
    With seven deadly stains
    To hear the plane to crystal conscious
    The results a dead-beat trying to make a dollar off a bomb threat (OK)
    Lift me to activism chain activate wild-style Pluto orbit
    Set a course then push the button
    I swallow spores born by the laws of a morbid glutton
    I can spot a drunk battalion by the Charlie Chaplin waddle
    Zig zag and zig 'em again before they can pull a badge out
    But I lash out
    Another thick installment of one night in Gotham like
    "Houston we have a problem"
    They're buffing the trains the same days the graffiti writers bomb 'em
    Who split how many freaks on box cuts of a high road bellow?
    Heads ripped! Watch red bricks turn yellow
    I'll try to meet the wizard
    But a tailgating tit-man holding an oil can
    won't let a hermit crab break in his new shell-toes
    Life's not a bitch, life is a beotch
    who keeps the villagers circling the marketplace
    out searching for the G-spot
    Maybe she didn't feel y'all shared any similar interests
    Or maybe you're just an asshole; maybe I'm just an asshole
    Kiss the speaker wire, seaming swashbuckler or pagan thresh hold
    Stomach full of diner food
    Wings span cast black upon views
    Here to help release the rabbit hounds or pick apart your mood
    I got this friend of polar nature and it's all peace
    When I seek similar stars but can't sit at the same feast
    Metal Captain!
    This cat is asking if I've seen his bit of lost passion
    I told him: "Yeah" I gave him one last look and smashed him

    All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
    Swallow up the pieces
    Spit 'em at your species
    Reachin' the city of lost barnacles and leeches
    Night-light got me when the daylight went to evening
    Night (Light) Day (Light)..

    Philip Kersh

    Thanks for the lyrics

  48. Grapesandraisens Fireandice

    Holy smokes... He failed again...
    Maybe you might like this

  49. Grapesandraisens Fireandice

    Stevie ray genoch ... Struggling...lol you should here it... Failed on this song for you... Its funny. Lol, he is trying again for a freind instead of an enemy...lol 😆

    Grapesandraisens Fireandice

    He wanted to rap for or with you but after he listen to daylight nitght light it seems he wrote a diss instead he is trying again now...

  50. Musclecar passion

    aesop rock > asap rocky

  51. Blackout00745

    damn... Im again 10 years late to finding something like this

    Night Man

    It's older than that.

    andrew ross

    This shit came out a few years before this vid was posted man

    Night Man

    @andrew ross about 2003

    Highena

    The daylight EP came out in 2001 so closer to 20 years late

    Night Man

    @Highena damn I even forgot how old it is, Time flys man.

  52. penguins can fly

    I remember and always have.. ✊ima bump this when I'm 60

  53. Phoenix Swanson

    Dayman, HAAAA! Fighter of the Nightman, HAAAA!

  54. Vino 369 devinchi

    He's nice but he's still a visitor to this...

    Night Man

    Nah, 20 years experience and has the biggest vocabulary out of every rapper Dead or Alive( An Actual Fact). And many Amazing Albums while influence Many People in Rap Today. Even though he never been in the mainstream through his career. Because He is One of the Gods of The Underground.

  55. Srirachhaa

    "Life's not a bitch, life is a beautiful woman. You only call her a bitch 'cuz she won't let you get that pussy."

    Easily one of my favorite lyrics in all of hip-hop.

  56. Naggy Nagsen

    Fucking Genius🔥🔥🔥🔥👑💯🙌🏾❤

  57. Immortal Ideas

    Man......this song is so fn S●LID....
    I remember when I first ran across this,i was all wtf that's what's up.and still to the fn day...this shots S●LID!!

  58. Max Weaver

    NightLight is dope too.

  59. Max Weaver

    This is incredible music.

  60. MITCH MITCHUMS

    APPLSEED!!!! CHECK IT!!

  61. MITCH MITCHUMS

    This song brought me here almost 20yrs ago !!! ACE ROCK AND YA DONT STOP!!

  62. Colloquial

    I found the thumbs up, butt where is the heart eyes 😍

  63. Sierra Leverett

    30 seconds was decent

    FURY Brenton Thomas

    ? Wtf dude

  64. Steve Peck

    Daylight is responsible for getting myself as well and a few other people heavily into actual lyrics. This is art at it's finest, beautiful

  65. Star Lord

    Can someone tell me what this song is about? Is it that we fight to live in the daylight be we all really half-vampire?

  66. Dead Room

    that line between hiphop and poetry... you have found it :)

  67. S.A.I_the_A.I

    Aesop is a genius, the rhymes he writes and puts together are so amazing, like the second line of Verse 1 "I did not invent the wheel, I was the crooked spoke adjacent." It gets you thinking and makes you wonder and want to pull meaning from his music, Aes, keep this up.

  68. s3dchr

    "Life's not a bitch, Life is a beautiful woman, you only call her a bitch 'cause she won't let you get that pussy!"

    Oof.

  69. Michael King

    Damn first time I've ever heard this. One of the greatest writers/MCs/producer in music. He can do so much of his own music. A true talent.

  70. JustAnotherGuy

    Aesop rock is the real hip hop

  71. Jace Beleren

    Souls need this...

  72. MrTilo83084

    2019? Still got sick rhymes. Better than any of his contemporaries.

    Victor Lara

    By far!

  73. Weirzy

    Ear orgasms. Multiple times.

  74. Dale Lindsey

    Can anyone break down what this song is about? I know genius or google could tell me but it'd be cool to hear from an actual human who is a actual fan of him. Any info would be dope

    Jesse the rainbowrabbit

    I think it's just about "His" life. I dont know, I find the daylight as a story of how his life is tiring and regretful. Kind of humble compared to nightlight. We usually tend to water down of how we describe ourselves. Most of what he says kinda affects life in a negative way. "All i ever wanted was to pick apart the day and put the pieces back together my way"
    Ive told myself this before. My childhood and past hasnt been all that good and I feel that if I could change it, I would be in a better place. It shows how He doesnt enjoy the life he has and he is doing things at it comes to him. Its mostly looking back and at life with regret and desiring a better life.

    On the other hand, Nightlight is showing that other side of his and our under control lives. that destructive and precarious mentality that anybody who has had a messed up life has every now and then. This is like screw everything. I dont care about anything I will do whatever the hell I want.

    Both reflect a bad life but from two different persepectives. and at the end you hear "Day turn night" which probably means that the longer we feel regret or not conforming to our lives, the more destructive we become let it be bad habits or drugs.
    Thats what I think.

  75. Kyle Broussard

    Night light is so hard bro. What a concept to dub his own song on the evil side. Unreal creativity

  76. Zach Dygard

    God damn this shit is so fire it'll be here for decades

  77. Billy Wagner

    Christine you dont remember me selling you the half pound of shrooms and playing this song dropping you off....2009 shit

  78. Joshua Gibb

    Dumb ass

  79. Joshua Gibb

    Ford Focus

  80. Joshua Gibb

    Lauren I’m in love with you

  81. Alberto Jaimes

    Aesop Rock - Dayman/Nightman (Cometh)

  82. gHost Kr0us3r

    Im happy i held this album in vinyl form. The cover looks like that

  83. Kylander Son of Der

    The self-awareness taught by your consciousness, will change the world for better. Keep up the great work! ^-^

  84. Nicole White

    Aesop n Slug been cool dope white rappers since before it was cool to be a dope white rapper.

    Nicole White

    And Benefit and Cage, I suppose.

  85. James Brady's Shit Show

    Apparently there's 700+ people who don't know a damn thing about artistic genious in hip hop.

  86. amendoca himself

    i did not expect aesop rock to have this voice

  87. Obey Obet

    Mind blown.

  88. Dan Poysnick

    It's hard to believe that this guy is a human being.

  89. Aemzo

    this track will always BANG

  90. MITCH MITCHUMS

    Seen ACE ROCK too many times to count! I’m sure he hates this jam just as much as ZEP hates stairway to heven! And yes!! I compared!! Just keep banging this cut!

  91. fran cebohin

    man i just listen to this this and i don't care anymore.Like how can somebody be this poetic

  92. Qwerty Qwerty2

    Could you imagine turning on the radio and hearing this? Sparks flames of anarchy and love in my imagination people helping each other , lovers embrace, a son looking to his father on a warm sunny day the twist of real in each the sweat and grunts of hard work the soldiers kicking your door in the screams of your loved ones spitting out your teeth the feeling of your knuckles cracking against thier face

  93. Cameron Applegath

    My way...

  94. WizardGaming52

    Somebody put this song on audiomack so we can listen offline😭🙏

    Mf Tripz

    What the fuck is audiomack? 😂😂

  95. Nocomply Soldier

    The homies skills are insane!!!

  96. Andy Rhine

    The captions give up around 0:34

  97. Daniel Guru

    I will stop listening this never, lotta years? Sure.

  98. JUGGA LUSH

    this iz whut i lisned to whn i moved from my hometwn to a house in the midle of nwhere and had to make new frinds

  99. The Gurnard

    Heyy Aesop your alright? High five?