Aesop Rock - Leisureforce Lyrics

Postcards from the pink bath paint leisure
As a cloaked horse through a stained-glass Saint Peter
Hack faith-healer, cheat death to the very end
Cherry wooden nickels on his specs for the ferrymen
X, o, zodiac a pentagram expo
Pet cemetery in electric fresco
Abaddon threshold flesh-forged in the galley
With undead orcs pulling oars through the algae
Smash cut to a smoke-bombed quarantine
Guards like "all signs correlate with sorcery"
It's more a dormant cell of valor as awoken by the smell of sordid power
And defecting shortly after
Fist bump dry land, brackish, cat nap 15
Back to swiss-cheese the flagship, uh
Blue in the menacing grip of a day for which you're manifestly unfit

Final answer "not to be", "not to be" is right!
Next question - to build winged shoes or autophagy
Silk screen band tees, take apart a vcr, ringer off, canned peas
Cabin fever mi amor
Patiently adhering to the chandelier ta key-in-door
To usher in the understated anarchy of leisureforce
Led a purple tongue and ratty caballeros
Up over the black rainbow into the house of mirrors
To become a thousand zeroes
Echoing a twisted alchemy, freak flags, fluttering to circadian free jazz
Sleep apnea scratching "bring that beat back"
I doze off, clothes on, noise in the feedbag
Shhh.. om nom nom, blinds drawn
Compost thrown to the spine pile, bygones, mangy
Intimately spaced pylons on a plot of inhospitable terrain
Hi mom!


Raise up the bridge, lower the portcullis, rain forks into mutton
No abort button, heart pump assorted color sugar water
Poor lummox, unexplained ailments, and doesn't work well with others
Wet nose on the glass, garibaldi half cookie dough, lock jaw
Don 4 walls like a wooden coat, behold the rotting fruit of excommunication
A ruby tide insubordinate to lunar phases
That maneuver past the beaches to the bosom of the pavement
Now the bow drill smolder in a flooded bit of basement
Grace of misled teen who prefers his scenes with a little Wilhelm scream
The ambush predator edition, skill set of Will Tell Aim and speed over short distance
Part hatter-mad, part erratic habitat, dark matter harnessing his heart attack-ack-ack-ack-ack

Midsummer bit crusher, mid winter bit shifter, no sleep, gold mine, front door circled, proceed, low light, 24 curfews, crows beak, cold night, unmoored virtue, proceed, snow-blind, 24 curfews

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Aesop Rock Leisureforce Comments
  1. Steel Wolf Six

    this is awesome. totally a flash back to my teenage years of playing W.oW.

    Steel Wolf Six

    Staying up and snorting drugs to conquer all.

  2. FridgeBeatz

    Do sabbatical with options please bro

  3. this guy

    every time I hear this song I think of an epic anime fight similar to kid buu and goku one side just having fun while the other going hard and still not competing

  4. Folasko Music

    He's a lyrical genius. Hands down.

  5. ruiz94558

    does anyone get the feeling of racing when this plays?

    Daniel Weber

    For sure, perfect opening song to his album.

    Rob Wisdom

    ruiz94558 yeah, it reminds me of a nightmare I had where I was moving near light speed, but everywhere was foggy. I woke up with a fever hyperventilating.. Wasn't scary as it was a profound concept.

    Skeeter Skeet

    I actually know what you mean. I do a lot of street racing listening to Aesop Rock. People look at me like I’m stupid listening to this. Mostly cause they can’t understand any lyrics, But they think it’s not a fast enough pace.

    I guess they all got too used to the clickity clack Beats of the crap ‘they’ make today.

  6. Kuba Nowak

    so brilliant
    makes me shiver, it speaks to something within, to something curious, beautiful and scary

  7. VenomVGZ

    i swear i think this is a WC3/Starcraft 1 homage.


    That what I thought too. That, plus ruminations of a depressed maladjusted teen.

  8. Alex Joseph

    +yugo91aesop Mystery Fish, please.

  9. Jos

    I just love this track. Mainly because of the flow and the beat

    Chris Townsend

    +Friedrich Fröstel Not to sound like too much of a wonk about it, but I've just brought this video up to illustrate to a friend a point about the relation of rhythm to meter in rap music, the bit where he matches the drum beat at 0:55. Completely amazing album.

    DarkKai 33

    Mathematically Correct Lizardman while the beat and the flow is inarguably dope, for Aesop the lyrics is always where its at, very esoteric and abstract but thats what rap genius is for


    DarkKai 33 I thought it'd be irrelevant to mention that because most of Aes' lyrics are pretty amazing


    Chris Townsend Couldnt have said it better, dude

  10. What Do You Want

    If I could just ask for the lyrics to Zero Dark Thirty that would be great.

  11. Aaron Phillips

    so dope

  12. Kommentatus Cosades

    Thanks for doing these, never stop please :D

  13. Bazooka Tooth

    I love that line, always have.
    "Swiss cheese the flagship"


    My favorite is "with undead orcs pull oars through the algae" :D


    My favorite lyrics are all of them.

    New Perspective

    Mangy, intimately spaced pylons

    On a plot of inhospitable terrain, Hi Mom!