Aesop Rock - Rickety Rackety Lyrics

[Aesop Rock:]
Smack dab in the middle of the cuddles and kills,
Guerilla jimmy city limits with a bucket of pills
Hollring 'no I don't immediately ameliorate 'em
I meet 'em, greet 'em, read 'em, and rate 'em, see if I hate 'em

Here come the hard rock bump through the speaker top
The tweeter meter blew code def hones in
I pack a lunchbox, walk to the stoning,
Jump into the chemicals sold in my zoning
I'm irrational, paranoid, tragic
And the button on my chest says 'panic'
Punch it, hold up, don't touch me
I'm a savage from a rabid ass country

[Camu Tao:]
Who want to get it?
You all acquitted
You need to quit it
Getting evicted, you little idiot, pitching tickets
It's sorta tricky the way you wanna go get your digits
Body you up at the party, somebody get his mistress

[Aesop Rock:]
You take a pitch black lung and a purple heart,
Then you kick back once the inertia start
And when the shipwreck sunk through the perfect dark,
The serpent's arch alerts every circled shark
See, bloody salt water sounds the h'ors d'oeuvres alarm,
And when the first arm's found we observe the art
Like a belly-acher won't kick face to the curb,
Rather kick when the face already raped by the worms

Tasmanian pain coast, ridin'
Very little to say to these politician behind it, but this:
You better loosen the noose or lose livin'
These little kids walking the ave. quick to produce a biscuit

[Camu Tao:]
Now you should medicate any area that the pain hits
And when you in the streets you should peep the sets of strangers
The actors that are in fact a cast of chaos
They be looking for any situation they can play on
Respectively injecting these thoughts, detain us
Negative speaking, they be creeping, they entertainers
When you out of data they run through a route that'll save ya
In retrospect, infect and pressing your papers

I design kill pain cave penmanship
Federal analog hog unedited
With a CUNY degree in young numbness
Angels on the rooftop, gun in they trumpets

[Aesop Rock:]
I was buried to the neck in them all-start bloopers
Periscope down, hop Boss Hog cruiser
Porcelain or pewter authority wil be over ruled the second jukie uber alles news hit the sewers

[Chorus x2: Camu Tao]
Rickety rackety
This city fit my style exactly
With a backspin, and the fat laces, Gazelle glasses, chase rap daily
Rickety Rackety, this city fit my style exactly
Near the train tracks, in the garbage bags, where the cement cracks, we a part of that
Rickety rackety, rickety rackety

[Camu Tao:]
When you take 2 to the vein, introduce 2 to the brain
You don't get used to the pain. A maniac bruising the cage
When cats rush you in the public you be like 'do it again'
He's a motherfucking bloodsucker, he can do what he can

On the side of the block, do the bus stop
You paying a fare?
That's a trust fund.
Little ugly ass duck, life's a fun fuck
Too battered to rush, I walk punch drunk
And the whole world is yours now
Before the steppers are goosed kick your door down
I'm in the getaway whip with Aes Rizzle
He got the same shit stitched in his missles

[Aesop Rock:]
Okay, lefty field... stealth
Dressed to kill... self
Megawatt with a horizontal neck spin swim funny to vertical bobble head yes men

[Camu Tao:]
When the evil falls in it draws to the pours, it gnaws to the core
It's precedented that you represented a percentage
That wasn't vintage and the crawlers hate us
You automated, we brought the flavors, niggas you ought to hate us

And even from antagonity squad the family tissue
Testify the look of my eyes, genuine issue
I'm a freak in the flesh that penetrates lust
Spray the vaginal juices, like I was up in their undies

[Aesop Rock:]
Don't picket the misfit law, Nancy
The core's no picnic
Mislead whores advancing
No business
Insist lured with candy to cure citizen x with that all-rours dancing
Corporals landing ashore, all soar boned nitwit, rickety rackety porn fancy
Weave through the hell and high water hot zone,
Diseases in the minute the idiot got home

[Camu Tao:]
Now I'm a teacher, first grade, and I want to participate
I want to grade the papers but I don't want to give them A's
Okay, F, D, F minus, test time, set timers
Call every parent and give 'em a piece of my mind, shit
Cause I don't want to give a good future, I'll shoot ya
Shoot ya?
With an uzi filled with rulers
Fuck minors, flush minds
Even leaving 'em bruised up
Stack kids, pack cute lunches in the cooler

[Chorus: Aesop Rock (Camu Tao) {El-P}:]
Rickety rackety
This city fit my style exactly
With a fireladder, with a wire scheduler, drink for the reek fish, smile after
(Rickety Rackety) {Rickety rackety}
(Rickety rackety, this pussy fit my dick exactly
With a threesome, giving three?
Sex, drugs, girls?,)
Rickety rackety, hold it!
{Rickety rackety}

[DJ Big Wiz scratches'n'cuts]
"Come on!"

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  1. M.E. Hogan

    Holiday trumpets!!

  2. Bryant W

    Hi, Allison!

  3. Ryan Davidson

    Camu highlighted this. RIP

  4. Jesse Hatch

    more shrooms less heroin problem solved

  5. Greastest Ever

    I didn't know they had made a song for the theme song for one of my wishes

  6. Beunibster

    I wish Camu was still alive.
    I wish Aesop and El-P still collaborated.
    I wish RJT 3 or 4 had Aes.

    December Redinger

    4 isn't out yet, it might have aes

  7. Information Sniper


  8. Matt Ancona

    does anyone know where i can get an instrumental to this?


    No, but the sample is Snakefinger - Don't Lie.

  9. Boboc Georgian

    2016 :)

  10. Ezek MC


  11. ergman

    This has slowly become one of my favorite aes songs.

  12. risingpower

    aesop sampling 'don't lie' by Snakefinger


    I just heard one the radio "Aesop Rocky" was gonna be at the Capitol Hill Block Party. I thought they just got the name wrong, but apparently they meant A$AP Rocky.... Oh well. 

  14. ShankYouKindly

    i love how in each mini hook all three of them say rickety rackety, its all connected man

  15. ThinkerOnTheBus

    I float.

  16. krischanBleibtNormal

    hell yeah why didnt i hear of him before, he kills
    thank god

  17. Dhakadice

    ...oh, and the song is "Don't Lie" from the album "Greener Postures".

  18. Dhakadice

    Philip Lithman, aka "Snakefinger". He's been dead since the 80's so I doubt he'll complain about copyright and his label (which was founded and run by his friends The Residents, who were sampling pioneers themselves in the 70's and 80's and basically made a career out of doing grotesque mutations of other people's music) closed down in 2010.

  19. Dhakadice

    Oh my fuck! Aesop sampled Snakefinger!? =D

  20. Reverend Kush

    This blew my blown mind. Why did it take me so long to find this one?

  21. Renyatta

    loving this style

  22. rrcp1us

    This is a good song to remember Camu Tao by. =]

  23. jthid

    ha! ha! punny comment

  24. Robert Baloney

    That's a Snakefinger sample


    You wanna know why this song is so good? Because these guys actually put some effort into their lyrics and flow.

  26. CharadeZ13


  27. Nick Bryant

    "Near the fire ladder,
    Where the wires gather,
    Drink water, eat fish, smile after!"

  28. DJBlaskowicz

    Hey, you forgot El-P! He's on this too. I think he's a pretty cool dude.

  29. user98xp

    Not that I'd want to, but if you took out all the lyrics, this would practically be drum & bass. Cool, right?

  30. dallimandrum

    @mofoCutThroat ohhh right.. copyrights and waht not.

  31. mofoCutThroat

    @dallimandrum sample issues.

  32. dallimandrum

    @mofoCutThroat what would cause shit? now im curious who the guitarist is.

  33. mofoCutThroat

    I like Aesop and I like the fella who's guitar work was sampled (won't mention the name for fear of causing shit). Been listening to both for yearrrrs.

  34. cloudparter

    El-P is ill on this track. I say this because no one else has yet. As a matter of fact all 3 are sick.

  35. barnumeffect5

    @bluesnoopz exactly. big respect/ you can be a muse or a musician with the same drive to rap with your own thoughts/ what you picked up in life

  36. Robert Brownie Jr.

    Word. RIP Camu Tao!!!

  37. bluesnoopz

    "You take a pitch black lung and a purple heart, then you kick back once the inertia start. And when the shipwreck sunk through the perfect dark, the serpent's arch alerts every circled shark!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Whether you like indie rap or not, props to some massive wordplay. Its cool to see someone do something so different in a world of clones.

  38. JesterPoetryArtVlogs

    RIP Camu

  39. inalej002

    My favorite line comes in at 3:56....

  40. Rawny Tabor

    Another example of Aesop Rock sampling Snakefinger<333

  41. compella1

    Camu Tao slayed this track, so much potenish...RIP

  42. Oneiros

    Camu Tao has the most insane flow...BAM!! they just go right off of each other, no stopping..three of the best in hip hop

  43. Delphian THE RAPPER

    umbrellaseance greatest poet and rapper alive

    youtube em

  44. nick yates

    sick song