Aesop Rock - Shovel Lyrics




[Chorus: x2]
I don't shrug instead of the ramifications of my shovel
Lovin the consequences of uprooting the jungle
I'm huggin the cyclo Gemini stooped contenders from viewin the puzzle
I don't budge the motives encased inside the gauntlets hung in quotas

[Verse 1:]
My kitchen sink leaks like your itching to speak a secret
'bout the world spins yet nobody's pledged allegiance and why?
His beaming smile knew a private agony that burns
And when the children met divinity I sat to watch the merge
It goes pandemonium live
Ya'll mutha fuckers stand up volunteer tantrums while your playin summin vivid
Play your sympathy card till the misery clash
And a basket case is in a classless matrix with elastic stitches
Raggin a bag of lonely poem remnants
Short of breath like you're short of fresh
You're a portable mess
Carpetbagger spearheading tear peddeling pretentious art critics, orphans
Trying to dismiss those pioneering their fortunes
You're a spectacle
Pushin for pedagogue lacin up paper weights walkin on stilts talking
You touched the hand of God and I'm like
What are all these evils that plagued the hearts of man
By sweet talking border patrol until they fold and let them in
You got your life in a basket before you could say instant classic
Like the king of the mountain requires a boost
I'll bury the hook in my belly just to volunteer at live aid clinics
For the thrill of 9 great mimics with 18 bloody lips, spittin
Beanstalk, chalking outlines before figures fly
Walking uphill trying to get down
Prominent ghost town litigate battle pitch darkness
When the light switch hits the artistry circuit board breaker
Service in the greater half of nature
See money go wild shook when the exploitation incubated lovely
Warmingly piggy leader colony to comfort
Numb enough to deny the sin pins and evil needles even punctured
Till he won't define his Tourniquet Still Functions

[Chorus: x2]
I don't shrug instead of the ramifications of my shovel
Lovin the consequences of uprooting the jungle
I'm huggin the cyclo Gemini stooped contenders from viewin the puzzle
I don't budge the motives encased inside the gauntlets hung in quotas

[Verse 2:]
Burn burn em mostly
Stuck unplucking plumage out the poultry
Soaking in bulk on a sofa with ductape upholstery
Dirty doc stellar space medic
Stoned by the commoners for glowing
Psuedo bloaters buy them beats till bloated
Happy trail hitchhikers guide to spanning oblivion
Complete with a thankless 9-5 chapter
You can sign your life after the facts
Wicked soldiers pickin with buddy system
Logistic motors like Noah's ark ticket holders, pivot
All in a days breath
I guess
Sandman hit up or shatter a day when television run over baboon heart transplants
Sketching a glass partially empty till their hand cramps
With a iceman dance [?] and stand with a [?]
But maybe I do
Yeah yeah maybe it's all over
Maybe I won the game before the machine ate my quarter
I mean absorbing attention's a must
You don't wanna be overlooked
Yeah but you don't wanna be looked over too much
One up for the dashed hopes of fifty fishermen who crashed boats
And the angels who never hit a bad note when harmonising
I'm an armour plated farmer
I'm an archer rising with a drawn bow
For the karma where the bulls eye clings and argues
Dense, spreads like new names at the writers bench
Either you drink it or sink it, cause there ain't no sitting on the fence
You make me chuckle child, it's hells kitchen now, miss
Recognize your life is merely bait for bigger fish

[Chorus: x4]
I don't shrug instead of the ramifications of my shovel
Lovin the consequences of uprooting the jungle
I'm huggin the cyclo Gemini stooped contenders from viewin the puzzle
I don't budge the motives encased inside the gauntlets hung in quotas

Encased inside the gauntlets hung in quotas
Encased inside the gauntlets hung in quotas





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Aesop Rock Shovel Comments
  1. Elias De Leon

    Classic hip hop track one of the greats fuckn aesop rock puts it down LynWooD 310

  2. Johanna Bailey

    Actually this is a sample of Bucket of Blood Carrie 1976..Demigodz sampled this track..listen to Carrie 1976 and see..It is Pino Doniggio track

  3. Mya Drawe

    I mean absorbing attention's a must. you don't wanna be overlooked. yeah, but you don't wanna be looked over too much.

  4. nead b

    Like the king of the mountain requires a boost. Incredible.

  5. t dog

    This is rap

  6. Iain Holmes

    Aesop sampled 'Bucket of Blood' from the 'Carrie' soundtrack, written by Pino Donaggio.
    It also features in Amazon's 'Homecoming', which co-stars Sissy Spacek, who played the titular role in Carrie.

    Spencer Widener

    I noticed this same type beat bout halfway through the first episode of the asylum season of American horror story. Came to this song because that sped up beat is almost the same. Sounds like ahs is the sped up og sans drums and effects.

  7. Joseph Gregor

    best shit......from the BEST shit

  8. StreetCliche

    thats same sample like in Demigodz - Worst nightmare (prod. DJ Premier)

    Alex Beckes

    StreetCliche damn you're right good ear

    Johanna Bailey

    Actually Demigodz sampled this song from Carrie 1976 entitled Bucket of Blood by Pino Doniggio

  9. Eric Harrel

    *consequence

    but I agree with the comments, Aes needs to get around more, I'll be helping.

  10. Michael•J•S•

    you have Shovel and Battery, 2 polar opposite songs that both kick some fucking ass

  11. Michael•J•S•

    seriously why dont people listen to his shit. im going to start showing his stuff to everybody i know

  12. Brian1291

    This shit bangs low key, Aes on his Southern shit, my favorite Aesop track

  13. Matt Bean

    Aesop, stop saying pedagogue. lol I hear it like every other track.

    The Internet

    Well, generic rappers whose life is all about money money mention money money in every other track, don't they? ;)

    Zack South

    Matt Bean and centerfold 😂

    Lou Nowell

    mezzanine :P

    Alien Pumpkinhead

    Matt Bean what about culprit?

    Mya Drawe

    this is hilarious. you're criticizing Aesop for being repetitive and he literally has the most diverse lexicon in all of rap

  14. maccamellia

    Ahhh what's the movie he mentions about the transplanting of a babboon heart?

    Skul Face

    Untamed Heart (1993) Christian Slater, Marissa Tomei, Rosie Perez

  15. Dalia Benitez

    Just realized the melody is sampled from "Bucket of Blood" from the 1976 version of Carrie. Awesome

    Brendan M

    Dalia Benitez you got it. Also used in American horror story season 2, eps 1. And in an Army of the Pharoahs song too. Classic sample

  16. Sergio Garcia

    Hey, thanks for uploading these songs with lyrics. BUT, why on earth would you separate the lyrics measure by measure? It's fucking lovely how it is in the book; in paragraph form.

  17. Omarr Daylaq

    His lyrics intricacy fucks my heads !!! lol

  18. WoojBanks2

    the last songs of aesop's albums are amazing:TROUBLE WATER, MARS ATTACKS, FOOD CLOTHES MEDICINE,THE MAYOR AND THE CROOK, SHOVEL, PIGS, and GOPHER GUTS
    ENOUGH SAID!

    Brendan M

    WoojBanks2 good observation, they definitely are