Shining lights, brain cells sparking

So I prescribed her, something to revive
And surprise her, she’s liver and much more wiser
Than the light I shine when my brain cells spark,
Come to me so we can glow in the dark

A curious combination of psychiatric metaphor and romantic storytelling from Eric B & Rakim’s 1990 track Mahogany. The hip hop duo mention the brain surprisingly often in their lyrics.

One thought on “Shining lights, brain cells sparking”

  1. >>”Prescribe her something to revive her” ::
    Sounds more pharmacological than psychiatric. It could have a deeper meaning, but that prescription sure sounds like cocaine. A more common mind hack than is usually covered here.
    >>”The hip hop duo mention the brain surprisingly often in their lyrics.” ::
    Maybe not so surprising, hip-hop lyricists think about their brain as often as any other writers and, according to a rhyming dictionary, 487 words rhyme with brain and just 186 words rhyme with head.
    The Mahogany lyrics are unimpressive in the context of the brain. Looking for hip-hop brain food? See MF Doom, Jurassic 5, Outkast and so many others…

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