Magic Baltimore Listen Live

Most people recognize Lauryn Hill as someone poetically proliferous in the style of a female Gil Scott Heron or Tupac. The delivery of her rap and socially conscious thinking can be raw or disturbing and that depends on how it’s scrutinized.

She has become less of an entertainer, but instead an angry translator of opinion with a musical platform on the song “Neurotic Society” spitting on many topics, some very personal, from financial corruption, vanity to transvestites.

Before you can groove to a beat you are webbed into a multitude of coded messages. With an emphasis of a self-destructive LGBTQ community the sets the precedence for today’s society. These anti gay lyrics are aimed at the core of Hill’s audience.

For the record, non traditional families are becoming the new NOW of stability and family.

This is Lauryn’s explanation of the song’s content:

“I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there, I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked!”

Once an advocate of self-expression and one whom was against oppression, the musical visionist lyrically displays society in her latest single  as a war of demonic self confusion.  Today, Lauryn Hill, an UNSPOKEN Rapper/Poet of conscious opinion … take it or leave it, we all have one … an opinion that is!

Lauryn Hill – Neurotic Society Lyrics

[Verse 1:]

“We’re living in a joke time, metaphorical coke time

Commerce and guru men, run the whole world man

…old world brutality

Cold world kills softly, whole world runs savagely

Reading into prior things, program TV screens

Quick scam and drag queens, real likely to blast fiends

Think twice and past dreams, crime if you ask clean

Quick fast, the poison has entered the blood stream

Psychological master, consequences of tragedy

Mythological characters, men and women is parody

Superficial vanity, borderline insanity

Out of order humanity, crime committed so passively

Desperados and casualties, corporations want batteries

Explanations of strategies, domination and mastery

…bankrupt, grown people so corrupt

Light swords and yellow men… popularity

Culture so independent, vultures scavenge reality

Past feeling depravity to kings social cavity

Prey on human ignorance, popular immorality

Sympathy disease head, population misled

Self indulgent past dead, absence of the God head

Pimps, pushers and…

Nepotism, no artistery

…and privacy

Desperation, dishonesty

Physicist is your policy, more money, less equality

Inflated global ego, imitating reality

Fuel cycle pharaoh, poisonous poison arrows

Hypocritics on salary, idle hands that was agency

Predisposed to complacency, jealousy, audacity

Contagious social gluttony, stages of mass belignency

Effort to make conception, generation in atrophy

Glam life in debt, scam life in editors

Byproducts of neglect children hiding from crediters

Absence of self respect, fully scared of competitors

Lifestyle of luxury at someone’s expense

Sensitive children, used up and sacrificed

Blind to the consequence, smoked up on dope pipes

Ecstasy, fast life, recklessly past life

Narcotics and cash fight, just neurotic society

Benefactors turned actors, addictions triple captors

Experience manufactures just neurotic toxic society

[Verse 2:]

It’s like post-war, they looking for the commenters or who the marxs is

Ten thousand pictures on Facebook, it’s like the pot callin’ the kettle narcissist

Come on really, sayin’ it’s the devil, but you’re the chief arsonist

Hypocrites can’t even see their own part in it

No reflection, vampire paradigm

No introspection, break down

Three months before pure obsession, picture can’t take down

Children, this a shake down, they just lookin’ for a sacrifice

They been doin’ this since before Bobby Darin sang Mack the Knife

Before James Dean’s car did a jack knife

…because they lack life or lack guts

Never confuse the head with the butt

Opinions are like assholes and most of ‘em stink

I was told by a woman, so rethink, don’t ever let them ever lead you to drink

Leave you to doubt, lead you to fall

Get up, stand us, pass Lucifer out

Shake it up baby, watch them twist it and shout

Insecure assholes lookin’ for a ticket

To ride on somebody like the picket, it’s fuckin’ wicked, shame on ‘em

This neurotic toxic society

[Verse 3:]

Sick cycle psychology in desperate need of psychiatry

Exorcism, sobriety, forcin’ social lobotomies

People stuck in dichotomies, pseudo-sicko anxieties

Serial criminals dressed in variety

Social transvestisms, subliminal dressed up as piety

Transforms projections like Cartesian images

Robbing innocence, stealing inheritance

Quiet victims with no defense portrayed over dollars and cents

Maladjusted ignorant malediction and dissonance

Too much addiction, no consciousness

Don’t trust it, this cosmology is busted

Broken returns to the dusted, stems of corruption

Oppression, deceit, abuse and repeat

They don’t feel complete unless they’re robbin’ the sheep

Man is not a product if you call it that then stop it

In this neurotic godless society”

Lauryn Hill – Neurotic Society Lyrics

Also On Magic 95.9: