Ode on a Grecian Urn

from by MC Lars & Mega Ran

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CHORUS:

What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
And that Grecian urn?

What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
Sit back and learn!

VERSE 1:

Mega: What you know about Keats?
Lars: I think he was a poet?
Mega: Exactly - what’s his story?
Lars: Was hoping you might know it?
Mega: A famous British dude, who so prolific
He died at 25, and his odes were sick
Lars: By ode you mean a shout out?
Mega: Basically, like props
To nightingales and urns, the dude he wrote a lot
Lars: Was he famous in his time? Raheem: No, kind of like Poe
Or Melville, history would prove he was dope
Lars: Go back, Mega Ran, he gave props to an urn?
Mega: A vase for ashes, take notes and learn
Imagine this urn just sitting in a closet
A metaphor chilling by itself, like a prophet
this vase told a story with pictures in the clay
Lars: Pottery meets poetry? yo what did it say?

CHORUS:

What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
And that Grecian urn?

What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
Sit back and learn!

VERSE 2:

Mega: Let me paraphrase the poetry of one who wrote it well
Life and death co exist
Lars: Like heaven does with hell?
Mega: See, Keats wrote a poem about art on the vase
of Greek lovers dancing in a bucolic place
ancient lives eternal, both women and men
Lars: Players in pursuit, bumping Biggie in the Benz?
Mega: Wait slow down Lars, 'cause they didn’t have cars
We’re talking ancient Greece
Lars: Sorry Mega, spit those bars
Mega: A cold pastoral, frozen in time,
forever on that vase!
Lars: Transcribed through a rhyme ?
Mega: The fleeting scene, had the poet inspired
Lars: To write on his page with iambic fire?
Mega: See, beauty and truth, they were one and the same
Synonymous together through a Keatsian frame
Lars: While cities they all crumble that urn had advice?
Mega: His words will last forever, that MC was nice!

CHORUS:

What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
And that Grecian urn?

What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
What you know about Keats
Sit back and learn!

LARS AND MEGA RAN TOGETHER:
Because truth is beauty and beauty is truth
truth is beauty and beauty is truth
Because truth is beauty and beauty is truth

LARS: Peace!
MEGA RAN: Yeah!
LARS: Yeah fools!
MEGA RAN: What! Keats!

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from The Dewey Decibel System, released June 7, 2019
Produced by Steggozaurus (facebook.com/steggozaurus)
Mixed and mastered by Matt Weiss (weiss-sound.com)
Additional mastering by Rich Matthew (rimatchmusic.com)
Vocal production by Theosyn (soundcloud.com/theosyn)

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