“A WORD” | Hugo The Poet – GAOL BARS

What can a word be? what can a word do? A word can ease pain A word can soothe A word can caress A word can bless A word can confound A word can make more sense than anything else A well chosen word can make your breath skip A word can menace a word can be a death threat one expression evinces a love that defines endless another phrase can give an innocent man a life sentence a printing press can cause more instant death than fifty six million missiles tipped
with anthrax, sarin gas and bubonic plague no weapon in existence can compare
to words on a page and on the world stage
no individual bomb has a more devastating force than the ink that delivers the declaration of war and for war to cease the decisive weapon we be seeking is a pen and paper to finally sign a peace treaty what can a word be? what can a word do? what can a word mean? what can a word prove? sticks and stones break less bones than words do does truth serve words
or do words serve truth? what can a word be? what can a word do? what can a word mean? what can a word prove? sticks and stones break less bones than words do does truth serve words
or do words serve truth? Vocabulary is weaponry
you can grab and control a page can slice paper cuts
then patch up the holes each word you learn can be a shield
against the arrows and stones a precise scalpel, a knife or dagger to stab in their bones the world is words and language is the map of the roads that’s why they throw the book at you,
to trap you in folds a book can be a prison a religion trynna snaffle your soul or a book can give escapism to
catapult you over the walls a polite message can hide aggression in a passive tone a letter can offer employment
or throw you out on the road even a thank you note
can be a shank to your throat and immortality can be secured
through inaccurate quotes spelling a single phrase can spell the collapse of a noble civilisation, sending em straight into shackles of thrones like lieutenant cook’s contract
that attached captain to boat language letting him circumnavigate the planet and
snatch up the globe we travel avenues
tangled in the angles of cameras and justice: a blind statue
that still reads the legality statutes while we all pray, her sword sways
like the magistrate’s hammer how can I obey her rules
when I don’t even know the rules of grammar? how can a graffer,
get two years in the slammer for writing a word over a
corporate advertising banner? Why should I have to
learn to read the alphabet when it’s unwritten standards that
linguistically dictate what you can do and cannot? when even for the illiterate rights are given and taken away
by what is written when laws count based on the amount
in your account where the longer the numerical value
you can write out the shorter the sentence
you’ll be handed down but with no connections,
no money, no understanding at all petty crime gets you confined
to these anonymous stalls your name gets you restrained
and never recalled and you wonder why we have to
scratch our tag on these walls

37 thoughts on ““A WORD” | Hugo The Poet – GAOL BARS

  1. Gawd Damn that was dope as fuck man! Glad i'm in the perfect state to properly enjoy it.

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  3. Great to see your supporting The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
    & The South Sudanese Australian Youth United (SSAYU). Looking forward to the new album when it occurs. Did 'Fiat Lux' land on an album man?? That's one excellent audio/visual output for a rapped out song, a high point so to speak πŸ™‚

  4. sharing on my ciaslavebook (facebook) very heady. i love let it reign, and all your work tbh, thank you for you, hugo.

  5. Hugo, I was mad at ya when you left Rap News, but for this track I forgive you 100%. I'm about halfway through the album and it's all awesome. I'm over my tantrum.

  6. your word is your word
    your intentions are unknown unless made known.
    thanks Hugo. Gr8 flow and ebb. πŸ™‚

  7. Cant stop listenin' to this. . .it's so good Hugo. Thanks for sharing your gift with us and your kids at your job. Hope a few more people will hop on your Patreon to help you make many more like this! πŸ‘ŠβœŒ

  8. Hugo, you need to do some rap news to fight back. I know you said you won't but world need your help to spread the real news.

  9. Brilliant!
    Sorry to be that guy again, but can't you do this and give us the juice too. I've been working since 17(now mid 30's) 60+hour weeks. I can't afford kids, a house or to get married. My car is a 25 year old deathtrap. Whatever i could i sent it your way over the years and i'm proud of it. And of watching you guy's create history. Anyhow, all the best to you and family.

  10. Thank you Hugh-you, who-you you-ho, you-go, we-go, Hugo, who goes, who knows Hugo, you and we know, you be, hugo, proving that trimming the tendrils of Samson stories haven't negated the narrative sublime unwinding outta you. gratitude expressed, very impressed, you got the vocab πŸ™‚

  11. Wtf, just subscribed! This is sick and dope.. bruhhπŸ€ͺπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  12. Mate. You would be more famous and do more with your words bringing Juice Rap News back than any solo effort. The words can mean, prove and do more than you imagine if you work for the right channel. Please go back to Juice Rap News. The world needs you!

  13. Last time I listened to you was back in 2010, when I was blown away by the masterpiece that is Fiat Lux. The song came up by name recently, so I wondered if you continued onward. Thank Zues you did! My goodness, time to binge jam. Fantastic work ~ idk if you've heard of Eyedea and Abilities, but then and now you remind me of Micheal Larsen in all the best ways.

  14. Man, I feel like a complete dick for missing this, damn. Ayo, regardless, you did complete justice on the track, so far it's definitely one of the favorite tracks I heard with one of my beats. Hella props on this bro, bout to share this everyone in a few πŸ’ͺ

  15. Rap news was Great and youll never escape its hold over you just embrace it and the fact it gave you the platform to get here, Your new Song (A Word) Is amazing and exciting to see your career still expanding! Also your hair is a Million times better than the Dirty Dreads

  16. Keep Working at it, Like Classified it will be a long path but your stuff is Tight enough to make it keep plugging away.

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