"You soar off to another world, deep in your mind, / But people seem to take that, as being unkind."

— Tribe Called Quest


Date
1991
Metaphor
"You soar off to another world, deep in your mind, / But people seem to take that, as being unkind."
Metaphor in Context
[Verse 2: Phife Dawg] Yo, when you bug out, you usually have a reason for the action.
Sometimes you do it just for mere satisfaction.
People be houndin', always surroundin',
Pulsing, just like a migraine poundin'.
You don't really fret, you stay in your sense.
Camouflage your feeling, of absolute tense.
You soar off to another world, deep in your mind,
But people seem to take that, as being unkind.

"Oh yo, he's acting stank," really on a regal?
A man of the fame, not a man of the people.
Believe that if you wanna but I tell you this much:
Riding on the train with no dough, sucks.
Once again a case of your feet in my Nikes;
If a crowd is in my realm, I'm saying -- mic please.
Hip-hop is living, can't yank the plug,
if you do the result, will end up kind of bugged.
Provenance
Reading
Citation
Tribe Called Quest, "Buggin' Out," The Low End Theory (1991). <Link to genius.com>
Date of Entry
11/20/2015

The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.