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Song Released: 2015

Fairly Local Lyrics

I’m fairly local, I’ve been around
I’ve seen the streets you're walking down
I’m fairly local, good people now

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I’m evil to the core
What I shouldn't do I will
They say I’m emotional
What I wanna save I’ll...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 13th 2017 report

    This is the more accurate interpretation, in the beginning he says "IM FAIRLY LOCAL IVE BEEN AROUND IVE SEEN THE STREETS YOUR WALKING DOWN" he's saying that he's been through a lot and he's been through what the guy is going through now and he sees where he's going to end up (I a bad way) like drugs or something like that. Then he goes on about how he has sociopathic thoughts about being able to hurt people and not caring but then on the other hand he's very protective of people and will fight to keep them safe and he cares and loves people and wants to do good *If your wondering, he's a highly functioning sociopath I would know because I am one lol ;)* and when he talks about the song never being on the radio and even if people vote it wont be on it he's saying that it doesn't matter if people think/vote for something, that our word doesn't matter in this world of certain people of higher respect and value. anyhow ya that's what its really saying in general I guess so ya.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 24th 2015 report

    The song starts with him saying he is evil to the core and does what he wants.in the end it shows him saying he does what's good. It's about the two sides of a person and how good can overcome evil


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    Feb 11th 2018 report

    The song is about how he watching someone go through the same hard time he has been through time and time again in his case it's his mind when he says "i've seen the streets your walking down" he means that he has been there before when he says "i'm fairly local" he mean that he has not only been there once but he has been there many times when he says i'm not evil to the to the core he means that he is a nice person once you can get past the outer layer he uses to protect himself when he says the world around us is burning but we're so cold he means that to keep from getting hurt they stay cold to emotions.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2018 report

    I am fairly local I have been around I've seen the street you're walking down I am fairly local good people now (he was been through a lot) I am evil to the core what I shouldn't do I will they say I am emotional what I want to save I'll kill is that who I truly am I truly don't have a chance tomorrow I will keep a beat and repeat yesterday dance (this is what people say about him he is evil he is lazy for keeping a beat and repeating yesterday dance) yo this song will never be on the radio even if my clique were to pick and the people were to vote it's the few the proud and the emotional yo you bullet proof and black like a funeral the world around us is burning but we're so cold it's the few the proud and the emotional (there are only some people who see him as he is) *skip over part we know* I am not evil to the core what I shouldn't do I will fight l know I am emotional what I want to save I will try I know who I truly am I truly have a chance tomorrow I will switch a beat and avoid yesterday dance (he is not evil he is not lazy this is who he truly is)

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2018 report

    this song is about borderline personality disorder and one of the symptoms called silting look it up then you will understand.

  6. rickandmortyfan
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    Jun 2nd 2017 report

    This song, the words mirror Borderline Personality Disorder. The identity problems (changes viewpoint in the song)
    The emotional instability, the denial, the acceptance. Political preoccupation. It's all there in black and white

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 24th 2016 report

    I think it means he understands how they think (gangsters)as he is fairly local so he know the surrounding and the effects of it on a person and how he can be good and move on

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 18th 2016 report

    Oh and I posted the last post I forgot to say that's why the song will never be on the radio. Because he's calling out other artists for leading the younger generation down a reckless path

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 18th 2016 report

    I believe it's about how rap music influences a younger generation to act like gangsters which makes them evil to the core, one in a trillion (because of how common it's becoming and how gang violence causes large numbers of lives to be wasted) and they say their emotional but their just about killing each other for personal gain, and leaves them without truly having a chance in life due to the fact many of them grow up and end up prisons for their actions. The second verse I believe refers to his kind of music which doesn't want to repeat the same kind of "dance" (routine) that many of these rappers are doing which influences people to do wrongful things and he just wants people to actually be emotional and look at the world around them and realize what's actually happening...

  10. anonymous
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    May 30th 2016 report

    Idk tbh the meaning behind this song, I just tend to have my own opinion and like reading through other peoples views makes it a lot more simple for me to see where peoples minds are at, song is great! :3

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  11. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2016 report

    Honestly what this song makes me think of is the debate that may be going on in the mind of a serial killer. He admits he is evil and does the wrong thing, then tries to backtrack and say he's actually good. I read about the life of Ted Bundy, a murderer, who, after committing each crime, would always feel empty but drawn to do it again. This is just my opinion, so no hatred, and do with it what you will.

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