Riff: August Greene – “Piano Interlude”

Mar 12, 2018

I might put a fight but yet in still I’m losing ground/If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears a sound/Did it ever really happen at all?/Did it ever really happen at all?

from Piano Interlude lyrics by August Greene

Another brief interlude that has Common reciting some mediocre poetry. Normally this is his bread-and-butter, but in that short span he gets lazy, relying on an over-used saying to fill in the blanks. It’s a sour moment that dilutes Glasper’s point-of-view. A moment that would have been far better without Common’s jokey, coffee shop effort.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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