Burn a bush,

from Common – A Letter to the Law on Rap Genius

Meaning

A play on the burning bush from the Bible that appeared to Moses. In the passage God told Moses through the bush to free the Israelites from slavery

The narrator in this piece evokes the same imagery with reference to then-president Bush. In the context of the work, it emerges as a general affirmation of freedom from oppression rather than a literal call to violence.

Other possible interpretations (Big up to the Derrida school of literary theory):

“Burn” could be used in the sense of “diss” as in a dismissal of a person’s relevance.

“Burn” could also be used as a synonym for “fire” as in we should fire Bush.

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