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    Slang phrases - need help

    Hello. I'm translating a song into my native langauge, but i'm having some problems with english slang - I dont get the meaning of some phrases:

    1. I remember looking back
    Conversing to start a cap

    2. The hope and the have-nots

    3. I'm gonna see concrete

    4. Faultiest at switching lanes

    I would be grateful if someone can explain me the meaning of these phrases.

    Greetings!
    Last edited by kacper3355; 24-Feb-2015 at 12:22.

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    Re: Slang phrases - need help

    If I encounter a slang phrase I am unfamiliar with context can help me figure out the meaning. However, you didn't provide any context for the slang phrases you asked about, so (due to lack of familiarity) I can't tell you anything.

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    Re: Slang phrases - need help

    I figured out the first phrase.

    Now i need help with the rest. (look down)


    2&3. Gravity can't stop
    The hope and the have-nots
    This artery's a part of me
    And bloods is all I’m gonna be
    I'm gonna see concrete
    Bottles and bad dreams
    I'm everything and anything
    A memory that never leaves


    4.
    I remember looking back
    Conversing to start a cap
    Now i'm sitting whishing that
    Wishing that i just go back
    I was happy with no fame
    Faultiest at switching lanes
    Buying 40’s with some change
    The sourthern california days


    Thanks for any help. :)

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    #4

    Re: Slang phrases - need help

    None of it means much to me.

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    #5

    Re: Slang phrases - need help

    What's the song? These are not standard slang phrases that I know.

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    Re: Slang phrases - need help

    Here's the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFBnDhirtEw
    I think I know what does 'concrete' mean, but I also need to figure out 'faultiest'.

    From what i know, 'concrete' means the most comfortable place to sleep for a drunk person (Google told me that )

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    Re: Slang phrases - need help

    And a forty is a forty-ounce bottle of beer.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #8

    Re: Slang phrases - need help

    The Bloods is a street gang. The person slept on concrete because he was so drunk he didn't care. (The person who wrote that song might have been drunk at the time he wrote it.)

    ~Ron

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