This is Part two for Intro III by NF: For the second part it breaks it down more, in a since NF begins to become “free” and begins to get rid of a unnecessary weight. I would consider this part my favorite because of the shift in mood, intensity, and flow.
(NF and NF’s “Fear”)
Aye, where is my shovel at?
*(Already. It begins to show a power struggle leaning on the side of the “underdog – NF)
Prolly out back—where it always is
You can’t get rid of all of me!
I’m the reason why—
Nah, shut up, I don’t wanna hear another sentence
*(NF is seems to be giving”fear” a way to give up or maybe save itself?)*
Hey, I’m NF
“Is it me or the fear talkin’?” Ha! What a dumb question!
Yeah, it’s real music ’til the day we die, right?
Yeah, ain’t that the slogan, Nathan?
Thought I told you to keep your mouth shut
I mean, so what? You know I never listen
Let me guess, we gon’ dig a hole, kill the track, and prolly put a beat in it
Rap about it for like three minutes
Ayy, that’s pretty deep, isn’t it?
Wait a minute, you don’t really think for a second that you’re puttin’ me in this?
No, of course not, just a little deeper then we’ll go inside and we can stop diggin’ (woo)
You had me scared for a second, I thought we were diggin’ my grave [thunk]
We did, what, you don’t like bein’ afraid?
*(You kinda have to listen to the song to understand this part a little bit. But for background knowledge in the audio it sounds like a body hitting the ground. This is when things completely shift into NF’s territory. This is the moment of pure clarity between the two. It’s a who towers over who dynamic.)
Here’s a dose of your own medicine
What, you don’t like how it tastes?
My therapist told me don’t bury my issues, but I’ma be honest, man, I’m feelin’ great! (great)
I think it’s only right we go back to where you were created
I wrote a song for Johnny without you, but he ain’t gon’ like it, let’s see how he takes it (takes it)
He probably don’t even remember us, does he?
*(A man becoming a monster. He takes “Fear” and forces him t0 take in what he has to deal with. But if it’s an embodiment of the thing itself doesn’t it have to go through it everyday? In the since of fear feeling pure fear everyday but assuming things that the one thing that can truly terrify “Fear” to the bone is the moment it was completely forgotten, or left behind. By the person who created it.)*
I wish I was buryin’ anger
But both of us know I’ma need him for that song, he still lives in the basement
Almost done, shoulda done this a year ago, I don’t know why I waited
You know how I get, I put everything off in my personal life, you hear what I’m sayin’?
That was a joke, yeah, it’s hilarious, ain’t it?
You’ll spend the rest of your life in my backyard or back of my mind, depends how you see it
Put the shovel away, time to go back in the house now, you’ll be out in a week
Tellin’ me you want your room back, that’s funny; what, you ain’t got nowhere to sleep?
I’ma just look out the window and laugh at you, this is crazy to me
‘Cause I thought you had me in prison this whole time, but I’m the one holdin’ the keys
*(Pure assurance within the self that you got rid of the thing that has always clung to you as a child, a teen, and even an adult. Something so big and bad that even the thought of it could reduce him to his knees, conquered and buried and left behind. But things like this only fester. And through the climax of the song i believe he knows this and awaits the moment when “Fear” comes back full force. Nothing can stay away forever and it will one day crawl from the hole and once again enter his “Mansion.” This whole thing to me both sections was what i feel everyone wants to do, but NF in particular tries his best to reach out to his followers and show them the, not so glamorous, life of living with mental issues that tear you down from the inside out and reconstructs your whole lives, Fear will return and the final line and some lines before that one shows that this cannot be a permanent placement. He put nothing over the whole. He doesn’t even try. Because he knows, deep down, that he’s going to need fear again one day. It filed some part of him and he can’t keep that part closed forever.)*