I'm doing 70 on 17, 80 over 84
And I never let the Meritt Parkway magnetize me no more
A reference to Rakim, on “Eric B Is President”, who says “I never let the mic magnetize me no more.”
He hasn’t died, but he is leaving New Jersey, whilst expressing a longing for Meritt Parkway
“17” is New Jersey’s Route 17, which runs through Mahwah, NJ, where Patrick Stickles went to college
This could also be read as a play on Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields.
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