Boondocks Theme Song

For the readers who have never watched an episode of “The Boondocks” or never will, here are the lyrics from its theme song which I wrote about previously.  You can’t fully appreciate the experience without the accompanying music and Asheru’s delivery but the cadence and content of the lyrics alone are worthy of a blog post.  By they way, I have no idea what the chorus means — perhaps its some form of verbal shadowboxing.  Any martial artists out there to enlighten us?


Boondocks Theme Song by Asheru

I am the stone that the builder refused
I am the visual, the inspiration
That made lady sing the blues

I’m the spark that makes your idea bright
The same spark that lights the dark
So that you can know your left from your right

I am the ballot in your box, the bullet in the gun
The inner-glow that lets you know
To call your brother sun

The story that just begun
The promise of what’s to come
And I’ma remain a soldier ’til the war is won

Judo Flip, chop chop chop
Judo Flip, chop chop chop
Judo Flip, chop chop chop
Judo Flip, chop chop chop


7 Replies to “Boondocks Theme Song”

  1. I watch the show just about every time it comes on ,I think that song is one of the best pieces of
    music I’ve herd before ,you seem to know alot about the show so can you post or e-mail me when the next seson is coming if there is one .try to ASAP

    sincerly,the visual

  2. this show is one of the best in the world it has u relize everything wrong w/ the world, it reallt opens your mind and i would also like to kno who wrote/sang the theme.

    sincerly,the stone that the builder refused

  3. the boondocks is the greatest show any of yall that dont agree can shut up HARAMBAY hell ya

    sincurly yours the santa stalker

  4. 2nd season starts march 4th 2007. thats when the 1st episode “return of stinkmeaner” airs on cartoon network’s [ADULT SWIM].

    The song was performed by an artist named (Asheru- Boondocks Theme)

  5. 😉 the song isnt jus like any song wher lik the beat is hot it expands farther than that…… The lyrics explains the what the show is about with out u even watching one eposide…. The lyrics inspires u 2 let u kno u only hav 1 friend and that’s urself u cant jus be trusting people becuz ur the spark that makes ur idea bright..THAT LIGHTS THE DARK SO U KNO UR LEFT FROM UR RIGHT…

  6. I’m pretty sure the story is about human struggle and the presence of power in the soul. This is evident in the first line of song, where it says that I’m the stone that the builder refused. The only reason a builder would refuse a stone was because it wouldn’t conform with the rest of the stones in a building. In the fourth line, where it says “That made lady sing the blues…” this is a referrence to the influencial female blues singers from the 40s, who were full of soulful music. When it says “I’m the spark that makes your idea bright…” its talking about human creativity, which is what seperates all of us from each other. In the lines “I am the ballot in your box, the bullet in a gun…” it is reffering to items of power. A ballot in your box is used to decide who controls an office, while a bullet in a gun can take someones life. “The story that just begun, the promise of whats to come…” reffers to people while they live, in that the story that just begun is a persons life story, and their actions are the promises of whats to come. The final line is about determination, stating that I’ma remain a soldier til the war is won. This is reffering to the constant daily struggle we all face, and its urging us to stay strong until the day we die.

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