Be a little slow, be a little late

Be a little slow, be a little late

you never figured on this did you live the life leave the life ain't no big tank he should talk that shit all the time and he believed it you know I'm saying what's up baby talk that's it now you know I right it's kind of hard to be in here right now he scared you Dodie I mean you know I'm just saying he scares me ya see if he did you know I could carry it better coming up to what we did you know you kind of expect that waiting on it see the thing is you only have to fuck up once be a little slow be a little late just once a high you ain't gonna never be slow never be late you can't plan for no shit like this man it's life yeah excuse me

33 thoughts on “Be a little slow, be a little late

  1. Whoever calls Marlo the true king I ask you rewatch this scene, Avon was the king, and not only that he had morals/an actual soul. Marlo was a better villain in terms of ruthlessness and cruelty. But the streets will always back Avon over Marlo.

  2. So what is he in a vegetative state? Because that place does not look equipped to deal with a man in a constant vegetative state lol.

  3. Was contemplating the fragility of life and this quote came to mind. This is the greatest series ever on TV

  4. Can somebody explain to me what this scene is about and who is the ill man to avon and why he went to go visit him anybody care to elaborate?

  5. These words would be displayed later when Avon gets shot at by Omar. Had he been a little late, he would be dead

  6. "the poet should address the specific and if there be anything about him he will articulate the universal." This scene is an illustration of that. What else are writers of our current age but equivalent to the poets of old.

  7. I just realized there is a quest in Final Fantasy XIV called "A Little Slow, A Little Late" and just thought of this. I have no clue if it is even a reference or not (I've never heard the phrase until here), but it did make me think of this xD

  8. This is probably one of the most realest scenes in the Wire. … you not going to be a little slow or a little late. He basically saying no one is perfect and this could be me at some point.

  9. "… Where be your gibes now? your
    gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment,
    that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one
    now, to mock your own grinning? … "

  10. For those wondering about this scene and what's going on – This episode of The Wire heavily mentions the prevalence of aids in the drug community. In particular, just before this scene, we learn that Bubbles' shooting partner Johnny has contracted aids, and earlier in the episode, Poot and Bodie are discussing aids within the game.

    The man in the bed is Avon's brother, who it is inferred contracted aids by slipping up, and being sloppy. This is echoed by Avon's speech – "be a little slow, be a little late". You can't go your whole life without making a mistake, and the result, in his brother's case, was catching aids.

  11. "You only got to fuck up once. Be a little slow be a little late." Some of the most realist words ever spoken

  12. His touches were uncaring, Without emotions. I don't know if this was done on purpose or what but it was a very sad scene.

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