Lupe Fiasco All Black Everything

Sometimes you just gotta go

You would never know

If you could ever be

If you never try

You would never see

Stayed in Africa

We ain’t never leave

So there were no slaves

In our history

Were no slave ships

Were no misery

Call me crazy

Or isn’t he?

See I fell asleep

And I had a dream

It was all black everything

And we ain’t get exploited

White man ain’t feared so he did not destroy it

We ain’t work for free, see they had to employ it

Built it up together so we equally appointed

First 400 years, see we actually enjoyed it

Constitution written by W.E.B. Du Bois

Were no reconstructions, Civil War got avoided

Little black Sambo grows up to be a lawyer

Extra extra on the news stands

Black woman voted head of Ku Klux Klan

Malcolm Little dies as an old man

Martin Luther King read the eulogy for him

Followed by Bill O’Reilly who read from the Quran

President Bush sends condolences from Iran

Where Fox News reports live

That Ahmadinejad wins the Mandela Peace Prize

You would never know

If you could ever be

If you never try

You would never see

Stayed in Africa

We ain’t never leave

So there were no slaves

In our history

Were no slave ships

Were no misery

Call me crazy

Or isn’t he?

See I fell asleep

And I had a dream

It was all black everything

And it ain’t no projects

Keeping it real is not an understood concept

Yeah, complexion’s not a contest

‘Cause racism has no context

Hip-hop ain’t got a section called “Conscious”

Everybody rappin’ like crack never happened

Crips never occurred no Bloods to attack them

Matter of fact no hood to attack in

Somalia is a great place to relax in

Fred Astaire was the first to do a backspin

The Rat Pack was a cool group of black men

That inspired five white guys called The Jacksons

Eminem fitted in but then again

He inspired a black rapper trying to mimic him

And that’s what really rose up out of Michigan

The sounding-white rapper by the name of 50 Cent

You would never know

If you could ever be

If you never try

You would never see

Stayed in Africa

We ain’t never leave

So there were no slaves

In our history

Were no slave ships

Were no misery

Call me crazy

Or isn’t he?

See I fell asleep

And I had a dream

It was all black everything

And I know it’s just a fantasy

I cordially invite you to ask why can’t it be?

Now we can do nothing ’bout the past

But we can do something about the future that we have

We can make it fast or we can make it last

Every woman queen and every man a king and

When those color lines come we can’t see between

We just close our eyes ’til it’s all black everything!

You would never know

If you could ever be

If you never try

You would never see

Stayed in Africa

We ain’t never leave

So there were no slaves

In our history

Were no slave ships

Were no misery

Call me crazy

Or isn’t he?

See I fell asleep

And I had a dream

It was all black everything

Lupe Fiasco Airplanes

[Haley Williams – Hook]

Can we pretend that airplanes

In the night sky

Are like shooting stars

I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

Can we pretend that airplanes

In the night sky

Are like shooting stars

I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

[Lupe Fiasco – Verse 1]

Wishes that the world could see

From the position of my girl and me

From the perspective of laying on the hood of a car

Looking up at the stars with all the connections cut

Cause when you stuck, advantages vanishes

bandages on the damages of what depression does

So quest it cuz, who are they to question us?

Beating up our ear drums like Question Love

With all of their requests from above

Press from below, only directions to bus

Thus we laying in the cut on the Cutlass supreme

Looking up at the scene

Hoping it doesn’t cut, the fresh and the make up

Get re-fed the lines and reminded of what they mean

The importance of really acting like they important

And if you don’t feel ‘em you should force ‘em now…

[Haley Williams – Hook]

Can we pretend that airplanes

In the night sky

Are like shooting stars

I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

Can we pretend that airplanes

In the night sky

Are like shooting stars

I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)

[Lupe Fiasco – Verse 2]

Wishes that mend the broken heart

Fill the open palm, pardon my flow and thoughts

My departure from the norm, the parch thats more warm

walks on from the marching of your armies and the dropping of your bombs

The walking on the waters now stomping on the pond

The ripples now a wave

It can’t be peaceful with a pistol in your face

You can’t beat the people so you picking on they place

I jump to defend I’m wage with a page

My pen’s mightier than them and I got missles on the stage

This couch is for the cowards and stretchers for the brave

And I happily lay upon the bed that I have made

Like house keep, sheets and pillow case

But I don’t sleep, dreams keeping me awake

They went up thinking they would never touch the ground

But we gon wish it ‘pon ‘em on the way back down

[Haley Williams – Hook]

Lupe Fiasco All While Doing A Rubik’s Cube One-Handed

What they say, what they say now

What they say, what they say now

What they say, what they say now

What they say, what they say now

Protect Lil B, at all costs, namsayin’

Last club, left the bathtub

Like a flash flood baptism

Caps sizzle packs in the van

That’s thizzle as Mac Drizzle

Deal is half pickle

Jammed as bad pistols

The poorly dressed

The correlated, the laureates

No relation unless it’s coronated to coronets

As well, Oswald Cobblepot, Alpo

How so?

Pepperpot love a heartless man in a letter that’s penned to Gwyneth Paltrow

The ends justify the outro

Black hue, Hugh Heffner to the heifers

The boy cow’s a gaucho

L’Oreal, story tales

Rush blush on the rough cuts of the [?]

You are not the cannon fodder, relax

Catch me outside, how ’bout dat

Trust all the Einsteins if you want the facts

Fuck Harvey Weinstein if you want to act

White people having serious brand issues, can’t kiss you

Behind the scenes, fuckin’ us from the back

Got too comfortable with Barack

Now uncle Trump’s making me feel so un-wonderful with the hat

Who watchin’ you by the cap

Make America great again

I just don’t to wait at these great American gates again

Patiently staying in place for 3 hours for a rollercoaster is ridiculous

Well isn’t it?

Protect Lil B and all lowercase betas

To overtake the haters

To motivate the saviors

Yeah, yeah, yeah

[Lil B:]

It’s all love, I don’t promote violence, I’m never with the violence. So I love them and it’s all good, you feel me? I’m still here, I got jumped by like 10 mothafuckas, you know what I’m sayin? Been by myself. It’s all love though, like I said, it’s all love

Lupe Fiasco American Terrorist III

Hello Gorgeous

The phone call’s probably being recorded

Just know that I did it for the four of us

And those mutherfuckers kept ignorin’ us

After this I’m going underground

If they come asking give them the run-around

How does Costa Rica in the summer sound?

Couple days then we moving to another town

Yea I know them dreams, seems

Just know that time’ll never come between

Space either, fake features

Things that we reject but connects all us believers

The insurrection’s gone viral

They’ll never stop it now

I hope it all spirals

Outta control, like a dam with a hole

From here on out it’s all about survival

The way we left things they probably think we rivals

But don’t be naive, they hate you more than I do

Remember always speak in opposites, I hate you so much, it’s such a compliment

I know that defies the common sense, but we ain’t never been right: honestness

We never fit in school, and never did rules, but who’d a thought we’d turn out bombing shit


I’m giving you a nightcall to tell you how I feel

I want to drive you through the night down the hills

I’m gonna tell you something don’t want to hear

I’m gonna show you where it’s dark but have no fear

He said he was just so tired, of them fighting our water with fire

He said that we need something drier, to really impress the empire

Funny cause he really hated war, but why we went to war is what he really hated more

Said it’s silly how that our schools make us stupid and our jobs make us poor

When he came back from the Corps, is when he really got serious

Read a lot of books, started acting all mysterious

The VA is what really made him furious, told him his condition didn’t exist, period

That’s why he started that petition, went all the way to Washington, said they didn’t listen to a white male Christian

He just laughed when they took our father’s pension

He said that you gotta act in opposites, helps you hide your tracks when you stand up to the dominant

But I knew he felt bad, told me later was the saddest day he ever had

To see our dad so hopeless, that was the turning point that’s what really gave him focus

I didn’t agree with everything, some of it made sense

But never thought that he would do something like this


I know you don’t watch but your brother was on TV

Couple guys in black suits came around to see me

They went through all your book’s and took all of your CDs

My granny said you’d be all right, she saw it in the tea leaves

All the operations going well, had a lotta contact from all the other cells

Everybody, everywhere is calling you a hero

They going through the rubble, but the body count is zero

It’s all violent and bloodless, I know the government really loves this

This account is hacked, you know how to keep in touch

I’ll never see you again, I hate you so much


There’s something inside you

It’s hard to explain

They’re talking about you boy

But you’re still the same


Lupe Fiasco American Terrorist II

[Verse 1]

Through the fire, smoke, and broken rubble

Walks the secret life, bullet-proof and bulging muscle

Death-defying, highest flying over trouble

Can you please come and help us out our hopeless struggles

Sympathy is wearing off and dying out

In the face of all these enemies and crying out

Losing all this energy from finding out

The world is filled with ills, ever so close to timing out


Where, are those heroes

Where, are those super-heroes

[Verse 2]

Pondering, that super-villain’s got a point

Told the captain on the roof while they was smoking joints

Flicked the ashes down into the street below

Looked up, said he hate the city now, even though

He swore that he’d protect it when he landed

Their perspective’s now changed, all pretty much abandoned

The captain spray cologne around and said he understand it

It’s getting hard to separate the saints from the satanic


[Verse 3]

Last remarks, they did it to themselves

I killed off heaven, now I live in hell

So complicit and they all non-survival

Told them that they biggest rival is inside you

I do possess the power to revive you

But if I did that, I’d just have to fight you

Cause you truly are the hero and the villain

The world stood froze, hearing a truth so chilling

Reporters start filming, somebody shouted, “Kill him!”

He looked back in disgust and flew up to the ceiling

Busted through the roof and kicked over the building

Before it hit the ground, a younger hero flew around

And put it on his shoulders, said you’re naive now

But believe, you’ll believe me when you’re older

Every asteroid you stop and bomb you fly up into space

You ain’t saving them from danger, you’re keeping danger safe


Lupe Fiasco And He Gets The Girl


(Hold it now)


Get up and walk up to her and say

(Go over there)

Hi, that’s all you gotta do is say hi

That’s all you gotta do, say hi

[Verse 1 – Lupe Talking To Girl]

Well, I know I’m not the coolest

And this might sound kind of foolish

‘Cause I know I’m not the smoothest

Told myself I shouldn’t do this

‘Cause I’m not very well suited

Not the popularist of students

We ain’t in the same crowd

Always see you with the hoopers

But we got the same lunch

You might see me with the cooler

That’s ’cause I don’t eat pork

You can never be sure

Oh, you like Linkin’ Park

That’s the hat from the tour

I got a autographed shirt

They wrote, “Much love to ya”

Man that’s really funny

How we like tha same music

But I really love jazz

I was gonna play the tuba

I tried to join tha band

They said I was really really bad

Didn’t really make me sad

I’m used to being the loser

But you, I think you’re super

So much I had to pursue ya

I don’t believe the things they say

Or the football teams rumors

Tha quarterback can’t spell

I’m his after school tutor

I just took a cue from cupid

Now I think it’s stupid

I’m sorry

And then I walked away

Thinkin’ that she would never talk to me

Like what were you thinking?

Bringing up the band

You would have got a better result

If would have just beat her up and ran

You shouldn’t have worn your glasses

Take your shirt up out your pants

See, now it’s all over

And you won’t get another chance, damn

I was so close to her

Then I felt a hand on my shoulder

[Verse 2 – Girl Talking To Lupe]

She said I know you’re not the coolest

But I swear you are the cutest

And I know you played the tuba

I seen you at the recital

It takes a lot to get up there and embarrass yourself

But you shouldn’t put down you should merit yourself

That’s just mean you not a punk

I like the loneliest monk

Hest the wallpaper on my computer

I love final fantasy

I hate first person shooters

(Me too)

Meteora was nice but I bought Hybrid Theory twice

Half of tha cheerleading squad is in the stouper

Tha only reason I do it ’cause of my mother

Took state when she was a junior

And she want me to du tha same so I’m like naw

I wanna be an oncologist and diagnose tumors

I gotta a pet parrot his name is Mister Tuna

My favorite food is fish

Remember that for the future

My IM name is Miss Luana, you can hit me after six

(How you feelin’ right now?)

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

Come see more, we have things to do

(How you feelin’ right now?)

[Lupe Talking]

And just like everything in life

Things grow

People grow

And people grow apart

It’s like some things….

Were just never meant to be… see

But…then again

Maybe some things are


Hold it Now

[Verse 3 – Lupe Talking With Parents]

You know today gonn’ be the coolest

And you know how far your school is

Know how dangerous the flu is so button up your coat

And finish off your breakfast

You know how important fuel is

Food is to humans as buoyancy’s to boat

I knew this

Everyday we gotta go through this

And I ask why you quote..”Cause I’m your father Lucas”

Pop last night I was looking over the futures

Commodities is failing

Rental properties is selling

The bio-tech marketshare is at its hugest

I think we should ride this wave

We can’t reinvent the rubix


We should of played her more music

Lucas dear why’s your bookbag full of tulips

[Lupe Talking to Mother]

Who are these flowers for?

Well ma, see theres this girl

And I was thinking I might walk to her

You know talk to her

Discuss different things that would talk to her

And see what makes her tick


Hey!!! Yeah

You know momma?

It’s funny right?

Lupe Fiasco Animal Pharm

[Verse 1:]

Quiet as a kitten

Reply as silent as a Raphael-given instrument for stickin’

Or maybe riot as a lion

Would he tie in tiger for attention?

Tiggers and Poohs, niggas and jews

Mr. Opulent Christopher Robinson too

Reversal like

When that predetermined term expires on a turtle’s life

What of Korea, are you scared?

Or is something not there, like a Welsh rabbit full of hairs

Animal farms and imaginary bears

The body is a house like a kangaroo pouch

Or an oyster-hoisted cow over crescent moons as it looms low in the night sky

Platoons of coons stand ready for the drive-by

Steady as the medley booms from the Akai

Affirm as in “Aye aye”

Like it the second

Like a junior, like a third, like a eye

Like a observe from the view of a bird as it fly high

Sitting heavy like spaghetti in the belly of a wise guy

Who let these G’s out the PI_STY?

Seems they taking cues from The Wire

Okay decorum, and keeping you from wanting to buy it

But you still buy it like you never left it’s sight

And like a slow gunfighter gun: unfired

Cow dung walls, hermit crabs in the mall, sting ray from the stars and barnyard laws

These are

[Hook 1: Atoms for Peace sample]

Hey hey, just cause I got thumbs, that don’t mean everybody is dumb, huh huh?

Just cause I got one, that don’t mean that they got none, what what?

[Verse 2:]

Quiet as a mouse in the House of God

In the jaws, like tyrants in the mouths of mobs

Ripping it to pieces like a picture and a preacher

If a cricket was a speaker, it’s it’s own chicken bones on the garbage can top

Ugly mother freakers is predator opposite on top of it to make it fox

So if similar appeal, administer the seal to make it real

Elephantine but never mind

Half-ton gorillas in admittance, they’ll never find

Hungry as a hippopotamus, gobble it ’til your bottom and your body is as wobbly as Skrillex

Eeyores and Piglets, blind bats nailing tails to a riblet

Time only limited (ed) if you make it

Blind rat’s nails hold tales of Unseeing Eye selves

Out is out, so they only seeing thy shells

Ghost Dog

Oh lawd

These are

[Hook 2: Atoms for Peace sample]

Hey they not dumb

I ain’t smart just cause I got thumbs, what, say what?

Hey hey, just cause I got one

That don’t mean I’m better cause they got none, say what, say what say what?

[Verse 3:]

The butcher says to the bovines

You’re all just pastrami when it’s showtime

Cowboy co-signs, attack the cat samples

Own worst enemies

Chop down the trees, we need the axe handles

Like a heel in a sandal saying “hell no”

Or you trapped like the yells of a nail in the shell-toe

Clever as a fishbowl on a sailboat

Landlocked as a ham hock on a railroad

Sandbox by the swimming pool

Two times as clever as a fishing school

Pills for the pressure

Broken seals on the pills for the pleasure

If you feeling ill, whatever

Animal farm, you’re all dumb

Tickle ’em with your articulated thumb,

A tapeworm will never play the drums, but um

These are

These are

[Hook 3: Atoms for Peace sample]

Hey hey, just cause I got one

That don’t mean I’m smart cause they got none

W-what, w-what

Am I not an animal cause I got thumbs?

That don’t make me smart cause they got none, say what?

W-what, w-what

Here we come

Am I not an animal cause I got thumbs, say what?

Say what, say what?

Lupe Fiasco Angels

I see, diamond flooded demons, Lamborghini angels

Halos down with the doors flapping when they came through

Windows up, system bumping, you the one they sang to

Same two, who said they the ones you should send your thanks through

Pockets full of blessings, they can sanctify and saint you

You can hear them revving/reverend up in heaven now, can’t you?

Sandals made of chrome, his soul made of leather

An engine full of sinning and candy painted feathers

The sound of the motor only revving/reverend you confess to

I see this all in the eyes of the girl I’m next to

I asked her “Where we going?” and she just told me “Pleasure”

Hands on the wheel and her heels on the acceler-

-rator, told her wait up, she kept going like et cetera

But like a broken record, we’ve come too far to just wheel it back selector

So we going ride forever, forever, forever, forever, forever

Uh, said she was a fan of mine

Knew she was New Jersey, but said that she was Anaheim

Butterflies turn to suicides, now it’s phantoms flying

Used to whisper in my ear, but now she trying to Vander mine

That holy feeling/Holyfield all gone, slowly feeling all wrong

None of this is satisfying, pull it over, let me out

I’ll just hitchhike back to mine

Nothing’s really as it seems, yeah I should of known that

Thought I called a angel, devils had my phones tapped

Lupe Fiasco A Bathing Harry

[To the beat of Gorillaz’ “Dirty Harry”]

Catch me I’m balling, catch me I’m balling

Catch me like Spalding, catch me like Rawlings

If he indeed the MC

Invite him in/vitamin like GNC

Can’t see me like BIG on CMT

Did a little bit of time on BMG

But this right here homie, this all me

Can you be down? Nah, nigga C.M.B.

That’s cold, that ain’t nice G

So what though? Little homie remind me of Ice-T

By the way we share the same birthday

The word play is work but pimping is easy

So catch me I’m balling

I’m sick too if you ain’t catch me like coughing

Back when I said you should catch me like Rawlings

It’s cool, cause most cats that I bump into can’t catch me that often

Most times they just end up falling

Ball for a few then end up walking

Catch me in the ball with a Cinderella waltzing

And I do it until it’s no longer exclusive

Might go once, might go twice

But never three times like an auction to it

See I, walk into it, I do my thang

And tell a homie that it’s cool to let y’all into it

Lupe Fiasco American Terrorist

Close your mind

close your eyes

see with your heart

how do you forgive the murderer of your father?

the ink of a scholar is worth a thousand times more than the blood of a martyr

we came through the storm nooses on our necks

and a smallpox blanket to keep us warm

on a 747 on the pentagon lawn

wake up the alarm clock is connected to a bomb

anthrax lab on a w. Virginia farm

shorty ain’t learned to walk already heavily armed

civilians and little children is especially harmed

camouflaged Torahs, Bibles and glorious qurans

the books that take you to heaven and let you meet the Lord there

have become misinterpreted, reasons for warfare

we read ’em with blind eyes I guarantee you there’s more there

the rich must be blind because they didn’t see the poor there

need to open up a park, just close 10 schools

we don’t need ’em

can you please call the fire department they’re down here marching for freedom

burn down their TV’s, turn their TV’s on to teach ’em


The more money that they make

the more money that they make

the better and better they live

whatever they wanna take

whatever they wanna take

whatever whatever it is

the more that you wanna learn

the more that you try to learn

the better and better it gets

American Terrorist


now the poor klu klux man see that we’re all brothers not because things are the same because we lack the same

color that’s green, now that’s mean

cant burn his cross cause he can’t afford the gasoline

now if a Muslim woman strapped with a bomb on a bus

with the seconds running give you the jitters?

just imagine an American-based Christian organization planning to poison water supplies to bring the second-coming quicker

nigga they ain’t living properly

break ’em off a little democracy

turn their whole culture to a mockery

give ’em Coca-Cola for their property

give ’em gum, give ’em guns, get ’em young, give ’em fun

if they ain’t giving it up, then they ain’t getting none and don’t give ’em all naw, man, just give ’em some its

the paper, some of these cops must be al-qaeda


It’s like

don’t give the black man food, give red man liquor

red man fool, black man nigga

give yellow man tool, make him railroad builder

also give him pan, make him pull gold from river give black man crack, glocks and things, give red man

craps, slot machines…