Friday, November 20, 2009

Dumb It Down (feat. GemStones & Graham Burris)

[Lupe Fiasco]
Carrera (Dumb it down)
Coolest nigga what (Dumb it down)
FNF Up (Dumb It Down)
(Dumb It Down)

[Verse #1: Lupe Fiasco]
I'm fearless
Now hear this
I'm earless
And I'm peerless
That means I'm eyeless
Which means I'm tearless
Which means my iris resides where my ears is
Which means I'm blinded
But I'mma find it, I can feel its nearness
But I'mma veer so I don't come near
Like a chicken or a deer
But I remember I'm not a listener or a seer
So my windshield's smeared
Here, you steer, I really shouldn't be behind this
Clearly cause my blindness
The windshield is, menstrual
The whole grill is roadkill, so trill and so sincere
Yeah, I'm both them there
Took both pills
When a bloke in a trench coat and the locs in the chair had approached him here
Made it clear as a ghost, saw a biter of the throats in the mirror
The writer of the quotes for the ghosts whose supplier of the notes to the living
Riveting is rosy
Pockets full of posies, given to the mother of the deceased
Awaken at war, 'til I'm restin' in peace

[Chorus #1: GemStones]
You goin' over niggas' heads, Lu (Dumb it down)
They tellin' me that they don't feel you (Dumb it down)
We ain't graduate from school nigga (Dumb it down)
Them big words ain't cool nigga (Dumb it down)
Yeah I heard "Mean & Vicious" nigga (Dumb it down)
Make a song for the bitches nigga (Dumb it down)
We don't care about the weather nigga (Dumb it down)
You'll sell more records if you (Dumb it down)

[Verse 2: Lupe Fiasco]
And I'm mouthless
Which means I'm soundless
Now as far as the hearing, I've found it
It was as far as the distance from an earring to the ground is
But the doorknocker's on the ear of a stewardess in a Lear
She fine and she flying,
I feel I'm flying by
Cause my mind's on Cloud 9 in her mind at the same time
Pimps see the wings on the underground king
Who's also Klingon
To infinity and beyond
Something really stinks, but I Sphinx like Leon
Or lion in the desert
I'm flying on pegasus, you're flying on the pheasant
Rider of the white powder, picker of the fire flowers
Spit hot fire like Dylon on Chappelle's skit
Yeah, smell it on my unicorn, snort the white horse, but toot my own horn (sleepy)

[Chorus #2: Graham Burris]
You've been shedding too much light Lu (Dumb it down)
You make'em wanna do right Lu (Dumb it down)
They're getting self-esteem Lu (Dumb it down)
These girls are trying to be queens Lu (Dumb it down)
They're trying to graduate from school Lu (Dumb it down)
They're starting to think that smart is cool Lu (Dumb it down)
They're trying to get up out the hood Lu (Dumb it down)
I'll tell you what you should do (Dumb it down)

[Verse #3: Lupe Fiasco]
And I'm brainless
Which means I'm headless
Like Ichabod Crane is
Or foreplay-less sex is
Which makes me saneless
With no neck left to hang the chain with
Which makes me necklace-less
Like a necklace theft
And I ain't used my headrest yet
They said they need proof like a vestless chest
Bout the best, fair F-F-jet in the nest (ness)
Who exudes confidence and excess depth
Even Scuba Steve would find it hard to breathe
Around these leagues
My snorkle is a tuba, Lu the ruler around these seas
Westside Poseidon, Westside beside'em, chest high and rising
Almost touching the knees of stewardess and the pilot
Lucky they make it fly with
Personal floating devices, tricks falling out of my sleeves
David Blaine
Make it rain
Make a boat
I make a plane
Then, I pull the plug and I make it drain
Until I feel like flowing and filling it up again..(Westside)

[Chorus #3: GemStones]
You putting me to sleep nigga (Dumb it down)
That's why you ain't popping in the streets nigga (Dumb it down)
You ain't winning no awards nigga (Dumb it down)
Robots and skateboards nigga? (Dumb it down)
GQ Man Of The Year G? (Dumb it down)
Shit ain't rocking over here B (Dumb it down)
Won't you talk about your cars nigga? (Dumb it down)
What the fuck is Goyard nigga? (Dumb it down)
Make it rain for the chicks (Dumb it down)
Pour champagne on a bitch (Dumb it down)
What the fuck is wrong with you? (Dumb it down)
How can I get on a song with you? (Dumb it down)

Look B, here's my man, my two way
Uh, what should I - ah here take this
Take that right there
Fuck what my boys talking about nigga
Nigga you hot to me, I like you (Dumb it down)

[Lupe Fiasco]
Bishop G, they told me I should come down, cousin
But I flatly refuse, I ain't dumb down nothing


  1. Besides the song Failure this is probably one of my favorite Lupe Fiasco joints. Is there any coincidence how YouTube has pretty much removed all the links to the video?

  2. I'm pretty sure it's:

    "Something really sphinx like Leon/or *lion* in the desert"

    but not certain on that one.

  3. I think the line "My mind's on Cloud 9 and in her mind at the same time" is really "My mind's on Cloud 9 and in a mine at the same time" meaning while he's now part of the celebrity status, he still stays undeerground in the radar - in the streets.

  4. AND the Spihinx like Leon also has a "Spinks like Leon" double meaning too - Lupe's ill!

  5. "My mind's on Cloud 9 and in a mine at the same time" like Woody said

    No matter how 'fly' he gets he stays grounded...down to earth