Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hurt Me Soul

[Lupe Fiasco]
Yeah, yeah
This one right here....
I dedicate this one right here
To everybody out there
Ya dig?
Uh huh, check it out

[Verse #1]
Now I ain't tryna be the greatest
I used to hate hip-hop... yep, because the women degraded
But Too $hort made me laugh, like a hypocrite I played it
A hypocrite I stated, though I only recited half
Omittin' the word "bitch," cursin' I wouldn't say it
Me and 'Dog couldn't relate, 'til a bitch I dated
Forgive my favorite word for hers and hers alike
But I learnt it from a song I heard and sorta liked
Yeah, further icin', glamorized drug dealin' was appealin'
But the block club kept it from in front of our building
Gangsta rap-based filmings became the building blocks
For children with leaking ceilings catchin' drippings with pots
Coupled with compositions from 'Pac, Nas's "It Was Written"
In the mix with my realities and feelings
Living conditions, religion, ignorant wisdom and artistic vision
I began to jot, tap the world and listen,

It dropped...

[Chorus #1: Lupe Fiasco]
My mom can't feed me, my boyfriend beats me
I have sex for money, the hood don't love me
The cops wanna kill me, this nonsense built me
And I got noooo place to gooo
They bombed my village, they call us killers
Took me off they welfare, can't afford they healthcare
My teacher won't teach me, my master beats me
And it huuurts meee soooul

[Verse #2: Lupe Fiasco]
I had a ghetto boy bop, a Jay-Z boycott
'Cause he said that he never prayed to God, he prayed to Gotti
I'm thinkin godly, God guard me from the ungodly
But by my 30th watching of "Streets is Watchin"
I was back to givin' props again and that was botherin'
Bout as uncomfortable as a untouchable, touchin' you
The theme songs that niggas hustle to seem wrong, but these songs was comin' true
And it was all becoming cool
I found a condom on the ground that Johns would come into and thought
What constitutes a prostitute is the pursuit of profit, then they drop it
The homie in a suit pat her on the butt, then rock it
It seems I was seein' the same scene, adopted
Prevalent in different things with the witnesses indifferent to stop it
They said don't knock it, mind ya business
His business is her mind and that nigga pimpin' got it

[Chorus #2: Lupe Fiasco]
They took my daughter, we ain't got no water
I can't get hired, that cross on fire
We all got suspended, I just got sentenced
So I got noooo place to gooo
They threw down my gang sign, I ain't got no hang time
They talk about my sneakers, poisoned our leader
My father ain't seen me, turn off my TV
'Cause it huuurts meee soooul

[Verse #3: Lupe Fiasco]
So through the Grim Reaper sickle sharpening
Macintosh marketing
Oil field augering
Brazilian adolescent disarmament
Israeli occupation
Islamic martyrdom, precise, yeah
Laser guided targeting
Oil for food bartering

Terrorist organization harborin'
Sand camouflage army men
CCF sponsorin', world conquerin', telephone monitorin'
Louis Vuitton modelin', pornographic actress honorin'
String theory ponderin', bullimic vomitin'
Catholic priest fondlin', pre-emptive bombin' and Osama and no bombin' them
They breakin' in my car again, deforestation and overloggin' and
Hennessy and Hypnotic swallowin', hydroponic coughin' and
All the world's ills, sittin on chrome 24-inch wheels, like that

[Chorus #3: Lupe Fiasco]
They say I'm infected, this is why I injected
I had it aborted, we got deported
My laptop got spyware, they say that I can't lie here
But I got noooo place to gooo
I can't stop eatin', my best friend's leavin'
My pastor touched me, I love this country
I lost my earpiece, I hope y'all hear me
'Cause it huuurts meee soooul


  1. "Omittin' the word "bitch," cursin' I wouldn't say it
    Me and 'Dog couldn't relate, 'til a bitch I dated"
    -one of my favorite lines of all time

  2. This is another song where Lupe openly discusses(though mildly)his dissaproval with Jay-Z's bout to go deep on this one but FIRST also notice that Jay-Z is on THE VERY NEXT TRACK...this wouldnt mean anything..unless of course you realize what is going on in the "Pressure Track"