Saturday, April 3, 2010

Mr West

You know what the Midwest is? (Where he is from)
Young & Restless (Who are we?)
Where restless (Niggas) might snatch your necklace (At least that's what the TV tells you)
And next these (Niggas) might jack your Lexus (They are scary)
Somebody tell these (Niggas) who Kanye West is (He has risen above it all)
I walk through the valley of the shadow of death is (He is protected)
Top floor the view alone will leave you breathless Uhhhh! (But this valley is so high up!)
Try to catch it Uhhhh! It's kinda hard hard (How can you deal with it?)
Getting choked by the detectives yeah yeah now check the method (Police oppression)
They be asking us questions, harass and arrest us (Profile the "niggas")
Saying "we eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast" (Assert Male dominance)
Huh? Yall eat pieces of shit? What's the basis? ( We're black, but we are people)
We ain't going nowhere but got suits and cases (This is a pun on homonyms. He's saying they have lots of trouble with the law)
A trunk full of coke rental car from Avis (Works in the system to break it)
My momma used to say only Jesus can save us (There has to be something infallible to look to)
Well momma I know I act a fool (I don't know what it is)
But I'll be gone 'til November I got packs to move I Hope (?)

To the hustlers, killers, murderers, drug dealers even the strippers (Even the strippers over murderers?)
(Jesus walks with them) (they can't be all bad)
To the victims of Welfare for we living in hell here hell yeah (Welfare isn't help. It's oppression)
(Jesus walks with them)
Now hear ye hear ye want to see Thee more clearly (We want to see through the system)
I know he hear me when my feet get weary (God can save me)
Cause we're the almost nearly extinct (We're about to kill ourselves)
We rappers are role models we rap we don't think (How are rappers such a big deal? We need to act like role models)
I ain't here to argue about his facial features, But here to convert atheists into believers(Jesus's specifics don't matter)
I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers (lungs need air)
The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way I need Jesus (I can't live without this light)
So here go my single dog radio needs this (Mr West, you are conceded. In all the right ways)
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus (oh?)
That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes (They're all as bad as religion)
But if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh? (I guess...I don't see it)
Well let this take away from my spins (If I don't get played as much)
Which will probably take away from my ends (I won't be payed as much)
Then I hope this take away from my sins (And I will not be tempted)
And bring the day that I'm dreaming about (I want this)
Next time I'm in the club everybody screaming out (For the club to yell Jesus Walks)

Thank you Mr West. How are you so insightful sometimes?

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