lupe fiasco – intro 歌詞


[uncredited female rapper]
food and liquor stores rest on every corner
from 45th and state to the last standing hymn nuhana
j&j’s, harold’s chicken, good finger licking
while they sin, gin, sin sin at rothschild and kenwood liquors
the winos crooked stagger
meets the high stride of the youth searching for the truth
they rebel and raise h-ll across alleyways and in cl-ssroom settings
they get, high off that drum b-ss and 20/20 rims
they rock braids, air force ones and timbs
they drink hennessy, hypnotiq and 40’s
they call they women hoes, bust downs and shorties
they keep funeral homes in business and gunshot wards of hospitals full
prisons packed, bubbling over in brown sugar
they keep empty, westside lots crowded, hype’s powdered
the well is running dry, the days of malcolm and martin have ended
our hope has descended and off to the side
waiting for the reinstallment of the revolution
because we are dying at the cost of our own pollution
but god has another solution, that has evolved from the hood
i present one who turns, the fiasco to good

[lupe fiasco]
a’uzu billahi min ash shaitani r rajimi
bismi ‘llahi ‘r-rahmani ‘r-rahim
dedicated, to my grandmother
peace! and much love to you
yeah!! and it start
1st and, 15, proudly present
you know what it is
see.. i got this philosophy right
i think the world, and everything in it
is made up of a mix, of two things
you got your good, y’know, and you’re bad
you got your food, and your liquor
that’s right.. chilly chill!
you already know, it’s a long time coming
i give you my.. i give you my heart
my soul, my mind my thoughts, my feelings
my experience, nothing more, and nothing less
yes, fnf, uh-huh! so
with no further adieux…
lupe, fiasco’s, “food & liquor”

- lupe fiasco