Kanye West feat. Bon Iver, “Lost In the World” (Lyrics)

30 Sep

I’m not putting this up for download because it’s not a sanctioned leak, but I wanted to get more correct lyrics up on the Internet. (There are lyrics that have Bon Iver saying “sill,” not “still.” This is silly.)

“Lost In the World” samples Bon Iver’s “Woods” and Gil Scott-Heron’s “Comment #1.” Lyrics after the jump.

Lyrics:

(Bon Iver)

I’m up in the woods
I’m down on my mind
I’m building a still
To slow down the time

I’m up in the woods
I’m down on my mind
I’m building a still
To slow down the time

I’m up in the woods
I’m down on my mind
I’m building a still
To slow down the time

I’m up in the woods
I’m down on my mind
I’m building a still
To slow down the time

(Tony Williams + Bon Iver + Kanye West)

I’m lost in the world
I’m down on my life
I’m building (losing) the city
And I’m down for the night
Down for the night
Said she’s down for the night

I’m lost in the world
I’m down on my life (Been down my whole life)
I’m new in the city
But I’m down for the night
Down for the night
Down for the night

(Kanye West)

You’re my devil, you’re my angel
You’re my heaven, you’re my hell
You’re my now, you’re my forever
You’re my freedom, you’re my jail
You’re my lies, you’re my truth
You’re my war, you’re my truce
You’re my questions, you’re my proof
You’re my stress and you’re my masseuse
Mama-say, mama-say, ma-ma-ma-coo-sah
Lost in this plastic life
Let’s break out of this fake-ass party
Turn this into a classic night
If we die in each other’s arms
Still get laid in the afterlife
If we die in each other’s arms
Still get laid
Yeah

(Tony Williams + Kanye West)

I’m lost in the world (Run from the lies, run from the night)
I’m down on my life (Run for your life)
I’m new in the city (Down for the night)
Down for the night
Down for the night

(Tony Williams + Bon Iver + Kanye West)

I’m lost in the world
Been down my whole life
I’m new in the city
And I’m down for the night
Down for the night
Down for the night

(Gil Scott-Heron)

Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?

(Tony Williams + Bon Iver + Kanye West)

I’m lost in the world
I’m down on my life
I’m new in the city
And I’m down for the night
Wrong or right
Wrong or right

I’m lost in the world
Been down my whole life
I’m new in the city
And I’m down for the night
Down for the night
Down for the night

(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Way-oh-way-oh-oh)

(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Way-oh-way-oh-oh)

(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Way-oh-way-oh-oh)

(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Hey, whoa-oh)
(Way-oh-way-oh-oh)

(Gil Scott-Heron)

Us living as we do upside down. And the new word to have is revolution. People don’t even want to hear the preacher spill or spiel because God’s whole card has been thoroughly piqued. And America is now blood and tears instead of milk and honey. The youngsters who were programmed to continue fucking up woke up one night digging Paul Revere and Nat Turner as the good guys. America stripped for bed and we had not all yet closed our eyes. The signs of truth were tattooed across our open-ended vagina. We learned to our amazement the untold tale of scandal, two long centuries buried in the musty vault, hosed down daily with a gagging perfume. America was a bastard, the illegitimate daughter of the mother country whose legs were then spread around the world, and a rapist known as freedom, free doom. Democracy, liberty, and justice were revolutionary code names that preceded the bubbling bubbling bubbling bubbling bubbling in the mother country’s crotch.

What does Webster’s say about soul? All I want is a good home, and a wife and a children, and some food to feed them every night. After all is said and done, build a new route to China if they’ll have you.

Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?
Who will survive in America?

2 Responses to “Kanye West feat. Bon Iver, “Lost In the World” (Lyrics)”

  1. freshlikeuhhn October 1, 2010 at 9:14 AM #

    sill lol

  2. Tameesha November 20, 2010 at 9:36 PM #

    I LOVE DIS SONG,, ITS LYK I FEEL WAT THEY’RE SINGIN,, AND I LYK SO LOVE KANYE HE IS TOO REAL:)

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