Kanye West feat. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, and Big Sean, “Don’t Look Down (The Phoenix Story)” (Lyrics + MP3)

23 Oct

In case you have an explosive breakup and want to sound noble — like, oh, every breakup ever — Kanye has you covered.

MP3 via illRoots or ‘Ye’s. NSFW art at ‘Ye’s, too. Lyrics after the jump.

Lyrics:

(Mos Def)

Don’t look down
It’s an impossible view
Fly like an eagle
Whatever you do

Don’t look down
It’s an impossible view
Spread your wings
Aerialllllll

(Lupe Fiasco)

Head to the sky, wings raised an’
She’s about to fly, an’ take her place in
Out there in the stars, when she leaves the ground
She’ll see a broken heart if she turns around
But ain’t no goin’ back, this is how it must be
He told her she’ll be burned alive, she just told him “Trust me”
If funerals are beautiful, this ugly
Knowin’ this, he told her, “You will leave me if you love me”
And he knows that, because he knows her
Hard to hide his feelings, as it engulfs her
Now she’s a bright blaze, light rays
Are shootin’ out our phoenix on fire, burnin’ up the nightscape
So let’s hear it for our heroine
Applaud as her spirit just flies into the never-end
One closed chapter, it opens up another part
So this is more like, the end, question mark

Don’t look down
It’s an impossible view
Fly like an eagle
Whatever you do

Don’t look down
It’s an impossible view
Spread your wings
Aerialllllll

(Kanye West)

Don’t let me hold you back, I only hold you back
We on a dead-end street, this block has got a cul-de-sac
So fly, baby, my baby’s so high
Sometimes, it’s so hard to say bye
We made it from the alley straight up to the valley
We pulled up at the valet, we’ll teach our daughter ballet
We’ll raise her as a Beyonce, maybe she’ll be a Halle
You would’ve been the best mom, I would’ve been the best ‘Ye
You see it all in my veins, like varicose
I know that’s very gross, but we gettin’ very close
To our end, though I kill most with a pen
Soon as this flow end, I’ma let Mos begin

Don’t look down
It’s an impossible view
Fly like an eagle
Whatever you do

Don’t look down
It’s an impossible view
Spread your wings
Aerialllllll

(Don’t look down)
(It’s an impossible view)
(Fly like an eagle)
(Whatever you do)

(Don’t look down)
(It’s an impossible view)
(Spread your wings)
(Aerialllllll)

(Spread your wings)
(Aerialllllll)

(Big Sean)

How would you do it?
How could you do it?

Okay, now, baby, here we go, “We go?”
No, baby, “Me go,” you got my heart, baby, this what it beat fo’
I give it all, walk as far as my feet go
What you mean “Me go?” Why can’t it be “We go?”
What happens when people turn to tears? (Huh?)
Dreams turn to memories and weeks turn to years? (Huh?)
Been standin’ in the same spot for a couple of weeks
Gimme my feelings back, wish love came with a couple receipts
Man, our vacation was comin’ next week
Girl, I swear you was a trip, let’s make it a couple’s retreat
How could my girl do this to me?
Woke up to a note sayin’ the world did this to me
Now I’m testin’, one, two, reportin’ live from the rubble
Drinkin’ all I can, so I can turn to fire when I hug you
One, two, three, four, five models on the double
Gimme head all at once, look like they lyin’ in a huddle
But it’s not even half the feelin’ that’s here in your signs, you know I love you
Sheddin’ tears every day and I’m tired of lyin’ in these puddles
I ask why sometimes like a fuckin’ vowel
Been hittin’ trees every day like the fuckin’ owl
Tryna get high enough to cut the clouds
Call the Phoenix Sun and Nash it out, I mean ash it out
So I can see your smile, I-I know you can see me now
(See me now)

Don’t look down
It’s an impossible view
Fly like an eagle
Whatever you do

Don’t look down
It’s an impossible view
Spread your wings
Aerialllllll

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