Lupe Fiasco, “All Black Everything” (Lyrics)

22 Feb

This is the first song off Lasers I can see myself hitting repeat on. Didn’t love it last night, but it’s growing on me, even if I have some serious problems with the pseudo-history and wonder if any Nas fans think this sort of thing is new.

No download link, but you can grab “All Black Everything” on iTunes. And the “All Black Everything” lyrics are after the jump. 

Lyrics

Sometimes
You just gotta
Go!

You would never know what you could ever be
If you never tried, you would never see
Stayed in Africa, we ain’t never leave
So there wasn’t no slaves in our history (All black everything!)
Wasn’t no slave ships, wasn’t no misery
Call me crazy, or isn’t he?
See I fell asleep, and I had a dream
It was all black everything

Uh, and we ain’t get exploited
White man ain’t fear it, so he did not destroy it
We ain’t work for free, see, they had to employ it
Built it up together, so we equally appointed
First 400 years, see, we actually enjoyed it
Constitution written by W.E.B DeBois
Wasn’t no Reconstruction, Civil War got avoided
Little black sambo grows up to be a lawyer
Extra, extra, on the newsstands
Black woman voted head of Ku Klux Klan
Malcolm Little dies as an old man
Martin Luther King read the eulogy for him
Followed by Bill O’Reilly, who read from the Qu’ran
President Bush sends condolences from Iran
Where Fox News reports live
That Ahmadinejad wins the Mandela Peace Prize (All black everything!)

You would never know what you could ever be
If you never tried, you would never see
Stayed in Africa, we ain’t never leave
So there wasn’t no slaves in our history (All black everything!)
Wasn’t no slave ships, wasn’t no misery
Call me crazy, or isn’t he?
See I fell asleep, and I had a dream
It was all black everything

Uh, and it ain’t no projects
Keepin’ it real’s not an understood concept
Yeah, complexion’s not a contest
‘Cause racism has no context
Hip-hop ain’t got a section called conscious
Everybody rappin’ like crack never happened
Crips never occurred, no Bloods to attack them
Matter fact, no hood to attack in
Somalia’s a great place to relax in
Fred Astaire was the first to do a backspin
The Rat Pack was a cool group of black men
That inspired five white guys called The Jacksons
Eminem fitted in, but then again
He inspired a black rapper tryna mimic him
And that’s what really rose up out of Michigan
I signed a white rapper by the name of 50 Cent

You would never know what you could ever be
If you never tried, you would never see
Stayed in Africa, we ain’t never leave
So there wasn’t no slaves in our history (All black everything!)
Wasn’t no slave ships, wasn’t no misery
Call me crazy, or isn’t he?
See I fell asleep, and I had a dream
It was all black everything

Uh, and I know this just a fantasy
I cordially invite you to ask, “Why can’t it be?”
Now we can’t do nothin’ ’bout the past
But we can do something ’bout the future that we have
We can make it fast, or we can make it last
Every woman queen, and every man a king, and
When those color lines come, we can’t see between
We just close our eyes ’til it’s all black everything

You would never know what you could ever be
If you never tried, you would never see
Stayed in Africa, we ain’t never leave
So there wasn’t no slaves in our history (All black everything!)
Wasn’t no slave ships, wasn’t no misery
Call me crazy, or isn’t he?
See I fell asleep, and I had a dream
It was all black everything

All black everything
Yeah, all black everything
Yeah, all black everything

One Response to “Lupe Fiasco, “All Black Everything” (Lyrics)”

  1. Kevin February 22, 2011 at 12:55 PM #

    *what you could ever be

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