May we have some roses for the ladies

from Lupe Fiasco – ITAL (Roses) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The title for “The Ital (Roses)” was derived from a women’s rights strike: “It comes from this song that these women’s rights workers used to sing in the [early 20th century],” said Lupe. “They had a slogan where they’d say, ‘Give me bread, but give me roses.’ It was like, ‘We want to have the necessities(Ital?) in life, but we also want something that’s beautiful.’” Source: Fuse.tv

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