It's cool but you tripping:
The quicker you get there
The quicker you sit there
Cuffed to a bench and
They playing good cop, bad cop
One of the them pretending

from Lupe Fiasco – Handcuffs Lyrics on Rap Genius


Lupe is referencing the previously mentioned wish to ‘fast forward’ to the interrogation room and explaining that to do so wouldn’t necessarily quicken the ordeal.

To do so without first composing himself and getting his story straight would mean he may fall for their tricks.

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