Now if you only had one wish is it devious?
Cause you already know who your genie is

from J. Cole – LAnd Of The Snakes Lyrics on Rap Genius


In the first line of the hook, Cole says that nothing is impossible, which is a statement of empowerment. The first line of this verse is questioning your moral integrity. If you could do any one thing, would it be something morally corrupt? “You already know who your genie is” could be Cole’s way of implying that you make your own wishes come true.

This line refers to the genie as to God, when asking would the wish be devious this is because normally in religion you do not ask God to assisting in fulfilling sin, but to abstain from it all together. Basically asking if you could get one thing right away from God would it be to please yourself or to please God?

The genie line is also saying if a girl has a devious sexual wish then Cole is her genie that’ll make it come true.

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “LAnd Of The Snakes” by J. Cole Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box