Used some flowers to brush the dirt up off his shoulder

from Lupe Fiasco – The Cool Lyrics on Rap Genius


A reference to Jay-Z’s track “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”, only taken literally here

This line and the one before it could also be referencing the track before this one on the album, “Daydreamin'” where the hook states “I fell asleep beneath the flowers, for a couple of hours”.

The song Daydreamin' may actually refer to a subconscious daydream Michael Young was having for the couple of hours that he was buried beneath the flowers, literally.

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