[Hook: Matthew Santos]

from Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Matthew Santos) – Shining Down Lyrics on Rap Genius


The hook has a universal and personal meaning. Describing someone looking down from the sky, Lupe, a devout Muslim, channels the traditional depiction of God as an omnipotent being hidden somewhere up in the clouds

The hook most likely serves as a shout-out to Lupe’s deceased father, to whom this song is dedicated, though either interpretation is plausible. Hell, perhaps both.

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