(Cause ignorance is bliss)

from Kendrick Lamar – Ignorance is Bliss Lyrics on Rap Genius


This is an old saying meaning what you don’t know won’t hurt you. The meaning of this line is the theme and namesake of the song. In context of this verse, the phrase is mocking the attitude that he portrayed in the verse. Throughout the whole verse, he acts like a merciless killer whose only thought is to survive and kill his enemies, and at the end, says “ignorance is bliss,” meaning that this hood mentality is ignorant and that people need to wake up from that.

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