The weakness of the heart

from Lupe Fiasco – The Emperor's Soundtrack Lyrics on Rap Genius


There’s interesting double-play going on here. Lupe is saying two things here at once. “Weakness” is the key word here, it gets repeated twice. Lu knows that man is, by nature, weak… The Fall of Man is a testament to that. But he also knows that he must, in turn, keep himself strong, because that very weakness deep inside him could be used against him. The “weapons of the weak” is, ironically, exactly what makes them weak. They know they’re weak, and they want you to be weak as well, so your potential weakness is what they will try to destroy you with

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