Rain pourin', all my cars is foreign
All my broads is foreign,
Mercy by Kanye West (Ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T) 4

Just like his mentor Francis Foreign Car Coppola, 2 Chainz has so much money coming in that he has the money to spend it on expensive cars out of the country. Just like he said in “Fuck ‘Em”: “Got a sign on my garage that says ‘Foreign only’!”

All his girls are from around the world. All his broads are from abroad.

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[Verse 1: Big Sean] Mercy by Kanye West (Ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T) 4

Big Sean is all about asses. If he’s not talking about ass in a verse, that’s probably not him.

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[Verse 3: Kanye West] Mercy by Kanye West (Ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T) 4

That verse was expected, but the production isn’t by Kanye, which disappointed some fans. He’s probably saving all the good beats for himself and his 6th solo album. This was also probably a way to introduce Lifted, who recently signed to the label.

The beat Kanye raps over is completely different from the rest of the track. This may be a collab album, but that doesn’t mean the ego completely leaves. He still saves the dramatic breakdown for himself. He’s done this before.

The source of the chord progression in this section is Giorgio Moroder’s “Tony’s Theme” from the Scarface soundtrack—apt, since if Ye is going to stand out on a track like this, he wants to do it like a true king. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMS9OEvc0rk

The unique sound of pulsating synths sounds as if it could come straight off of a Daft Punk or Justice EP—which should not be totally unexpected. This is the same guy that shocked everyone when his “Lost in the World”/“Who Will Survive in America” turned out to be a high-powered, four-to-the-floor epic (featuring Wisconsin cabin-crooners Bon Iver to boot). With songs like “Paranoid” (808s) and even back to “The New Workout Plan” as evidence, we know Kanye’s not really that uncomfortable fucking with Electro-house, 80s House, and Indie—all in a Hip-Hop song. Besides, if he wasn’t a fan, he wouldn’t have been the one to debut the music video for Justice’s “Stress” in 2008.

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She go wherever I go, wherever we go, we do it pronto Mercy by Kanye West (Ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T) 4

To be fair he only has sport cars, it’s not entirely his fault if he has to drive in excess of speed limits to finish off with a nightcap.

Pronto = Quickly

This is also similar to the hook from Lupe Fiasco’s song “Paris, Tokyo”.

(Notice that his use of “pronto” and how the word coincides with where Lambos are manufactured: Italy)

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I step in Def Jam buildin' like I'm the shit
Tell 'em give me fifty million or I'm-a quit
Mercy by Kanye West (Ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T) 4

Ye points out how renowned he is at Def Jam (the cash cow of the label) and in the rap scene generally. At first, he had to negotiate with Def Jam, now they need him. He could easily quit—they have to satisfy him in every way.

This could refer to Dave Chappelle’s turning down $50 million from Comedy Central.

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Now we out in Paris, yeah I'm Perriering Mercy by Kanye West (Ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T) 4

“Perriering” refers to the expensive French champagne brand Laurent-Perrier.

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I'm drunk and high at the same time, drinkin' champagne on the airplane (Travel) Mercy by Kanye West (Ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T) 4

Wordplay. He’s not doing illicit drugs (at this very moment at least) He’s drunk from the champagne and high as United, 33,000 feet up, you are not invited. Feel me?

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Coupe the color of mayonnaise Mercy by Kanye West (Ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T) 4

Callback to the condiment in the last line. A coupe is a two-door car, a common body style among many sports cars. Mayonnaise refers to the color of the car, which is off-white.

Homage to Kanye’s “Last Call,” Tity Boi pushes miracle whips

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That's Swiss time and that's excellence Mercy by Kanye West (Ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T) 4

Everybody knows Swiss Watches are the best

Also, Swizz Beatz produced half of the song Murder To Excellence by Jay-Z and Kanye West on Watch the Throne.

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Most rappers' taste level ain't at my waist level Mercy by Kanye West (Ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T) 4

One of Kanye’s objectives is not only to be the best rapper but also the best-dressed one. In an interview with Complex Magazine he made fun of the way Mos Def, Common and other rappers dress.

He’s also making a play on the words ‘Waist", saying that most rappers best taste in things isn’t even as good as the things he “Wastes” i.e., discards.

Kanye used the same line in the remix to Cassidy’s “My Drink n My 2 Step”:

Now why would I listen to bullshit they shovel
When they taste level ain’t at my waist level

It could possibly be a triple entendre: other rappers peak (taste level/mouth) aren’t even at his waist level (halfway to his peak).

This line could also indicate that most rappers taste level (i.e. their mouths) aren’t at his waist level (i.e. his private region), indicating he is so much better than them they couldn’t even perform oral sex on him.

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