Good thing that God accept cash
Maybe buy my way up out His wrath
Skeptically, why am I way up off this path?
Atheism's cheaper, and accepts Visa
WWJD He'd Probably LOL Like WTF!!! by Lupe Fiasco

The narrator wonders, if money can in fact buy everything, can it even buy him forgiveness from sin? For a while in the Middle Ages, it could.

“Good thing that God accept cash” refers to the Judao- Christian belief in charity, and collection plates at churches. The church (and the Bible) wants its members to give them money in the name of God, but that money is not always put to good use.
“Atheism’s cheaper and accepts Visa” refers back to this because
A) You can’t put a credit card in a collection plate.
B) Atheists don’t have a church asking them for money.
Also, atheists don’t believe in an after life, so they don’t have to fear God’s wrath or try to buy their way into heaven.

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August 29th, 2012

Almsgiving is certainly present in Christian faith but also in Muslim faith as well. Zakat, which is related to charity is about giving up wealth because having such wealth is from God. It is very similar to almsgiving in Christian faith. When I hear Lupe say “Atheism’s cheaper and accepts Visa”, I think he may be saying how easy it is to not believe or commit/surrender oneself to God. In today’s world everyone uses debit/credit, it is so easy and not a hassle, in today’s world atheism is at the highest it has ever been, the life style is easier to as it is accepted. Those are just my thoughts on it, could be totally wrong of course.

July 21st, 2013

The whole song seem to be about our trust in technology and living in the digital 21st century vs. living for the Lord… hence the TITLE of the song was written in instant messaging short-hand ( new style of communicating) That being said, in the new age carrying cash is inconvenient, and shallow people only use it for offering on sunday in hope to make it to heaven because of it, and every other day mon-sat they use credit cards in act of sin (titty-bar, getting drunk, etc).

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New runs, nuns'll scream, moms with jeans
Match their teens' jeans and genies who try to chew gum
WWJD He'd Probably LOL Like WTF!!! by Lupe Fiasco

The promise of new Nike shoes will apparently bring out all kinds of folks. A more subtle criticism here by Lupe of grown women who try to act or dress in a self-consciously youthful way, often mirroring looks worn by their own children

“Mom’s with teens/match their teen’s jeans” is specifically a reference to this bing commercial

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Had a bunch of blessings but I blew them WWJD He'd Probably LOL Like WTF!!! by Lupe Fiasco

Again paralleling the first verse, Lupe changes “blue” to “blew” here. He’s likely referring to people who are blessed with money but waste it on conspicuous consumption.
Exhibit A: MC Hammer

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Standing in line for some new Ones WWJD He'd Probably LOL Like WTF!!! by Lupe Fiasco

Ever concerned with structure, Lupe twists the first line of the last verse just slightly to make clear that this verse is about shoes — in particular, the Nike Air Force 1

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Beaverton hearts with Chinese parts
Built by the poor and designed by the smart
WWJD He'd Probably LOL Like WTF!!! by Lupe Fiasco

Mirroring the phrasing in the last verse, Lupe gets in a dig at Nike’s oft-criticized labor practices. Beaverton, OR is the site of Nike’s company headquarters

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A revolutionary way of being alone
I mean, should we really get a loan?
WWJD He'd Probably LOL Like WTF!!! by Lupe Fiasco

The “alone”/“a loan” homophone here further underlines the song’s critique of consumerism — it both bankrupts and isolates people

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DAPZ
July 19th, 2012

The line that says “I mean, should we really get a loan” is also a homophone for along. “along”/“a loan”

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And I don't even know what it do, son WWJD He'd Probably LOL Like WTF!!! by Lupe Fiasco

In some ways, the key line in the verse — the character is absolutely determined to get this new, exciting gadget, but is not even sure exactly what it is. When Lupe at the end of the line adds “son”. It resembles how children know more about the new gadgets than their parents who are the people purchasing the product.

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Makes you wonder, how do snipers
Marathon bikers
Next time: diapers
WWJD He'd Probably LOL Like WTF!!! by Lupe Fiasco

He asks in character how Marathon Runners and Snipers do it, both of them having to go long time periods without bathroom breaks. They wear diapers.

Ever the understated writer, Lupe leaves it up to us to see the ridiculousness in someone being so caught up to buy a new product before anyone else (even though he’s not exactly sure what it is) that he is willing to resort to wearing adult diapers so as not to lose his place in line. The narrator seems not to see anything wrong with this, and is already thinking about coming back a “next time”

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They say it has all new features
Faster processors and much better speakers
Great for kids, a necessity for teachers
For work or home
WWJD He'd Probably LOL Like WTF!!! by Lupe Fiasco

Lupe perfectly parodies ad-speak here — making something sound impressive, exciting, and even essential, while providing absolutely no substantive information about the product, which he pointedly leaves nameless throughout the verse

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It's cold out here, put my arms in the sleeves
I'll probably lose my place if I leave
But I really need to pee
WWJD He'd Probably LOL Like WTF!!! by Lupe Fiasco

The introduction of a new Apple product inevitably led to lines of hundreds or even thousands of people all over the world

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