I'm really over the cryin' thing, wipin' my tears
Who cries anyway, spread like disease all over me
Babylon by SZA (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)

SZA at this point, has abandoned her overwhelming emotion’s of sadness. Even saying that crying is too strong a sign of weakness, for past discrepancies or relationship’s. Simply revealing, that if she cried through all her predicament’s it would only do as to hinder her, rather than comfort her.

She’s grown stronger and has past that stage within her life.

https://twitter.com/justsza/status/385951318071709697

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They don't care to you and that's hair to you, this what I breathe THORNS & HORNS by Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Ab-Soul)

Some crazy metaphoric wordplay being displayed by Lupe here:

  • Referring to the previous line, his passed down heirlooms are his incredible rapping ability.
  • While your hair is passed down through your genetics, and they don’t care to you. (Your wack son!)
  • Also some further wordplay, translating hair/air. Lupe’s basically saying he’s above you (Like your hair), as well as all you hear, all you see and what you breath. Oh ya, and Lupe’s dope.
  • Lastly referencing the line ahead of this, stating Lu was destined to inherit the throne.

KING WASALU

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Tell 'em this:

There is a way
No matter what they say (4x)

Don't give up, don't give in (8x)
There Is a Way by Yasiin Bey 1

Yasiin is simply telling you this:

Regardless of what life throws at you.
Regardless of the time your in.
Regardless of the situation.
Regardless of the place.

There is always a brighter day among the darkness.
There is always a solution to a problem.
That good will always triumph over evil.

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Very simple and plain we can all sing together
Nobody should feel left out
Join in, this is the song people need to be singing right about now
When they tell you you can't, you shouldn't, you won't
There Is a Way by Yasiin Bey 1

This song isn’t complicated or hiding any hidden meaning. Mostly so every person regardless of intelligence, class, or age can hear this message and look up to brighter day’s.

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Sat up straight, put a bud in a bong Keep Pushinn by Blu

As he sat straight to stiffen himself as he proceeded to get loose by smoking marijuana from a bong.

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Now early 30s, my blood pressure's incredible
Medical, yeah nigga I'm tellin' you
Poor Decisions by Wale (Ft. Lupe Fiasco & Rick Ross)

This is a continuation of the previous lines. Now that children develop their bad eating habits; their blood pressure reaches astounding height’s that otherwise would never be reached or at least at a much later age.

Kind of ironic with Rick Ross on the track huh?

Lupe, however, is in his early 30’s (as of 2013 he is 31), but he is still in a good physical shape and has good health. He’s a contradiction to the typical person who normally isn’t in good health by this age.

All of this is basically plays into the good/poor decisions thing. Lupe makes the right choices. Even with food.

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Yeah!
On a mission
Yeah!
Maybe part 2
Poor Decisions by Wale (Ft. Lupe Fiasco & Rick Ross)

Here Lupe states maybe he could make a part 2 that would state a more postive outcome for the people who make decisions, the people who make decisions that get them ahead in life.

But considering this is Lupe….he might be stating here that he’s throwing out the idea of actually continuing Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt.1 and could make Pt.2.

Of course as you remember he canceled it, and considering Lupe with his statement’s (ahem retiring cough) I doubt it could mean much.

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Whole hand cards but nothin' that you can build with
That sound like bullshit from out a bull mouth
Poor Decisions by Wale (Ft. Lupe Fiasco & Rick Ross)

In a game of cards each person is dealt a specific collection of cards, called “hand”. Here the hand is being compared to the talents and abilities that you inherit at birth.

Some people use their surroundings as an excuse not to make something out of their lives. They focus the negative without realizing that they too have abilities (whole hand) that they could be utilized to make a better life.

Going back to the previous lines, the “bull” could also be the system, that puts down the people and denies them a well suited job even if they have the adequate skills (the whole hand).

In a clever line using both the literal and figurative meanings of bullshit, Lupe argues that this is straight up bs, coming directly from the source.

Also, bullshit is the name of a card game, where every time someone suspects you of bluffing your cards, they say “bullshit.” Lupe is really going crazy with these card references.

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August 7th, 2013

Casino is a card game where you “build” — if you’ve got nothing to build with, you’ve got a shitty hand.

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If you hold it close together, we'll never fold Poor Decisions by Wale (Ft. Lupe Fiasco & Rick Ross)

More of the cards metaphor. In poker folding is giving up the game prematurely.

Lupe is saying that if you hold strong with what you have you’ll never be brought down.

Also, Lupe pronounces “close” like “clothes”, which is a play on the word “fold”, and ties into the previous line about keeping out the cold, since clothes keep us warm.

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August 8th, 2013

When building a house out of cards, or a card tepee as stated earlier, it can be easily brought down. If you hold the cards together with your hands it will never fall.

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Next stop Paris adios May's Patience by The Underachievers

Right after Cali they take themselves to the lavish city of Paris, France.

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