Sorry, lyric correction: The line after the Boogieman one should read, “Won’t drill no door hole”… instead of “Bonjour, no dough, ho…” ^^ Hahaha, my bad, I totally transcribed that incorrectly…
The recording featured in the Rap Genius Radio box was audioswapped by YouTube.
Here’s one that works for now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u9LoBsMnJM
Also, Lupe Fiasco, being a devout Muslim, prefers yellow M&Ms over red ones, because red M&Ms contain cochineal, a carmaine-comprised dye that followers of Islam are forbidden to consume
BTW, the “Beaming” in the title should be changed to “Beamin” to reflect the true song title. ;)
“Failure” is also the name of a mixtape song by Lupe, considered one of his best lyrical forays ever by fans.
Shouldn’t the title be changed to “Airplanes, Pt. 2”, to reflect that this is the remix on the album, not the original song?
It might also be a sly riff on Lupe’s own clothing line “Trilly and Truly”. ;)
N.E.R.D. is the name of the Pharrell-centric group that produced the beat for this song.
Also, Lupe is communicating the fact that he is indeed a “nerd” but proud of it.
Also, notice that the word “fiasco” is another word for a huge failure. Wordplay Alert!!
Lupe Fiasco is alluding to two songs of his own off his previous album, Food and Liquor. The songs' titles were “Sunshine” and “Hurt Me Soul”; both are fan favorites and are considered classics by critics.