Lupe Fiasco feat. Nikki Jean - Haile Selassie

Текст песни: Haile Selassie

[Chorus: Nikki Jean & Lupe Fiasco]
Haile Selassie, high as the eyelids of osprey
I'm thriving, Poseidon your trident can't stop me from diving
Looking for my, looking for my, looking for my, as I float
Brand new shell for my ghost, tattoos all on my coast

[Interlude 1: Lupe Fiasco]
"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted. The indifference of those who should have known better. The silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most. This, has made it possible for evil to triumph."
Selassie

[Verse 1: Lupe Fiasco]
Man's limitation, transfiguration
Haka dance done at the welcome to the demo
Modern man comes to the weddin' in the limo
Mixin' doves with the rice rain
Uncle Ben's off the rails on the night train
And that storm took us to the platform, pushas
Back to the bachelor's backdoor, unhook us
Hope this track take you back to where the fat girl pushed us
And that's very old like Blackberry Bold but the juice
Sweeter than where the party at, or
Releasing these niggas from the roofs, and
Leavin' these niggas on the loose, or
Keepin' these niggas in the coops, and
Leavin' these niggas on the noose, free!
Shamu fan got a world to see!

[Chorus: Nikki Jean]
Haile Selassie, high as the eyelids of osprey
I'm thriving, Poseidon your trident can't stop me from diving
Looking for my, looking for my, looking for my, as I float
Brand new shell for my ghost, tattoos all on my coast

[Interlude 2: Lupe Fiasco]
"Then until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior, is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned. That until there no longer first class and second class citizens of any nation. Until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes."
Selassie

[Verse 2: Lupe Fiasco]
To the limit, the limit in the Methadone clinic
Ridin' with the pack like a Peloton
Flyin' with the sack in the trap like the pregnant
As it breaks in the backs from the cracks that we step upon
If I triple my worth, will it cripple my mom?
If I simple my search, will it mental my calm?
Will it hurt if I give you my palm? To tell in it, don't put a nail in it
How you gonna see the world if you a whale in it
And readin' my palms like there's braille in it (braille in it)
Is it the trail or the forest? (forest) Or the forest with the trail in it?
That's a sail with a 12 in it, water coming through from impalin' it (Water come through for me now)
Nothin' left of the boat but my holes
Still I fill up the world and I float, like

[Chorus: Nikki Jean]
Haile Selassie, high as the eyelids of osprey
I'm thriving, Poseidon your trident can't stop me from diving
Looking for my, looking for my, looking for my, as I float
Brand new shell for my ghost, tattoos all on my coast

[Interlude 3: Lupe Fiasco]
"A qualified man with vision, unmoved by daily selfish interests, led to right decisions by his conscience. In general, a man who knows from whence he comes and where he's going will cooperate with his fellow human beings. He will not be satisfied with merely doing his ordinary duties, but will inspire others by his good example. You are being watched by the nation, you should realize that you will satisfy it if you do good. But on the contrary, you do evil, it will lose its hope and confidence in you."
Selassie

[Verse 3: Lupe Fiasco]
Hydrant open wide, on the side of the colonized
Swimmin' in the street, fell asleep on my mama thighs
Blockin' out the noise that destroys little boys
Live enjoy, ships ahoy, get deployed by the rock-a-byes
D-d-d-deep into the sea of my dreams
Lyin' fall asleep at the feet of my queen
Hawk, I'ma write to the beat of your wings
Song for the Ethiopian King
Haile

[Chorus: Nikki Jean]
Haile Selassie, high as the eyelids of osprey
I'm thriving, Poseidon your trident can't stop me from diving
Looking for my, looking for my, looking for my, as I float
Brand new shell for my ghost, tattoos all on my coast
Haile Selassie, high as the eyelids of osprey
I'm thriving, Poseidon your trident can't stop me from diving
Looking for my, looking for my, looking for my, as I float
Brand new shell for my ghost, tattoos all on my coast