ital (roses) lyrics – lupe fiasco

black panther, black panther, what do you see?
i see a dream ital watching over me
yeah, hey, can we get a little break
from the cocaine and the kilos
aiight n*gg*, we know
aiight n*gg*, we know
can we get a break from the strippers on the pill
aiight n*gg*, we know
okay n*gg*, we know
hey shawty, ain’t no future in no gang-bang
and ain’t no manhood in no bang-bang
ain’t no honor cleanin’ interstates inside a chain-gang
know some rap n*gg*s put that sh*t inside your mainframe
pills make you stupid and liquor do the same thing
raris’ too expensive and they way too hard to maintain
get yourself a camry, “n*gg* said a camry?”
watch that ho depreciate and then you’ll understand me
it’s called being fiscally responsible
don’t let these lying images up in hip-hop here conquer you
the tv’s not your father fool, that video’s not your momma
try your best to be a man and your worst to be a monster
may we have some roses for the ladies
a little appreciation for the gentlemen
and here’s some kisses for the babies
some peace and humanity for the whole wide-wide-wide world
more patience to the youth
sympathy for the poor
empathy for the old, more justice for the down and pressed
i know you’re sayin’, “lupe rappin’ ‘bout the same sh*t”
well, that’s ‘cause ain’t sh*t changed, b*tch
and please don’t excuse my language
cause i would hate for you to misrepresent
the true expression of my anguish
and by this far i ain’t shocked, upset, or appalled
i’m ashamed, b*tch
i can’t listen if you ain’t sayin’ sh*t
and recognize all this emptiness is dangerous
ain’t buildin’ up they confidence, we teachin’ ‘em that they ain’t sh*t
if they ain’t got the latest that they saw on someone famous
mercy of the lord on this double-edged sword
instead of askin’ where the hoes is
maybe maybe we could ask for roses
called the president a terrorist
corporate sponsors like, how the f*ck you gon’ embarr*ss us?
ain’t my fault, i was just repeatin’ this
professor emeritus from america
but my tone was like an afghani kid without a home
blew that b*tch up with a drone
an iraqi with no daddy, palestinian throwing stones
the f*ck you think they call him, i’mma leave that all alone
the focus on this new sh*t is that hopeless
place that i was born into systematic brokeness
put that down, pressureness and developed into dopeness
it’s that great american rap-rap ferocious

/ lupe fiasco lyrics