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Let's Breakdown "Go To Sleep" Lupe's new snippet of F&L2:TGARA

  • RJLS23's picture
    says: (10 Aug '10)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKobCLtisJw

    yawn) Thanks
    Feels good wakin up... get back... on my J.O.
    Oooh
    plus I still gotta go to work
    Its coo...

    I wipe the coal (cool) from my eye- I don't get this maybe a reference to "The Cool"
    Stationed in Antartica, coldest nigga alive- I don't get this either, but a dope line.
    Flow is Armeggedon much like Crows/Cruise from the Sky- Cruise from the sky is a reference to the movie "War Of the Worlds" starring Tom Cruise. It was much like an Armageddon.
    Before you drive you have to wipe the locusts off your rides- Locusts is part of the 7 plagues.

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RJLS23's picture
on August 10, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKobCLtisJw

yawn) Thanks
Feels good wakin up... get back... on my J.O.
Oooh
plus I still gotta go to work
Its coo...

I wipe the coal (cool) from my eye- I don't get this maybe a reference to "The Cool"
Stationed in Antartica, coldest nigga alive- I don't get this either, but a dope line.
Flow is Armeggedon much like Crows/Cruise from the Sky- Cruise from the sky is a reference to the movie "War Of the Worlds" starring Tom Cruise. It was much like an Armageddon.
Before you drive you have to wipe the locusts off your rides- Locusts is part of the 7 plagues. Another reference to the Armageddon.
But I'm warming up, oceans is on the rise- This line is another reference to Armageddon. "I'm warming up, oceans is on the rise" is global warming. Global warming melts glaciers and causes the "sea levels/oceans to rise. 
I be Ocean with 11 associates on my side- He then says he is Ocean so he is saying rising. This line is also a reference to the movie "Ocean's Eleven".
Colder than Chris Martin guitarin'- would look at all the 'Spies'? Chris Martin plays guitar for the band Coldplay and they have a song called "Spies"
But they can't see me, I took out their eyes (I's)
Replace with some me's, so all they see is he's
But I will never run, not even if they cry
See I can never fall, not even down their cheek
But I will always ball (bawl),let's see who the first to blink
And I dont need no passwords cause I dont need to cheat
But you can say your last words
and you can rest in peace
I'm the hook after your last verse I'm also like the beat
But I will turn it down so you can go to sleep

You can go to sleep
Said you can go to sleep
Now you can go to sleep
Said you can go to sleep
Good night, good night
Good night, good night
Real niggas up again
Phony niggas tuckin in

Yes, you can go to sleep
Said you can go to sleep
Now you can go to sleep
Said you can go to sleep
Good night, good night
Good night, good night
Official niggas at they job and
doin (huh)
Niggas poppin off for the niggas noddin off

I don't really understand the last part of the verse. I do see that he references tears.

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Kevner's picture

@JO_CRO thanks for the detailed explanation
jo_cro's picture

"I'm the hook after your last verse I'm also like the beat But I will turn it down so you can go to sleep" This part clearly is a metaphor for saying that he's the end of whoever he's addressing, and that seems to be not just other rappers in the game, but those whose eyes are clouded by the ignorance of The Game. He seems to be saying that he's the death of ignorance, or the death of The Cool. The Armageddon themes earlier seem to suggest the same thing. However, I don't think it implies that he was the beginning. The line "I'm also like the beat" seems to me to suggest not that he was the beginning of what he was trying to destroy, but like the beat in a song, he was there throughout the entire thing. Throughout the construction of The Cool, Lupe was there. Lupe himself says this in Hurt Me Soul. He admits that he was a participant in ignorance, and that he was there all along, but he is saying at the same time that he will end it. And also, the opening line, "I wipe the coal from my eyes", someone pointed out as saying he was waking from a long sleep, as coal takes millions of years to be created. I think this references the lack of real Lupe music we've had since The Cool, and how the release of Lasers is continually pushed back, but now he's back.
on point's picture

i think "But they can't see me, I took out their eyes (I's) Replace with some me's, so all they see is he's But I will never run, not even if they cry" is from the song off of f&l The Instrumental " He just sits, and watches the people in the boxes Everything he sees he absorbs and adopts it Heeeeee mimics and he mocks it Really hates the box but he can't remember how to stop, it Uhh, so he continues to watch it" he taking away the boxes meaning da media n replace them with him it makes alot of since lol
Kevner's picture

@NIANJA909 I know what "bawl" means, it's extending the "eye" theme. I think he means that he will always let himself be heard, and knowing Lupe's music. "ball" is indeed braggadocio but he also intented a play of word with the theme being "eyes" with eyeballs.
nIANja909's picture

No bruh. "Bawl" is a reference to crying. Bawling is like crying profusely. And "I will always Ball" is just braggadocio. I.e. "He's ballin".
Kevner's picture

I misjudged the metafor. "Replace with some me's, so all they see is he's" He replaces their eyes with hims so all they see is him. "But I will never run, not even if they cry" He will never run from their eyes, even if they cry (begged) thus flooding him. "See I can never fall, not even down their cheek" He will never fall from where their eyes used to be, not even if they cryed, thus making tears that roll down their cheeks. "But I will always ball (bawl),let's see who the first to blink" Wordplay, ball as in eyeball and bawl meaning that he will always let his voice be heard. He's challenging the others to see who is the superior.
RJLS23's picture

@KEVNER yea your interpretation of the last verse is the best so far.
Kevner's picture

did you read my comment..?
RJLS23's picture

Come on you guys let's try to find the meaning of this songs and the last part of the verse.
RJLS23's picture

I can see how the, "I'm the hook after your last verse, I'm also like the beat" means the end and the beginning. It would make sense as a Armageddon reference.
Kevner's picture

He wipes the cool from his eyes, a reference to "the cool" from his 2nd album, also he no longer pays attention to ones considered cool? (mainstream rappers?) Crows are seen as a bad token.
Kevner's picture

"I wipe the coal (cool) from my eye": The creation proces of coal takes millions of year, he's been asleep a long time but he woke up. "Stationed in Antartica, coldest nigga alive" Not many people live in antartica due to the harsh environment, he can handle it. Cold also known as one without emotions? he has no mercy for other rappers? "Replace with some me's, so all they see is he's" Lu replaces their eyes with "lupe's eyes" so all they see are themselves cause lupe sees them" "but i will never run, not even if they cry" Lupe's eyes will never retreat, even if they cry thus flooding lupe's eyes. "See I can never fall, not even down their cheek" He can never fall (lose), not even as tears down their cheeks "But I will always ball (bawl),let's see who the first to blink" eyes, are like balls? lupe's eyes dont blink, their eyelids do. "I'm the hook after your last verse I'm also like the beat But I will turn it down so you can go to sleep" Lu is the hook after their last verse, he is their ending, also like the beat (constant on the background?) or as SO/UN said; the end and the beginning. he will give the others a rest by turning it down so they can rest. The hook speaks for itself?
nIANja909's picture

^ I sure hope not. That would just be lame...
Soun's picture

"I'm the hook after your last verse I'm also like the beat" Lupe's sayin hes the end & the beginning
nIANja909's picture

Beat is dope though.
nIANja909's picture

Eh, not that impressive. It's 'good' though definitely not great, and especially not even close to Failure status. But frankly, at this point, I'll take "good" over the "meh" he'd been delivering previously. And the Tom Cruise line is also a reference to his movie "Vanilla Sky" I'm guessing.
RJLS23's picture

I really like the Chris Martin line. Says he colder than Coldplay's Chris Martin. I also like the movie references. Its like his song "Failure" in a way.
dwebb3's picture

shits sick man...nice breakdown!
Soun's picture

he says "sleep from my eye"..."Stationed in Antartica, coldest nigga alive" hes saying hes diffrent/in a distant place compared 2 evry1 else=Antartica, Antartica=cold (u know the steriotypical type of metaphor) basically sayin hes the deepest nigga around...
RJLS23's picture

Let's all break this song down!