"?" as written by and Benjamin Antwan Patton Andr....
Want can make a nigga wanna take another nigga life
What can make a nigga wanna do another nigga wife
Life a butter knife
What can make a nigga wanna get his body so high
That can't go to sleep, don't wanna eat
Pray to God that he don't do crack
What can make a nigga wanna cut a beauty queen raw
Feeling every drip drop she can generate imitate seesaws
What can make a nigga wanna fight a whole night club
Figure that he ought to maybe be a pimp
Simply 'cause he don't like love
What can make a nigga wanna achy, break all rules
In a book when it took a lot to get you hooked up to this volume
What can make a nigga wanna loose all faith in
Anything that he can't feel through his chest wit sensation


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"?" as written by Benjamin Antwan Patton Andr

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    General CommentI can't believe that no one has commented on this song!!! It's got some great lyrics, just such a harsh melody...
    myxbuddyon November 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is the most existential rap song ever made.

    The title, "?", obviously a question to what causes the insane behavior displayed in this verse. Every line is questions an absurd characteristic of man that somehow is seeming to run rampant. He doesn't answer these questions. He asks them and the only response is the sound of liquor being poured into a glass. The only answer anyone has is to try and numb themselves from these realities, but Andre 3000 is questioning -- WHY? Why? "?". WHAT is it? WHY are we so evil? WHAT. IS. IT??????
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    AndrewVSon February 05, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe liquor itself is the answer. Not literally, but the idea of wanting to numb ourselves rather than face these problems. Instead of looking ourselves in the mirror and facing our self-hatred, we project it onto others. Every line confirms this:
    -Murder
    -Cheating
    -Absurd drug abuse (crystal meth)
    -Rape
    -Senseless violence
    -Choosing to go down the wrong path when you know you're a rational person and that it's rare that you are that lucky, considering how many are in the hood or in third world countries ignorant of the knowledge you so casually choose to throw away ("took awhile to get you hooked up to this volume")
    -Loss of faith
    AndrewVSon February 05, 2012   Link

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