"Everything Is Everything" as written by and Lauryn Hill....
Everything is everything
What is meant to be, will be
After winter, must come spring
Change, it comes eventually

Everything is everything
What is meant to be, will be
After winter, must come spring
Change, it comes eventually

I wrote these words for everyone who struggles in their youth
Who won't accept deception, instead of what is truth
It seems we lose the game
Before we even start to play
Who made these rules? (Who made these rules?)
We're so confused (We're so confused)
Easily led astray
Let me tell ya that

Everything is everything
Everything is everything
After winter, must come spring
Everything is everything

I philosophy
Possibly speak tongues
Beat drum, Abyssinian, street Baptist
Rap this in fine linen, from the beginning
My practice extending across the atlas
I begat this
Flipping in the ghetto on a dirty mattress
You can't match this rapper slash actress
More powerful than two Cleopatras
Bomb graffiti on the tomb of Nefertiti
MCs ain't ready to take it to the Serengeti
My rhymes is heavy like the mind of sister Betty (Betty Shabazz)
L-Boogie spars with stars and constellations
Then came down for a little conversation
Adjacent to the king, fear no human being
Roll with cherubims to Nassau Coliseum
Now hear this mixture, where Hip Hop meets scripture
Develop a negative into a positive picture

Now everything is everything
What is meant to be, will be
After winter, must come spring
Change, it comes eventually

Sometimes it seems
We'll touch that dream
But things come slow or not at all
And the ones on top, won't make it stop
So convinced that they might fall
Let's love ourselves and we can't fail
To make a better situation
Tomorrow, our seeds will grow
All we need is dedication
Let me tell ya that

Everything is everything
Everything is everything
After winter, must come spring
Everything is everything

Everything is everything
What is meant to be, will be
After winter, must come spring
Change, it comes eventually


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"Everything Is Everything" as written by Lauryn N. Hill Lauryn Hill

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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song! It is so deep! In my opinion....."everything is everything" means that there is nothing in life that is insignificant. "After winter must come spring"= when one is going though hard times to always remember that easier times are to come.
    Daisy25on September 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song! It is so deep! In my opinion....."everything is everything" means that there is nothing in life that is insignificant. "After winter must come spring"= when one is going though hard times to always remember that easier times are to come.
    Daisy25on September 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah i agree. I think its also about the struggle of growing up!
    Akson March 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsome kids don't get equal oppurtunity, "who made these rules, we're so confused"
    and "we seem to lose the game before we even start to play."
    A lot of kids struggle in their youth to try to become who they are and achieve their potential, but the system is so screwed up, "and the ones on top won't make it stop."
    She's commenting on the world, and everything is the way it is, we have to think positive, "let's love ourselves then we can't fail."
    I love you Lauryn Hill!
    subterranean_summeron September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with ^
    "It seems we lose the game,
    Before we even start to play
    Who made these rules? We're so confused"
    We're so get used to see that the system's rules make us lose the game, that sometimes we think winter will never end.
    It's a song about being positive, sometimes it works, sometimes you feel so down that you can only rise from that situation.
    birba.mozzon April 05, 2008   Link

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