"Late" as written by and Kanye Omari/robinson West....
I'll be late for that, baby I'll wait for that
If you had a taste of that, you'd probably pay for that
I'm comin in when I feel like
So turn this motherfucker up only if it feels right
I'll be late for that, I can't wait for that
I think I was made for that
So I'm comin in when I feel like
So turn this muh'fucker up only if it feels right

Stop all your blood clot cryin, I was flyin'
Made it to school with barely 'nuff time to sign in
Yeah I hear the alarm, yeah I hear ya mom
Yeah yeah I don't wan' be broke when I'm 31
They said the best classes go to the fastest
Sorry Mr. West there's no good classes, and that's what yo' ass get
Not even electives? Not even pre-requits?
You mean I missed my major by a couple of seconds?
Now I'm in the shop class or the basket weavin
With all the rest of the muh'fuckers underachievin
Man, this is an insult
I went to junior high with all of them and they been slow
If I can catch the beat then slow down the tempo
Just throw this at the end if I'm too late for the intro
Will I make it from the student loans to a Benz-o?
Like old folks pissin, I guess it all depends, oh, oh
Stop your cryin baby

I'll be late for that, baby I'll wait for that
If you had a taste of that, you'd probably pay for that
I'm comin in when I feel like
So turn this motherfucker up only if it feels right
I'll be late for that, I can't wait for that
I think I was made for that
So I'm comin in when I feel like
So turn this muh'fucker up only if it feels right

You know when you be late you miss all the lights
That's right (that's right) that's right (that's right)
And when you get back she gon' start up a fight
That night (that night) that night
Baby it's too late for that, lately I've been takin it slow
Try and make it to the party 'fore the guest list close
With the freshest hoes, the professors know
We about to get real unprofessional
Like them eskimos, what would you do for a Klondike?
Or two dykes that look Christina Milian like
Hmmm, I'll be on time for that
I ain't thought of no line that could rhyme with that
Yo, I'll be there in five minutes, five hours later
I'll be there in five minutes, go 'head ride with it
I'm so live with it, look how I did it
Been bullshittin but I finally arrived with it
I know it's late and I took all year but
You can stop complainin cause I'm finally here, yeah


Lyrics submitted by pearljam79

"Late" as written by Sylvia Robinson George Kerr

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    General CommentI can relate to this song in a lot of ways. I'm late for everything I do, and it has bad outcomes sometimes. Like not getting good classes. Damn
    Hee-Haw19on July 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Yea yea! I don't wanna be broke when I'm 31!". I love that line lol. The song is so cooool man its crazy. I thought this was his best album.
    Cushion January 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably my favorite kanye west song ever, i'm saddened by the lack of songmeaning love for it.
    jjjonatronon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis too is prob my fav ever Yeezy track. It reminds me of my high school & college careers.

    Okay, but my question is, what is blood clot crying? I always found that to be such an odd line in the song, right before my fav lines too.
    LIZ16CAon June 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLiz16CA- It's a typo, I think. The line sounds like 'cr-cry-cryin' to me.
    Wulfreignson August 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's not a typo. "Blood clot" is Jamaican for "fucking" or "motherfucker".

    He's saying, "stop all of your fuckin crying"
    nswayzeon November 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that blood clot line might be a tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. line from the song "You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)" :

    "Stop your blood clot cryin'
    The kids, the dog, everybody dyin', no lyin'."
    vincentferraroon March 08, 2010   Link

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