I Monster's "Daydream in Blue" was sampled on the 2006 Lupe Fiasco/Jill Scott song "Daydreamin'". While a popular AT&T commercial is often said to use the I Monster version, it is actually the Lupe...
Daydream
I fell asleep beneath the flowers
For a couple of hours
On a beautiful day

Daydream
I dream of you amid the flowers
For a couple of hours
Such a beautiful day

As I spy from behind my giant robot's eyes
I keep 'em happy cause I might fall out if he cries
Scared of heights, so I might pass out if he flies
Keep 'em on autopilot cause I can't drive
Room enough for one, I tell my homies they can't ride
Unless they sittin' on the shoulders but that's way too high
Let's try, not to step on the children,
The news camera's filmin', this walkin', project building
Now there's hoes selling hoes, like right around the toes
And the crack heads beg, at about the lower leg
There's crooked police, that's stationed at the knees
And they do drive-bys like up and down the thighs
And there's car chase, going on at the waist
Keep a vest on my chest
I'm sitting in my room, as I'm looking out the face
Somethin' to write about
I still got some damage from fightin' the White House
Just a

Daydream
I dream of you amid the flowers
For a couple of hours
Such a beautiful day

Daydream
I dream of you amid the flowers
For a couple of hours
Such a beautiful day

Now come on everybody let's make cocaine cool
We need a few more half naked women up in the pool
And hold this mac-10 that's all covered in jewels
And can you please put your titties closer to the 22's
And where's the champagne, we need champagne
Now look as hard as you can with this blunt in your hand
And know hold up your chain, slow motion through the flames
Now cue the smoke machines and the simulated rain
But not too loud 'cause the baby's sleepin'
I wonder if it knows what the world is keeping
Up both sleeves while he lay there dreamin'
Me and my robot tip-toe round creepin'
I had to turn my back on what got you paid
I couldn't see half the hood on me like Abu Ghraib
But I like to thank the streets that drove me crazy
And all the televisions out there that raised me
I was

Daydream
I fell asleep beneath the flowers
For a couple of hours
Such a beautiful day

Daydream
I fell asleep beneath the flowers
For a couple of hours
On a beautiful day

Daydream
I fell asleep beneath the flowers
For a couple of hours
Such a beautiful day

Daydream
I fell asleep beneath the flowers
For a couple of hours
Such a beautiful day


Lyrics submitted by xXlastgoodbyeXx

"Daydreamin'" as written by Sylveer Van Holmen David Mackay

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +5
    General CommentInnovator pretty much sums it up. At the begining of the song he falls alseep "beneath the flowers". He's just daydreaming. Verse one is him being in a giant robot that is a project building. He just describes the real hood, awesome flow. Second verse takes stabs at modern rap videos, and the obvious sarcasm involved "comon everybody lets make cocaine cool" displays his disdain for this aspect of the genre. I personally love "but not to loud cause the baby's sleeping" part. After setting up what the real hood is, and what rap videos expose to people, he then takes it back and says, this child is the one who's gonna have to deal with all this and sort it out. Lupe's album was all I hoped it would be after hearing kick push.

    My only complaint, when I saw the video, I was unhappy to find the avg person watching would not get how great this song is as it wasn't very visually displayed atall.
    FlowCrafton December 18, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think the song is about the reality of living in the hood vs what they show you on tv. The first verse talks all about this neighborhood he lives in, with crackheads and drivebys and all sorts of other dangerous things. The second verse describes the rap video scenario, where rappers try to glamorize hood life by showing naked women and blinged-out weapons while still being thug. He knows that's not the right life, even though he was involved in it before ("I had to turn my back on what got you paid/I couldn't see, had the hood on me like Abu Ghraib"). He's acknowledging his life in the hood, I think.
    theInnovatoron December 16, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPerhaps the robot represents the machine that is the music industry, particularly the industry as it pertains to hip-hip. For example, take these lines:

    "As I spy from behind my giant robot's eyes
    I keep 'em happy cause I might fall out if he cries."

    Here, Lupe may be addressing the need to keep the industry elite--the record companies, CEOs, anyone one would consider a member of the music industry's bourgeoise--happy by adhering to what they see, what they conceive as "hip-hop," hence his placement behind the robots eyes. If he disappoints, if they cry, he may "fall out." That is, he may be cast out of the sights and interests of the industry. This machine ignores the realities of the crackheads that beg at about the lower legs, the crooked police stationed at the knees, drive-bys at the thighs, car chases on the waist and only employs them as tools with which they craft, build, a false, industrial image of the projects. Lupe writing from inside this machine as it continues to threaten the children of the projects--anyone born, raised, or aware of the "true" projects--demonstrates that he works from inside and manipulates the hodgepodge hip-hop machine that is the music industry.

    Perhaps not. This just seemed like a relevant perusal of the lyrics.
    KeeperofthePenon February 13, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the first verse is a metaphor to the ghetto as the robot. A sick, sickkkkk, metaphor. Maybe the Robot could represent something more, like his fame?

    "Scared of heights, so I might pass out if he flies
    Keep 'em on autopilot cause I can't drive
    Room enough for one, I tell my homies they can't ride
    Unless they sittin' on the shoulders but that�s way too high
    Let's try, not to step on the children,
    The news camera's filmin', this walkin', project building"

    The first line, is his rejection of fame. He doesn't want the fame, he just wants to send out his message. I think the second line just reaffirms that. The third line shows how the loss of friends comes with fame. The 5th line could mean "don't spit gangster lyrics that the kids are going to learn from and copy and ruin their lives", like stepping on them. And news cameras filming, obviously means fame.
    kj357on March 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis is what it means.

    Lupe has a lot of songs in which not many people understand the full meaning of it, Daydreamin' is one of the. I say that because in late 2009, I started to notice that some of my favorite Lupe songs had a deeper meaning to them, the first being "American Terrorist." With this song, Lupe talks about two things, where he grew up or ghetto's in general and how rap/hiphop is potrayed in the videos.

    He starts with the chorus, simply stating that he fell asleep and started to daydream or have visions on a beautiful day.

    "As I spy from behind my giant robot's eyes"

    To understand the bigger picture of this line, one has to know what the robot stands for. The robot is pretty much a project building. The hint comes from the single's album art.



    So when he's looking out the eyes, he's watching his neighborhood through the windows of his building. He goes on and says he wants to keep the robot happy from crying because he might fall out. This could mean tyding up his room, or paying for his rent(keep him happy or get kicked out). The scared of heights part seems to be about having a room on the top floor so he sticks to the lower level.

    "Room enough for one so I tell my homies they can't ride"

    This is saying that the room he has is only big enough for him and so no one else is able to come in, unless they want to stay outside by the door.

    The next 3 lines are also a hint to let us know what the Robot actually stands for.

    "Let's try not to step on the children
    The news cameras filmin
    This walkin project buildin"

    Stepping on the children is saying harming the innocent by standers and not literally kids. He's saying that since this building is recieving attention (news cameras filming this WALKING PROJECT BUILDING, lets keep what were doing low so that negative attention isn't drawn. This then leads to the rest of the verse.

    He starts to describe what he is seeing in his neighbourhood. From prostitution, crack heads, crooked cops, and violence (drive-bys). He is seeing all this from the face of the robot, through the eyes or the windows.

    That very last line, I had a hard time interpreting it, but thanks to Wikipedia, I was able to understand it. Apparently, Lupe had a different idea for the songs video. A quick rundown of it is that he was going to have an actual robot go and fight other robots(hoods fighting against each other) and the one that Lupe was in, would come to a realization that they shouldn't be fighting amongst each other. So that robot would go for the white house. During that battle, the robot would get injured and have to retreat, thus "I still got some damage from fighting the white house"

    The second verse then changes topics, and changes the meaning of the chorus. The is this "Daydream" or un-real world created in rap videos that seems to be popular. When I first heard this song back in 2006, I thought that first line, "Come on everybody lets make cocaine cool" meant that he wanted everybody to join him and become as cool as cocaine is. But it is quite the opposite.

    To help me interpret this verse, I pictured that I was on the set of a rap video and Lupe was the director and he was talking to me.

    "Come one, let take cocaine and make it cool. Now get some of those sexy models and put them by the pool. Next grab these guns(MAC-10) that are covered in jewels." He then turns to a model and tells her to put her titties closer to the big shinny rims. He turns back to me and asks, "where's the champagne? Don't you know we need the champagne?!" When the champagne is brought, he tells me to look 'hard' and hold a blunt, and at the same time hold up my shinny chain and walk through the flames, in the same style as you would see in a movie. To add some final touches, we need some fake rain and a smoke machine to add to the whole scene.

    When he speaks of the sleeping baby, he is referencing to someone who is unaware of what's going on. He doesn't want it to be done too loud because the sleeping baby might wake up and realize whats going on. He then brings the robot back into the mix and saying that the project building can be involved in the whole thing.

    "I had to turn my back on what got you paid"

    With this line, Lupe is personally speaking of himself. He turned his back on all the drug dealing etc, (which is what got you paid). But he goes on to that the streets and the TVs that raised him because they are what educated him and made him who he is.

    thanks for reading it. its an amzing song as it is but once you know what it means its even better. F&L 2

    nujdogon April 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNow come on everybody let’s make..??..and cool
    We need a few more half naked women up in the pool
    And hold this mack ten that’s all covered in jewels
    And can you please put your..??..closer to the 22’s
    And where’s the champagne, we need champagne
    Now look as hard as you can with this blunt in your hand
    And know hold up your chain
    Slow motion through the flames
    Now queue the smoke machines and the simulator rain
    But not too loud cuz the baby’s sleepin



    this is the best part of the song. really telling it like it is in terms of all the forced fake hip-hop on mtv. love it.
    thejones2on October 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHERE YOU GO:
    Now come on everybody let’s make cocaine and cool
    We need a few more half naked women up in the pool
    And hold this mack ten that’s all covered in jewels
    And can you please put your titties closer to the 22’s
    chrisriggson October 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's giant robot, not john roebuck
    Schimidon October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song!
    I love the chorus,the man singing sounds haunting,
    and it kinda reminds me of Oompa Loompas.
    I think the songs poking fun at the fact that hip hop videos today are all basically the same.
    Lupe's a phenom.
    fxcking_turtleon November 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the girl's voice (:


    but seriously...what's the song about?


    [i'm really happy songmeanings is back on!!!!]
    mikagexxangelon November 19, 2006   Link

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