"Yeah! Revenge! Now what we're gonna do right now,
is we gonna try a little experiment, you know what I'm saying?
A little science project. We're gonna call it...


Switch!

You, you, you, yes, let the words rule you
till you woozy, let the lyrics subdue you,
Massage and soothe you, move you
Till consciousness lose you, Lu now rules you,
Do what Lu do, and you'll do beautiful
Switch!

I'm the meanest, you the meanest?
I'm the meanest, and I mean this
Now I don't mean this to sound fiendish,
but I'm a genius, You a genius?
And the cleanest, never seen this
as clean as my cleanest
From on top, from underneath,
from behind, or in between us
Switch!

I'm a hustler, creepin' with my hat low,
Niggas know I'm packed so, what they go do that fo'?
Niggas got my back, though, like answering the back door,
Catch you, I'ma slap you, leave you redder than the Bat Phone,
Switch!

Put a little bit of this and a little bit of that (that)
Mix with a little bit of pimp and a little bit of mack,
And a little bit of limp, and a whole lotta gangsta lean,
I can't be seen, I ain't the king, but a nigga is strengthening,
To paint the scene, and take the thing over like a soldier
Colder than a polar, got the hood like a cobra, nigga thank the team

"Alright, now remember that. That's--thats a part of the experiment, I had to set it up,
But don't worry, I know what you're thinking, I was thinking the same thing, Just, just follow
me, okay? Watch, okay? C'mon!
"

Murder niggas, step on my shoes, I'll hurt a nigga,
Kill a nigga, fill a nigga with holes,
Call women 'hoes,' hold up niggas, hold up hoes,
Break the calm, dead and they bomb, Blow up niggas blow up hoes,
Turn around, smack they mom
Switch!

Heal niggas, educate and build niggas,
Instill in niggas it's real to respect women
Treat them like they real, they feel nigga,
Watch the birds, watch Dr. Phil nigga,
Chill nigga, go learn a skill nigga.
Switch!

Rims, Mercedez Benz, 20s, 22s, 24s,
Rolls, gold, platinum watches, cases, and mo',
Gucci, rubies, mansions, models, VIP, Ferraris
chinchillas, diamond rings, chains,
Rangerovers, bling bling.
Switch!

Nigga busses, trains, pockets full of change,
Dimes, quarters taking orders, delivering pizzas,
Air conditionless, beaters, hand-me-down sneakers, silver,
Wannabe models won't show me love, and I can't get in the club.
Switch!


"Hah. You're doing good, right? Alright so check this out.
Now, go back to the first one, alright? Run back to that one.
We're gonna have a little more fun with that one. Alright? You ready? Alright. C'mon!
"
Switch!

Hey, hey, hey, it's coming back to you, Lu no longer rules you,
You can do what you do, back to your usual.
Switch!
It's official? It's official, I'm official
As officials got the stripes, and the flags, and the whistles,
Switch!

Hustlin' watch my niggas come from the undergound,
Just like Thrilla play Bambi, you gonna hear that 'thumple' sound
Switch!
They can't touch the sound that I'm bustin' out
It's like a cloud trying to touch the ground,
Tough and bound ever since I've been touching down,
Jealous niggas catching feelings 'cause I'm hustlin' now
Switch!

They be hatin'?
Switch!
They be hatin'!
Switch!
What what what, they be hatin
Don't give 'em say in this
Switch!
What's a nigga supposed to say when they up in my face?
That you got a cousin that don't mind catchin' cases
bustin' niggas heads and slappin' niggas faces?
Switch!

And he'll do it. He'll do it? He'll do it
And I'll prove it, 'Cause I done seen it
You done seen it? I done seen it,
He the meanest,
Switch!
Ho, ho, wait a minute,
I thought you were the meanest
see, that's why this thing is finished right now.

"Yeah. Experiment done. I think that was good,
I think that was a nice little science project."



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    General CommentIsn't he saying, "I'ma slap you, leave you redder than the Bat Phone", not "I'ma slap you, leave you redder than the back fo"?

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    It's bright red! And it sounds like he's saying "Phone" anyway. Listen closely.

    Amazing song.
    Tenuaron September 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmiggles23 sums this up well with:

    Metaphorically, Lupe's switch, makes you realise that a balance is needed for an individual life. A choice to one side can be easily countered by something similarly as simple as the choice.
    shescreamsformoreon May 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo comments on this? wow awesome song executed perfectly if you rap you can appreciate the technical genius of this each verse not only contradicts the subject matter of the previous but has a totally different flow spitting something like this is like threading a needle with your eyes closed wearing mittens
    Jooneron November 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBefore I start id like to point out.. its how i interpret the song. Not how the song explicitly means.

    Lupe's Switch has 3 parts to it, the hustler, the worker and the more obscure, mediator. Now Lupe starts off by setting up his "experiment" his first verse;

    "You, you, you, yes, let the words rule you
    till you woozy, let the lyrics subdue you,
    Massage and soothe you, move you
    Till consciousness lose you, Moulin Rouge you,
    Do what Lu do, and you'll do beautiful
    Switch!"

    is directed at the listener makes them listen deeply into the technicalities of the song. As obvious as it may seem, Lupe wants to grab ur attention and does so but making you listen to the intricate lyrics. Whilst it seems to have no basis in the experiment, it actually has similarities to a hypnotist. It suggests that you loose consciousness, where you are unable to control yourself.

    This leads to the next part, Lupe as the "scientist" conducts the "experiment" on two people, and dictates or forces them to imagine the hypothetical description of themselves. First he hustler, implanting the image that the person is a hustler;

    "I'm a hustler, creepin' with my hat low,
    Niggas know I'm packed so, what they go do that fo'?
    Niggas got my back, though, like answering the back door,
    Catch you, I'ma slap you, leave you redder than the back fo,
    Switch!"

    Next he uses the same technique to create the polar opposite;

    "Heal niggas, educate and build niggas,
    Instill in niggas it's real to respect women
    Treat them like they real, they feel nigga,
    Watch the birds, watch Dr. Phil nigga,
    Chill nigga, go learn a skill nigga.
    Switch!"

    He further solidifies the differnces using the consequences of each type of person.

    "Rims, Mercedez Benz, 20s, 22s, 24s,
    Rolls, gold, platinum watches, cases, and mo',
    Gucci, rubies, mansions, models, VIP, Ferraris
    chinchillas, diamond rings, chains,
    Rangerovers, bling bling.
    Switch!

    Nigga bust his trains, pockets full of change,
    Dimes, quarters taking orders, delivering pizzas,
    Air conditioners, beaters, hand-me-down sneakers silver,
    Wannabe models won't show me love, and I can't get in the club.
    Switch!"

    The final section is left to you, it implies the, "now you've seen it, you choose" mentality. it makes you answer which way you'd decide. Either way Lupe points out the flaws in deciding on either side.

    Metaphorically, Lupe's switch, makes you realise that a balance is needed for an individual life. A choice to one side can be easily countered by something similarly as simple as the choice.
    miggles23on April 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the above explanation. It shows the ying yang possibilities for choosing to believe in what you think is right and what you get for doing it. Being a drug dealer is generally viewed as a bad thing, but popular, and (evidentially,) yields you respect and money, or so they say. Being respectful, not objectifying women, and being a good person isnt cool to many, and you seem to lead a normal life, and "roughing" it occasionally. I think this is implied irony, and shows the decision process every young person goes through every once in a while: Sell Drugs, get money, be popular OR do the right thing, struggle to get money, women don't show you the same respect (because some reason lots of em seem to like being treated like shit, and I stress the word SOME)
    kamikaze-boyon June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit should be "Lu now rules you" not "Moulin Rouge you"...
    derekc06on June 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFix'd. Was wondering about that.
    Wulfreignson June 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds kinda like Eminem... with 100 times the lyrical content.
    uhuhyeahyupon June 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pure genious. I think the whole experiment part is to see if anyone payed attention to the flow. Here's how I interpret it:

    VERSE 1
    Switch! (FLOW 1)
    You, you, you, yes, let the words rule you
    till you woozy, let the lyrics subdue you,
    Massage and soothe you, move you
    Till consciousness lose you, Lu now rules you,
    Do what Lu do, and you'll do beautiful
    Switch! (FLOW 2)
    I'm the meanest, you the meanest?
    I'm the meanest, and I mean this
    Now I don't mean this to sound fiendish,
    but I'm a genius, You a genius?
    And the cleanest, never seen this
    as clean as my cleanest
    From on top, from underneath,
    from behind, or in between us
    Switch! (FLOW 3)
    I'm a hustler, creepin' with my hat low,
    Niggas know I'm packed so, what they go do that fo'?
    Niggas got my back, though, like answering the back door,
    Catch you, I'ma slap you, leave you redder than the back fo,
    Switch! (FLOW 4)
    Put a little bit of this and a little bit of that (that)
    Mix with a little bit of pimp and a little bit of mack,
    And a little bit of limp, and a whole lotta gangsta lean,
    I can't be seen, I ain't the king, but a nigga is strengthening,
    To paint the scene, and take the thing over like a soldier
    Colder than a polar, got the hood like a cobra, nigga thank the team

    *There four flows in the first verse and he cycles through it every time he yells switch!*

    VERSE 2
    Murder niggas, step on my shoes, I'll hurt a nigga,
    Kill a nigga, fill a nigga with holes,
    Call women 'hoes,' hold up niggas, hold up hoes,
    Break the calm, dead and they bomb, Blow up niggas blow up hoes,
    Turn around, smack they mom
    Switch!
    Heal niggas, educate and build niggas,
    Instill in niggas it's real to respect women
    Treat them like they real, they feel nigga,
    Watch the birds, watch Dr. Phil nigga,
    Chill nigga, go learn a skill nigga.
    Switch!
    Rims, Mercedez Benz, 20s, 22s, 24s,
    Rolls, gold, platinum watches, cases, and mo',
    Gucci, rubies, mansions, models, VIP, Ferraris
    chinchillas, diamond rings, chains,
    Rangerovers, bling bling.
    Switch!
    Nigga busses, trains, pockets full of change,
    Dimes, quarters taking orders, delivering pizzas,
    Air conditionless, beaters, hand-me-down sneakers, silver,
    Wannabe models won't show me love, and I can't get in the club.
    Switch!

    *In the second verse the content of the rap changes everytime he yells switch. It goes from a gansta to a to the complete opposite of one to a rich guy and then to a poor guy. Even though this is interesting it is not the main point of the experiment and only done to make you forget about the last verse.*

    VERSE 3
    Switch! (FLOW 1)
    Hey, hey, hey, it's coming back to you, Lu no longer rules you,
    You can do what you do, back to your usual.
    (Switch!) (FLOW 2)
    It's official? It's official, I'm official
    As officials got the stripes, and the flags, and the whistles,
    Switch! (FLOW 3)
    Hustlin' watch my niggas come from the undergound,
    Just like Thrilla play Bambi, you gonna hear that 'thumple' sound
    (Switch!) (FLOW 4)
    They can't touch the sound that I'm bustin' out
    It's like a cloud trying to touch the ground,
    Tough and bound ever since I've been touching down,
    Jealous niggas catching feelings 'cause I'm hustlin' now
    Switch! (FLOW 1)
    They be hatin'?
    Switch! (FLOW 2)
    They be hatin'!
    Switch! (FLOW 3)
    What what what, they be hatin
    Don't give 'em say in this
    Switch! (FLOW 4)
    What's a nigga supposed to say when they up in my face?
    Switch! (FLOW 3)
    That you got a cousin that don't mind catchin' cases
    bustin' niggas heads and slappin' niggas faces?
    Switch! (FLOW 2)
    And he'll do it. He'll do it? He'll do it
    And I'll prove it, 'Cause I done seen it
    You done seen it? I done seen it,
    and he the meanest,
    Switch! (FLOW 1)
    Ho, ho, wait a minute,
    I thought you were the meanest
    see, that's why this thing is finished right now.

    *In the third verse he cycles through the same flows used in the first verse and then at the end he does them in reverse at the end.*
    Sugeon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@Tenaur- Yeah, I meant to change that, but I wasn't entirely sure if that's what it was or not. Fix'd.
    Wulfreignson September 15, 2008   Link

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