"The Coolest" as written by Derrick Braxton, Lupe Fiasco and Christopher Paultre....
The coolest nigga, what

Lord please have sympathy
And forgive Michael Young history as
The coolest nigga, what

I love the Lord
But sometimes it's like that I love me more
I love the peace and I love the war
I love the seas and I love the shore
No love for no beach; baby, that's law
But she doesn't see; therefore, I spoil
I trick, I fall, run up in raw
I love her with all my heart
Every vein, every vessel, every bullet lodged
With every flower that I ever took apart
She said that she would give me greatness, status
Placement above the others
My face would grace covers
Of the magazines of the hustlers
Paper, the likes of which that I had never seen
Her eyes glow green with the logo of our dreams
The purpose of our scene
The obscene obsession for the bling
She would be my queen, I could be her king
Together, she would make me cool
And we would both rule
Forever
And I would never feel pain
And never be without pleasure, ever again
And if the reign stops and everything's dry
She would cry just so I can drink the tears from her eyes
She'd teach me how to fly, even cushion my fall
If my engines ever stall and I plummet from the sky
But she will keep me high, and if I ever die
She would commission monuments on her bosom to him
Or maybe she'd retire as well
A match made in Heaven, set the fires in Hell
And I'll be

The coolest nigga, what

Lord please have sympathy
And forgive Michael Young history as
The coolest nigga, what

And so began our reign
The Trinity: Her and I, caine
No weather man could ever stand when her and I came
Hella hard, umbrella, whatever
Put plywood over Pella panes
And pray to God that the flood subside
Cause you gon' need a sub til he does reply
And not one of Jared's; you think it's all arid
And e'eryt'ing's irie, another supply
That means another July inside my endless summer
That was just the eye of the Unger, Felix
Cause he is the cleanest amongst the
Younger outstanding achieving up-and-comers
The ones that had deadbeat daddies and well-to-do mommas
But not well enough to keep 'em from us
The ones that were fighting in class who might not pass
Rap record pressured to laugh at a life not fast
Can you feel it?
Is what I got asked
Do I love her?
Said, I don't know
Streets got my heart, Game got my soul
One time missing sunshine will never hurt your soul
Quote to a crying, dishonored baby mama
Who's the mama to the daughter that I had fathered from afar
My new lady gave me a Mercedes and a necklace with a solid gold key
Like the starter of a car, the opener of a door, or two pounds of raw
You gave me a baby, but what about lately?
Then ha-ha-ha-ha-ha'd right up in her face, G
There's more fish in the sea
I'm on my mission to be

The coolest nigga, what

Lord please have sympathy
And forgive Michael Young history as
The coolest nigga, what

Come, these are the tales of The Cool
Guaranteed to go and make you fail from your school
And seek unholy grails like a fool
And hang with the players of the pool
Fast-talking of the hustle
No heaven up above you, no hell underneath ye
And no one will receive thee
So shed no tear when we're not here
And keep your faith as we chase
The Cool


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"The Coolest" as written by Derrick Braxton Christopher Eddy Paultre

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  • +1
    General CommentA match made in heaven set the fires in hell.


    Matches set fires.

    The Cool - December 18th- prolly one of the best CDs you'll ever have the privilege of hearing.
    Pkappellon December 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"She would be my queen, I could be her king, together
    She would make me cool, and we would both rule, forever
    And I would never feel pain
    And never be without pleasure, ever, again
    And if the rain stops, and everything's dry
    She would cry, just so I could drink the tears from her eyes
    She'd teach my how to fly, even cushion my fall
    If my engines ever stall, and I plummet from the sky "

    His assumption of a great lover and perfect relationship is the metaphor with people and the streets...they think that the streets is what they need in life. The characteristics of the Streets show the access of alcohol and drugs on well....the streets.
    JanGalvezon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I love her with all my heart
    Every vein, every vessel...
    With every flower..."

    This has a great double meaning in the fact that a heart has blood pumped into it by veins and blood vessels and a flower has veins (the lines on leaves) and vessels (a canal in the stem of a plant or flower).

    And does anyone know what the noise of someone walking and chains clinking are right before the main beat starts??
    mikea1on January 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIf you hit up Lupe Fiascos website lupefiasco.com....it really explains all of the metaphors clearly.

    there are biographies for three characters:

    The Game: which is the desire for infamy and success
    The Streets: The allure and an alternate illicit route to success
    The Cool: Michael Young History's like soul...

    I chose to explicate Lupe Fiasco's lyrics as a poetry project for my AP English class...you guys helped me out alot XD
    thanks so much haha

    the albulm is basically about Michael Young ( and coincidently I believe Lupe Fiascos Michale Young=My cool Young) relationship with these enticing characters...its crazy how his whole entire album can be kind of like a biography of not just Michael Young's life but so many characters lives through out history...and how they have strayed off the path easily chasing fame.

    I couldn't understand the part where he is like:
    "and if I ever die She would commission monuments on her bosom, to him "

    but if you read The Streets' biography on the website and look through the booklet it talks about how she tattoos of those she has had an affair with on her chest...and if you look closely in the booklet you can see the names tattooed there like Roger Clemens'.

    also this part:

    "and everything's irie, anoth' supply
    That means anoth' July inside my endless summer"

    it means like everything is going good because he recieved another supply "another july, my endless summer," refers to the movie, "The Endless summer"
    Its title comes from the last line in the film, which expresses the idea that if one had enough time and money it would be possible to follow the summer around the world, making it endless. this links Paris/Tokyo in the album back to this song...

    "no weatherman" said quick sounds like no other man:

    "No weather man could ever stand where her and I came"

    which refers back to the need just for success but to be THE GREATEST.

    and when he is talking about magazines:

    "Above the others, my face with grace covers of the magazines
    Of the hustlers, PAPER, the likes of which
    That I had never seen,"

    paper is the perfect transition because it is the name of a magazine.


    seas and shore in the first line arent= seas and shore

    seas=sieze which means the appeal
    shore=sure which means the confidence

    which is like how people feel like they are more confident when they are carrying a piece and the danger and the lifestyle of a gangster is appealing because it brings fame and $$$

    then when he says "No love for no Beach" he is affirming that he isn't talking about the beach at all, because he just said he loves the seas and the shore...which would be a beach, but in the same verse says that he doesn't love the beach...


    GOTTA LOVE LUPE...there is so much more but I would be glued to my computer if I didn't leave it right now.

    livinlikeimfromDCon February 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGood call livinlikeimfromDC. He's really putting a magnifying glass of all the things that are perceived as being cool to the ghettos and people living in them moreso that still have not solved the problem of being obsessed with these material things. And this michael young guy aka "the cool" is head over heals for "The streets" (who isn't in love with him she's using him) cause he's getting all these material things he loves and he had a REAL baby with a REAL woman and ends up neglecting the both of them and once again the cycle will start over because "the cool's" father left him also.
    The end of the last verse explains it

    "The ones that were, fighting in class, who might not pass
    Rap record pressured to laugh, at a life not fast"
    The the kids who weren't smart fell the have no choice but to be hustlers because of the way rap is today and pushing for these drug dealing hustlers

    "Can you feel it? [echo], that's what I got asked
    Do I love her? [echo], said I don't know"
    his REAL woman asking if he feels the baby in her stomach and asking if he loved her

    "Streets got my heart, Game got my soul"
    Self explainitory

    "One time missing sunshine will never hurt your soul"
    If he loses his "sunshine" his REAL girl telling her it's not gonna hurt him

    "Quote: To a crying dishonored baby mama
    Who's the mama to a daughter that I had fathered from afar"
    Now this woman is crying and he's just disgusting on the next line

    "My new lady gave me a Mercedes and a necklace
    With a solid gold key (ki) like the starter of a car"
    The streets being his other lady gave him some "cool" things so why would he need his baby's mother. Also lady could mean white lady as in coke. she also got him a gold key or ki as in kilo of coke

    "The opener of a door or two pounds of raw"
    The gold key to open a door or 2 pounds of raw drugs

    "You gave me a baby, but what about lately?
    Then ha-ha-ha-ha-haw'ed, right up in her face, G
    There's more fish in the sea, I'm on my mission to be, be"
    He now then laughs at the real woman leaving her for "the streets" because it's what's more important to be cool... he'll find another girl.
    osoclipsoon March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are on another level. The wordplay is among the best that I've seen. The themes and motif's are unreal. how the fuck does he figure out that my cool young history can be "Michael Young History"(a character on the album). He's obviously talking about a child who is in love/likes a girl and has an innocent crush on her. Then, we see this kid get caught up with the Streets and the Game and suddenly he doesn't want this girl, he wants to be 'The coolest N****". He pursues the game instead of the girl, and path of innocence.
    dwize20on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlso - And if the rain stops is also a play on reign.
    "She would be my queen, I could be her king..."

    Possible mistakes-
    'I trick I fall, run up and raw' might be-
    'I trip, I fall run up and brawl.'
    The bitch/beach line is the other way around. He says beach but he means bitch.
    It's 'well-to do mommas.'
    And 'nowhere' will recieve thee, not 'no-one'.

    One of my favorite songs. Love the plays on words.

    There's a second voice speaking during the line "But not well enough to keep 'em from us", as well as the outro.

    Anyway, I'm thinkin this is about Michael Young History's love of The Streets. It starts out with all the things she can do for him, make him "The Coolest," ('Teach me how to fly, even cushion my fall...') and by the second verse, he's left his previous love and his child for her ('You gave me a baby, but what about lately?'). Third verse is mostly there because I think this is the first song on the album that actually deals with the storyline, so it's kind of like the intro to what's to come. Won't find out for sure until it's actually released on the 18th...
    Wulfreignson December 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn i didnt even notice that one, good find. my god, this song is just riddled with puns and motifs.
    DJ_critikaLon December 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFelix Unger is a character from the odd couple who has OCD of something.
    "That was just the eye of the Unger
    Felix, 'cause he is the -cleanest- amongst the younger"
    Why does Lupe put lines that aren't accessable to the average listener in his songs? I guess thats what makes him the best.
    DDDazeon December 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey theres a song on lupes underground mixtape "Da Exam" called "real recognize real" which is about the characters (the game and the streets) but this song is disturbingly awesome
    The Beaston January 08, 2008   Link

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