"Put You On Game" as written by Wasalu Jaco and Simonsayz,....
Let me put you on game

Don't you know that I run this place
And I've begun this race
Must I rerun this pace
I'm the reason it's become this way
And their love for it is the reason I have become this praised
They love my darkness, I make them heartless
And in return they have become my martyrs
I've been in the poem of many a poet
And I reside in the art of many a artist
Some of your smartest have tried to articulate
My whole part in this
But they're fruitless in their harvest
The dro grows from my footsteps
I'm the one that they follow
I am the one that they march with
Through the back alleys and the black markets
The Oval offices, crack-houses, and apartments
Through the mazes of the queens
The pages of the sages and the chambers of the kings
Through the veinses of the fiends
A paper chaser's pager, yo, I'm famous on the scene
One of the oldest, most ancientest things
Speak every single language on the planet, y'kna mean?
I am the American dream
The rape of Africa, the undying machine
The overpriced medicine, the murderous regime
The tough guy's front and the one behind the scenes
I am the blood of this city
Its gas, water, and electricity
I'm its gym, and its math, and its history
The gunshots in the class
And you can't pass if you're missin', G
I taught them better than that
I taught them aim for the head and hope they never come back
I'm glad your daddy's gone, baby, hope he never comes back
I hope he's with your mother with my hustlers high in my trap
I hope you die in his trash
I can't help it all I hear when you're crying is laughs
I'm sure somebody find you tied up in this bag
Behind the hospital, little baby crack addicts had
Then maybe you can grow up to be a stripper
A welfare-receiving prostitute and gold digger
You can watch on TV how they should properly depict you
The rivers shall flow with liquor, quench your thirst on my elixirs
I am the safe haven for the rebel runaway and the resistor
The trusted misleader, the number one defender
And from a throne of their bones I rule
These fools are my fuel, so I make them cool
Baptize them in the water out of Scarface pool
And feed them from the table that held Corleone's food
If you die, tell them that you played my game
I hope your bullet holes become mouths that say my name
Cause I'm the


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"Put You on Game" as written by Wasalu Jaco

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  • +1
    General CommentLupe is talking about the government, not the devil. This song has nothing to do with any song he has out already. Its nothing like The Game either.

    Dont you know that i run this place. the world
    and iv begun this race. the race we all run as people in this world, trying to strive
    for more and more, raceing each other to get it. we have
    curency because of the government. thats how the race started
    Must i rerun this pace.
    Im the reason its become this way thats obvious

    and their love for it is the reason People love this life most embrace the chance to succeed,
    i have become this praised but its all a game, one that we al perticipate in

    they love my darkness we perticipate in their plan
    iv made them heartless theyve made this world dog-eat-dog few people care for each
    other anymore

    and in return they have become my martyrs we complain to them for our problems. ask them to fix it.

    Iv been in the peom of many a poet
    and i reside in the art of many a artist people have tryd to figure it out and they cnat put
    some of your smartest have tried to articulate a finger on it.
    my whole part in this but their fruitless
    in their harvest. you guy are proving that now. LOL

    im gonna stop here and if any of u can figure out the rest please post. if not and if u guys like il finish it.

    Sycreon January 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe game is satan

    Don't you know that I run this place,
    And I've begun this race,
    Must I rerun this pace?

    (the world as we know it was created to separate us from the garden of Edina because Adam and Eve followed the devil or the serpent and in that since the devil created this world)

    I'm the reason its become this way
    and their love for it is the reason I have become this {praise}

    Praise
    (when Lucifer was in heaven his job was he was the angel of praise he was in charge of he music, and he was described as an instrument with strings for arms and stuff like that now he uses music to influence us)

    (lemme put you on game)
    They love my darkness,
    I make them heartless,
    and in return, they have become my {martyrs},

    (they die for their beliefs in a sense)

    I've been in the poem of many a poet,
    And I reside in the art of many a artist
    (Lemme put you on game)
    Some of your smartest have tried to articulate
    my whole part in this

    (he does not say part in this its one world but i forgot what it was it has a meaning too)

    but they're fruitless in their harvest

    (people have tried to tell us what what is going on but we dont listen) example: 2pac's changes yet nothing has changed

    the dro grows from my footsteps
    I'm the one that they follow,
    I am the one that they march with

    (weed grows from the places that he steps and people flock to it)

    (Lemme put you on game)
    Through the back alleys
    And the black markets,
    the Oval Offices,
    the crackhouses and apartments

    (from the ghetto to the government)

    Through the mazes of the queens,
    the pages of the sages
    and the Chambers of The Kings

    (since the beginning of time)

    (Lemme put you on game)
    Through the veins-es of the fiends,
    A paper chaser's pager,
    Yo, I'm famous on the scene
    One of the oldest, most ancient-est of things
    Speak every single language on the planet, y'all mean?

    (all over the world)

    (Lemme put you on game)
    I am the American dream,
    The rape of Africa
    The undying machine,

    (american dream money and their was something about the machine but i forgot it)
    (Africa is the mother land were the garden of Edina was suppose to originate and now it the worst place to live)

    The overpriced medicine,
    The murderous regime,
    The tough guy's front,
    and the one behind the scenes

    (the tough guy is the gangsters and stuff and the one behind the scenes is the government)

    (Lemme put you on game)
    I am the blood of this city,
    It's gas, water, and electricity,

    (utilities need to run a city, so he is saying i run this city)

    I'm it's gym, and it's math, and it's history,
    The gunshots in the class
    and you can't pass if you're missin, G.

    (im in the schools a so that even the kids who try to make something of themselves get killed in school shootings)
    (u cant pass if ur dead [he is mocking them]

    I taught them better than that
    I taught them aim for the head
    And hope they never come back

    (he taught them not to just shoot wildly to actually make sure that they are dead)

    I'm glad your daddy's gone, baby,
    Hope he never comes back,
    I hope he's with your mother,
    with my hustlers high in my trap
    (Lemme put you on game)
    I hope you die in his trash,
    I can't help it all I hear when you're crying is laughs

    (satan is mad at humans because we have free will and the only thing he can do is try to get us to hell. So he laughs when we are in pain)

    I'm sure somebody find you tied up in this bag,
    Behind the hospital little baby,
    crack addicts had
    (Lemme put you on game)
    Then maybe you can grow up and be a stripper,
    A welfare-receiving, prostitutin', gold digger,

    (the cycle continues and you become just like every other corrupted person in the world)

    You can watch on TV,
    how they should properly depict you,

    (music videos show us you how to dress, dance, and act)

    The rivers should flow with liqour,
    Quench your thirst on my elixirs,

    (to all my teenagers how many people do you know that drink dont)

    (Lemme put you on game)
    I am the safe haven for the rebel runaway and the resistor

    (i give all these people ways to fill free and express themselves)

    The trusted misleader,
    The number one defender,

    (there is always someone who coms back and defends hip-hop saying no its not really bad and mislead us into accepting it)

    And from a throne of their bones I rule,
    These fools are my fuel
    So I make them Cool

    (He has killed a ridiculous amount of people through time and each person makes him strong the only thing that keeps him going is our suffering so in return for our souls he makes us "cool")

    (Lemme put you on game)
    Baptize them in the water out of Scarface pool,
    And feed 'em from the table that held the Corleone's food,

    (2 of the most famous images in cinema sacrifice and the godfather we all what money and power)

    If you die, tell them that you played my game
    I hope your bullet holes become mouths that say my name,
    'Cause I'm the... (gunshot)

    (life on earth is his game and no matter what no matter what anybody says then he will be in control)
    (mocking the dead saying even if the dead could warn us of the truth then we still would not listen)
    jabeats214on August 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song and the song before it, "The Die," are some of my favorites by Lupe. Put together, they are quite chilling and powerful. Obviously, he's the devil talking to "The Cool," who was killed in the previous song.
    maill112on October 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAssuming that the Game is the equivalent of a modern devil, of course. I forgot to add that
    maill112on October 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you follow lupe fiasco then you should know the meaning of this song. Overall its the words from the game
    Sakuiion December 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe game is the devil or a part of the devil, read the lyrics as that
    AILon December 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Game is a personification of 'the game,' the pimp's game, the drug game, the conman game, whatever. He's described in detail in the song 'Real Recognize Real,' and appears in the booklet in the CD case. He's the one with red glowing dice for eyes.
    Not to be confused with the actual rapper of the same name.

    He IS essentially a modern devil, so AIL is on the money.
    Wulfreignson December 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best songs in the past... i don't know... ever!
    DDDazeon December 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"the game" is also described in the BET cipher as seen here:
    videos.onsmash.com/v/…
    gregstahon December 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyup. lol I agree this song is pretty self expanitory and actually if you listen to the track before this on the albon entitled "the die" which has someone die at the end where he is sent to hell where he's speaking with satan in this song which is a personification of the rap game which now a days represents the drug game and all the modern day evils he speaks about.
    brailon December 28, 2007   Link

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