"Hello, Goodbye (Uncool)" as written by and Josh/fiasco Homme....
Hello darkness
Hello sunshine
Hello not at all
Hello all the time
Hello nowhere
Hello oblivions
Hello goodbye

Hello darkness
Hello sunshine
Hello not at all
Hello all the time
Hello nowhere
Hello oblivions
Hello goodbye

Hello darkness
You, you, you, you, you...

All in together the weather is better then ever
I hope it never ends I hope it lasts forever
But when it does we can all pretend that its been better than its ever been
Lie to our selves like sky to a bell
And its well and its fine and its fine if we fell
And you can refined the story line if you survive to a tell
We are targets, hello darkness

Hello darkness
Hello sunshine
Hello not at all
Hello all the time
Hello nowhere
Hello oblivions
Hello goodbye

You said everythings gunna be Fine
You said everythings gunna be Ok
You said just don't breathe the air

He just sits and waits for them to kick in the door
He once was a hero they don't love him no more
There was a blast
Everytime a tear hits the floor
His gift for not fighting an other mans war
And if, they can get they hands on the mask that he wore
On his face they can put somebody else in his place or restore
To state the illusion that its safe, the faith
That being a slave is so great
As gas fill the room and rockets destroy everything around him
He stands to find himself surrounded
By thousands of soldiers that he once trained
And never miss they targets heartless hello darkness

Hello darkness
Hello sunshine
Hello not at all
Hello all the time
Hello nowhere
Hello olbivioin
Hello goodbye
Hello darkness

(Lupe Talking)

Hello darkness
Hello sunshine
Hello not at all
Hello all the time
Hello nowhere
Hello olbivioin
Hello goodbye

Hey darkness
Hey sunshine
Hello not at all
Hello all the time
Hello nowhere
Hello olbivioin
Hello goodbye


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"Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)" as written by Christopher Allen Goss Wasalu Jaco

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentBear with me. I think there's a slight World of Warcraft influence on this song, mainly the second verse. You're not going to understand much of this post if you're not familiar with WoW, but here goes:

    "They said everything's gonna be fi-fi-fine
    Said everything's gonna be o-o-okay
    Just don't breathe the air."
    The third line suggests that there is something wrong with the air. There is a plague in WoW, which kills off people & brings people back alive as undead minions.

    "He just sits, and waits for them to kick in the door
    He once was a hero, they don't love him no more"
    I believe the person Lupe refers to is Arthas, who saw his city, Lordaeron, destroyed by the Scourge (hoards of undead).
    Arthas started out as a good character, but as the story progressed, he became more corrupted & evil (he once was a hero). His romantic interest (Jaina) & his mentor (Uther Lightbringer) eventually saw how twisted he was becoming over time, & abandoned him (they don't love him no more).

    "And if they can get their hands on the mask
    that he had wore on his face,
    they can put someone else in his place,
    To restore
    the state, the illusion that it's safe,
    The faith, that being a slave is so great"

    Arthas is eventually summoned by the leader of the Scourge, Ner'zhul (the Lich King). Ner'zhul is weak, & is losing control of part of the Scourge. He wishes to fuse with Arthas, so he can restore his power. Ner'zhul's 'essence' is inside pieces of armour. To fuse, Arthas must put on the helmet & they will become one, which will result in him being the new Lich King (and they can get their hands on the mask that he wore on his face, they can put someone else in his place to restore the state, the illusion that it's safe, the faith that being a slave [undead minion] is so great).

    "As gas fills the room,
    and rockets destroy everything around him,
    He stands to find himself surrounded,
    by thousands of soldiers he once trained
    to never miss their targets, heartless"

    These last few lines, I believe, are Lupe's speculation as to how the Lich King (a now fused Ner'zhul & Arthas) will come to an end.
    Nobody knows how the Lich King will die yet, so Lupe have squeezed his idea into the song.
    I interpret it as a huge battle surrounding the Lich King comes to and end (as gas [plague] fills the room [battlefield], & rockets destroy everything around him [war], he stands to find himself surrounded by thousands of soldiers that he once trained to never miss their targets [Scourge who broke free from his grasp, known as the Forsaken], heartless [the Forsaken are known to be very cruel].

    This is just my take. If you don't understand it, no big deal. I just thought Lupe knew a little bit about World of Warcraft, seeing as he has also made reference to it in other songs. [Hip Hop Saved my Life - he makes reference to Leeroy Jenkins (lyric; Leeroy Go!), who is a famous WoW player. (Youtube it :D )]
    Afrikiismon January 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery queens-of-the-stone-age-ish

    lovin it
    gplpark92on December 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHahaha Its like Lupe went Emo for a sec

    BUT ITS AMAZING!!!!

    :D
    Rodlin:)on December 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen Lupe was making this album his father died, his friend died and his mentor got 40 years in jail
    hello darkness
    soccerman90on December 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen Lupe was making this album his father died, his friend died and his mentor got 40 years in jail
    hello darkness
    soccerman90on December 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol sorta queens of the stone age and sorta radioheadish
    kreuzbergon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is where he talks about that environment like he said he wanted to do
    Sakuiion January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYea, I would agree with soccerman...it's about him falling to a depression after the aforementioned events took place...he's introducing himself to the depression, commonly referred to as The Darkness in literature.
    shnugen17on January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSounds like its about armeggedon to me. At least verse one
    Cushion January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSounds like its about armeggedon to me. At least verse one
    Cushion January 15, 2008   Link

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