"Gold Watch" as written by Derrick Braxton, Lupe Fiasco and Christopher Paultre....
Oh, give the drummer some yea, yea

Let's peruse the essentials of Cool
A brief study on the things so instrumental to Lu
That make me feel flyer than lobby's of W's
A disclaimer just a rhymer no credentials from a school

Let's peruse the essentials of Cool
A brief study on the things so instrumental to Lu
That make me feel flyer than lobby's of W's
A disclaimer just a rhymer no credentials from a school

In my Fall of Rome jeans, my Head Porter wallet
My Neighborhood shirt and my Eddie Chen CLOT
Shit might not go to college but my street smart polished
Like the black fingernails of that punk rock logic
Do the knowledge, man you can't be punk from projects
Firm disbeliever in your punch clock promise
Was trading off my comics I was taking them to school
One of Jay-Z boys now I'm skating in your pool
Not to be rude I'm just hating on your rules
Like a young 50 I'm on my world tour
Good morning Singapore I'm bringin' the sun with me
From the Robert Taylor homes to Africa's slum cities
I am American mentally with Japanese tendencies
Parisian sensibility so stay out the vicinity of
Yea, yea them niggas over there its just
Yea, yea now look at what I wear

Got my, gold watch and my, gold chain
With my fancy car and my diamond ring
With my fancy broad and she foreign
So its no words and its no slang
And I'm no trick and I'm no lame
Its just so slick that she's so game, and its
Yea, yea she love it over here
Its just yea, yea she love it over here

I like Diptyque candles and Maharishi sandals and
Dita sunglasses, Purple Murder Service samples
I like False T-shirts Dover Street is off the handle
Such a good designer Junya Watanabe got damn you
I like Yohji Yamamoto and a Max Roach solo
Leather Gucci belts and Guilty Brotherhood polo's
I like Montblanc pens and Moleskine paper
I like Goyard bags and green Now-or-laters
Monocle magazine and Japanese manga
Futura Nosferatus and HTM trainers
I love Street Fighter 2, I just really hate Zangief
Only Ken and Ryu I find it hard to beat Blanka
Keep a Wee Ninja hanging and an Unkle album banging
If you negative in energy then stay out the vicinity of
Yea, yea them niggas over there its just
Yea, yea now look at what I wear

Got my, gold watch and my, gold chain
With my fancy car and my diamond ring
With my, ghetto broad and she
So plain got couple scars and one of those long names
She a fight a nigga and cusses with no shame
And her ex-man had her baggin' up cocaine but she
Yea, yea she love it over here
Its just yea, yea she love it over here

But my most coveted thing is a high self-esteem
And a low tolerance for them telling me how to lean
See the most important parts are the ones that are unseen
The wings don't make you fly and the crown don't make you king
Now God don't like ugly ain't too happy bout pretty
I am ignorance's enemy so stay out the vicinity of
Yea, yea them niggas over there its just
Yea, yea now look at what I wear


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"Gold Watch" as written by Derrick Braxton Christopher Eddy Paultre

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  • +1
    General Comment-Agree Fully With HotChocolat, and I was getting irritated at the people calling him 'vain' while I was scrolling down-

    He's listing in the chorus he talks about 2 thing - Items (Money), and girls. which is what a lot of rappers in the industry do, but within the verses he breaks it down to what 'he thinks is cool' but more so just what he likes. He's giving you a taste of the real person, because to be quite frank, It would bother to me listening to a person so deep and intricate as Lupe, but not know anything about the person behind the rhetorical devices. Opens up the listener to his world and gives them a bit of education at the end ;)
    SleepyHollowon June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are so wrong V_V
    Parisian, not Norwegian sensibilities
    I like Zip-T candles, and Maharishi Sandles
    I like Goyard bags and green Now-and-Laters
    Monocle Magazine and japanese manga
    Featuring nosferatus and espn trainers
    I like Street Fighter Two, I just really hate Zangief
    Only Ken and Ryu, I find it hard to be Blanka
    Keep a Wii ninja hanging and the UNKLE album banging
    If you negative in energy then stay out the vecinity of
    Massive_Lemonon December 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlets peruse the essential of cool
    a brief study on the things so instrumental to do
    that make me feel fly-er than lobbys at bellevues
    no exclaimer just aramore no credentials from a school
    now
    lets peruse the essential of cool
    a brief study on the things so instrumental to do
    that make me feel fly-er than lobby's at bellevues
    an exclaimer just aramore no credentials from a school
    so


    In my Fall of Rome jeans, my head porter wallet
    My neighbor hood shirt and my Eddie Chen CLOT shit
    My not go to college but my street smart polished
    Like the black finger nails of
    that punk rock logic
    Due to knowledge, man you can't
    be punk from projects
    Firm disbeliever in your punch clock promise
    Was trading off my comics I was
    taking them to school
    One of Jay-z boys now I'm skating in your pool
    Not to be rude I'm just hating on your rules
    Like a young fifty I'm on my world tour
    Good morning Singapore I'm
    bringing the sun with me
    From the Robert Taylor homes
    to African slum cities
    I am American mentally with Japanese tendencies
    Parisian sensibility so
    stay out the vicinity of

    Yea, yea them niggas over there
    It's just, yea, yea now look at what I wear

    [ Chorus: ]
    Got my gold watch
    And my gold chain
    With my fancy car
    And my diamond ring
    With my fancy broad
    And she for-reign (foreign)
    So it's no words
    And it's no slang
    And I'm no trick
    And I'm no lame
    It's just so sick
    That she so game

    It's just yea, yea she loves it over here [ x4 ]

    I like zip-t, candles and Maharishi sandles
    And Vita sunglasses purple
    murder service samples
    I like false t-shirts
    dover street is off the handle
    Such a good disgner Junya Watanabe god damn you
    I like Yohji Yamamoto and a max roach solo
    Leather Gucci belts and Guilty Brotherhood polos
    I like Mont Blanc pens and mons glen paper
    I like go-yard bags and green Now-n-Laters
    Monocle magazine and japanese manga
    futura nosferatu's and HTM trainers
    I love street fighter 2 I just really hate zangief
    only Ken and Ryu, I find it hard to beat Blanca
    keep a wee ninja hanging and a
    unkle album banging
    If you negative in energy stay of the vicinity of...

    Yea, yea them niggas over there
    It's just, yea, yea now look at what I wear

    Got my gold watch
    And my gold chain
    With my fancy car
    And my diamond ring
    With my ghetto broad
    And she so plain
    Gotta couple SCARS
    And one of those long names
    she'll fight a nigga
    And cusses wit no shame
    And her ex-man had her baggin up cocaine But she
    yea yea she love it over here

    its just, yea yea she love it over here [x3]

    but my most coveted thing is a high self-esteem
    And a low tolerance for them
    tellin me how to lean
    See the most important parts are
    the ones that are unseen
    the wings don't make you fly and
    the crown don't make you king
    Now God don't like ugly, ain't
    too happy bout pretty
    I am ignorance's enemy so stay
    out of the vicinity of...

    Yea, Yea the niggas over there
    its just Yea, Yea now look at what I wear

    Got my gold watch
    And my gold chain
    With my fancy car
    And my diamond ring
    With my ghetto broad
    And she so plain
    Gotta couple SCARS
    And one of those long names
    she'll fight a nigga
    And cusses wit no shame
    And her ex-man had her baggin up cocaine But she
    yea yea she love it over here

    its just, yea yea she love it over here [x3]

    and its.....

    *Background is saying: “Oh, give the drummer Some” “Yea Yea Come on!”
    TheRipperon January 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthose are the correct lyrics. ::).
    TheRipperon January 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnow im not sure what the true meaning of this song is but if i think it is what it is then im quite disappointed in Lu.
    i think in a way he's ACTUALLY mentioning what he owns...not cool but i hope im not right
    The Beaston January 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the main focus are these broads and how they arent as good as rappers portray them and the rest is
    smartnessguyon January 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the verses are what Lupe thinks is "cool" and the chorus is hip hop's definition of cool.
    buckkoon January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, the song starts with a disclamer LLet’s peruse the essential of cool A brief study on the things so instrumental to doThat make me feel fly-er than lobbies of bellevues No exclaimer just aramore no credentials from a school" the rest is about those things that. Are cool. I admit it is a bit vain for lupe but with so many ther politcally focused songs I think this was ok for him to do. Its still a hot song and chances are lupe has gone over our heads in his depth once again. After all, the guy is so deep "even scube steve will find it hard to breathe around these leagues" lol. ;-)
    Cushion January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh ya. And the lyrics are crazy wrong. All 3 versions. But I do not feel like editing them. Especialluy since I'm on my blackberry
    Cushion January 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's moleskine paper, not mons glen.
    reasonablydebatableon February 05, 2008   Link

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