[[Damon Albarn:]]
Picture I'm the dreamer,
I'll take you deeper,
Down into the sleepy glow,
Time is a low,
Don't you know,
What are we going to do?
When you go down,
After all the sick, and selfless days, Don't you know it's getting harder,
To see the sun coming through,
I love you, but what are we going to do?

[[Lupe:]]
Is it somethin' in the air,
Do you feel it?
Is it close, is it far, is it here,
Do you feel it?
Are you happy, you sad, you scared,
When you feel it?
Is it right, is it wrong, is it fair,
Do you feel it?
Is it real, is it fake, do you care,
Do you feel it?
When he stopped and he payed for head,
Did he feel it?,
With his wife, when he laid in the bed, Did she feel it?
When the police kicked in the door,
Did he feel it?
When he had to go to war,
Did he feel it?
When they hung, and they swung, from a tree,
Did they feel it?
When I know when they come for me,
Will I feel it?
When he blew all his money to ball,
Did he feel it?
When that bullet came through a wall,
Did she feel it?
When he stopped, and he dropped, and he died,
Did he feel it?
When his momma closed his eyes,
Did he feel it?
When she couldn't take the pain,
Did she feel it?
When the dope flows through her veins,
Do she feel it?
When she took of all her clothes,
Did she feel it?
When she slid down that pole,
Did she feel it?
Will it all be clear to see,
When I feel it?
When God forgives me,
Will I feel it?

[[Damon Albarn:]]
I asked my baby if she loved me, she said she don't know,
She said The Game's got her heart, The Streets have got her soul,

I asked my baby if she loved me, she said she don't know,
She said The Game's got her heart,
The Streets have got her soul, I said woe....

[[Lupe:]]
When his food come out the trash,
Does he feel it?
When he sleeps under the underpass,
Does he feel it?
When she's pregnant and smokin' weed,
Do she feel it?
When the jury just won't believe,
Do they feel it?
When a song come on in the club,
Do you feel it?
When a racist shows you love,
Do you feel it?
When he know he won't win the game,
Do he feel it?
When a preacher is driven insane,
Do he feel it?
Every time I write a rhyme,
Do I feel it?
When I'm running out of time,
Do I feel it?
When the liquor is poured on the ground,
Do they feel it?
For music to make a sound,
Do you feel it?

[[Damon Albarn & Lupe]]
I asked my baby if she loved me,
she said she don't know,
She says The Game's got her heart,
The Streets have got her soul,

I asked my baby if she loved me,
She said she said she don't know,
She said The Game's got her heart,
The Streets have got her soul,
I said woe...

[[Lupe]]
I asked my baby if she loved me,
She said she don't know,
She said the Game's got her heart,
The Streets have got her soul.

FIN!



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    General CommentI've heard that this song is a part of the Michael Young History continuity, and that it's about his mother getting pimped by The Game (But before Michael himself grows up.). With that in mind, I can see where some of the lines would fit in with that, but others don't.
    Everything from
    ' When she couldn't take the pain' to " When she's pregnant and smokin' weed' would fit with that, (Michael DOES have a sister, (first few lines of the song 'The Cool' so that could be the baby), but the parts about the guy getting killed doesn't fit in, because Michael should still be alive at this part of the story (and he was killed in a car, not by a stray bullet.) Still, the first lines mentioned fit in with it.

    Some of the second verse are questions aimed at the listener, like "If a racist shows you love, do you feel it?"

    The title itself is sort of a play on words with every other line of the song, almost as if to say, "No, I don't feel it." or maybe asking the listener for conformation-- "Do you feel it too, or am I imagining it? "
    Wulfreignson August 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWulfreigns, about the killing part, this actually fits perfectly within the story. First he gets killed in this song, then he gets up out of his grave in 'The Cool' on his first album. He is essentially a zombie on the second album. Then he gets killed AGAIN (as a zombie this time) in 'The Die'.
    uhuhyeahyupon September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe Die, from everything I've read (Character Bios, interviews, etc), is actually a prequel to The Cool, though. It shows The Cool's original death. Though it would make those things make sense, The Cool's bio (on Lupe's site) lists him as immortal, so the Die can't be about him dying.
    Wulfreignson September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWait... then yeah this is pretty weird.
    uhuhyeahyupon September 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOf course there is also the question whether or not Lupe even really thought about this when he wrote the song.
    uhuhyeahyupon September 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentUhm, I don't know much about the story, but He Say, She Say was about the Cool's father, right? Could he have been the one to die and pay for head? Could he have been the one to get hit with that stray bullet? Because that would explain a lot. I don't know, these are the questions Lupe bring to mind. He's amazing.
    RayneKamikazeon February 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentForgot all about that possibility, RayneKamikaze. That would allow for this to fit within the story, without messing up the continuity.
    Wulfreignson February 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlove the Blues feel to this song first of all. I agree with TB31's Reply to an extent-I dont think this song is about Michael Young or the story of the Cool in particular. The main reason why people say that is because of the hook ('I asked my baby if she loved me etc). I do however think this is a story of one of many unknowns that the Streets and the Game have brought down. The first verse seems like one story-a man, similar to Michael Young who has let the Game-greed and other wordly things-lead to his death. One part of it gets a bit mixed though-at the lines of 'when his momma closed his eyes' then to 'when she couldnt take the pain and then the story of this her-I'm not sure whether its referring to his mother or his wife. But then again this is Lupe-he doesn't have to make perfect sense. The second verse is just about general things lupe probably wonders about. All, in all, this to me is a story of how dehumanised people may become because of worldly things-the constant repetition of the question 'did he/she feel it' would explain that. To try to fit it into the Cool's story is still an interesting interpretation though.
    goodtuneseekeron July 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is referencing Michael's mother and her slipping into the hands of the game and the streets after he dies- i just thought i would mention that the last lines of the ending stanza "I asked my baby..." appear in "the coolest"--- Michael states that the streets have got his heart and the game has got his soul, but his mother's perspective is the opposite, the game's got her heart and the streets have got her soul.. this of course is because the streets is a female, and the game is a male

    just thought id bring it up
    Kevown245on August 08, 2009   Link

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