The loser, microphone abuser
Feet hurtin', I just walked from Jerusalem
So you should get on the side with the movement
I'm the proof and I'll die just to prove it

Whatchu wanna know, anything, whatever
I can't tell you, I could show you better
Me, me and my gun, we took an oath together
Said, I would never die if we both together

Yeah, this is my testification
I'mma Wayne on their heads like precipitation
And in hell, you, you need justification
But, but for me, it was just a vacation

Somebody tell me
When's it gonna end, when's it gonna end?
I'm runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin' home
When's it gonna end, when's it gonna end?
I'm runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin' home, yeah

I lost all my money, I lost half my mind
Can't find my direction, where's the finish line?
Could I be that far away from it all, how far to go?
If I stay for it all then I shouldn't fall

But if I fall, I fall up and let the clouds hug me
And if I fall down, I bet I hit the ground runnin'
Bet you searched and found nothin', lookin' for the finish line
Stop short cuttin', you fuckin' up your finish time

Shit, but every twice in a while
It feels like I'm runnin' and life is the miles
Yeah, but until the lights dim and down
I'll be runnin' around, runnin'

Somebody tell me
When's it gonna end, when's it gonna end?
I'm runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin' home
When's it gonna end, when's it gonna end?
I'm runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin' home, yeah

Countin' all my pennies but it doesn't add up
At their mercy but somehow it ain't enough
Readin' all the red lights tryin' not to give up
But I don't know how long it's gonna last

It's almost over now
I say, it's almost over now
The end is gettin' closer now
Better do what you're suppose to
'Cause the world is oh, so short to die, yeah

When's it gonna end, when's it gonna end?
I'm runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin' home
When's it gonna end, when's it gonna end?
I'm runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin' home, yeah
When's it gonna end, when's it gonna end?
Runnin', runnin' home

Yeah, I'm runnin' outta time, I'm runnin' out of space
Feel like I'm runnin' 'round but I'm runnin' in place
We all in the race, I'm just another sprinter
If there's no finish line then who's the real winner?



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    General Comment:Really no one's posted on this.

    This song has so much meaning, and the lyrics are just amazing. "Imma Wayne on their heads like precipitation." Only lil wayne can right shit like that.

    Anyway the meaning is pretty much understandable I don't need to break it down.
    edferdon March 29, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:Please enlighten me on the meaning?
    Kuroi22Shinigamion March 29, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:Please enlighten me on the meaning?
    Kuroi22Shinigamion March 29, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation:The video for this song is really great, it shows many hot topic issues of today. Everything from war to torture to Muslim/Jewish tensions. This song has very clear, very powerful meaning to me.

    The opening line mentions the crisis in the Middle East with "Jerusalem" and then goes on to ask where the "finish line" is. The finish line is symbolic of the end of life or of war. Pick your preferance.

    "I say, it's almost over now/ The end is gettin' closer now/ Better do what you're suppose to" is a great exmple of Wayne saying the end is near after asking when it would all end.

    But my favorite line is, "Feel like I'm runnin' 'round but I'm runnin' in place/ We all in the race, I'm just another sprinter/ If there's no finish line then who's the real winner?"

    This says that we are all just small pawns in a huge game that we simply have no control over. It also explains that if there is no finish line, how can the race have a winner? If you look at the "finish line" through the eyes of death, it means there's no way to avoid or postpone the inevitable. If you view "the finish line" as a matter of war, it means that no good can possibly come of the blood shed.

    I hope this was somewhat helpful for anyone, and it's only what the song means to me personally.

    Take care!
    MarilynJoneson August 07, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:This song to me, rings with power and meaning, if not lyrically, at least musically. Is is rather untraditional of lil wayne.

    To me the lyrics mean this- It is being overwhelmed with the negative things about life, whether that be war, oppression, greed, chaos, trying to find acceptance and not finding it, etc. He expressed that "some times "It feels like I'm runnin' and life is the miles." Life is a hard road with many long miles.

    "Yeah, but until the lights dim and down - (but until the end of life)
    I'll be runnin' around, runnin'(he aint gonna give up/.)

    Evidence that he's walked a long road already stuggling for "freedom" (in his case probably socially or spiritually or whatever) is conveyed in his lines "feet hurtin i just walked from jerusalem." Comparing himself to those searching for religious freedom in the mideast.

    "Whens it gonna end" (frustration with the difficulties)

    "Gatherin my pennies" the typical struggle for prosperity in life.

    "We all in the race- im just another sprinter" (yep, we all have to run the race of life).

    "Bet you searched and found nothin', lookin' for the finish line
    Stop short cuttin', you fuckin' up your finish time"

    (No shortcuts in life, you gotta live it).

    The end is gettin closer- in this case referring to the end of the world- not the end of personal life, but the end of everyones life, so in your personal life get your act together.

    yep!

    waynefan23on September 13, 2011   Link

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