"Words I Never Said" as written by Alexander Junior Grant, Wasalu Jaco and Holly Hafermann....
It's so loud inside my head
With words that I should have said
As I drown in my regrets
I can't take back the words I never said
I can't take back the words I never said

I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullshit
Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets
How much money does it take to really make a full clip
Nine eleven building seven did they really pull it?
Uh, and a bunch of other cover ups
Your child's future was the first to go with budget cuts
If you think that hurts then, wait here comes the uppercut
The school was garbage in the first place, that's on the up and up
Keep you at the bottom but tease you with the upper crust
You get it then they move you so you never keeping up enough
If you turn on TV all you see's a bunch of "what the fucks"
Dude is dating so and so blabbering bout such and such
And that ain't Jersey Shore, homie that's the news
And these the same people that supposed to be telling us the truth
Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist
Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say shit
That's why I ain't vote for him, next one either
I'ma part of the problem, my problem is I'm peaceful
And I believe in the people

It's so loud inside my head
With words that I should have said!
As I drown in my regrets
I can't take back the words I never said
I can't take back the words I never said

Now you can say it ain't our fault if we never heard it
But if we know better than we probably deserve it
Jihad is not a holy war, wheres that in the worship?
Murdering is not Islam!
And you are not observant
And you are not a Muslim
Israel don't take my side 'cause look how far you've pushed them
Walk with me into the ghetto, this where all the Kush went
Complain about the liquor store but what you drinking liquor for?
Complain about the gloom but when'd you pick a broom up?
Just listening to Pac ain't gone make it stop
A rebel in your thoughts, ain't gon' make it halt
If you don't become an actor you'll never be a factor
Pills with million side effects
Take 'em when the pains felt
Wash them down with diet soda
Killin' off your brain cells
Crooked banks around the World
Would gladly give a loan today
So if you ever miss a payment
They can take your home away

It's so loud inside my head
With words that I should have said!
As I drown in my regrets
I can't take back the words I never said, never said
I can't take back the words I never said

I think that all the silence is worse than all the violence
Fear is such a weak emotion that's why I despise it
We scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth
So scared of what you think of me, I'm scared of even telling you
Sometimes I'm like the only person I feel safe to tell it to
I'm locked inside a cell in me, I know that there's a jail in you
Consider this your bailing out, so take a breath, inhale a few
My screams is finally getting free, my thoughts is finally yelling through

It's so loud inside my head
With words that I should have said
As I drown in my regrets
I can't take back the words I never said

Lyrics submitted by 0bscene, edited by xknahku

"Words I Never Said" as written by Holly Hafermann Alexander Junior Grant

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  • +9
    General CommentStogey pretty much nailed it, I'm going to ellaborate.
    The following is going to be pretty long, but if you read it, you will understand what Lupe is talking about and understand how fucked up our country has become. Take 5 mins off facebook and read this.

    This song is about our own country (America) and how fucking corrupt everyone in power has become, and how people have become blind as sheep led by the media. What Lupe is talking about is real as ever.

    In America over the past few decades, big business in nearly every industry (Pharmaceuticals, Mass media, Oil, etc) has become so highly consolidated that there is no competition, creating virtually a monopoly. I'll use mass media as an example to try and make it more clear:
    All major major mass media (TV, radio, newspapers, publishing companies, etc) companies are now owned by 6 large corporations.
    (Check: freepress.net/ownership/chart/…)
    When all our media sources are owned by so few people, they have the power to control and dictate what information we receive. Effectively they have the ability to control what we think about, and what we view as the truth. Some major news networks will try to 'spin' certain stories to give you a false idea of what really happened. (Just look at fox news)

    When there is a monopoly in any industry, it is dangerous and allows for a minority power to control all aspects of the industry and even control prices to what they please. But a monopoly in mass media is dangerous. It harms the democratic process of our country. Think about it, the news media is where we get all our information from. Since so few corporations dictate the information flow, Media Hegemony can come into play, as well as the cultivation theory, which both represent ideas of maintaining the status quo in our society, and the idea that the ruling classe's ideas become accepted as the 'norm' in everyday society. With this monopolization of media, news quality has also gone down, hence the jersey shore reference in Lupe's lyrics. Who the hell cares if so and so broke up? Why do we need to know about that? Because they want to make money! They want you to go see that movie that that so-and-so celebrity was just in. The news is becoming more of entertainment than news.

    The monopolization of companies is going on in every industry. These giant corporations only care about taking your money. Look at the recording industry and radio as another example. The same corporations that own major radio networks across the country also own major record labels. What do you think they play on their radio stations? Mainly the stuff their company owns. Why do you think shit artists like soulja boy and justin bieber get airplay? Because the record companies play them over and over and over again until they get stuck in your heads! These artists aren't musically talented. They are literally made up by executives who make sure they will appeal to the widest audience as possible. They are even told what to write and sing about. (Just listen to the song State Run Radio)
    Just research this album and you'll find that Lupe wasn't happy with it because Atlantic records forced him to do the song the show goes on and limited the content of what could be on his album!

    Our federal government is also becoming more corrupt every year. It is a fact that the politician who has the most money for their political campaign will win (majority of the time) With this fact, and given that corporations are the biggest political donors to political campaigns you can easily see how whoever a corporation wants in to win, will win. And it's also important to note that thanks to a recent supreme court ruling, corporations can donate unlimited sums of money - thus making me and you, the average american not very important to whoever is running for president. Don't forget the corporate lobbyist, who everyday are in front of congress lobbying and convincing congress to pass favorable laws in corporations. The corporation don't care who wins the election (dem or republican) just as long as they continue to get their way in political policy. $ is their primary tool.

    Do you see the theme here? The big business only care about your money, not you at all. They don't care if their products fucks you up. Hence the lines:
    "Pills with million side effects, Take em when the pains felt
    Wash them down with Diet soda killin off your brain cells"

    And don't even get me started on the crooked banks and the FED.Did you know the FED is a private institution? I thought we lived in a democracy? Watch this video if you're curious about the FED: youtu.be/…

    Another main point Lupe tries to illustrate is that we are all lied to on a daily basis and exploited for monetary gain.

    For example: the line where he mentions word trade center 7;
    Word trade center 7 housed all sorts of legal documents and at the time the documents containing the evidence of the famous ENRON scandal. Somehow WTC 7 collapsed, even though numerous scientist have said that a fire in the smaller WTC 7 could not have been hot enough to melt steel. (see: sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2011/03/05/the-mysterious-collapse-of-wtc-7/)

    And then lupe mentions the war. Have any of you asked yourself why we're at war? We were all lied to and scared (by use of the media) into believing that Iraq has WMD's and ties with Al-quaeda; The government and CIA fabricated reports and straight lied to us to go to war. Why did we go to war? For money! Think of all the corporations who make profit off of the weapons manufacturing, vehicles, clothing, food, etc. Dick cheney had well known ties with Haliburton. Interesting..
    (see: businesspundit.com/the-25-most-vicious-iraq-war-profiteers/)
    "When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die"

    And did you know that our country spends 300 bill a year on the military! Wow, just think we could all go to college for free or spend some of that money on other useful things like finding a cure to cancer or helping the poor.

    Our government lies to us about all sorts of things. Research the CDC and pharmaceutical industry (See: serendipity.li/bf/…)

    In his last verse Lupe talks about fear. He is referring to our current society, where people are afraid to speak their opinions and be different, of fear of being ostracized. Even some journalists are afraid of teling the truth of fear of being ostracized or loosing their job because their boss at the top may not like the truth, because it may hurt his or her profits.

    It's all very Sad, but I have hope that with our generation the 'truth' as I like to call it will gain momentum and eventually people will realize all this horrible shit going on and do something about it. (see egypt, middle east) I hope within the next 50 years the people of our country have enough balls to either make massive reforms or have a revolution. I can see the future, but I predict corporate control will only get worse. Eventually there will be a breaking point, unless we become so oppressed and stupid that we don't have the ability to do anything.

    "Freedom, we could use some of that, especially where we from" - Lupe Fiasco

    Greed and the want for power have corrupted our country.

    Educate yourself. Research shit. Find the truth for yourself.
    That's all...

    Power to the people who thirst for freedom and want good for this world,

    Lupe, switch record labels. Don't let Atlantic limit your creativity. Join Aftermath with Dre or sign on with Kanye or go independent.
    ChrisZempon March 11, 2011   Link
  • +6
    General CommentCrazy good song. I cant stop listening to it. To me, its about opening your eyes, your ears and speakin' out. u see some bullshit, call someone on it. Dont be afraid to speak the truth or be afraid of it. I guess. I dunno, great tune.
    spaceturdon February 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBest song on the album, hands down. Realest shit I've heard in mainstream Rap in quite some time.
    ss8813on March 10, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn my opinion, he's speaking out about the truth. if you look at footage of 911 you can see where bombs are being blown inside the towers. the towers were built so that if something happened, the top layer would fall off into the street. but the whole building fell inward, the likeliness of a demolition. new world order; he discusses it. lil wayne and eminem all discuss it. they know something that the public doesn't. he's right. if you're not an actor, you're nothing. you're worthless in the world. he speaks the truth and i give him massive respect that he is saying that Obama doesn't do crap when it comes to certain bombings all across the world. he's a pawn in the plan and i'll be right in 2012 when we are being forced into concentration camps. just watch.
    crazymishapon June 12, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLupe is phenomonal. This song is brilliant. Why can't people open their eyes? can't you fucking see that he's trying to get you to know what's going on in the world? He's getting his fans to prepare for what's coming, and why the government is doing it.

    Music nowadays is complete bullshit. I'm in high-school, and all my friends talk about is pretty little liars, nikki minaj, Drake and shit. I'm like, bitch please, I don't care.

    Just seeing how people now are scares me. Its a window to our future, and how we're all gonna be put into those concentration camps.
    Denyceon January 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere is so much social and political commentary in this song. Lupe talks about the corruption within the world and how we all see it, yet we none of us speak out against it. We are all drones controlled by the media, having them push less important thoughts into our brains such as the problems you see on the show "Jersey Shore" instead of looking at the real issues of the world.

    "A rebel in your thoughts aint gon make it halt
    If you don't become an actor you'll never be a factor
    Pills with million side effects, Take em when the pains felt"

    Here I think he is talking about a individual actually realizing the problems in the world. And instead of speaking out, they feel like they are going crazy for being upset about it, so they see a doctor who loads them up with pills.

    "We scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth
    So scared of what you think of me, I'm scared of even telling you
    Sometimes I'm like the only person I feel safe to tell it to
    I'm locked inside a cell in me, I know that there's a jail in you
    Consider this your bailing out, so take a breath, inhale a few"

    I think Lupe is trying to tell everyone that they should speak out against all of the corrupt bull shit in the world, especially the United States, and to not be afraid to do so because everyone else is thinking it too. He says this is our bailing out, he is starting to speak what is on his mind so now it's our turn.

    Great song.
    laldeton February 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song made me tear up

    time to do work
    robbysalzon February 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's ridiculous that he called Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck racist... And that tower seven was a staged demolition. I mean what proof does he have that tower 7 was staged or that Beck and Limbaugh are racist? None whatsoever. I watch Becks' program, and I can tell you this he has blacks AND muslims/arab on his show all the time. He has once said Islam is a peaceful religion. I think Lupe Fiasco needs to actually watch his show, instead of falling into the plethora of liberal programming and propaganda.
    bigbob77on April 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningthe song is about knowing all this stuff going on behind our backs and letting it happen. the whole album is a call out of Atlantic Records and the Government. They screwed him with not releasing his album or letting him retire and then he got them back with the protest and the deep tracks like this. songs like letting go show he is done with them
    jwatt4on July 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe best part is that the song was originally meant to be about a girl who broke up with him when Atlantic first fed it to him.

    He took it and spun his own little web of brilliance instead of doing what they wanted him to do with it.
    AndyRantzon July 06, 2012   Link

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