Now all your outsides are in a rush,
and all your insides are out of touch,
and then you realize, Real lives,
life the idea dies.
And the crush, pulverized into dust,
And the poltergeist rises up,
Under the hill lies,
Now lies us,
Cut lady luck knifes didn't gassed us up.

Cause your pleasure is painful,
yeah you know, you know, you know,
well it's worse,
cause you don't know,
just how much it,

I'm writing you,
In spite of you,
The conflict rests inside of you,
Dividing you,
Devour you,
Defeating and de-power you.
Depleting and deflower you,
Revolutions waiting on the hour to,
Expose all of,
The weakness of the powerful.
Redefine uncomfortable,
Is currently the question,
And the suffering,
The famous nameless angels are up under you.
Your happiness is killing me,
The fantasy and fantasize,
Insanity romantically are,

Pleasure is painful,
yeah you know, you know, you know,
well it's worse,
when you don't know,
just how much it hurts.

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    General CommentLupe Fiasco: "'GASP' was about how we live lives of privilege. You look at China and there are a million millionaires, there's all this great advancement, and all these skyscrapers, but it's built on the backs of hundreds of millions of poor people. And that's magnified all over the world. You look at the opulence of the few who sit at the top. But then you look at the bottom and it's just massive poverty. For some people it's surprising and when you're surprised, you gasp. And that song is about looking at how everything that you have is made on the backs of the exploited, the oppressed, the slaves, the little kids that make 10 cents a week. Life needs gasps. You need those moments of awakening."

    He went on to say that this song is the one that sets the bar for any future works by the band. You can read the lyrics and the quotes in the description of this video of the song(where I got them):…

    So, I guess that's that. Great song, though. The second verse is amazingly good. I hope they continue on and make more music. I think they could be really good if Lupe stops trying to sound British, as this song shows.
    OmegaArtson February 15, 2011   Link

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