Track 15 off of Lupe Fiasco’s debut album, “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor”. This track continues the original ‘Kick Push’...
Look at what we did
Came a long way from dirty ghetto kids
Yeah, look at what we did
We came a long way from dirty ghetto kids
You know what it is, haha

Well the cops didn't fine 'em for grindin', no
They kinda blew the vibe, figured it was time to go
Plus he had to be at home a long time ago
And he had made like ten dollars off the sign he wrote
It read:
"A lil hungry, and need a lil money
It's for my lil sister and her lil tummy"
Wasn't lying tho, he didn't go buy hydro
Went to the restaurant and bought two gyros
'Cause he knew they wasn't cookin' where he live
The kunk-kakunk-kakunks now took him to the crib
A lil hurt from the rail he took into the ribs
Right pass the pushers who couldn't under dig
What's the use of pushin'? You ain't pushin' none of this
If I kick it with y'all I'm just pushin' for a bid
But what was on his mind, and pushed him to the lid
Their best customer wasn't cookin' for her kids
Gets up to pump, so he

Kick, push
Over his shoulders he swore he'd never look
'Cause wasn't nothing back there, but the blackness
Life wasn't too attractive
Yeah, uh, and so he
Kick, push
Over her shoulders she swore she'd never look
'Cause wasn't nothing back there, but the blackness
Life wasn't too attractive
Yeah, uh

You see his mom was a crack head
And his father couldn't be contacted
He lived with being different, was combated
Amongst the other things on his young, black head
And see his girl was a white girl
But just cause she was white, see her life wasn't light world
She too had the drama thick
Had a daddy and a mama, but her daddy used to mama hit
Daddy caught something chasin' fatties, made her mama sick
Couldn't afford the medicine, pimped her to the pharmacist
Had suicidal feelings, would ride
Switch over the transition help her conquer it
Pays for mama's pills with a sponsorship
Her cell phone bill and a Honda kit
Uh huh, and that's why she skates with he
Someone to feel the pain and a place to be
That's why, that's why, that's why, she

Kick, push
Over her shoulders she swore she'd never look
'Cause wasn't nothing back there, but the blackness
Life wasn't too attractive
Yeah, uh, that's why she
Kick, push
Over her shoulders she swore she'd never look
'Cause wasn't nothing back there, but the blackness
Life wasn't too attractive
Yeah

A traveling band of misfits and outcasts
Nod they heads from Misfits to Outkast
A lot of scars, they did this without pads
A lot of hearts who did this without dads
One's father was filthy rich
Two was middle class, and one was homeless
Add in the paralyzed girl in the wheelchair
Who just liked to watch, and that was the whole clique
I think about 'em every time I see this old flick
That was taken in the park in front of this old bench
They wrote on the back, "You thank for push, kick
Hope you make a video, the beat is so sick"
Well I did, I hope you seen it
It's on MTV, Soundtrakk's a genius
Love from Tony Hawk, beef from the Ice Creamaz
Before we put it out, had to pay the Filipinas
Just to show 'em how you

Kick, push
Over ya shoulders you swore you'd never look
'Cause wasn't nothing back there, but the blackness
Life wasn't too attractive
Yeah, uh, that's why you
Kick, push
Over your shoulders you swore you'd never look
'Cause wasn't nothing back there, but the blackness
Life wasn't too attractive
Yeah


Lyrics submitted by chrisbcream26

"Kick, Push II" as written by Wasulu Muhammad Jaco Brandon A. Howard-johnson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThat's why you kick, push
    Over your shoulders you swore you'd never look
    'Cause wasn't nothin' there but the blackness
    Life wasn't too attractive (yeah)

    This pretty much the msg i get from both kick push songs on the album.
    chrisbcream26on October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty surface, so not too much need to interpret, but o man. Hearing this right after the first kick push, it's so good. Its the look into each's crappy lives, and talks about how skating and each other helped. Much rougher that KP1. Skating is such a escape/haven in this one. So good.
    FlowCrafton December 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah not too much to interpret with this one...but i really love this song because of the way that it captures what it means to be a skater. sometimes the board under your feet is the only thing that feels right in life, and thats ok. it also makes me wanna go skate and i like that.
    mcseason March 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyea this song is amazing maybe not everyone can connect with the same struggles felt by the people in the song but everyone who rides a skateboard knows what its like to forget w.e it is thats trouble in your life.
    i also like the little skate reference in the second verse "switch over the transitions" thought that was pretty clever
    thehundreds650on June 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like the way this song and Kick Push (I) complement eachother. While the the other one shows the 'good side' of the skaters' lives, this shows the bad. IT talks about how he doesn't have any money for food, his mom being a crackhead, his girlfriend using skating as a means to pay for her mother's pills and to have someone to share her pain with. The third talks about his friends' financial situations, and as a sort of remembrance for them.

    Also, I've listened to this song hundreds of times, and JUST NOW realized what the last lines of verse one meant.

    "What was on his mind and pushed him to the lid,
    Their best customer wasn't cookin for a kid"

    The line's actually '...wasn't cookin' for her kids,' talking about his mom, as a reference to both the earlier line " He knew they wasn't cookin' where he lived,' and the first line of the second verse "See, his mom was a crackhead..."

    Probably blatantly obvious to everyone else, but it had to be said.
    Wulfreignson September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSongs pretty straight forward but I think the reason he made it was for the people who didn't get what the first kick push was about he probably felt it needed to be a little more literal for those who's head the original went over.
    mr.awesomeon October 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlong overdue but i think it should be

    "love from Tony Hawk, beef from the Ice Creamers"

    cause when Lu first came out, he was called a poser and Terry Kennedy, lead of Team Ice Cream called him out, made his own song with two other members of Team Ice Cream and said if Lupe can skate, then he could rap too (but TK sucked)
    sergiolealon October 25, 2008   Link

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