Ital (Roses) - Lupe Fiasco

[Lupe Fiasco]
Black Panther, Black Panther, what do you see?
I see a dream ITAL watching over me
Back n_gga
Yeah, hey, can we get a little break
From the c_caine and the kilos
Aiight n_gga, we know
Aiight n_gga, we know
Can we get a break from the strippers on the pill
Aiight n_gga, we know
Okay n_gga, we know

[Lupe Fiasco]
Hey shawty, ain't no future in no gang-bang
And ain't no manhood in no bang-bang
Ain't no honor cleanin interstates inside a chain-gang
Know some rap n_ggas put that sh_t inside your mainframe
Pills make you stupid and liquor do the same thing
'Raris too expensive and they way too hard to maintain
Get yourself a Camry, "n_gga said a Camry?"
Watch that ho depreciate and then you'll understand me
It's called being fiscally responsible
Don't let these lying images up in hip-hop here conquer you
The TV's not your father fool, that video's not your momma
Try your best to be a man and your worst to be a monster

[Chorus]
May we have some roses for the ladies
A little appreciation for the gentlemen
And here's some kisses for the babies
Some peacenality for the whole wide-wide-wide world
More patience to the youth, sympathy for the poor
Empathy for the old, more justice for the down and pressed
Treat no liar ITAL, AY-YAH!

[Lupe Fiasco]
I know you're sayin', "Lupe rappin 'bout the same sh_t"
Well, that's 'cause ain't sh_t changed, b_tch
And please don't excuse my language
Cause I would hate for you to misrepresent
The true expression of my anguish
And by this far I ain't shocked, upset, or appalled
I'm ashamed, b_tch
I can't listen if you ain't sayin sh_t
And recognize all this emptiness is dangerous
Ain't buildin up they confidence, we teachin 'em that they ain't sh_t
If they ain't got the latest that they saw on someone famous
Mercy of the Lord on this double-edged sword
Instead of askin where the hoes is
Maybe maybe we could ask for roses

[Chorus - repeat 2X]

[Lupe Fiasco]
Called the President a terrorist
Corporate sponsors like, how the f_ck you gon' embarrass us?
Ain't my fault, I was just repeatin this
Professor emeritus from America
But my tone was like an Afghani kid without a home
Blew that b_tch up with a drone
An Iraqi with no daddy, Palestinian throwing stones
The f_ck you think they call him, I'mma leave that all alone
Cause this, the focus on this new sh_t is that hopeless
Place that I was born into systematic brokeness
Took that downpression and developed it to dopeness
It's that great American rap-rap ferocious

[Chorus]

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