London Roads

Album: Free Weezy Album (2015)


  • Lil Wayne talks during this track about an incident when he was 12-years-old in which he accidentally shot himself in the chest, barely missing his heart.

    I remember goin' in your gun drawer
    Puttin' it to my chest and missin' my heart by centimetres
    Oh Lord
    I remember dyin' on her room floor
    And wakin' up in some police's arms

    Three years later, Weezy revealed on the Tha Carter V track "Let It All Work Out" that the shooting was in fact a suicide attempt after his mom told him he couldn't rap anymore.
  • The song title alludes to London in two different ways:

    1) Lil Wayne loves the English city of London and often spend a lot of time writing songs there. Weezy's love is reciprocated in London's many "trap houses" where there's regular drug use, often accompanied by the New Orleans rapper's music.

    2) The beat was supplied by Atlanta producer London on da Track, who has also worked with the likes of Drake, Gucci Mane and Young Thug.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues

Justin Hayward of The Moody BluesSongwriter Interviews

Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.


CommercialsFact or Fiction

Was "Ring Of Fire" really used to sell hemorrhoid cream?


QueenFact or Fiction

Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.

Tom Waits Lyrics Quiz

Tom Waits Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?

Goodbye, Hello: Ten Farewell Tour Fake-Outs

Goodbye, Hello: Ten Farewell Tour Fake-OutsSong Writing

The 10 biggest "retirement tours" that didn't take.

Director Mark Pellington ("Jeremy," "Best Of You")

Director Mark Pellington ("Jeremy," "Best Of You")Song Writing

Director Mark Pellington on Pearl Jam's "Jeremy," and music videos he made for U2, Jon Bon Jovi and Imagine Dragons.