Oh, when it all (yeah) It all falls down (this the real one, baby) I'm tellin' you all (uh) It all falls down (Chi-Town, stand up) Oh, when it all (Southside, Southside) It all falls down (we gon' set this party off right) I'm tellin' you all (Westside, Westside) It all falls down, oh, when it all (we gon' set this party off right)
Man, I promise, she's so self-conscious She has no idea what she doin' in college That major that she majored in don't make no money But she won't drop out, her parents'll look at her funny Now, tell me that ain't insecurr The concept of school seems so securr Sophomore, three yurrs, ain't picked a carurr She like, "Fuck it, I'll just stay down hurr and do hair" 'Cause that's enough money to buy her a few pairs Of new Airs, 'cause her baby daddy don't really care She's so precious with the peer pressure Couldn't afford a car, so she named her daughter Alexis She had hair so long that it looked like weave Then she cut it all off, now she look like Eve And she be dealin' with some issues that you can't believe Single black female addicted to retail, and well
Oh, when it all, it all falls down (uh) And when it falls down, who you gon' call now? I'm tellin' you all (c'mon, c'mon) It all falls down And when it falls down, oh, when it all (and when it all falls down)
Man, I promise, I'm so self-conscious That's why you always see me with at least one of my watches Rollies and Pashas done drove me crazy I can't even pronounce nothin', pass that Ver-say-see Then I spent four hundred bucks on this Just to be like, "Nigga, you ain't up on this" And I can't even go to the grocery store Without some Ones that's clean and a shirt with a team It seem we livin' the American Dream But the people highest up got the lowest self-esteem The prettiest people do the ugliest things For the road to riches and diamond rings We shine because they hate us, floss 'cause they degrade us We tryna buy back our 40 acres And for that paper, look how low we'll stoop Even if you in a Benz, you still a nigga in a coupe
Oh, when it all (c'mon, c'mon) It all falls down (and when it falls down, who you gon' call now?) I'm tellin' you all (come on, come on) It all falls down, oh, when it all (and when it all falls down)
I say, "Fuck the police," that's how I treat 'em We buy our way out of jail, but we can't buy freedom We'll buy a lot of clothes, but we don't really need 'em Things we buy to cover up what's inside 'Cause they made us hate ourself and love they wealth That's why shorty's hollerin', "Where the ballers at?" Drug dealer buy Jordan, crackhead buy crack And the white man get paid off of all of that But I ain't even gon' act holier than thou 'Cause fuck it, I went to Jacob with twenty-five thou Before I had a house and I'd do it again 'Cause I wanna be on 106 & Park, pushin' a Benz I want to act ballerific like it's all terrific I got a couple past-due bills, I won't get specific I got a problem with spendin' before I get it We all self-conscious, I'm just the first to admit it
Oh, when it all (yeah, c'mon, c'mon) It all falls down (and when it falls down, who you gon' call now?) I'm tellin' you all (c'mon, c'mon) It all falls down (and when it falls down) Oh, when it all (Southside, Southside) It all falls down (we gon' set this party off right) I'm tellin' you all (Westside, Westside) It all falls down (we gon' set this party off right) Oh, when it all (Chi-Town, Chi-Town) It all falls down (We gon' show 'em how we get down) I'm tellin' you all (Now, Syleena, you just like a safe belt) It all falls down (you saved my life, c'mon) Oh, when it all, it all falls down I'm tellin' you all, it all falls down
I's can't keep workin' like this This grave shift is like a slave ship
Writer/s: Kanye West, Lauryn Hill
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Nikki from Chicago, IlSyleena Johnson WAS seen in this video, Debra. She played the "Scout Airline" ticketing agent giving Stacey Dash directions to the checkpoint area. He also had other Chicago celebs make cameos in this video; Common, Kells (from the dual Keenan and Kell), GLC and Consequence.
Nikki from Chicago, IlThis song also full of wisdom about how we seek approval from others with material things, and we even go deep in debt just for 'a compliment'.
Anonymousshe was, she's the woman behind the counter who gives s. dash directions or something
Debra from Littleton, NcWhy was Seelena Johnson not seen in this video?