Lupe Fiasco – Atomic Misphilosophy Lyrics

 

(Intro)
War gives value to life by showing it can be taken away
And in a perverted way, those who wage war delude themselves into thinking they create life
Or at least make it meaningful
Thus, using that as a basis for grandiose notions of supremacy
Falsely giving themselves the title of masters of the universe
And gatekeepers of morality

(Verse 1)
Peace trials and living power pleasure over pain
Geiger counters check amounts of radiation in the rain
Biochemical nuke, gas masks and rubber boots
Inhale your last gasp without a hazmat suit
Terrible, unbearable miracle of the modern scientific
Arms race, chase for the horrific
Manhattan project, man cancelling concept
Catastrophic bomb, a fabric-shattering context
A little boy falling from a metal bird
Followed by a fat man who left behind a leveled earth
Imbalanced challenge to survival of the whole piece
Have seeked to staff the whole planet with their own peeps
A zone beeps of contaminated contents
Atomically activated, saturated beyond its
Limits, to live within its boundaries with conscience
To cancer cells, I’m not totally unresponsive

(Chorus)
Cause in the future shock, there where everything’s storied
I don’t feel like there’s anything for me
I hope they put this out
Cause in the future shock, there where everything’s storied
I don’t feel like there’s anything for me
I hope they figure out
This atomic misphilosophy

(Verse 2)
Uninhabitable avenues, third wars in southern latitudes
Mutually assured that it all happens to
International violence leaves us black and blue
Blast us back into the past if attack ensues
A pack approved tactic fully practiced
On the evil of the axis back in World War Two
The melted lunchbox of a disintegrated girl
Dogs on fire, the mosquitoes, flies and squirrels
Men, women and children have their bones cooked to ash
And their shadows burning to the ground from the flash
And if they didn’t pass what’s the future, Hibakusha?
You say you need a job, but they won’t give it to ya
In the era where they said the greatest evil was that white man
From the rich land, but this was coming from the same people
Who thought that Jim Crow was all ‘ight then’
Same thing that kept Colonel Tibbets on his flight plan

(Repeat Chorus)

(Verse 3)
Nuclear stockpile’s America’s second largest
The world’s most destructive and the world’s most heartless
Under the auspices that war will be rendered harmless
And everlasting peace will be in reach if we just bomb s**t
Technologically fanatic racial socio
Economic faux intellectual f**king nonsense
Dripping with political interludes, typical of a system
Stark raving mad and operating unconscious
Now how do we proceed?
Knowing through the man’s fatalism
And probably you’ll never leave
A disease trying to cure its own symptoms with disease
Creating an epidemic just to see if it can be
Genuine mistrust of everything but us
Based on artificial evidence, but mostly racists at the crux
Let’s pray they throw ’em all out
And I hope I don’t see you
Through the foggy field of vision in the fall out

(Repeat Chorus)

 
 
 
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  • RenegadeFT

    **CORRECTION**
    “In the era where they said the greatest evil was that white man from the REICH land,” AKA Nazis