February 20, 2009

lyricology: WORD

Lupe Fiasco's songwriting is absurd. I purchased The Cool last year; lyrics are a tapestry rich with conceptual continuity spanning from his previous album, Food and Liquor. I'm listening to that disc now, continually impressed by the light Lupe sheds - genuine, sharp, playful, empathetic, brilliant.

This lyric from a track on Food and Liquor caught me off-guard:
A two family habitat for humanity
With a view within the insanity.
Live? My vida loca was built
like Bob Vila villa gone.

Yo, did my man just drop a Bob Vila in there? That's what's up.

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