Featuring: Kenna

Songwriter: Lupe Fiasco

[Verse 1]
When the night falls
She heard the call of the street life
See the flicker of the street lights
Wanna know what it be like when it be right... there
Black lipstick tattoos of the peace sign
Plus the mark of the beast sign oh night please be kind
Baby girl has no... fears
Tight clothing
Blowing cigarette smoke in slow motion
All full of love potion but its frozen
Thinks the world´s so insincere
Now she dancing with strangers
She don´t know they name no
The city has claimed her but she doesn´t care

[Hook: Kenna] (x2)
What you want want
What you want want
Come and get it get it
What you want want
What you want want want

[Verse 2]
When the night falls
She had to call of the bright life
See the shine in the spotlights
Wanna know what that like when it be right... there
White liar put her name in their headlines
Naked pictures on her website
Just a rabbit in the headlights
Baby girl don´t you be ... scared
Red carpet on the arms of an artist
Is starlit on the star-less paparazzi target
Thinks being normal´s just so unfair
She knows that its dangerous she wants to be famous
But she´s not ashamed ´cause it ain´t nothing there

[Hook: Kenna] (x2)

When the day comes
And they looking far away from where they came from
See the night has betrayed them told em it would stay young
Told them they would stay young
Now they see the sun
The night´s on the run right before the rise
Black mascara´s running from their eyes
But big girls don´t cry
It´ll be alright
It´ll be tonight (tonight)
They´ll cut back on the lies

[Hook: Kenna] (x2)

Lupe Fiasco

The Chicago born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco first tasted success when he featured on Kanye West’s hit “Touch the Sky”, a track that shortly preceded his real breakout, his 2006 debut album Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor, and he never looked back. He has established himself as one of the greatest urban wordsmiths of all time, with Genius even dubbing him the ‘Proust of Rap’.

While he’s now regarded of one of the 21st Century’s Hip-Hop greats, he wasn’t always a fan of the genre, initially disliking it due to the prominence of vulgarity and misogyny within it. In his late teens, he aspired to make it as a lyricist. In his early twenty’s, he met Jay-Z, who helped him sign with Atlantic Records in 2005. The following year, he released his debut album (Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor), which was met with acclaim from fans and critics alike, as did his sophomore effort, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool.

The following eight years of his career saw far less output than many would’ve anticipated. This can be partly attributed to his struggles with Atlantic Records. The executives wanted him to sign a 360 deal; however, as he refused to do so they instead shelved his already completed 3rd album, Lasers, and wouldn’t promote him as they had previously. The overseers at the label also interfered with his music (as they had tried to do with his fan-favorite track “Dumb it Down”); subsequently effecting the quality and sound of his third and fourth albums.