Kendrick Lamar - BLOOD. Lyrics




[Bēkon:]
Is it wickedness?
Is it weakness?
You decide
Are we gonna live or die?

[Kendrick Lamar:]
So I was takin' a walk the other day, and I seen a woman-a blind woman-pacin' up and down the sidewalk. She seemed to be a bit frustrated, as if she had dropped somethin' and havin' a hard time findin' it. So after watchin' her struggle for a while, I decide to go over and lend a helping hand, you know? "Hello, ma'am, can I be of any assistance? It seems to me that you have lost something. I would like to help you find it." She replied: "Oh yes, you have lost something. You've lost... your life."

[Gunshot]

[Bēkon:]
Is it wickedness?

Lamar stated his views on police brutality with that line in the song, quote: "And we hate the popo, wanna kill us in the street fo' sho'..."
Oh please, ugh, I don't like it.





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  1. Just A Dream

    Fucking dram.

  2. ExtraOrdinary MUSIC

    That woman LOST her mind.

  3. $imple Math

    Kendrick resonates... DAMN.

  4. Akmal Fuad

    LITERALLY. SIT DOWN ON YOUR THRONE FOR NOW. []•

  5. Akmal Fuad

    FULL RESPECT. FOR YOU KING. KENDRICK. PLEASE RESPECT MY DECISION. I DON'T WANT YOU TO BE ALIVE []• PLEASE REST. FIGURATIVELY.

  6. B T

    Is it wickedness?
    Is it weakness?
    You decide
    Are we gonna live or die?
    So I was takin' a walk the other day
    And I seen a woman, a blind woman
    Pacin' up and down the sidewalk
    She seemed to be a bit frustrated
    As if she had dropped somethin' and
    Havin' a hard time findin' it
    So after watchin' her struggle for a while
    I decide to go over and lend a helping hand, you know?
    "Hello, ma'am, can I be of any assistance?
    It seems to me that you have lost something
    I would like to help you find it"
    She replied
    "Oh yes, you have lost something, you've lost your life"
    Is it wickedness?
    Uh, Lamar stated his views
    Uh, Lamar stated his views
    Uh, Lamar stated his views
    Uh, Lamar stated his views
    Uh, Lamar stated his views on police brutality with that line in the song
    Quote "and we hate the popo, wanna kill us in the street fo' sho'"
    Oh please, ugh, I don't like it

  7. Necro Hars

    Granny was packin heat😤

  8. Juan Leyes

    [Bēkon:]
    Is it wickedness?
    Is it weakness?
    You decide
    Are we gonna live or die?

    [Kendrick Lamar:]
    So I was takin' a walk the other day, and I seen a woman-a blind woman-pacin' up and down the sidewalk. She seemed to be a bit frustrated, as if she had dropped somethin' and havin' a hard time findin' it. So after watchin' her struggle for a while, I decide to go over and lend a helping hand, you know? "Hello, ma'am, can I be of any assistance? It seems to me that you have lost something. I would like to help you find it." She replied: "Oh yes, you have lost something. You've lost... your life."

    [Gunshot]

    [Bēkon:]
    Is it wickedness?

    Lamar stated his views on police brutality with that line in the song, quote: "And we hate the popo, wanna kill us in the street fo' sho'..."
    Oh please, ugh, I don't like it.

  9. Alexander Vasquez

    That gunshot in the end always gives me chills

  10. John Ortiz

    1:39 what the shit kendrick, made me jump

  11. MilanLG

    I actually found the end quite funny

  12. 33wolf33

    how come I listen tto this playlist on you tube and it has the least adds?

  13. Jaleel Carter

    Damn is the greatest album ever made!!! FACTS!! And apple juice is better than OJ....tell me im wrong!!

  14. 14kiddd

    Song makes me feel like I’m fixing to listen to a Tarentino album

  15. THUTHUKILE MKHIZE

    I thought he was saying 'Is it recognized, is it weakness..' this WHOLE time.

  16. Noah Lowe

    Which damn album do you prefer Damn. Damn the collectors edition. Or Damn (clean)

  17. WarFarmRepeat

    He gave it a 7

  18. Carmen Azmitia

    My head my heart goddamn

  19. john c

    Welcome, all listeners, to DAMN. - the Illmatic of our generation. It is going to be a hell of a ride for you, whether this is your first or 500th listen.

  20. Ewald Meier

    The blind lady is Lady Justice. The news reporters talking about police brutality also underlines this. When the police kills people and gets away with it - is it a sign of wickedness or weakness of the justice system? Is it on purpose, is it an evil system? Or is it something we can fix within the system? "You decide". Whatever it is, in this song and in many cases in reality ppl fall victim to the police and justice system.

  21. Maša Omrčen

    SKAM NL anyone?

  22. Imani Williams-Sparks

    Hey guys! Please, Take time to check out my visual for BLOOD by Kendrick Lamar! Watch the video that came before my Because Of H.E.R. shorts films, people love so much! Click the link!
    https://youtu.be/xcRPa8GjVJo

  23. Covenant Government

    A moment of weakness could make you a victim to wickedness.....

  24. Capt N3mo

    from 1997... just sayin https://youtu.be/4DjdCkVdvXQ?t=71

  25. Tropical99

    This is actually one of the best beats on the album. That string is so perfect.

  26. Jeremiah Vasquez

    God bless America

  27. Victor Nieves

    Top Ten Anime Plot Twists.

  28. Daryush N

    you decide..

  29. i'm dead

    The best rap without rap

  30. Maria Luisa O

    Is it wickedness?
    Is it weakness?
    You decide
    Are we gonna live or die?

    So I was takin' a walk the other day
    And I seen a woman, a blind woman
    Pacin' up and down the sidewalk
    She seemed to be a bit frustrated
    As if she had dropped somethin' and
    Havin' a hard time findin' it
    So after watchin' her struggle for a while
    I decide to go over and lend a helping hand, you know?

    "Hello, ma'am, can I be of any assistance?
    It seems to me that you have lost something
    I would like to help you find it"

    She replied
    "Oh yes, you have lost something, you've lost your life"

    Is it wickedness?

  31. Chadodoy

    Wow, Rich Chigga really captured this same vibe in his new song Yellow. Kendrick collab coming soon??

    big_ chanel

    Chadodoy yes...

    11/10

    and his new song the sailor

    Nicolas Gonzalez

    Rich Brian

  32. rendon gainey

    Does anyone know who’s singing in the beginning?

    Nicolas Gonzalez

    I don't know

    Krysaon Munchie

    They're called "U2"

  33. kevin lozano

    This guy is a genious!

  34. Young Pop Tart

    The blind lady is justice

  35. leo

    this scared the shit out of me when i first listened to this

  36. RAINY

    Rich Chigga Yellow

  37. Jonathan Medina

    Maybe im wrong but i love this one so much because this reminds me a lot Past, Present & Future by The Shangri-Las

  38. Sikandar Shah

    The melody is so sick

  39. 808

    Even when the gun shot goes off this still is good shit. helping someone that needs it bad, makes me happy everytime

  40. Bryce Thomas

    I just got chills

  41. Dee Dee

    Kung Fu Kenny

  42. Boulder Jim

    I remember very vividly when i first listened to this. He ask her if she lost something. She replied " O yes YOU have lost something." The wording was interesting and alarming. I don't know why but I instantly thought he was going to die in that moment. then she says "you've lost your life" and you can hear a gunshot. Gave me goosebumps and still does every listen. I haven't met anyone who really payed attention to this track in the album.

    This is art
    It made me mad because all he wanted to do was help. it made me sad that a good soul had to die for almost no reason at all.
    Is it her wickedness or his weakness? you decide.

    Lisabeth

    is it kendrick's weakness in helping the lady, or the woman's wickedness in killing him?

    Elijah Highsmith

    What scares me is how true it is like what your saying is the whole point but it's so true even in reality a lot of us are people just trying to help but our vulnerabilities makes us a target for the opportunity of the wicked i.e "is it wickedness or is it weakness"

  43. Calvin Gadson

    Lol. I have yet to see one reasonable interpretation of this song. The news reporters are referring to lyrics in Kendrick's song 'Alright'.

  44. Cecy Lei

    mood: Natural Born Killers, cómo amo esta canción desde que salió.

  45. danstarman

    the fact that the gun shot is unexpected and shockingly quick still frightens me

  46. The Iceywulf

    this is why the album called Damn

  47. jaide cooper

    close reading and annotating this album in my english class and it’s completely opened my eyes to his music and how deep it is, I loved finding the hidden music behind all of it. Absolutely amazing.

    Priyanshi Bahadur

    Please send your paper, I am Deconstructing him.

  48. IISOC: Indiana Israelite Saint's Of Christ

    Shalom family. This was a perfect album ahch, keep up the good work! Israel will prevail. APTTMH Shalawam

  49. Rasmus Jensen

    1:32 Old lady said "no u"

    Spykid

    this comment just ruined the whole song

    That Guy

    LOOOOOL

    ree

    💀💀💀💀

    Tr0ll g0d

    I don’t get it.

  50. p r i n c e !

    This song needs more views!!!

    Nicolas Gonzalez

    Lol it's not even a song

  51. Izaiah Joseph

    It's wild because Ab-Soul tweeted that the Woman FOUND HIS LIFE. JESUS IS COMING BACK SOON CEASING WHAT ISN'T TRUE AND HE INTERCEDED FOR THE HEAVENLY MOTHER. (REVELATION 12) WHEN THE VEIL IS RAISED THINGS CHANGE.

  52. Mona Lisa

    Yall remember listening to this the first time and being all shook?

    King Cezar

    @Pyris shut up nigga

    Gitto

    this is my first time im really sorry for ma stupid ass

    Garrett Abbey

    @Pyris ok boomer

    NoYouBeatz Yeet

    My dad showed this to me for some reason and now I listen to Kendrick all the time lol😂

    SC11

    I was in japan, in line at disneyland. I checked my phone and saw the album dropped. I put my headphones on and completely forgot that i was in an amusement park in a foreign country lol. This album will always be synonymous to that japan trip i took in ‘17.

  53. Jack Sledge

    "and the fases of the wicked shall be binded in sekret.." you gotta be spiritually in tune to know that the question is which 1 wuz reely wicked bekuz the person that asked the question seemingly kondemned himself..

    gRiZxChaos

    How old are you?

  54. Zander Evans

    here's my interpretation for what it's worth. The blind lady is Kendrick's subconscious. This is supported by the lady referring to herself and kendrick as the same person. It's lost something and is quite unable to find it by itself (the blindness). He feels depressed and hollow on the inside and isn't quite sure why. The conscious (kendrick) recognizes this and digs deep inside and confronts the subconscious himself to try to figure it out but is shot down and is prevented from seeking further answers.

    elias rayz

    I like this interpretation

  55. Luke Selby

    This gives me strong nostalgia of a movie of something i can’t remember what though, I could listen to him tell a story with that backing track for hours

    Ryan Hertzberg

    Luke Selby That Power by Childish Gambino?

  56. Young Fleshlight

    "You either live or die"

  57. Praveen

    Mother blood blood blood !

  58. valentina Santos

    this is my church song

  59. Xenoslyce

    Kendrick Lamar is the only person that can reverse a album, repackage it and still get away with it

    RampageBlizzard

    star wars

    konata#1

    Lupe Fiasco’s Tetsuo and Youth got away with it pretty damn well

  60. Key X

    The instrumental of this song sounds like something that would play very well in a black anime series.

    Dominic Gunderson

    Black anime, nani?

  61. Michael Hibbert

    put this on 0.75

  62. Cap'n Flapjack

    Still gives me chillssss

  63. Dylan Kent

    gang gang gang

  64. SheppardDeGamer! !

    I always thought it was” Is it recognized as a weakness”

  65. Roy Mane

    Damn, caught me off guard I love it!

    Dcummins 321

    That’s where the album name came from 😉

    86Jinzo

    Dana Dane L

  66. Samuel Gilpin

    I finally understand . "Is it wickedness, is it weekness". Kendrick cant decide(neither can I) if this world is falling apart because of wickedness (the lady killing him) or weekness ( kendrick being vulnerable and offering to help the lady). So which is it ppl, wickedness thats driving us dow , or are we becoming weak?? Will we live or die? You decide.

    hippiecheezburger

    Great explanation always wondered the deeper meaning here

    Trey Simons

    THE BLESSING AND THE CURSE ARE BEFORE YOU, WILL YOU LIVE OR WILL YOU DIE, WILL YOU CHOOSE LIFE OR CHOOSE DEATH.

    Jeet Kune Key

    gRiZxChaos Fuck out of here, so that means pedos “are” and it’s all about perspective using your logic.

    hayk3000

    @Frayjais I like your interpretation better.
    Responding to the OP: I think we sometimes associate being kind and feeling for others as weakness, because it puts us in a vulnerable position. And sometimes that vulnerability will make us a target to getting hurt, which we put side to side with weakness. So the only way to never getting hurt is only looking out for oneself and being cold and shielded from others, and since we can't be hurt this way, we see it as being strong, because strong people don't get hurt.
    But... the true strong person is the one who's willing to risk getting hurt in order to help someone, and is the weak who cowards and cares only for himself.
    So, is it wickedness or is it weakness?
    I think it's maybe both. Or neither. I think wickedness exists because of weakness. I am weak. And so I'm tempted to be wicked. Because it's easier. It makes me feel safe. What I really am is scared. Scared to live in a world I don't understand. And it's been like this since we're human. So I don't think the world's going downhill. I think we're better off than ever in human history. We just gotta keep on working.
    I'm not religious, but God bless Kendrick for not beeing weak.

  67. Anaïs Amboise

    666 likes. Not gonna fuck this up now.

  68. U Upsetting_toast

    *damn son.*

  69. Nina Brazy

    Love u kendrick 🌌💕

  70. 0_Fvckz

    Had to instant replay

  71. Issac Stalclose

    25th. I wonder what “Is it wickedness, is it weakness, you decide.” Means

    JerzyBeenHott

    humans self destructive behavior thats destroying themselves and the planet..

    JerzyBeenHott

    more specifically black ppl self destructive behavior

    Samuel Gilpin

    Go read my comment up top. Im pretty sure i figured it out

  72. Oscar Perez

    this sounds like the doors song the savage garden and another song i can think of by the doors.

  73. Joseph Wilson

    I THINK THE LADY IS THE NEWS LADY FROM FOX NEWS SAYING “Awe please, I don’t like it.” A BLIND WOMAN, SEEMS A BIT FRUSTRATED.... BRUHH PLAYING IT BACKWARDS REINVIGORATES THIS MUSIC 🙌🏾

    BIG PAPI

    You a lil late there bro

    Pyris

    If I combine a styrofoam sculpture with a wood sculpture and then call it a REAL WOOD SCULPTURE AND SELL IT just because I feel like it. THat is a fraud. Them talking isn't music because there are NO MUSICAL NOTES IN THEIR VOICE.
    Rhythm by itself has NEVER BEEN MUSIC. Rhythm by itself is rhythm. No culture has ever referred to JUST RHYTHM as music. Music needs notes and that means people singing or chanting or an instrument making notes. Rap has none of that. rap is not music. Period. You can't carve a styrofoam sculpture and call it a wood sculpture just because you want to. A wood sculpture MUST CONTAIN WOOD. A painting must contain paint. The clay sculpture must contain clay. Music MUST CONTAIN MUSICAL NOTES. It is in the damn name... -face palm- Period.

    BIG PAPI

    Pyris stfu

    Boulder Jim

    interesting i never thought of it like that. Makes a lot of sense.

    Olda Eliska

    @Pyris a half styrofoam sculpture might not be a real wood sculpture but it depicts somehing nevertheless. If you chose to ignore what it is for what its made of you are chosing to be blind.

  74. JH Anime Piano

    The fucking gunshot scares the shit out me erry time,
    LIKE FUCK GET DOWN

  75. Jamarius Taylor

    Oh yes you have lost something...you lost....your life, bang! Lights flash before your eyes...

    Fancy Colt

    Hey you. You're finally awake.

    FlyFliFly

    I was listening to this for the first time and when I heard the gunshot that shit got me woke

    Negative_vibes

    @Fancy Colt Caught in that imperial ambush, same as us!

    O T

    lmao whhaattt????

  76. Ladell Washington

    YouTube you deleted my comment but the woman represents the 12 tribes of Israel gods only chosen ppl . They are lost because slavery and sin has made them lose who they are. They are in the congregation of the dead as god says in proverbs

    Obnoxious Kool-Aid

    Yes! Your correct thats why I love Kendrick he is one of the only ones that knows he is a Israelite Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans

    TMR Snowyy

    You must be very close to the gods 👍

    johan lopez

    Help me understand this please

    Dude Yeah?

    KING OF THE JOFUNDIES yikes

    peppa

    @Ladell Washington Can you explain what you mean by the 12 tribes of Israel please

  77. VATE

    Salve Brasil

  78. Sophie B

    OH MY GOD HE REALLY DID THAT

  79. XxProdigyxX

    Wow this really happened to him

    biccboi

    a dude He’s dead now

    Peter

    @biccboi who

    biccboi

    a dude kendrick lamar died the blind woman shot him dude this actually happened dude she teabagged him after and fortnite danced

    Screpitum Ralk

    Holy fuck, Kendrick is still realising albums after his own death, man respect 👊👊👊

    JKSwag19

    biccboi Shut the fuck up

  80. AriGaberman

    It starts at the end and ends at the start.

    Jay Russo

    @Colton Wilson nah Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. is a better album in my opinion

    Fernando Garcia

    Well, that happens in The Wall as well

    Giovanni Vaquerano

    Damn thats wise

    Pyris

    If I combine a styrofoam sculpture with a wood sculpture and then call it a REAL WOOD SCULPTURE AND SELL IT just because I feel like it. THat is a fraud. Them talking isn't music because there are NO MUSICAL NOTES IN THEIR VOICE.
    Rhythm by itself has NEVER BEEN MUSIC. Rhythm by itself is rhythm. No culture has ever referred to JUST RHYTHM as music. Music needs notes and that means people singing or chanting or an instrument making notes. Rap has none of that. rap is not music. Period. You can't carve a styrofoam sculpture and call it a wood sculpture just because you want to. A wood sculpture MUST CONTAIN WOOD. A painting must contain paint. The clay sculpture must contain clay. Music MUST CONTAIN MUSICAL NOTES. It is in the damn name... -face palm- Period.

    PTR Crispy

    Jay Russo Tetsuo >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> DAMN.

  81. Nashiya

    The gunshot gets me every time! DX

    Hercule Satan

    And if I die before your album drop I hope

  82. D. J.

    Any of yous wanna trophy ?

    Fiji 3

    D. J. Just cause we understand it💀

    Fiji 3

    D. J. That’s the point of the album to listen to it multiple times and figure it out this ain’t no lil whatever album where you just play at parties you need knowledge

  83. Disturbed

    Ayeeee, 5th xD

  84. KASH

    4th...feelings......

  85. s1ut collective

    Yo 3rd on here kendrick i gotchu on those likes to

  86. Siddh Saxena

    First =D