Lupe Fiasco - Sun God Sam & The California Drug Deals Lyrics




[Lupe Fiasco:]
Compose yourself, like a self-aware opera
Conjurer, in the zone like Sonic the
Produce me a sign of the end times
In time to make profit off the t-shirts
And monetize all our research
And leave Earth feet first, breech
Behold, Whites get whiter in the cold
And colors don't fade in the bleach, hah
Applause, then fall through a man-made self
Talking to a doll at the pancake house
Then bring the light saber-ers
So bring the lampshades out
Mood, to say something lewd on the news
And move like views on a cruise
And fuse like the Q's and the U's
Ah, ooh, ah, ooh, ah

[Lupe Fiasco with Nikki Jean:]
Which side are you on?
We're getting warmer cause I can't hold on
Are you close to me? Sunset so long
And can you call me cause I lost my phone?
Should I wait for you or should I go home?
I can't function, these drugs are too strong
I'm seeing stars now, but I'm still unknown
Out here alone, sunset so long

[Lupe Fiasco:]
Mates for life, chillin' life space with ice
High as a kite
Snakes hiss like air at the St. Claire
When you put it in they face like skin care
But then just take 'em on like a hinge chair
I've done that, I've been there
This a comeback, let me unpack
And unwrap souvenirs
Free as a speech untap
Flat like time on the run
Why you bring a holster to a gun rack?
That's the alpha and omega, that's the vodka and the vomit
Why you playin' soccer with the Sonics?
That's a iPod to the Amish
You should get involved with the honest
Where everything's honored like Elijah Muhammad
Mixed with the pontiff, hooked on phonics
Let's be liars, that's not chronic
Condone Islamic, and it's haunted

[Lupe Fiasco with Nikki Jean:]
Which side are you on?
We're getting warmer and I can't hold on
Are you close to me? Sunset so long
And can you call me cause I lost my phone
Should I wait for you or should I go home?
I can't function these drugs are too strong
I'm seeing stars now but I'm still unknown
Out here alone, sunset so long

(I'll always love you)

[Lupe Fiasco:]
Sun God Sam and the California drug deals
Rain drop Wayne and the Bangkok love bills
Hoin', she knows that I'm crooked like Owen
But still goin' like a paradox, parasite, know it ain't right
Where the fan, now she knows that I'm horny like Triceratops
Together, but separated like a pair of socks
Wow, like pot, using both hands
And his head is the oath
I only follow escorts now, call it sticking to the program
Fucking all the police, send digits to the pole dance
Come here like Pol Pot
You love it over here like gold watch
I would treat the box like it's UPS, I would treat the box like a sneakerhead
If you shake and throw it like a match with a cigarette
Then drop it like a match on a gas trail
Fix another round for the mob, you the bomb
Like Jihad, up and down to the door to the back fell
Still wanna, put my meat up in your V like I'm Maxwell
Stick a fork in it, dawg, it's important to y'all
But it's porkin', so it ain't important at all
So underground, laying with a torch in the hall
When unfortunate calls from the horoscope cards
And the fortunes and balls
Outfit so small, saw a portion of drawers
Career slide off the track and put the Porsche in the wall
Like skrt, skrt, skrt, skrt, skrt, skrt

[Lupe Fiasco with Nikki Jean:]
Which side are you on?
We're getting warmer cause I can't hold on
Are you close to me? Sunset so long
And can you call me cause I lost my phone
Should I wait for you or should I go home?
I can't function, these drugs are too strong
I'm seeing stars now but I'm still unknown
Out here alone, sunset so long





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Lupe Fiasco Sun God Sam & The California Drug Deals Comments
  1. Henry Miller

    The ways the slaves cry in the Adlibs so dope so Ill

  2. Gary Bush

    Lupe is an alien!!!

  3. teckniec2

    sooooooooooo dope

  4. Akira Kamisaru

    “That’s Not Chronic, Condone Islamic, And It’s Haunted (Boom).”

  5. Akira Kamisaru

    Hearing Lupe At His Best, Makes Me Want To Go That Much Harder, With Getting Better At Writing, And Instrumental Composition.

    It Should Be Illegal To Be This Damn Great!!!!

    Bless You Lupe!!!

  6. Studio IC

    Hypnotizing, haunting...jeez

  7. I DONT CONDONM VIOLENCE

    Lupe is a conscious mumble rapper, idk wtf he is talking about

  8. Alex Macdon

    Sorry but this song is the weakest lyrically

  9. The Truth Be Told Podcast - Hip Hop Podcast

    I only follow escorts now cause they sneak into the programs

  10. Julius nabi

    hardest lupe track lupe is the goat of lyrics

  11. Matt Johnson

    Anybody got the beat to this?

  12. playaflyJOE27

    Whites get whiter in the cold....... And colors (coloreds) don't fade in the bleach (HAA)

  13. blkenuf

    Every time I come back and listen to this I get stuck. I have to listen to it at least 5-6 times every time. So much to digest. Even when you have heard 100 times before. A masterpiece

  14. Vagos Sunderground blablabloublias

    Isn't it sad that people don't know this album exists? Lupe is so underrated

  15. Wonder33 Ty

    "Days a iPod 2 da Amish" is a good way 2 describe dis song.🔥🔥🔥

  16. BlackKING Solo

    Ok now im trippin like wft... lol
    3rd verse CRAZY

  17. Μ-B

    The drop for the third verse will forever bang hard

  18. AllSmilesDoja

    This Song is Soooo Underappreciated💯

  19. judah dennis

    That 3rd verse.... Wow.. Shyt cheating lol

  20. Ja'Rell Smith

    I reeeeaaaalllly need a lupe x cambatta collab

  21. Namaste Shellz

    This should have and probably does have waaaaaayyyy more plays and listens on different platforms! Sunset so long....

  22. Manny

    When one track from a genius destroys your whole discography (music career).

  23. Jonathan Macek

    Compose yourself, like a self-aware opera, conjurer
    In the zone like Sonic, to produce me
    A sign of the end times in time
    To make profit off the t-shirts (shirts)
    And monetize all our research and leave Earth feet first
    Breech, behold (behold)
    Whites get whiter in the cold (cold)
    And colors don't fade in the bleach, hah
    Applause, then fall through a man-made self
    Talking to a doll at the pancake house (house)
    Then bring the light sabers
    So bring the lampshades out, mood
    To say something lewd on the news
    And move like views on a cruise
    And fuse like the Q's and the U's

    Ah ooh 
    Ah ooh

    Which side are you on?
    We're getting warmer
    'Cause I can't hold on
    Are you close to me?
    Sunset so long
    Can you call me?
    'Cause I lost my phone
    Should I wait for you
    Or should I go home? I can't function
    These drugs are too strong
    I'm seeing stars now
    But I'm still unknown
    Out here alone, sunset so long

    Mates for life, chillin' life space with ice
    High as a cape, snakes hiss 
    Like air at the Sinclair
    When you put it in their face like skin care
    But they'll just egg 'em on like a hen chair
    I've done that, I've been there
    This a comeback, lemme unpack
    And unwrap souvenirs
    Free as a speech on a untap
    Flat like time on the run
    Why you bring a holster to a gun rack?
    That's the alpha and omega
    That's the Vodka and the vomit
    Why you playing soccer with the Sonics?
    That's a iPod to the Amish
    You should get involved with the honest
    Where everything's honored like Elijah Muhammad
    Mixed with a pint of
    Hooked on phonics
    Let's be liars
    That's not chronic, condone Islamic, and it's haunted (boom)

    Which side are you on?
    We're getting warmer
    And I can't hold on
    Are you close to me?
    Sunset so long
    Can you call me?
    'Cause I lost my phone
    Should I wait for you?
    Or should I go home? I can't function
    These drugs are too strong (strong)

    Sun God Sam and the California drug deals
    Rain drop Wayne and the Bangkok love bills, hard
    She knows that I'm crooked like Owen
    But still goin' like a paradox
    Parasite, know it ain't right
    Where the fan, now? 
    She knows that I'm horny like Triceratops ('Ceratops)
    Together, but separated like a pair of socks, wow
    Like pot, using both hands
    And his head is the oath
    I only follow with escorts now, call it sticking to the program
    Fucking all the police, addicted to the pole dance
    Come here like Pol Pot
    You love it over here like gold watch (gold watch)
    I would treat the box like it's UPS
    I would treat the box like a sneaker head
    If you shake and throw it like a match with a cigarette
    Then drop it like a match on a gas trail
    Fix another round for the mob, you the bomb
    Like Jihad, up and down 
    To the guard to the back fell
    Still wanna 
    Put my meat up in your V like I'm Maxwell (Maxwell)
    Stick a fork in it, dawg, it's important to y'all
    But it's pork in it, so it ain't important at all
    So underground, laying with a torch in the hall
    When unfortunate calls from the horoscope, cards and the fortunes and balls
    Outfit so small, saw a portion of drawers
    Career slide off the track and put the Porsche in the wall
    Like skrrt, skrrt, skrrt, skrrt, skrrt, skrrt

    Which side are you on?
    We're getting warmer
    'Cause I can't hold on
    Are you close to me?
    Sunset so long
    Can you call me?
    'Cause I lost my phone
    Should I wait for you?
    Or should I go home? I can't function 
    These drugs are too strong
    I'm seeing stars now
    But I'm still unknown
    Out here alone
    Sunset so long, long

    The Truth Be Told Podcast - Hip Hop Podcast

    Jonathan Macek third verse is wrong

    "Wow, like Pac using both hands, and his head is O"

    Pac thru up WestSide. Two W's and his head is the O. wow

  24. Patrick Joiner

    Fucking master class in lyrical mastery

  25. Trill Withers

    This song is perfect on all levels imo

  26. asianbarbie1

    even though i dont totaly understand the lyrics everything about this song is dope!!! cold ass lyrics well atleast the ones i get the transistions everything!!!

  27. James Relebohile Motaung

    This track is something else, dang!!!😃

  28. 666P BLACK666

    IT ANGERS ME, DAMN NEAR YO, HOW UNDERAPPRECIATED, UNHEARD, & UNRECOGNIZED THIS SONG IS YO. THE ALBUM TOO. MOST DEFINITELY YO. BUT THIS PARTICULAR JOINT YO?!

    GOOOOOD NIGHT YO. THIS AN EXCLUSIVELY EXCLUSIVE JOINT, LUPE. WORD.

  29. Joshua Hummel

    I played this when I was in NaNa Plaza, Bangkok.

  30. TheTsongaMan

    My favorite hip hop track period!

  31. Josh Peterson

    Lupe better than lil Boosie

  32. Hideotic

    Monetize all the research

  33. Londa Cele

    2:54 the beat drops

  34. Londa Cele

    " WOW " ....like Pac using both hands and his head is "O "

  35. Corgan Kramer

    best song to float away

  36. Ja'Rell Smith

    Move like views on a cruise

  37. judah dennis

    Lupe is officially the GREATEST... JEEZUS LOL

  38. Smoove Homie

    You love it over here like gold watch! Yea Yea she love it ova here!!

  39. Smoove Homie

    One of the most underrated duos.

  40. Zach

    the beat switch made me jump out my damn window

  41. Christopher Long

    “Khamer like pol pot”- WHAT

    Koldraiyne DownSkayle

    Pol Pot was a dictator over Khmer ("Come here")

  42. Charles Sterling

    Classic misdirection.

  43. e money

    Look, Doom, Mickey Earl and some others are great. But show me someone with this kind of prowess for so long. If you only had to go by paper and pen, Lupe is eons ahead of EVERYONE. Not ONE of the best, THE best

    Ja'Rell Smith

    Big facts e money....Bruh iont even see the debate

    O'Neill Gallagarcia

    Daylyt and Aesop Rock are some of the only others Id put up there with Lupe.

    Ja'Rell Smith

    @O'Neill Gallagarcia 🤣😂🤣😂

  44. A View From South Africa

    In the car, with my windows rolled all the way down - always to this song!

  45. Michael Cobbs

    Marvelous lyrics.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lasers/418674062
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drogas-wave/1424725375

  46. Miles

    29 people accidentally hit dislike instead of like thats weird either that or they're def

  47. Jayvin

    I get some serious Aesop Rock vibes from the last verse

  48. Quran Lee

    Real ones know the greatest album of the decade.. Fuck grammys let us make the DAMN-ie
    s for astonishing bodies of work

  49. Aires Sun Dey

    Sam I Am 🌞🙏✨💫

  50. Chris Groce

    Such a good song.. oh my god

  51. Leon Davis

    Still bumpin in my car in 2019

  52. Donald Kimbro

    ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE. This is going in the time capsule.

  53. Pim_Forever 2005

    Lupe is the G.O.A.T

  54. Josh Purches

    There’s something about this song... I can’t listening to it

  55. MiLo L.

    🔥 🙌

  56. Clay Molti

    Wow, like pac using both hands and his head is the O

  57. Rakim Jefferson

    I get Aquatic vibes when i listen to this, like you’re floating underwater

  58. Trust The Shooters

    One of the few songs that are listenable on this album.

    Andrew Ogundele

    @Trust The Shooters cause YOU said "of songs off the last album that were elite"... Drogas light was an album (though it didn't feel/sound like 1). That was the album before Drogas wave aka "the last album". So if tracks off that were elite...well...just wanted to make sure I understood your reference point. No issues here...just making sure bruh

    Trust The Shooters

    @Manny I don't worship false idols, sorry

    Trust The Shooters

    @Andrew Ogundele Light was only 14 tracks, 1 being a 2 year old song. A guest verse from a cop, had to edit that out. And felt more like a thrown together album than a real one. Especially following T&Youth.

    Manny

    @Trust The Shooters Meaning ?

    Trust The Shooters

    @Manny exactly

  59. Ricardo Palomino

    She knows I'm horny like triceratops, together. We separated like a pair of socks.

  60. jayden gruner

    Can we please get an instrumental

  61. Sharod Wright

    For my 💰. Greatest rapper ever.

  62. phiyaboi

    She knows that im Horny like Triceratops, together but seperated like a pair of socks, WOW, like Pac using both hands (throwin up Westside)...and his head is the "O" Gott damn Lu🔥🔥

    Imiko

    🐐🐐🐐

    Gggg Gggg

    holy shit i just got that line that's a crazy bar

    Dante F

    Damn cuh that’s ill

  63. jesse536801

    When i tell folks that Lupe is the best lyricist we have these days, and they counter me with mainstreams rappers i just smh...😧 Lupe has blessed us with this album. This album is deeper than anything mumble rappers or Migos/Lil anybody type rappers can ever hope to mess with

  64. pocketbeat

    This is the coldest song I've heard in a long time.

  65. Josh Hernandez

    That third verse tho...Absolutely legendary.

    playaflyJOE27

    Josh Hernandez whole song fam. Whole album...... Hell, whole career legendary

  66. FOE TAE XO

    I'ma treat the box like ah sneaker head! I'm dead

  67. Charlie Trillz

    He killed anything eminem could do with that last verse...i still like shady tho!....king lupe 👑

    Imiko

    Lupe would destroy em

    king barry

    lupe would erase Eminem

    Marinos Pittali

    lol eminem is an overrated lyricist. He is super skillful, one of the best in clever rhyming and schemes but that doesn't make him lyricist. Lupe can fly over our heads every two lines ahaha literally Lupe is on another level

    Martian Lynch

    Marinos Pittali there’s different levels to lyricism. Eminem is an intricate punch line rapper, I can count on one hand rappers that can construct lines and syllables together like him and his breathing control is insane. Lupe is a metaphor, analogy, simile monster.. he’s virtually untouchable when he’s on and he creates visual that it takes sometimes years to decipher. Head to head Lupe got him but Eminem is legit a rap god, in my opinion top 15 all time, based on longevity alone

  68. JM NYC

    2:52 jesus christ! 🔥

  69. Kev On The Beat

    "I would treat the box like Its UPS, I would treat the box like a sneakerhead, if you shaking throw it like a match with a cigarette, & drop it like a match on a gas trail- YO, THIS IS THE SLICKEST WAY TO ASK FOR SOME SEX EVER

  70. Kev On The Beat

    Free as a speech on an untapped 🔥

  71. Taffany Hyatt

    Brung it back wit nikki jean on the track!!! 👌👌

  72. Purification of the heart

    God sends somebody to be the best in his representation and he’s a figment that’s reps the best talent lyrically in the game. To anyone that sells their soul or works with the devil in their raps that denounce God you have lupe reping for the Christians, Muslims and Jews and all believers and it’s such a shame how far out he is from every one. Someone said it best in the post he’s at the top on a category of his own

  73. Chris G.

    Just another hidden 💎 by Lupe

    Manny

    That would be true if diamonds were actually rare. As for Lupe well now... Yes his a rarity.

  74. Ricco Baffa

    One of the goats in my view... , just listen...then repeat

    666P BLACK666

    LMAO. "JUST LISTEN...THEN REPEAT" YO. ABSOLUTE BEST ADVICE FOR BEING INTRODUCED TO THIS JOINT YO. WORD.

  75. Ike Deleon

    Lol that internet dial tone tho 😅

    playaflyJOE27

    Ike Deleon some people too young to remember that when you actually had to plug the phone cord in the computer to get a connection 😂😂😂😂

  76. marc edingburg

    Still wanna put my meat up in ya V like a Maxwell, stick a fork in it dawg it's important to y'all but it's pork in so it ain't important at all......just had me feel it with the Maxwell's reference

    Ricardo Palomino

    @Jacob Ekberg see my comment. It's a famous meat for hot dogs in chicago. A famous grease joint named Maxwell st is famous for serving polish sausages here. The symbol is a V with a sausage in the middle

    Jacob Ekberg

    @Ricardo Palomino no doubt, i'm not disputing you.. i'm adding on that it also could work as a double entendre "still wanna put my meat up in ya V like I'm Maxwell" where the V is the vagina.

    Clayton Jones

    "porking" = sex. Even more layers

    playaflyJOE27

    Tommy Goss go to Chicago and ask where maxwell street polish is and get one. It'll change your life

  77. harvir mangat

    how does he breathe on the third verse

    Ja'Rell Smith

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  78. harvir mangat

    Holy fucking third verse. Unreal

  79. theGeneral208

    Legend has it, if you put a seashell up to your ear you will hear DROGAS WAVE

    C. Harr

    theGeneral208 🤣🤣🤣🤣 yes! Especially a black conch

    Vic Matinez

    Like that ill give it a try👍

  80. Van Downbytheriver

    Bar: “She NOSE that I’m CROOKED like OWEN” Owen Wilson has a crooked nose 🤯

    Hard Work

    She also nose that im horny like triceratops

    Alim Kinte

    Alex Lizarbe A tie-in to the Waves concept. Good reach.

    Joe MacPhail

    oh no you didn't

    Whatsitmatter Whydoyoucare

    Van Downbytheriver right? nose/knows Owen/owin’ 🤯

  81. kurama2083

    Come here like Pol Pot.
    You’ll love it over here like gold watch.
    I would treat the box like it's UPS, I would treat the box like a sneakerhead.
    If you shake and throw it like a match with a cigarette
    Then drop it like a match on a gas trail. 🔥🔥🔥

  82. Alex Honeyghan

    there is so much to unpack
    it seems this song is about a female that he has doing dirt for him.
    verse 1
    1. he meets her at a waffle house where they hit it off" the lightsaber is his dick and the lamp shade is the condom.
    2. then they "fuse like Qs and Us"
    verse 2
    then he gains her trust on (verse 2). where he asks her " why are you bringing a holster to a gun rack" thats like an " ipod to the amish"
    all unnecessary and no need to fight whats real
    and tells her he is honored and honest like elijah muhammed.
    verse 3
    even though shes doing all these wild things for him she still makes him horny
    "i would treat the box (pussy) like ups"
    she messes with the dirty cops " its pork in it , so its not important at all', so he wont fully commit.
    ...but maybe im reading too deep

  83. Clayton Jones

    "Come here" (Khmer) like Pol Pot. Sheesh

    Alex Macdon

    sorry but that’s corny as hell, it better be layered or I’m considering it a trash line

    playaflyJOE27

    Alex Macdon clearly you have no idea who the khmer Marxist Pol pot was. You should read more

    Alex Macdon

    playaflyJOE27 Yeah I changed my mind, I figure Lupe is a lot more layered with his similes, but on rap genius they always under analyze him. Cause if this line was only some corny wordplay, I’d be pissed off

    Alex Macdon

    playaflyJOE27 same thing the crooked nose owen wilson line 🙄

    playaflyJOE27

    Alex Macdon sometimes you have to know what to Lu is saying without reading a reference cause it'll hit you differently. Lu ain't never hit us wit dumb shit. Everything he says has meaning. Rap genius ain't shit cause sometimes they put the wrong damn words in there 😂😂

  84. BuckMarley

    “And fuse like Q’s and the U’s”

    Unique
    Oblique
    Queue
    Quilt
    Quit
    Quiet
    And on and on.....

    Humza Ishtiaq

    BuckMarley damn.

    Rasheen Fields

    BuckMarley 😱😱😱. Dizzamn Smh Lupe is a fuckin genius

    Akira Kamisaru

    BuckMarley That’s Insane!!!

    Goddamn Lupe, Just Killing Everything With His Lyricism!!!

  85. BuckMarley

    The Game and The Streets version of Bonnie and Clyde

  86. Ankhesenamun

    I need this bast boosted... Anyone?

  87. Ankhesenamun

    Oh... Lupe!!! This is so dooope! 🔥

  88. Corey Holley

    "she knows (nose) that i'm crooked like Owen" 👍🏾👍🏾

    Whatsitmatter Whydoyoucare

    Corey Holley knows (nose) / owin’ (Owen)

  89. brandon moran

    " Like an IPOD to the Amish "

    Kamflashtv

    Where everything honoured like Elijah Mohamed!!

    Akira Kamisaru

    brandon moran “Mixed With A Pint of”

    It Sounds Like He Says Pontiff, Though The Lyrics Read As Above.

  90. dakidjahsiah

    Kendrick is not deep. THIS IS DEEP. Lupes music needs to be decoded.

    Rasheen Fields

    dakidjahsiah smh that's the fuckin truth. I'm not a dumb person at all. But with some of Lupe songs I be cheating going to look up the breakdowns of some of his lyrics. His wordplay is the craftiest I've ever listened to

    Jonathan Coleman

    You know what I tried to tell a friend this..🧐

    TBD Art

    ​@Bishop85 Kendrick's concepts are layered within his albums.His albums tackles more than his roots of his ethical group. Once he decides the concept for his song, he breaks it down into his verses. Listen to song "Good kid" and it showcase supreme lyricism(2nd verse still gives me chills).

    Songs like Sing About Me and The Blacker the Berry are prime examples of his talents. One of a kind landmarks that show his songwriting ability.

    Just adding to post. Any thoughts?

    Boss Swag

    Best lyricists in the game right now daylyt, Lupe, kdot and king los

    Manny

    @Bishop85 Good one... 🤣

  91. King Martin72

    This song needs more views man..so DOPE!!🔥💯

  92. McKinnly Walker

    10 ppl came from Joe Budden podcast to hate ic.



    Yes I know Joe & Lu are actually cool

  93. SukhberS

    This album is a blessing.

  94. Flo Fearless

    Stop it Lupe just stop it! This don't make no sense your bars need a barcode with them geez!!!

  95. Tron Dorrough

    Thank you. Blessings received.

  96. This Is A Certified Hood Classic

    top 3 on album are:
    1. Wav Files
    2. Sun God Sam
    3. Down
    thank you for this gift lupe ive been listening every day since it came out. i cant listen to anything else

    Jonathan Harper

    What about Stack that Cheese??? That's one of my favorites

    D Flournoy

    Gotta throw Cripple in there

    BLVSPHEMY

    @All Me I can't help but hear LOYALTY with Kendrick and Rhi

    Dubsteption 07

    Wade with us
    baptize and convert to the waves with us

    Akira Kamisaru

    This Is A Certified Hood Classic Absolutely!!!

    My Top Three Tracks As Well!!!

  97. Shawn Castillo

    This song is a message. Lupe is the king.

    Jacob Ekberg

    What is the message. Ive probably listened to the entire album 30+ times but this song is obtuse as fuck to me

    e money

    Link the choruses like he said in mural jr... seems like you’ll get the message

  98. Anthony Adams

    This instrumental is so freaking amazing!!!