Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On Lyrics

Kane is in the building, nigga

Already the show goes on all night
'Til the morning we dream so long
Anybody ever wonder
When they would see the sun up
Just remember when you come up
The show goes on!

Have you ever had the feeling
That you was being had
Don't that shit that make you mad
They treat you like a slave
With chains all on your soul
And put whips up on your back
They be lying through they teeth
Hope you slip up off your path

I don't switch up I just laugh
Put my kicks up on they desk
Unaffected by their threats
Then get busy on they ass
See that's how that Chi-Town made me
That's how my daddy raised me
That glittering may not be gold
Don't let nobody play me

If you are my homeboy
You never have to pay me
Go on and put your hands up
When times is hard you stand up
L-U-P the man
'Cause the brand
That the fans trust
So even if they ban us
They'll never slow my plans up!

Already the show goes on all night
'Til the morning we dream so long
Anybody ever wonder
When they would see the sun up
Just remember when you come up
The show goes on!

One in the air for the people ain't here
Two in the air for the father that's there
Three in the air for the kids in the ghetto
Four for the kids that don't wanna be there

None for the niggas tryna to hold them back
Five in the air for the teacher not scared
To tell those kids that's living in the ghetto
That the niggas holding back that the world is theirs!

Yeah, yeah, the world is yours
I was once that little boy
Terrified of the world
Now I'm on a world tour
I would give up everything
Even start a world war
For these ghetto girls and boys I'm rapping 'round the world for!

Africa to New York
Haiti then I detour
Oakland out to Auckland
Gaza Strip to Detroit
Say hip-hop only destroy
Tell 'em look at me, boy!
I hope your son don't have a gun
And never be a D-boy

Already the show goes on all night
'Til the morning we dream so long
Anybody ever wonder
When they would see the sun up
Just remember when you come up
The show goes on!

So no matter what you've been through
No matter what you're into
No matter what you see
When you look outside your window
Brown grass or green grass
Picket fence or barbed wire
Never ever put them down
You just lift your arms higher

Raise 'em 'til your arms tired
Let 'em know you're here
That you're struggling survivin'
That you gon' persevere
Yeah, ain't nobody leaving
Nobody goin' home
Even if they turn the lights out
The show is goin' on!

Already the show goes on all night
'Til the morning we dream so long
Anybody ever wonder
When they would see the sun up
Just remember when you come up
The show goes on!

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Lupe Fiasco The Show Goes On Comments
  1. Katie Deyette

    Oh my God I forgot about this song. Throwback for sure

  2. JustHaveAHeartAndMinder

    "Don't, that shit makes you mad!"

  3. Jose Carlos

    2020??? Brasil

  4. Raser

    been here because of a basketball highlight

  5. UngodlyJames

    Diverse Mentality.

  6. mj smo0oth

    One of the catchiest hooks in music history.

  7. Charles Smith

    Idc what anybody says lupe is the best lyricist

  8. elmi masku

    The show will be stopped when this guy dies

  9. onlyone23km

    The only thing that NBA All-Star weekend was missing this year... was LUPE. CHICAGO.... I LOVE YOU!

  10. Liz Fanning

    Was crying today then herd this 💙💜🎶

  11. Soldier King

    the brand that those fans trust: Color the Globe :)

  12. Douggie Rosehill

    This song gives me the motivation to get out there and do big things man💯 one of my all time favourites foreal🔥

  13. KID OZ


  14. maikl

    2020 like

  15. Maria Hiyasmin

    Brrruh!!!! 👌👌👌

  16. fahad dido

    2020 still relevant ...

  17. Chris Howerton

    Yesterday was Lupe's birthday!

  18. jaciel bautista

    2020 still the best song out there😏🕛

  19. Anil Patel


  20. Hollis Harris

    This song still 🔥 and still one of my favorites. Need more Lupe 2020!

  21. Mavis Mokoena

    Still in love with this song till date

  22. Swishman Chris

    This is basically the rap version of "Float on" by Modest mouse, both life inspirational songs ❤

  23. Tay Keith

    Midway February 2020 anyone?

  24. Aalijah Khan

    This song was just in the all star games

  25. Nehemiah Howard

    Just played it on the all star game🔥🔥 classic

  26. cedrick morgan

    Still listening 🔥🔥🔥

  27. Ronan WTF

    2020 ❤️✊🏾

  28. Thomas khoza

    2020 we still here hit the 👍🏿if you still alive 😊😊😘

  29. juma hamis

    I have been having this song for many years on my all gadgets to smartphones, it never get old.

  30. Eliser Lobato Gomes

    First rap song that i rap the whole verse correctly

  31. Jed I. Knight

    i graduated HS in ‘09 and i’ve been going back thru hip/hop at the turn of the decade....& damn who knew it was all down hill from there lol

  32. Justin Ramsey

    this would be my walk up music when I’m coming up to bat in baseball

  33. 큐다

    j this don malik

  34. Dustin's Distractions

    The show should not go on for you sir. This song ruins the original.

  35. Tiger James

    The show goes on 8/24 #Mambaout

  36. Roberto Vasquez

    #Flint,Michigan Vet

  37. Ron Villeta

    2020 FEB anyone?

  38. 415bigK

    The G SHOCK


    How the fck the evolution reversed right from good rap like these to mumble rap that got no sense

  40. Michael David Dixon

    I was ten when my father left me this song gave me hope as odd as it sounds.

  41. Craka Summoners War

    This is what i always heard
    Before i going to highschool 😂
    this shit give me nostalgia 🤭

  42. Andrew Halvorson

    Best hockey pump song

  43. Mossete Kapule

    This song brings back all the good old time teen years. Music was so great then. Whatever we listen to nowadays isn't a match 10 years

  44. Jie. Roadtrip

    who's listening w/ me? 😎

  45. Eric Caudill

    Lupe is a great rapper & lyricist but let’s be honest, the hook is what really makes this song amazing

  46. Khari

    Lupe didn’t like this one, but if I could give the record label one, this is definitely his best track on lasers, was it even on lasers ?

  47. Phiw Gmaer


  48. 4TTGUY GOD


    สมถุย ลุยสวน

    4TTGUY GOD +1

  49. Tamika Scott

    Rip to the Black Mamba

  50. lee smith campbell

    Who else gets so much motivation from this song

  51. khazTV

    I prefer modest mouse but this is an interesting use of the sample

  52. Erikso2000

    I’m so glad I found this song as a kid

  53. Ferally Tavu


  54. Itz Just Some Lofi Sooo Yeah

    Huge nostalgia 🔥🔥💞💞

  55. A Neon Chicken

    Chi town!!

  56. Sean Neal

    So inspirational it brings water to my eyes.....

  57. Arthur Johnston

    First black singer ever to tell kids not to sell drugs👍🏼

    Dan Richardson

    Listen to ice t. Classic. I am your pusher. Tell me i am wrong?

  58. Tobiah Gonzalez

    THIS SONG’S BEEN STUCK IN MY HEAD since I heard it on the radio last week. I’m so glad I finally found it! Missing the last decade!

  59. hawaiisunfun

    I know people always say that the developed countries have it made, but seriously the 00s-10s were pretty tough for everyone, except for those that didn't make mistakes - and even they were worried about making them or how to keep going and persevere. It's smooth sailing in 2020 - as that perseverance paid off - now it's just a work party - get a lot done and having the easy life without mistakes or hardships.

  60. Jaden May

    Who is watching this in 2020🔥

  61. Wee Woo

    Can yall stfu about Kobe omfg 🤣

  62. Phatcharapha PSiri


  63. vincent estrada

    Dang this reminds of the youngin ole days

  64. Danil Chawngte

    Modest mouse or this?

  65. Imaobong Ken-Antigha

    2020 is gonna be lit! 🔥🔥

  66. TheLowkeySteamerBoi

    i havent listent to this in yonks

  67. Wendell Thomas


    Im trying brother 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  68. 2natec

    Rest easy Mamba; we'll continue your legacy. #Mamba24ever.

  69. Glu Ouzze

    *N O S T A L G I A*

  70. Danish Wazir

    i pray he blows up big

  71. SaRy YT

    Miss song

  72. Wahyu naim

    👍👍👍 aku seneng marang lagune

  73. Michael Rummel

    No doubt Lupe was a great artist and wasn't afraid to be creative on his own vibe but, having his back against the wall and a label that was rejecting everything he brought to them and basically writing the hooks and dictating the subject matter of his music . Truth is he didn't even like this song it's something that the label pushed on themhe wanted promotion on the album that this would have to be the single done their way luckily turned out to be his best song but in all honesty it's the song that he's had the least to do with of all. He doesn't even like the song.

    J Par

    I remember that time. He was upset about the process leading up to the release of Lasers

  74. Cabbar Oğlan

    LeBron James and Kobe Bryant mix 💪🏿👍🏿

  75. Million Swag Beatz

    Bro I remember when I first heard this song. Lupe rap was the rarest as anybody ever heard

  76. Liam Bennett

    Thumbs up if bryan habana brought you here.

  77. trevian mckinnon

    The label was gone give this to B.O.B or Wiz Khalifa....hip hop dead

  78. jon dlr

    The goddamn N O S T A L G I A

  79. Nermin Bajric

    2020 👂🎉🎉🎉

  80. True Blue

    2020 still fire song

  81. Carlos Silva

    Henry "The King of Cringe" Cejudo brought me here

  82. Jeff Carroll

    Modest Mouse created a masterpiece and then this clown decides to butcher it.

  83. Elite Speedster

    Just cause it's a new decade doesn't mean I don't miss my songs :)

  84. Jon Andrew Brazal

    R.I.P Kobe. Show must go on. Mamba Out

    Wendell Thomas


  85. TKP 2203

    3/2/2020 👍🤟🏻👆✌️👌

  86. Dyn Lxgend

    Just randomly Came back

  87. GJ Nevarez

    2020? Stfu no one cares

  88. Seffington Jr.

    When you haven’t heard the song in 3 years but still know all the words

    Sergio A

    his other music is better

  89. Shameira Miller

    0:41-0:49 why he walkin like that

  90. Maria Miroslaw

    music today is sooooo good!!

  91. jmartinez1989j

    Music will never be the same again like this time of year. Wish today's music was like this again.

  92. Makaio Liftee

    2020........but the show goes on all night!!!!!


    Rip Kobe

  94. steven fraulo

    Still listening