I Feel Like Dying - Lil Wayne being conscious

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 10 years ago '05        #1
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I Feel Like Dying - Lil Wayne being conscious
 

 
for all who didnt know, lil wayne can actually be a conscious rapper when he's tripping balls

Analysis

Through the controversy of Lil Wayne's messages, many have failed to realize the greatness of this song. "I Feel Like Dying" exemplifies not only Wayne's depth as a rapper, but also his poetic ability that is frequently overshadowed by club beats and weak lyrics.

Lil Wayne begins the track with unsettling optimism. He claims, "I am sittin' on the clouds, I got smoke comin' from my seat / I can play basketball with the moon, I got the whole world at my feet." He chooses to portray himself far above society through the cloud imagery, even claiming that the whole world is at his feet. This delivers a sense of both freedom and ownership. Lil Wayne is far beyond the normal world with his unearthly powers.

The second verse of the song transitions Lil Wayne's condition. Now, he appears more futile than in the previous verse. The imagery changes from beyond earth to a more normal landscape: "Swimming laps around a bottle of Louis the Thirteenth / Jumpin' off of a mountain into a sea of Codeine." Later, Lil Wayne claims, "I'm at the top of the top, but... still I climb / And if I should ever fall, the ground would then turn to wine." The diction of "mountain," "swimming," and "ground" all elucidate a sense of earthliness - greatly contrasting the first verse. Finally, Wayne ends the verse with "Pop, pop, I feel like flying." This final line coincides with the succeeding verse.

Verse three depicts Lil Wayne's fall from the euphoric state he was in. It begins with a familiar optimism; however, he quickly admits, "I am a prisoner, locked up behind Xanax bars." As he declares himself a prisoner, it becomes obvious that his state is an unwanted, but necessary being. In lieu with his tremendous lifestyle, he claims, "I have just boarded a plane, without a pilot." Instead of the boundless clouds he once sat upon, Wayne is now trapped within the plane, symbolically the drugs. While he admits to being trapped within this enslaved state, he claims "And violets are blue, roses are red / Daisies are yellow, the flowers are dead." Each flower represents the popular gangs of the Bloods and Crips; yet, the yellow color remains obscure. Lil Wayne likely references the archetypal color of yellow to represent the hope for the street life. The yellow, like the other colors, however, is already dead. The hope for all is gone as the flowers are dead. Finally, Lil Wayne provides social commentary for society: "Wish I can give you this feeling... I feel like buying." The freedom he once felt, a feeling that can no longer be achieved, must be purchased. Here, Wayne provides the deepest message: the materialism of society is incapable of purchasing independence.


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35 comments for "I Feel Like Dying - Lil Wayne being conscious"

 07-20-2008, 07:33 PM         #2
HeavenlySword 
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k!ll yourself.
 07-20-2008, 07:34 PM         #3
iThink 
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this thread is going to generate a LOT of hate.

I'm not sure if the person who edited the entry was being serious or sarcastic...that's comedic genius at its finest!
 10 years ago '07        #4
neeko21 
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to be honest i believe that sh*t, cuz when you that high on drugs that sh*t can take you away from stuff you usually think about to like another dimension type sh*t but thats jus imo
 07-20-2008, 07:46 PM         #5
Crzyazninvazn 
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that's on some sh*t right there.
 07-20-2008, 07:56 PM         #6
Progz 
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im stoned right now...

and im sure lil wayne was when he wrote that sh*t..

when im high i noticed that i even say some smart sh*t where i couldnt when im silver.

100% true i bet! :D
 10 years ago '05        #7
Garnet & Gold 42 heat pts42
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I like Wayne but STFU.
 07-20-2008, 09:02 PM         #8
Steveo54 
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he was just trying to put drug related sentences together...this article is stupid really, they are looking too in depth into someone that probably didnt think about the sh*t remotely like its being anaylzed in this article.

i like the song, but someone has way too much time on their hands to get that out of it
 10 years ago '04        #9
jeehtoven 51 heat pts51
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wow...this is funny
 10 years ago '08        #10
TheFuckinEmpire 4 heat pts
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Uh oh..
 07-20-2008, 09:31 PM         #11
rawproduct03 
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if it was true i would agree but the song was trash
 10 years ago '06        #12
JamesAdamsIz808 2 heat pts
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Didnt read free post.
 10 years ago '07        #13
NasIsThaBest19 
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didn't really care for the song.
 10 years ago '07        #14
neeko21 
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well if you dont smoke, pop pills, cocaine, shrooms, acid, lean, roll, or any other of the psychadelic drugs out there you cant really relate to it unless you a genius by nature
 07-20-2008, 10:00 PM         #15
THE TRUTHINESS 
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Nas lost....

That was a cool break down, but dude, the guy is a junkie. He probably didn't even know, the meaning behind what he was saying.
 10 years ago '04        #16
MILLYMILL2000 
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 THE TRUTHINESS said:
Nas lost....

That was a cool break down, but dude, the guy is a junkie. He probably didn't even know, the meaning behind what he was saying.
WOW I'm actually in agreement with you for the first time Truth (except the Nas part of course):applause: :applause:
 10 years ago '07        #17
CheezyDoDo 15 heat pts15
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damn who the fu*k wrote all that sh*t and Why ?
 10 years ago '08        #18
Keno 19 heat pts19
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i knew that song was poppin when i first heard it never analyzed the lyrics but yellow daises are yellow is Latin Kings
 10 years ago '06        #19
ICanDoIt 
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As a poet, I honestly think Wayne sat down and wrote that sh*t. He might have been spliffed but that doesn't mean this song isn't lyrically great. It's actually one of the few songs that I actually respect, because at first listen it sounds like a bunch of gibberish but when you actually listen to it or read the lyrics, it's metaphor after metaphor after metaphor with actual meaning. The person who wrote that entry may not have analyzed it right, but even that proves it to be an actual work of art, it can be interpreted different ways, by different people...

Sorry for the paragraph, but I finally found a Wayne post that's actually talking about something and not hating/d*ckriding...
 10 years ago '07        #20
Ham Rove 3520 heat pts3520
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i think lil wayne is hot garbage but the song is cool one of the only wayne songs i like
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