Kanye West All Falls Down Lyrics

College Dropout: Video Anthology Track Listing
  • 1 Through the Wire
  • 2 Slow Jamz
  • 3 All Falls Down
  • 4 Two Words
  • 5 The New Workout Plan (extended version)
  • 6 Jesus Walks (Church version)
  • 7 Jesus Walks (Chris Milk version)
  • 8 Jesus Walks (Street version)
  • 9 Get 'em High (instrumental version)
    CD 2
  • 1 We Don't Care (reprise)
  • 2 Jesus Walks (remix)
  • 3 It's Alright
  • 4 The New Workout Plan (remix)
  • 5 Heavy Hitters
  • 6 Two Words (Cinematic)
  • 7 Never Let Me Down (Cinematic)
  • [Chorus: x2]
    Oh when it all, it all falls down
    I'm telling you oh, it all falls down
    Oh when it all, it all falls down
    I'm telling you oh, it all falls down

    Man I promise, she's so self conscious
    She has no idea what she's doing in college
    That major that she majored in don't make no money
    But she won't drop out, her parents will look at her funny
    Now, tell me that ain't insecure
    The concept of school seems so secure
    Sophomore three years aint picked a career
    She like **** it, I'll just stay down here and do hair
    Cause that's enough money to buy her a few pairs of new Airs
    Cause her baby daddy don't really care
    She's so precious with the peer pressure
    Couldn't afford a car so she named her daughter Alexus [a Lexus]
    She had hair so long that it looked like weave
    Then she cut it all off now she look like Eve
    And she be dealing with some issues that you can't believe
    Single black female addicted to retail and well


    Man I promise, I'm so self conscious
    That's why you always see me with at least one of my watches
    Rollies and Pasha's done drove me crazy
    I can't even pronounce nothing, pass that versace!
    Then I spent 400 bucks on this
    Just to be like ***** you ain't up on this!
    And I can't even go to the grocery store
    Without some ones thats clean and a shirt with a team
    It seems we living the american dream
    But the people highest up got the lowest self esteem
    The prettiest people do the ugliest things
    For the road to riches and diamond rings
    We shine because they hate us, floss cause they degrade us
    We trying to buy back our 40 acres
    And for that paper, look how low we a'stoop
    Even if you in a Benz, you still a ***** in a coop/coupe


    I say **** the police, that's how I treat em
    We buy our way out of jail, but we can't buy freedom
    We'll buy a lot of clothes when we don't really need em
    Things we buy to cover up what's inside
    Cause they make us hate ourself and love they wealth
    That's why shortys hollering "where the ballas' at?"
    Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack
    And a white man get paid off of all of that
    But I ain't even goin' act holier than thou
    Cause **** it, I went to Jacob with 25 thou
    Before I had a house and I'd do it again
    Cause I wanna be on 106 and Park pushing a Benz
    I wanna act ballerific like it's all terrific
    I got a couple past due bills, I won't get specific
    I got a problem with spending before I get it
    We all self conscious I'm just the first to admit it


    Written by: Lauryn Hill, Lauryn N. Hill
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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