Whitman Vs Pablo And the commons.

[Intro: Samoria Green & Natalie Green]

(Yes, God)

We don't want no devils in the house, God (Yes, Lord)

We want the lord (Yes, Jesus)

And that's it (Yes, God)

Hallej- hand over Satan (Yes, Jesus)

Jesus praise the Lord (Yes, God)

Hallelujah, God (Yes, God)

We don't want no devils in the house, God (Yes, Lord)

We want the lord (Yes, Jesus)

And that's it (Yes, God)

Hallej- hand over Satan (Yes, Jesus)

Jesus praise the Lord (Yes, God)

[Hook 1: Kanye West & The-Dream]

I'm tryna keep my faith

We on an ultralight beam

We on an ultralight beam

This is a God dream

This is a God dream

This is everything

This is everything

Deliver us serenity

Deliver us peace

Deliver us loving

We know we need it

You know we need it

You know we need it

That's why we need you now, oh, I

Pray for Paris

Pray for the parents

This is a God dream

This is a God dream

This is a God dream

We on an ultralight beam

We on an ultralight beam

This is a God dream

This is a God dream

This is everything

Everything (Thing, thing, thing)

[Chorus: The-Dream & Choir]

I'm tryna keep my faith

But I'm looking for more

Somewhere I can feel safe

And end my holy war

I'm tryna keep my faith

[Verse 1: Kelly Price (Choir)]

So why send oppression not blessings?

Why, oh why'd you do me wrong? (More)

You persecute the weak

Because it makes you feel so strong

(To save) Don't have much strength to fight

So I look to the light

(War) To make these wrongs turn right

Head up high, I look to the light

Hey, 'cause I know that you'll make everything alright

And I know that you'll take good care of your child

Oh, no longer am afraid of the night

'Cause I, I look to the light

[Verse 2: Chance The Rapper]

When they come for you, I will shield your name

I will field their questions, I will feel your pain

No one can judge

They don't, they don't know

They don't know

Foot on the Devil's neck 'til it drifted Pangaea

I'm moving all my family from Chatham to Zambia

Treat the demons just like Pam

I mean I fuck with your friends, but damn, Gina

I been this way since Arthur was anteater

Now they wanna hit me with the woo wap, the bam

Tryna snap photos of familia

My daughter look just like Sia, you can't see her

You can feel the lyrics, the spirit coming in braille

Tubman of the underground, come and follow the trail

I made Sunday Candy, I'm never going to hell

I met Kanye West, I'm never going to fail

He said let's do a good ass job with Chance three

I hear you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy

Let's make it so free and the bars so hard

That there ain't one gosh darn part you can't tweet

This is my part, nobody else speak

This is my part, nobody else speak

This little light of mine

Glory be to God, yeah

I'ma make sure that they go where they can't go

If they don't wanna ride I'ma still give them raincoats

Know what God said when he made the first rainbow

Just throw this at the end if I'm too late for the intro

Ugh, I'm just having fun with it

You know that a nigga was lost

I laugh in my head

'Cause I bet that my ex looking back like a pillar of salt

Ugh, 'cause they'll flip the script on your ass like Wesley and Spike

You cannot mess with the light

Look at lil' Chano from 79th

[Hook 2: Kanye West]

We on an ultralight beam

We on an ultralight beam

This is a God dream

This is a God dream

This is everything

Everything

[Chorus: The-Dream (Natalie Is Great) & Choir]

Yes, God

Hallelujah

I'm tryna keep my faith

(Yes, Jesus)

But I'm looking for more

Somewhere I can feel safe

And end my holy war

[Outro: Kirk Franklin & Choir]

Father, this prayer is for everyone that feels they're not good enough

This prayer's for everybody that feels like they're too messed up

For everyone that feels they've said "I'm sorry" too many times

You can never go too far when you can't come back home again

That's why I need...

Faith, more, safe, war

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The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains of my gab and my loitering.

I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,

I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.

The last scud of day holds back for me,

It flings my likeness after the rest and true as any on the shadow'd wilds,

It coaxes me to the vapor and the dusk.

I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun,

I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags.

I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,

If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.

You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,

But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,

And filter and fibre your blood.

Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,

Missing me one place search another,

I stop somewhere waiting for you.

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1. The Life Of Pablo released February 14, 2016. The albums first track was called " Ultralight Beam which features Chance The rapper, The Dream, Kirk Franklin, and Kelly Price. I picked this song of the strong spiritual messages it has. The song is about Kanye's faith in God. It was inspired by Saint Paul the Apostle being blinded by the beam of heavens light, hence the name Ultralight beam. I love the message of the song and how god brings strength to people when they most need it and without we would were. The use of different artist brings different views of concept of song, which life and the struggle it brings sometimes.

2. Simile- " My daughter is like Sia you cant see her"

Chance is comparing his daughter Kinsely and singer Sia. Sia is known for covering her face in performances and in front of the camera as a symbol of privacy and security. Chance doesn't put his daughter in the public eye because he wants to keep her privacy safe and protect her innocence. He is comparing what sia does to be private and what he does for his daughter to keep her privacy in tact.

Comparison- "You can feel the lyrics, the spirit coming in braille, Tubman of the underground,come and follow the trail'

Chance is now comparing his lyrics to braille. You feel braille and understand, you read his lyrics and feel the impact just like touching braille. Harriett Tumban was a underground railroad leader who lead slaves to freedom . Chance is comparing his impact in the music industry saying he can lead underground artist to the top of the industry because of how hard it is for them.

3. Personification-"The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains of my gab and loitering"

Whitman is giving the hawk the ability to talk and complain. Only humans are about to put together sentences and complain. He is giving the hawk that ability to make complaints against him.

Foreshadowing- " I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun,"

After reading this line, the reader is now starting to get a since of what the theme of the poem is and what is happening. When he says " is shake my white locks at the runway of the sun" he is saying he enjoying his last days on earth and starting to face the reality of death.

4. The theme of Song of Myself is accepting death. When he says "I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun", he is now coming to the conclusion that it his last days and he's accepting his death. "I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, if you want me again look for me under your boot-soles." This is the point in the poem where he is describing himsefl after death. He is going to simply decay and become a part of the ground.

He has an positive approach to his death. He isn't sad about it, he is ready to die. He is patiently waiting for his time to come to an end.

5. The main concept of Ultralight Beam is Kanye's faith is god. He depends on God everyday to keep him going through the good and bad. Kanye is grateful for his blessings and how far he has came and he is giving thanks to God.

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