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Beautiful Lasers (Two Ways) Lyrics

[Hook: MDMA]
There's only 2 ways out of here
You'll be too late, you'll be trapped here forever
There's only 2 ways out of here
One's through the door, the other's through me

[Verse 1: Lupe Fiasco]
Sometimes living in a world like...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 7th 2020 report

    Read "The Myth of Sisyphus" by Albert Camus. "HERE is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest— whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories—comes afterwards." Fiasco is struggling with the same thing as Sisyphus--how to live a meaningful life in the meaningless. Or pushing a rock up a hill for all eternity.

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2019 report

    I think its the suicide vs fixing his life or living an average life style going to a job you hate everyday would be what the door and through me would be becoming wealthy in life by facing yourself and your fears

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 12th 2016 report

    Interesting take from everyone.
    I guess the way I heard it, he's at rock bottom, whether it be with a girl or whatever in life, and this is his psyche telling him that he's been doing just fine, but his only options are to leave life altogether ("through the door"), i.e. suicide obviously, or to take control and fix things ("through me")...i.e., he has to get control of his own mental and emotional state and start building things the way he needs to get back up.

  4. NatalieWBisceglia
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    Jan 26th 2013 report

    The song is about how he's twisted inside, and how in this society, your life will only be easy if you don't ask questions. if YOU REALIZE AND DONT BE SCARED TO SPEAK OUT ON WHAT WE SEE AS EVIL AND GOOD TO REMEMBER THE LORD FROM HEAVAN . who was satan? why is he on earth why is history in the making? there's so many questions . but wait one day this will be reaveled.

  5. NatalieWBisceglia
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    Jan 26th 2013 report

    there's only two ways out of living in sorrow. satan or god . evil or good. let joy overcome your life ...seek its treasures

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 3rd 2012 report

    The whole two ways thing is about how you can go down different roads, killing yourself and giving into the world, or being a paragon of humanity and becoming a truly wise person. The hook is the body talking to the soul and the mind, the other me he talks about fighting with. I think "You'll be too late, you'll be trapped here forever" refers to what happens to a person who doesn't travel down either of the paths, who becomes complacent with the world and lets their soul slip away, while their mind stops thinking about life.

    The verses seem to me like they're describing the path Lupe's mind takes, trying to kill himself, but knowing it's not the right path to take.

    Anyway, I know it's probably not what he was thinking when he wrote it, but that's what I'm taking away from it.

    Beautiful song. I know he doesn't like Lasers because the album is too poppy, but if this is too poppy for him, then he's more serious about meaning than even I am.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 3rd 2012 report

    Lupe here is depressed .he is revealing his perception of everyday life

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 24th 2011 report

    If you play the song backwards the chorus says "In Vain, In Vain, In Vain" the rest is hard to make-up.

    I guess you can play the song "two ways"

  9. Nindonis Ann Marie Robinson
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    Jul 14th 2011 report

    The song is about how he's twisted inside, and how in this society, your life will only be easy if you don't ask questions. He's contemplating suicide throughout most of the song, and it's because he hates what he sees while on earth.


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