Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Show Goes On

Image result for the show goes on song meaningThe song "The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco from the album Lasers was released in 2010. It was an instant hit and one of the biggest hip hop songs of the year. This song is super fun to rap to and is really catchy, but it does have a deeper meaning. 

This song contains a message that reaches out to today's youth growing up in rough neighborhoods or hard times. It encourages these young people to lift their heads up and keep fighting because the show goes on. It also brings across the message that no matter where you come from or what you have been through you can always come out on top and achieve great things. For example the line, "Let em' know you're there/That you struggling, survivin' , that you gonna persevere," is a really positive part in the song to let people know hey I am here trying my best and everything will be okay. It is very inspiring because most hip hop songs are about girls and money but this is reaching out to teenagers and people that need motivation in life. And it does a really great job of that. 

This song tells a story and that Is why I chose it when asked to defend a song as poetry. I may not be able to completely relate to it, but it continues to inspire me every time I listen to it. "No matter what you've been through/ no matter what your into/ no matter what you see when you look outside your window." Is my favorite line of the song because it's saying no matter where you come from you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. 


  1. I remember hearing this song a long time ago and I just realized the meaning. I think you did a great job of expressing the meaning of the song, and you're right, it's unique in that most rap songs are about money and girls. Good choice

  2. I love the last line you mentioned, it really sends a powerful message to everybody not just some people. I never thought about the meaning behind this song before, nice analysis.