New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ Skylar Grey – ‘Words I Never Said’

Words I Never Said

Lupe Fiasco lights a fire on “Words I Never Said,” the politically-charged second single from his long-awaited album Lasers, due March 8. The Alex Da Kid production, described by Lupe as “a big, controversial record,” tackles hot button issues including the war on terror, the failing economy, and education.

“We scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth/ So scared of what you think of me, I’m scared of even telling you,” spits the Chi-town MC over the hard-edged beat.

Singer-songwriter Skylar Grey cries out on the hook: “It’s so loud inside my head with words that I should have said/ As I drown in my regrets, I can’t take back the words I never said.”

Soak up their thought-provoking words below.

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57 Comments

  1. Yeah

    LOVE

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  2. Lolsmileyface

    This sounds like “Castle Walls” a bit. All of Alex da Kid stuff sounds depressing and all of them “Coming Home” “Airplanes” “Love the Way You Lie”, etc. have this depressing tone. He needs to switch it up, its getting old, quick.

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  3. Edgar

    Great song
    this is Real Hip Hop

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  4. hah

    i need a doctor and this, hyped but disappointing, bring some yeezy back

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  5. Respect

    This is real. Lupe is fuckin dope

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  6. Respect

    Lupe is the truth, dope track

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  7. Yeah

    FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ###LASERS

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  8. Wasalu

    @lolsmileyface
    agreed…alex tha kid needs to bail

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  9. Noringtone

    Great song. Just great.

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  10. Wasalu

    lu’s lyrics speak truth though

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  11. Zaid

    song is a beast!!!

    LUPE !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Old James

    Trying to sell the shock factor… kinda let down. not a fan of political rap.

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  13. Yeah

    underrated #thatisall LOVE U LUPE

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  14. ME

    “Diet cola killing off your brain cells”?????huh? arent u the same guy I saw dancing and rapping for a superbowl commecial on youtube? SMH….another industry puppet, where is kanye when u need him?

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  15. Yeah

    @oldjames

    well why did u bring your ass here lmao

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  16. Old James

    @Yeah

    Because I am a big fan of Lupe… lmao

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  17. Yeah

    *can’t stop listening to it* :D

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  18. 49ers160

    i don’t know what yall tlkin bout this song is nice…….better than his first single

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  19. Yeah

    @oldjames well Lupe has always be political, but clearly the song is called “Words I Never Said” means these words are inside his head…you get it? lol he’s not really saying them, he’s thinking them :)

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  20. Dave

    YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! GO IN!

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  21. Old James

    @yeah

    I get what you’re saying, point taken. I listened to it again, and I really do love most of the song, its just the first verse that kind of seemed a little unnecessary and blatant. But I do enjoy the song for the most part.

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  22. William

    Skylars part is fire, I can’t wait for an album. I’m not sure about Lupe though… It kinda flatlined for me and Skylar kept bringing it back.

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  23. 40lover

    Lupe killed it!!!! Best record of 2011!!!!

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  24. Listen

    Damn, so many of you guys are so narrow minded for real. An artist doesn’t have to be just one dimensional. Who the fuck cares if Lupe puts out a “mainstream” track once in a while? Who the fuck cares if this is “political”? There track record isn’t meant to be perfect. People develop their sound and adapt based on the environment they’re presented in. Open up your perspective people. God damn…

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  25. lupe fiasco

    im about to get kanye on the remix

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  26. Yeah

    I SWEAR I LOOOOOOOVE LUPE
    IT’s actually frightening!! :D

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  27. iKnow

    Such a powerful message. Finally someone that raps “The Truth”. Hope he doesn’t get killed off before his album drops.

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  28. DRB

    What was the first single?

    But good for him for saying something.

    Needs to sink in for me

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  29. ME

    @Listen

    Its hypocritical, He bashes capitalism in his rhymes yet his “Trilly and Truley” jackets coming out are going to cost over $4000…..hmmm who can afford that? Bashes the side effects of drinking soda, yet literally dances and raps in his pepsi commercial for the superbowl coming up…….but ok lupe

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  30. JHP

    This is too dope, and I know that wasn’t Lupe, but if Kanye was on the remix, along with Nas it’d be something serious!

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  31. Yeah

    @Me
    GOOD TO BED!! GOODNIGHT!

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  32. chunel

    I sooooo agree with you Lolsmileyface !

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  33. James

    If anything Lupe attacks the morals of people in capitalism not the structure it self. So what he doesn’t like big banks now he can’t sell jackets get real, and while you’re there, get a legitimate point.

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  34. totz

    i feel alex productions have been getting predictable since airplane =love the way= i need a doctor,coming home,castle wall= words i said, but all the sons are still cool and the rappers do justice

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  35. tbib

    Alex Da Kid needs to change his beats, he uses exactly the same kick and drums in every songs. But Lupe does his job, and he does it well!

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  36. saio

    f*ck lupe fiasco
    is a fucking racist hate jew’s
    f*ck islam
    f*ck lupe fiasco

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    screwfiasco Reply:

    @saio,
    i couldnt agree more! hes a fucking racist blaming israel and the jews when the fucking taliban is killing everyone! they all muslim too! i dont get how people actually like this and call it ¨real hip hop¨like seriously hes attacking the jews for nothing and im not even jewish. look on the news this is getting ridiculous hope this album and song BOMMB a la max!and if you want a real song listen to how kanye attacks the muslims in the Power remix. That´s realm hip hop and i dont give a shit what anyone says about this.

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    Brad Reply:

    @saio, LET’S KEEP IT REAL WHO LIKES THOSE MICE ANYWAY, MY POWER

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  37. TTT

    immensely dope!! WOW

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  38. filthy fresh

    ME
    January 31st, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    Its hypocritical, He bashes capitalism in his rhymes yet his “Trilly and Truley” jackets coming out are going to cost over $4000…..hmmm who can afford that? Bashes the side effects of drinking soda, yet literally dances and raps in his pepsi commercial for the superbowl coming up…….but ok lupe
    ———————————————–

    Not the soda is killin of the braincells, the pills are. Need to connect the whole story together, not just with the line before that one.

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  39. Faraaz

    You need to understand, to get his message across, he needs something that everyone will like, that will get in the charts and on the radio, not just something for true hip hop heads. We already know he’s lyrically sick, listen to his previous albums.

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  40. lilrobot

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! lupe’s verses, the hook!!!! EVERYTHING!!!!! When and where can i buy this????

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  41. Mr Xclusive

    amazing song, hopefully it becomes a hit, if not that’ll be sad

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  42. taj mahal

    great song expecting a great vid with it

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  43. Mes_Cudi

    Why isn´t this on iTunes?

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  44. iLuvMuSic

    lupe keepin it 100. luv this. real ish

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  45. Yeah

    2/8 itunes

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  46. GangsterA

    dope song i love it

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  47. Joeyu

    heard it all first at the enmore theatre here in australia when he performed it live two weeks ago

    FIRSTTTT

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  48. GQ

    I AGREE ALEX ND SKYLAR NEED TO MAKE SOME NEW SHYT AND SWITCH IT UP….HE IS SHOWING HOW ONE SIDED HE IS WHERE ARE YOU CCLUB BANGERZ ON LOVE SONGZ I THINK ALEX A GREAT PRODUCER BUT IM AM TIRED OF THIS DEPRESSING SAME TONE SHYT

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  49. M4L

    Dope song! Lupe killed it!

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  50. Real

    For all you complaining bastards: Sorry, but this is not Gucci Mane or Lil B. It’s wrong to have political rap? This is why hip hop is dead.

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  51. Cass

    I absolutely love this song! It speaks the truth!

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  52. Nutzo

    Hes talking about the PILLS… I repeat the friggin’ PILLS that are “killing all your brain cells”.
    – This is why hip hop is dead.. people dont understand ‘basic’ wordplay. WOW!!

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  53. Laserlove

    Yess. Lupe! This guy saved hip hop !

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  54. Chege

    Words that I need to say: Lupe just did it big. The track is what it is to true hiphop_ the track is therapy to the other shit on the airwaves.
    Great wordplay, the truth in his voice and lyrics.
    Do the remix with dead prez!

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  55. Bria Carrington

    This Song Is nice I would Listen to it all day.

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