Good Morning
Kanye West Lyrics


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Uh, good morning

Wake up, Mr. West, Mr. West, Mr. Fresh
Mr. by-his-self-he-so-impressed
I mean, damn, did you even see the test
You got D's motherfucker, D's, Rosie Perez
And yes, barely pass any and every class
Lookin' at every ass
Cheated on every test
I guess this is my dissertation
Homie, this shit is basic
Welcome to graduation

Good morning
Good morning
Good morning
Good morning

Good morning

On this day we become legendary
Everything we dreamed of
I'm like a fly Malcolm X
Buy any jeans necessary
Detroit wear cleaned up
From the streets of the league
From an eighth to a key
But you graduate when you make it up outta the streets
From the moments of pain
Look how far we done came
Haters sayin' ya changed
Now ya doin' ya thang

Good morning
Good morning

Good morning
Good morning

Good morning
Look at the valedictorian scared of the future
While I hop in the Delorean
Scared-to-face-the-world complacent career student
Some people graduate, but we still stupid
They tell you read this, eat this, don't look around
Just peep this, preach us, teach us, Jesus
Okay, look up now, they done stole your streetness
After all of that, you receive this

Good morning
Hustlers, that's if you're still livin'
Get on down
Every time that we hear them
Good morning
Hustlers, that's if you're still livin'
Get on down
Every time that we hear them
Good morning
Hustlers, that's if you're still livin'
Get on down
Every time that we hear them
Good morning
Hustlers, that's if you're still livin'
Get on down

Get on down
Get, get on down




Get on down
Get, get on down

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Kanye West's "Good Morning" capture the joy and euphoria of success after a long and difficult journey. Kanye reflects on his academic struggles and inability to conform to traditional educational methods by cheating on tests and barely passing classes. Despite this, he still managed to overcome his setbacks and graduate, which he refers to as his "dissertation." He welcomes the listener, presumably someone who has also experienced similar struggles or hardships, to "graduation" and encourages them to look back at their journey and take pride in their accomplishments.


The second verse is a celebration of success achieved outside of the traditional confines of education. From humble beginnings on the streets, Kanye has risen to success beyond imagination. He compares himself to Malcolm X, who also came from humble beginnings and rose to legendary heights. He feels that he has achieved greatness despite being a "career student" and feeling unconfident in his future success. He also acknowledges that some people may label him as "stupid" or unsuccessful, but he is proud of his path and journey nonetheless.


Overall, "Good Morning" is a feel-good anthem about overcoming struggles and obstacles, embracing individuality, and celebrating success.


Line by Line Meaning

Uh, good morning
The song starts with a greeting, expressing that it's the beginning of a new day.


Wake up, Mr. West, Mr. West, Mr. Fresh
It is speaking directly to Kanye West and implying that he should wake up so that he can start a new day with a fresh perspective.


Mr. by-his-self-he-so-impressed
Kanye is confident and impressed by his own talent and abilities.


I mean, damn, did you even see the test You got D's motherfucker, D's, Rosie Perez And yes, barely pass any and every class Lookin' at every ass Cheated on every test I guess this is my dissertation Homie, this shit is basic Welcome to graduation
Kanye is reflecting back on his time as a student, remembering how he barely passed any of his classes and was obsessed with women.


On this day we become legendary Everything we dreamed of I'm like a fly Malcolm X Buy any jeans necessary Detroit wear cleaned up From the streets of the league From an eighth to a key But you graduate when you make it up outta the streets From the moments of pain Look how far we done came Haters sayin' ya changed Now ya doin' ya thang
Now, Kanye is celebrating his success and reminiscing about the struggles he has overcome.


Look at the valedictorian scared of the future While I hop in the Delorean Scared-to-face-the-world complacent career student Some people graduate, but we still stupid They tell you read this, eat this, don't look around Just peep this, preach us, teach us, Jesus Okay, look up now, they done stole your streetness After all of that, you receive this
Kanye is using the contrast between himself and the valedictorian to highlight the difference between traditional success and true success. He believes that the educational system has failed to teach important lessons about life and street smarts.


Hustlers, that's if you're still livin' Get on down Every time that we hear them Good morning
In the chorus, Kanye is urging all the hustlers who are still alive to keep moving forward and to strive for greatness.


Get, get on down Get on down
The song ends with a call to action, encouraging everyone to keep hustling and pushing towards their goals.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Reg Dwight, Bernie Taupin, Kanye Omari West

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@VergilDarkslayer

Well he made a new song i have his lyrics

Auf der Heide blüht ein kleines Blümelein
Und das heißt
Erika
Heiß von hunderttausend kleinen Bienelein
Wird umschwärmt
Erika
Denn ihr Herz ist voller Süßigkeit
Zarter Duft entströmt dem Blütenkleid
Auf der Heide blüht ein kleines Blümelein
Und das heißt
Erika
In der Heimat wohnt ein blondes Mägdelein
Und das heißt
Erika
Dieses Mädel ist mein treues Schätzelein
Und mein Glück
Erika
Wenn das Heidekraut rot-lila blüht
Singe ich zum Gruß ihr dieses Lied
Auf der Heide blüht ein kleines Blümelein
Und das heißt
Erika
In mein'm Kämmerlein blüht auch ein Blümelein
Und das heißt
Erika
Schon beim Morgengrau'n sowie beim Dämmerschein
Schaut's mich an
Erika
Und dann ist es mir, als spräch' es laut
"Denkst du auch an deine kleine Braut?"
In der Heimat weint um dich ein Mägdelein
Und das heißt
Erika



All comments from YouTube:

@fun1695

He made graduation He made graduation He made graduation He made graduation He made graduation He made graduation

@joee7809

I don’t think this can save us anymore bro

@benstallone6784

Nikola Tesla invented our modern electric grid but died penniless and in love with a pigeon. Greatness is hard to sustain

@z8eee

@@allineedisaphillycheesesteak y'all consider anything slightly controversial as too far, homie hasn't gone far enough

@Gladiux0

@@z8eee he quite literally said he doesnt think hitler was bad

@z8eee

@@Gladiux0 err, yeah. and?

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@jeremyghostland8155

I remember when my dad used to play this in the morning to wake me and my sister up, Im not a morning person so this did the job. I'm just sad he stopped playing it since we all sleep in separate rooms now. But he sometimes plays it when I come downstairs and it's great.
Truly a timeless masterpiece.

@Live-qf2lg

You should ask him to do it more if it's cool with him, you'll miss it when he ain't there to do it no more

@The_Room_Of_Arachnids

Hahah he does this to me some times lol

@diamondzwrld

Damn that’s a W dad ☺️✌️

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