Kanye West - Don't Look Down Lyrics




[Mos Def]
Don't look down, its an impossible view
Fly like an eagle, whatever you do
Don't look down, its an impossible view
Spread your wings, aerial

[Lupe Fiasco]
Head to the sky, wings raised in
Shes about to fly and take her place in
Out there in the stars, when she leaves the ground
She'll see a broken heart, if she turns around
But ain't no going back, this is how it must be
He told her, she'll be burned alive
She just told him trust me
If funerals are beautiful, this ugly
Knowing she told her you'll leave me if you loved me
And he knows that, because he knows her
Hard to hide his feeling's as it engulfs her
Now she's a bright blaze, light rays
A shooting out Phoenix on fire buring up the night scape
So lets hear it for our heroine, applaud as our spirits fly into the never end
One closed chapter, it opens up another part
So this is more like, the end, question mark (question mark, question mark)

[Mos Def]
Don't look down, its an impossible view
Fly like an eagle, whatever you do
Don't look down, its an impossible view
Spread your wings, aerial

[Kanye West]
Don't let me hold you back
I only hold you back
We on a dead-end street, this block has got a cul-de-sac
So fly baby, my baby, so high, sometimes its so hard to say bye
We made it from the alley straight up to ballet
We pulled up to the valet, we'll teach our daughter ballet
We'll raise us a Beyonce, maybe she'll be a Halle
You woulda been the best mom
I would have been the best 'Ye
You see it all in my veins, like varicose
I know thats very gross but we getting very close
To our end, though I killed most with a pen
Soon as this flow end, I'ma let Mos begin

[Mos Def]
Don't look down, its an impossible view
Fly like an eagle, whatever you do
Don't look down, its an impossible view
Spread your wings, aerial

Don't look down, its an impossible view
Fly like an eagle, whatever you do
Don't look down, its an impossible view
Spread your wings, aerial

How could you do it
How could you do it

[Big Sean]
Okay now baby here we go, we go
No baby, me go
You got my heart
Baby this what it be for
I give it all as far as my feet go
What do you mean, me go
Why can't it be, we go
What happens when people turn to tears
Dreams turn to memories
And weeks turn to years
Huh? standing in the same spot for a couple of weeks
Give me my feelings back, wish it came with a couple reciepts
Man, our vacation was coming next week
Girl I swear you was a trip, lets make it a couples retreat (do it)
How cud my girl do this to me
Woke up sayin no, the World did this to me
Now I'm testing one two
Reportin live from the rubble
Drinking all I can so I can turn to fire when I hug you
One, two, three, four, five models on the double
Give me head all at once look like they line in a huddle
But its not even half the feeling as hearing you shine
She know I love ya, shedding tears everyday
And I'm tired of lying in these puddles
I ask "Y" sometimes like a fucking vowel
But hitting tree's everyday like a fucking owl
Trying to get high enough to cut the clouds
Caught the Phoenix Sun to Nash it out, I mean ash it out.
So I could see you smile
I-I know you can see me now

[Mos Def]
Don't look down, its an impossible view
Fly like an eagle, whatever you do
Don't look down, its an impossible view
Spread your wings, aerial





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Kanye West Don't Look Down Comments
  1. jose castaneda

    Big sean killed it

  2. elijah holland

    Real Ye fans know eactly what scene in the runaway film this is describing

  3. Peter Griffin

    Underrated

  4. boy1durrrr

    Kanye got washed on this one

  5. CiNo The God

    The end, question mark

  6. Black Wxlfdxg

    Um...Mos Def and Lupe on the same song? If you don’t appreciate that u ain’t hip hop

  7. shakib moody

    Big sean killed it

  8. B-Mint1994

    Lupe’s verse was beautiful. That’s honestly the best verse I’ve heard from Sean. Gotta give credit where it’s due

  9. ImJuice225

    It would change the world

  10. Aerial Penn

    This is where the Aerial in my name comes from

  11. shyguy

    If Kanye only realized all he had to do was give us music we liked, he’d still be the best 🤷🏽‍♂️

    Frogman 4

    You're the minority man most kanye fans liked ye and tlop and yeezus and ksg

    shyguy

    Frogman 4 ksg? And ur right to an extent opinions are subjective

    Walker Flocker

    The thing with Kanye is that he doesn’t worry about being the best no more. He know if he dropped all the songs he locked in his bank he may possibly top MBDTF but he’s satisfied with where he’s at and now he dropping music that he wants

  12. Justin Bray

    I’m only here because the joy can’t be found online. “That beat deserves Hennessy, a bad bitch and a bag of weed the holy trinity” Best song on Good Friday.

  13. Justin Bray

    Don’t look down. It’s an impossible view.

  14. Arm oha

    lupe an most def set theme, then the other two jump in n rap about some unrelated bullshit

  15. T. Smith

    Sean went off. Def top 20 Yeezy.

  16. Brid Jerm

    Still 🔥

  17. Lakeithia

    One of the best break up songs

  18. RealLiveBLANKS

    Lupe’s verse “Black Widow’s death scene in Endgame”

    numba1pimp playaOG

    Neg bro hes talking bout Jean grey

  19. Patrick Wallace

    Love Lupe. Sean killed this

  20. Watching the Throne

    Still here

  21. Capital P

    Powerful music right here. Amazing verses from everyone..... But can we talk LUPE FIASCO!!! his verse brang me straight back to good fucking times, this was a good time for hip hop when kanye was bringing all this talent together and handing these gems to us

    Eric V

    Capital P they ain’t listening, straight up poetry in his verse.

  22. Mavríkios Prásinos

    Just here to give that mill 💯😎

  23. shakib moody

    Big sean bodied

  24. rico042002

    #StayAwake. Lupe announced this song would be on Kanye’s “Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” The year I heard the song I was like this is a great song but Lupe killed Kanye’s verse like Eminem did Jay-Z on “Renegades” Oh behold the song magically disappears from the album track list and is never posted on Kanye’s official YouTube vevo...

    Clockwork

    I think kanye had the best verse.

  25. Kaleb Ward

    Why was big Sean allowed to be on these tracks, the lyrical gap between him and everyone else is hilarious

    Romy Taylor

    Kaleb Ward he had the best verse what the hell are you going on about?! Did you listen?

    Kaleb Ward

    Romy Taylor is talking when these were first dropped, like he looked so out of place with names

  26. Yeezus C

    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    Fly like an eagle, whatever you do
    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    Spread your wings, aerial

    [Verse 1: Lupe Fiasco]
    Head's in the sky, wings raised and
    She's about to fly, and take her place in
    Out there in the stars, when she leaves the ground
    She'll see a broken heart, if she turns around
    But ain't no going back, this is how it must be
    He told her she'll be burned alive, she just told him, "Trust me"
    If funerals are beautiful, this ugly
    Knowing this, he told her, "You won't leave me if you love me"
    And he knows that, because he knows her
    Hard to hide his feelings, as it engulfs her
    Now she's a bright blaze, light rays
    A shooting out, a phoenix on fire burning up the nightscape
    So let's hear it for our heroine
    Applaud as her spirit just flies into the never-end
    One closed chapter, it opens up another part
    So this is more like, "The end, question mark"

    [Hook: Mos Def]
    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    Fly like an eagle, whatever you do
    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    Spread your wings, aerial


    [Verse 2: Kanye West]
    Don't let me hold you back, I only hold you back
    We're on a dead-end street, this block has got a cul-de-sac
    So fly baby, my baby so high
    Sometimes it's so hard to say bye
    We made it from the alley, straight up to the valley
    We pulled up at the valet, we'll teach our daughter ballet
    We'll raise us a Beyonce, maybe she'll be a Halle
    You woulda been the best mom, I woulda been the best 'Ye
    You see it all in my veins, like varicose
    I know that's very gross, but we getting very close
    To our end, though I kill most with a pen
    Soon as this flow end, I'ma let Mos begin

    [Hook: Mos Def & Kanye West]
    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    Fly like an eagle, whatever you do
    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    Spread your wings, aerial

    [Hook: Kanye West & Big Sean]
    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    Fly like an eagle, whatever you do
    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    Spread your wings, aerial
    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    Spread your wings, aerial
    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    How could you do it? How could you do it?


    [Verse 3: Big Sean]
    Okay now baby here we go, we go, no baby, me go
    You got my heart, baby this what it beat for
    I give it all, walk as far as my feet go
    What you mean "me go?" Why can't it be "we go"?
    What happens when people turn to tears? (huh?)
    Dreams turn to memories and weeks turn to years, huh?
    Been standing in the same spot for a couple of weeks
    Give me my feelings back, wish love came with a couple receipts
    Man, our vacation was coming next week
    Girl, I swear you was a trip, let's make it a couples' retreat
    (Do it!) How could my girl do this to me?
    Woke up to a note saying "The world did this to me"
    Now I'm testing, one-two, reporting live from the rubble
    Drinking all I can so I can turn to fire when I hug you
    One, two, three, four, five models on the double
    Give me head all at once, look like they lying in a huddle
    But it's not even half the feeling
    As hearing your "Seans, you know I love you"
    Shedding tears everyday (I know you do)
    And I'm tired of lying in these puddles
    I ask "Why?" sometimes like a fucking vowel
    Been hitting trees everyday like a fucking owl
    Trying to get high enough to cut the clouds
    Of the Phoenix Sun and Nash it out
    I mean ash it out so I could see you smile
    I-I know you can see me now

    [Hook: Mos Def]
    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    Fly like an eagle, whatever you do
    Don't look down, it's an impossible view
    Spread your wings, aerial

  27. Thomas W

    This is horrible.. mis def and Lupe selling out hard

  28. Thomas W

    Lupe you suck on this horribleness

  29. ovechkin8able

    Crazy how this song and Christian Denom Flow wasn't on MBDTF

  30. Cgetti Hayes

    Big Sean verse mannn

  31. ArtOfWaveTv

    Freshmen year vibes b4 everybody got influenced by Gbe 300 OTF

  32. Malik Carter

    Mf was in 8th grade I felt like if you were up on this you were ahead of your time...

  33. Eduardo West

    UNDERRATED. Nobody knows about this

  34. Ian Cobbs

    It's been YEARS since I've heard this song... I'm glad it randomly popped in my head just now.

  35. azee1v1

    Astughfirullah for this cover art

  36. BCITY KNOX

    still here May 26th 2018

  37. Marcus Price

    I miss this kanye

  38. Slime Visuals

    G.O.O.D Friday!

  39. Bryan BROWN

    J Cole would of bodied this

  40. Nelson Digital

    Damnnnn 2018 !!! Been a jammin to this for 8 years! Still mad no Mos verse, bigsean killed it though

  41. TheDirtyBird_ 11

    🔥🔥🔥

  42. Shem Guy

    I was in 7th grade when this came out, where has the time gone

    Malik Carter

    Shem Guy I swear same just sitting here thinking that

    Dalitso Alexander Phiri

    Me too fam

    M 360

    I was 17

  43. citylife

    2017 still not looking down

  44. ScreamGeronimo

    Fuck, I forgot all about this song! Weeks really did turn into years.

  45. michael perry

    What if ye left would have left with mos def

  46. aladdin

    Ye is a great music maker and producer, but he not a great rapper. Lupe is a lyrical master mind and mos def is... Mos def

  47. Alfred Newton

    That Vocoder...

  48. obewa

    Yasiin!

  49. Bahaa Soleman

    THE LYRICS ARE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED AT THE END OF THE RUNAWAY FILM !!!!
    it should've been there ..

  50. A1 AB

    Classic

  51. Marcus J. Barber

    I need to know what album this is from. Can someone please tell me

    Ellamin Opie

    From Good Fridays, Google it

    teiko

    Yea no album, these were throw aways lol.

  52. Colby B.

    i was a junior in high school when this came out and i was also in love, this song gave me a reason to go to school in the am

  53. Lamar Walker

    Sean washed everyone on this shit. And Lupe is on it sooooo......

    jebus tavera

    Delano Walker na lupe always come with the depth

    Lamar Walker

    faded alexthegreat i dont disagree at all but on this song the win goes to Sean. Overall skill level still goes to Lupe tho

    XxRAINMANRAYxX

    Lupe brought in a great intro, painting a clear picture for the topic of the track. Kanye brought the emotion(which he is almost alway a genius of). And Sean killed it probably the best way you can murk a track with this topic. Great collab. I don’t count the tracks that went on to MBDTF or Cruel Summer, but this is the best GOOD Friday’s track Ye released.

  54. Future Fires Entertainment

    Too dope

  55. ArtOfWaveTv

    Freshmen Year dam time flies

  56. Maitlin Joyner

    This is art. Please bring back GOOD Fridays.

  57. Andrew Bell

    Anyone know if the violin sample is from somewhere else? It sounds familiar...

  58. Dre eam

    All I can say is DAMN....

  59. Ray Chris

    Life music

  60. Tino Berry

    Sean massacred this man

  61. jessie urena

    big sean stole the show on this

  62. Thinker Haist

    This sound like some old Travis Scott shit....

    Rappatiligoe0419

    @Thinker Haist This song came out in 2010...

    Lilly Pad

    +Rappatiligoe0419 2010 isn't really ye early stuff

    Thinker Haist

    @Lilly Pad Facts

    Rappatiligoe0419

    @Lilly Pad I'm not saying this is Ye's early stuff. I'm saying that in Travis's early stuff he emulated Ye's sound at the time. Travis first started making music around the 2010s which is why his early stuff sounded a lot like the GOOD Friday songs and stuff off of MBDTF

    JOSHUA † THE DEVIL

    Thinker Haist shut the fuck up

  63. Muhammad Al-Mustafa

    Lu killed it as usall

  64. Kazuro Jinzo

    6 fucking years already, what the fuck! Life, slow down :(

    Darrin Nelson

    Aizen Kazama and this comment was a year ago

    Michael Cheslav

    and this comment was a month ago

    The Furry Pack Rat

    Michael Cheslav this comment was from a month ago

    Michael Cheslav

    and this comment was a week ago

    RCJproductions1

    Dralen November dam this comment was 3 months ago, crazy wild

  65. tuneee18

    kanye should make an album with lupe

    Driz

    @cfoBROOK. the game wasnt ready for that

    Leonardo da Meechy

    The realest statement.

    giorgi khachvani

    kanye lupe and cudi album would be the dopest

    KiD Savage

    @giorgi khachvani The world isn't ready.....

    M 360

    The best time would’ve been 2006/7 with Neptune’s production

  66. Nobody Important

    Don't look down...
    it's an impossible view...
    FLLLLY LIKE AN EAGLE!
    in whatever you do....

  67. Captain Buggy

    this is a mad underrated song yo.

  68. Brandi Lawrence

    put da guns down and listen chi town stand up

  69. Roscoe Dash

    Lupe is the GOAT.

    Erin Marie

    what?! Nas is...you're out of your mind

    Anthony Villarreal

    That's actually arguable.

    Marxian Hobbes

    +happypaingwin Nas would say Rakim is. It just depends on when you grew up.

    Marxian Hobbes

    +Preem Clientele Right. Lupe has Tetsuo and Youth, The Cool, and Food and Liquor which are undeniable classics. I also like Food and Liquor 2 but it seems like a lot of people didn't like it as much. Nas has Stillmatic, Illmatic, and It Was Written. I also really like Distant Relatives and Lost Tapes, but once again their not mentioned a lot.

  70. soulinthefrijol

    "if funerals are beautiful this ugly"

  71. zamir

    All I need from Kanye is  Swish, Watch the Throne 2, another G.O.O.D Music Album and a Kanye West Travis Scott album

    Yeezy Season

    Omg yes that would make my life, you're smart

    Chris M.N Sarille

    We need a csr album!! Way over over due!

  72. Truly The Boy

    man hearing this, Kanye on his prime cuz he definately got the best part... makes one very sad about him now. knowing that such good music from wont exist ever again...

    Yani

    +Latis Lines swish?

  73. panos gr

    Lupe breaks it down so awesome. he is BOSS, damn it!

  74. Jon Cooper

    The doctors said you have seven demons with seven demons. Need help getting rid of them.

  75. 1.1M Views

    I enjoy Lupe's verse. Very visual. Piques my imagination. The other verses are alright.

    jessie urena

    seans verse was better you could feel the emotion

    MVXII

    Lupe & Big Sean's verses were 🔥 this track is a masterpiece

  76. darkstar0811

    that was almost old kanye

  77. Ser DeLeon

    What other song does kanye use this voice distortion? Where he is freestyling and you really cant tell what he is saying. I know its not Christian Dior denim flow. Please some1 help me

    Ser DeLeon

    @braden colvin yee. It was never see me again

    Ryan Siraj

    I don't think I like it when he does that

    Young Pretty Based Lord The First

    It's on runaway man

    Suburamo15

    +Mario Deleon never see me again

    Living To Relax

    Distorted in Gorgeous too

  78. Clutch handla

    Classic !

  79. sean78745

    so lupe's verse is kind of an icarus metaphor right?

    Joseph Nivar

    +sean78745 yeah it borrows a lot from the myth, but has a less bitter end.

  80. ftg419

    Lol woooowww...this is 5 years ago and Sean fucking merked it against a prime ye and lupe

  81. sandlion

    Same drum bass line as cold as ice cyhi?

  82. Manny Medrano

    When i first heard this when it came out i had high hopes for big Sean after hearing him on this. Then he let me down.

  83. mwood341

    Probably Big Sean's best verse. Boy needs to return to those Finally Famous flows

    Kaleb Ward

    mwood341 no the fuck he doesn’t lmao

    ZionAmariTV

    Kaleb Ward EXACTLY, lol!!! His rap style has evolved nicely

    Kaleb Ward

    ZionAmariTV I’ve never been a Sean fan but he’s definitely better now then that wack shit he made lol

  84. mwood341

    This was my track in fall 2010. Brought me through some of my best and worst times. I remember when Kanye was dropping tunes every week, then the film Runaway came out. Greatness.

    Lupe verse is one of his best btw.

    ImJuice225

    Lupe is always so deep. My #1 of all time

  85. K-Will

    Ab Soul got a lotta influence from Lupe.

    Reck

    K-Will T.R.O.N

    M 360

    ImJuice225 he’s signed to TDE

  86. WBiP

    Shit Kanye and Mos Def are usually great (especially together) but they got so outshined by Sean and Lupe on this one. 

    Tayo

    Drunk and hot girls was bad though.

    WBiP

    @Omotayo Rufai You kidding? I loved that track!

    Albert Boomer

    @Omotayo Rufai except it wasnt 

  87. Clutch handla

    My baby so high !

  88. Ron Gue

    I wanna punch kanye for fucking up this song..for going too overboard with the loud sound fx!!

    Thinker Haist

    🔥🔥LA FLAME🔥🔥

  89. Jafar Tigue

    Anthem for everyone trying to keep their hands on the homerow !

  90. becky m

    really boring song

  91. okanhawk

    "I ask Y 'sometimes' like a fucking vowel" 
    Wow!

  92. Young Sinatra

    Damn Big Sean stepped his game up on this track tho

  93. Trevor NYG

    I know pretty much every Kanye song, and this is one of his best.

    b145701s

    two words is also one of his greatest 

    Trevor NYG

    @b145701s Yes you're right. That song is great.

  94. Demba Camarah

    Big Sean's Best Verse?

  95. Joshua StoneKutta

    can Big Sean go back to his original dopness like this pleeeeze

    Randall S

    That would be nice. Wonder if he had to "up" his skills on this project. He almost spit the best verse on this one.

  96. Clutch handla

    Love it mAn!