J. Cole - Lights Please Lyrics

Appears on:  The Warm Up Mixtape | Cole World: The Sideline Story

[Verse 1]
Ay, yea, yea-uh
I had this lil' bad thing something like them 10's
She gave a n*gga mad brain somethin' like The Wiz
But you see the sad thing f*cking with her is
Is the chick ain't even have brains, Dummy like a b*tch!
So I tried to show her about the world and about just who we really are
And where we've come and how we still have to go really far
Like, "baby look at how we live broke on the boulevard"
But all she ever want me to do is unhook her bra
Then all I really want is for her to go down low
Before you know it she wet enough to get drowned slow
And all that deep sh*t I was previously down for
Replaced by freak sh*t I am currently down for
You see I peeped that pussy is power,
That proud feeling we get knowing that pussy is ours
And how it, feels to feel that feeling you feeling
When you be drilling that sh*t
Got her saying, "you be killing that sh*t"
And all the pain the world cause she be healing that sh*t
And naw that ain't your girl dog but you be feelin' that chick
And you just wanna tell everything she might need
But in the meantime it's lights please,

[Chorus]
Lights please, lights please, (turn off the lights)
For now everything just seems so right
And how you make the darkness seem so bright
Feelin' like things gon' be alright
Lights please, lights please, (turn off the lights)
For now everything just seems so right
And how you make the darkness seem so bright
Feelin' like things gon' be alright

[Verse 2 ]
So now we in the hotel mirrors on the ceiling
She say she wanna blow "L's" I hear her and I'm willin'
But every time I smoke well a n*gga mind gone
So that every word I spoke well I'm tryna put her on
But she couldn't hear me
I told her all about how we've been living a lie
And that they love to see us all go to prison or die
Like baby look at how they show us on the TV screen
But all she ever want me to do is unzip her jeans
Then all I really want is for her to get on top
Before you know it she working it, jerking it non-stop
And all that next sh*t I was previously talking
Is now that wet sh*t that I'm currently lost in
And while that sweat drip I am reminded
All the times my brother told me that pussy is blinding, I'm finding
The more I grow the more y'all seem to stay the same
Don't even know they rules but yet y'all trynna play the games
And ain't it shameful how n*ggas blame hoes for giving birth
To a baby that took two to make coward n*gga you a fake
How you gon' look in your son's face and turn your back?
Then go start another family dog, what type of sh*t is that?
She said it's okay, rub my head and told me to relax
Laid a n*gga down proper like she was recording tracks
Said, "I know you want to change the world but for the night please,
Just reach over and hit the lights please"
Lights please

[Chorus]
Lights please, turn off the lights (turn off the lights)
For now everything just seems so right
And how you make the darkness seem so bright
Feelin' like things gon' be alright
Lights please, lights please (turn off the lights)
For now everything just seems so right
And how you make the darkness seem so bright
Feelin' like things gon' be alright
Lights please
Uh-uh-uh
Lights please
Uh-uh-uh
Lights please
Uh-uh-uh
Lights please (turn off the lights)

Song details

J. Cole's ode to ignorant women and the ills of the world from his second mixtape, The Warm Up, lays some pretty heavy sentiment over a sparse but engaging beat.

This song, along with others on the tape, garnered Jay-Z's attention which led to Cole being the first rapper signed to Jay's new label, Roc Nation.

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