“Words I Never Said” is the second single released from Lupe Fiasco’s third album Lasers. This single was released on February 8th, 2011 for online download. “Words I Never Said” is a very informative and somewhat opinionated song. Through his lyrics, Lupe Fiasco is trying to speak out to the people and let them know what is really going on in the world and how they should pay attention because they play a huge part in it. The lyrics refer to multiple socioeconomic and controversial political topics. He talks about the corruption within the world and how we all see it and yet no one speaks out against it. Lupe writes about the war on terror, the media, and the silence in the people.
In the chorus “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” Lupe is saying how he regrets not speaking his mind earlier, and that all these thoughts he has kept in his mind are eating him alive, so he finally expresses all of them in this song. In the first verse, Lupe writes the lyrics “I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullshit. Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets. How much money does it take to really make a full clip? 9/11, building 7, did they really pull it? Uh, And a bunch of other cover-ups”. In these lyrics Lupe is trying to express his anti-war feelings. He feels the war on terror is and American excuse to dominate the Middle East’s oil and to lower civil liberties. The lyric referring to money and a clip can hint that the philosophy of the US government has been that the war is the best way to make money and how the economy thrives on it. These lyrics also lead to the conspiracy theory behind 9/11 and the war. In one of Lupe Fiasco’s previous freestyles he raps “I don’t trust America, after watching Zeitgeist.”
“Words I Never Said” also refers to the Media in the lyrics, “If you