There's a lot of popular music out in youth culture today. From hiphop to pop, techno to rap, it's everywhere. But many of those songs really have different meanings hidden just under the lyrics. Much of it depicts how men and women in today's society should act. Males should be tough and independant, while women should be more submissive, more of an object. These descriptions really arn't hard to come by, but there are songs that go against that, like Lupe Fiasco's The Show Goes On. I believe this song goes against what is usually thought to be in rap songs, and that it's kind of like an inspiration. This section "So no matter what been through, no matter what you into
No matter what you see when you look outside your window
Brown grass or green grass, picket fence or barbed wire
Never ever put them down, you just lift your arms higher
Raise 'em 'til your arms tired, let 'em know you here
That you struggling, survivin', that you gon' persevere
Ain't nobody leavin', nobody goin' home
Even if they turn the lights out, the show is goin' on" is really inspirational. It's saying that, no matter where you are, or who you are, you can perservere. You can do it, even if "they turn the lights out" or take away your hope. Go'n and put your hands up, when times is hard, you stand up this line is basically saying what Lupe is doing. He's standing up against what the stereotypical rap songs are about, and that you should too. I'm glad that someone is going against it, and he's not the only one.
The show goes on, and this time it's the right way.