20 Most Philosophical Kanye West Lyrics

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Kanye West is back on Twitter, and he’s got a lot to say. On Apr. 18, Yeezy shared a series of tweets commenting on his philosophical views, and they were pretty deep. His comments on being a creative, starting trends, and navigating self-discovery touched many fans’ minds and souls.

“Don’t follow crowds. Follow the innate feelings inside of you,”  he tweeted. “Do what you feel not what you think. Thoughts have been placed in our heads to make everyone assimilate. Follow what you feel.”

He also gave tidbits on how to be the most productive. “When you first wake up don’t hop right on the phone or the internet or even speak to anyone for even up to an hour if possible,” he added. “Just be still and enjoy your own imagination. It’s better than any movie.”

While his tweet series seemed like an introduction to his philosophy book, which he reportedly hinted at during a conversation with Interior Designer Axel Vervoordt, he announced on social media that he was actually writing his book in real-time.

So, in honor of Kanye’s latest typing spree, we’ve compiled 20 of his most philosophical, fortunate cookie-esque lyrics. Check them out below.

  1. “Having money’s not everything, not having it is” — Good Life

  2. “I’m living the future so the presence is my past My presence is a present kiss my ass” – Monster

  3. Reach for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud –Homecoming

  4. “Two words, Chi town, raised me, crazy So I live by two words, “F*ck you, pay me” – Two Words

  5. “Real friends, how many of us?” – Real Friends

  6. “Woke up an optimist, sun was shining, I’m positive” – FourFive Seconds

  7. “But I’m a champion, so I turned tragedy to triumph” – Heard Em Say

  8. “I’m building a still to slow down the time” – Lost in the World

  9. “Everything I’m not, made me everything I am” – Everything I Am

  10. “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags. Let’s have a toast for the assholes. Let’s have a toast for the scumbags, every one of them that I know” – Runaway

  11. “Things used to be, now they not. Anything but us is who we are” – Blame Game

  12. “Have you lost your mind, tell me where you think we’ve crossed the line” – Hell of a Life

  13. “We shine because they hate us, floss ’cause they degrade us” – All Falls Down

  14. “We weren’t supposed to make it past 25, the joke’s on you we’re still alive.” – We Don’t Care

  15. “You got a new friend while I’ve got homies, but in the end it’s still so lonely” – Heartless

  16. ” Keep risin’ ‘til the sky knows your name” – Only One

  17. “I’ve got something to prove, so I got to move / I can’t keep myself and still keep you too.” – Love Lock Down

  18. “I been living without limits As far as my business / I’m the only one that’s in control” – FML

  19. “When we die, the money we can’t keep / But we probably spend it all cause the pain ain’t cheap” – No Church in the Wild

  20. “Fore the day I die, I’m gonna touch the sky” – Touch the Sky

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