Paris, Tokyo

Paris, Tokyo

Lupe Fiasco

The sixth track on Lupe’s The Cool. Lupe explained the inspiration behind the song:

I love Paris, I love Tokyo… And what inspired me to write the song was that between ‘Food And Liquor’ and this album we travelled EVERYWHERE – multiple countries, multiple towns, multiple tours. So I just developed a knack and a love for touring, even if I didn’t want to do it! You know, despite the lyrical wear and tear it has on your body – particularly with the different climates – just by force I had to fall in love with it! And of course another side to it all is, when you travel, you leave people behind. So I actually wrote the song for my girl. Because I’d be gone so much we’d go for two months at a time without seeing each other. So it’s basically her song. Just to let her know that, wherever I go, she comes with me – even if it is just mentally or in spirit.

It was produced by Soundtrakk and samples the instrumental “San Juan Sunset” by Eumir Deodato.