Street Lights by Kanye West

Watching the Throne: A Lyrical Analysis of Kanye West

By New School Critics

Street Lights by Kanye West

Friday, 16 July

Several of Kanye's songs are catchy. Others are aggressive. Many are anthems. But some Kanye songs are just...special. And Street Lights definitely fits into that final category. Kanye's melancholic poem about loneliness is full of philosophical ponderings and haunting imagery, and it's backed by some of his most breathtaking production to date. In this episode, Chris and Travis reflect on how the song has affected them over the years, the role of Buddhism in Kanye's lyrics, and how Street Lights elevates 808s & Heartbreak to a new level. If you'd like to support the show (and hear this episode ad-free), then join our Patreon community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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