When the end of the year rolls around and Year-End lists starts propagating, the records tend to slow until around mid-January, but the release of the animated Spider-Man film, Into the Spiderverse, brought a soundtrack with it featuring artists such as Nicki Minaj, Amine, Juice WRLD, Vince Staples, and our winner for 2018’s final Verse of the Month, Lil Wayne.
Weezy has always been comical, but on “Scared of the Dark” we got to witness some classic Wayne wit—rattling off seemingly every synonym for scared (terrified, horrified, petrified), reading the end-times on his watch, telling dead people to “get a life,” and describing how his eyes “sparkle” when they cry despite rapping “I ain’t never cried” just one line before.
Read the lyrics via Genius and listen to Lil Wayne’s verse on “Scared of the Dark (feat. Ty Dolla $ign and XXXTentacion)” below:
[Lil Wayne – “Scared of the Dark”]
I ain’t never scared and I ain’t never horrified
I just look down at my Rolex, it said it’s the darkest times
I ain’t never terrified, I ain’t never petrified
You know I see dead people, I just tell ’em, “Get a life”
I ain’t never scurred, I’m not sure if that’s a word, but
I mean every word, feelin’ like “do not disturb,” wait
Let me testify, I have never testified
And I’m married to my pride, I ain’t never, never cried
I got eyes like marbles, if I cry they sparkle
You know I can read your mind like I’m the author
There’s a line for tomorrow and that line’s gettin’ shorter
I’m behind the trigger, what if I am the target?
Deep sigh, a sayōnara, I ain’t afraid to die
It’s either goodbye or good mornin’, and the skies start to fallin’
And I’ma shine in the darkness
I look back down at my Rollie, it says “Time for the chorus”
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