“We Cry Together” is the eighth track on Kendrick Lamar’s 2022 album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.’ On the track, Kendrick Lamar and his collaborator, Taylour Paige, enact the roles of a couple at war. They hurl verbal insults at each other throughout the song, while trying to justify the sacrifices they have made for this relationship.
Kendrick Lamar released his fifth studio album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ on May 13, 2022. This is K Dot’s highly anticipated follow-up to his 2017 project ‘DAMN.’ Fans were delivered with a double album for their patience of over five years. Announcing the new album, Kendrick Lamar provided some context into what is about to come; “Love, loss, and grief have disturbed my comfort zone, but the glimmers of God speak through my music and family. While the world around me evolves, I reflect on what matters the most. The life in which my words will land next.”
Following the release of “We Cry Together,” hip-hop fans have drawn similarities between the song and Eminem’s 2000 song “Kim.” Both songs take a very violent sound describing a tumulous relationship between the singer and their significant other. Music and Kendrick’s delivery of the song, too, sound similar to that of “Kim.”
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Kendrick Lamar “We Cry Together” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Throughout the song, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Paige throw insults at each other for their failing relationship.
Kendrick Lamar claims she is unstable, emotional, and ungrateful. He claims that her sole purpose in existence is to bring him down. Taylour responds that Kendrick has always been a wreck and there was nothing she could do about it. And to make things verse, Kendrick could not stop chasing other women (or so she thinks).
I know when you fake busy get out yo’ feelings and miss me with that reverse psychology
Mind-games-galore! No one is open to having a proper discussion. They would rather throw insults at each other to get their frustrations out. Nothing gets resolved. Nothing sees an end.
They both know that they should have walked out on each other a long time ago. But none of them had the guts to walk out without settling their pity party. Neither of them wants to be the bigger party and walk out. They want to win at these arguments and shove the other’s face in the mud. But neither of them is getting to this point. So, they just keep dragging each other through barbed wires day in and out.
Towards the end of the second verse, both of them resort to insulting each other’s sexual organs. The lady accuses Kendrick has a small organ that did nothing to her and she believes she deserved better. The gentleman accuses Taylour has an over-utilized female organ that does nothing for him.
More insults follow in the third and final verse of the song. The insults and accusations extend to family members as well.
Womanizer, got no affection from yo’ momma, I see
Taylour probably steps over the line with this comment. But they are too deep into the pity party that neither of them really weighs or cares about what comes out of each other’s mouths. This is a horrible place to be in. Nothing moves on and nothing gets resolved. Just more and more toxicity keeps piling on.
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I actually thought there was perhaps a metaphorical message in there, relating to Society.
That the world had created so much angst and the 2 parties are responding to eachother from the environment in which it was created.
It feels almost like a journey, pure emotion and insensitive quarreling, but in the end, they just love eachother in their unresolved condition.