Riff: Yung Lean – “Yellowman”

Nov 13, 2017

Walk away, I fade to grey, but not today/As long as you are here I’ll be okay/Now, I wanna walk, wanna walk today/If my life not in grey I’ll walk today

from Yellowman lyrics by Yung Lean

One last cry before he exits stage left. The tears are flowing like a tidal wave, and instead of channeling that energy into something fresh and raw he’s resorting back to old practices; proving that his growth is nothing more than cosmetic. All his musings have reached its breaking point, and with nowhere else to go he mumbles his way across the finish line like the farce that he is.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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