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Lil Peep Addresses Police Brutality & Depression On “Life Is Beautiful”

“And in the end, when I die, would you watch me? / And if I tried suicide, would you stop me?”

Lil Peep’s first posthumous album, Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2, drops in just two days, and today his label released the project’s third and final single, “Life is Beautiful.” Although Peep’s recent singles, “Cry Alone” and “Runaway,” both addressed heavy topics like drug use and loneliness, “Life is Beautiful” stands out by offering a single, lengthy verse contrasting the pains of the world with the repeated phrase that doubles as the song’s title. Smokeasac, the executive producer of the album, handles production on the track.

Peep addresses the ongoing epidemic of police brutality in the US, rapping about how often people are blamed for their own deaths at the hands of law enforcement:

They’ll kill your little brother and they’ll tell you he’s a criminal
They’ll fuckin' kill you too, so you better not get physical
Welcome to America, that type of shit is typical
Isn’t life beautiful? I think that life is beautiful

As Genius contributor pandatrash points out, Peep previously rapped about hiding from the cops on 2015’s “The Way I See Things.”

The song ends on a bleak note, as Peep contemplates suicide and wonders if his friends would be there for him in his time of need:

And if you ever need a friend then you got me
And in the end, when I die, would you watch me?
And if I tried suicide, would you stop me?
Would you help me get a grip or would you drop me?
Runaway, make friends with the moon
Why you trippin'? You’ll be with your friends soon
There comes a time when everybody meets the same fate
I think I'ma die alone inside my room

The song’s lyrics are sure to take on a grim new dimension in light of his death of an accidental drug overdose in November 2017.

Lil Peep’s mother, Liza Womack, recently said that she views Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2 as “the album to serve as the model for the way we handle the problem of the posthumous release of the work of young artists who have left no explicit directions about what to do with their work if they die before they release it themselves.”

Womack has worked closely with Columbia Records and Smokeasac on the project, although they’ve faced some criticism from members of GothBoiClique like Tracy and Fish Narc over their handling of Peep’s music. A recent New York Times article indicated that there could be two additional posthumous Lil Peep albums in the works.

Listen to the song above and read all the lyrics to Lil Peep’s “Life is Beautiful” on Genius now.