Are artists (musicians) or at least the radio stations required to report lyrics to the FCC before their songs can be played on the radio? And if so, shouldn't we have an official source for lyrics as opposed to the lyric sites we get them from?
It's just annoying go through songs and hearing one thing and then going to a place like Genius, who every other site is just going to copy lyrics from and the lyrics are incorrect.
So an example:
I was playing "Jay Electronica - Ezekiel's Wheel" and I'm almost certain the chorus is saying "talk that fresh shyt now" as opposed to "talk that fukk shyt now", which just seems far more harsh than I can imagine a lyricist opting for at the time, but go anywhere for lyrics and all you will see is "talk that fukk shyt now".
But I have many more examples as I have gone through editing "official" lyrics when I can but I honestly wonder what people are even hearing when they type these lyrics up, if they aren't getting it from the album booklet, even if they are playing the song through some terrible speakers, sometimes they lyrics aren't even grammatically correct within the context. Like another song I can think of "Red City", it doesn't make sense to say "I see myself with desperation", desperation within context should be following "in", so it should be "I see myself in desperation", but if you simply listen to the track, you can hear him cleary saying "in" as opposed to "with", but go through all the lyric sites and its "with desperation".
And I should note, on Jay's track, I'm not entirely sure about that specific lyric, I wouldn't bet on it but I'm hearing "fresh shyt" on my headphones, it's a "freh" as opposed to a "fuh".