Damned if I do
Damned if I don't
You know I got a girl back home
You got a man what you want, what you want
Cole feels like he’s gonna be in trouble either way. He has a girl, this other girl has a man. If he hits he’ll regret it, if he doesn’t he’ll regret it.
The first part could be a reference to a 2pac lyric from his song “Str8 Ballin'”:
Another layer is that the girl back home is hip hop, and this new girl he’s thinking about fucking with is the mainstream, radio music he is talking about with his song like Work Out. The entire album is about conforming to making what you want, and making what they want but still making it real.
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