Yeah...when I wrote this, I told myself that I, I ain't want a hook
I just wanted to speak what was on my heart...there's a lot going on in the world, and...
A lot of people don't wanna speak on it...my personal life and everything...so...that's what this is...
Thoughts running through my mind and I can't catch 'em physically
Tryna slow it down & speak it to you lyrically
Visibly, it's looking like the population's feelin' me
But I'm feeling like the constant wait's constantly killin' me
This is more than the bars & beats
The bright lights, being stars, & cheeks
That means broads to beat, but I want my niggas that starve to eat
And change what they been through like it's "Quantum Leap"
Oh...boy, I say it daily
The Life & Times of R. Bailey
They threw me in the field like a shortstop
I showed a lotta love, then I saw shots, I barrel-rolled on 'em like I'm StarFox
Watching the Trayvon case with my fam
"Kill the niggas" seems to be the bigger plan
Shit is sickening, I feel it and I'm wishing for a stand
Where they switch it, fuck a picket, start a riot, fix the land
Dodging stones that was thrown by the hidden hand
If you find it, would you mind to be the bigger man?
In my city, Nike boots...no Timberlands
But the niggas put in work that don't deal with construction
More like the opposite, dealing with destruction
I'm structuring the bars & I'm killing the production
Kill it, yeah, I kill it 'til producers can't function
Truly I'm a product of my state, do you feel it?
So now you think twice when you hearing that I kill it
Vocab realest, no cut cards
Just sentences I'm shootin' at as I bust bars
Bust off, climax, outcome, fire tracks
Make a movie with the music, it's looking like iMax
Now my buzz bubble like I was typing in iChat
I done lost a lot of things that I can't buy back
No receipt...no refund
No time machine to get it re-done
No time to re-do it & be young
We just get older, we just get wiser
'Cuz scars tend to be permanent like Kaiser
Destined to shine, your best bet is a visor
But if you try to dim it, I'mma only get brighter
Mike Jack', Vybz Kartel, it gets lighter
Dhalsim, I reach farther & spit fire
Speak my mind and commit to be honest
And keep my drive like a promise - you can't break it
Soul naked, they're clothed & basic
I bare it all & dare the world to face it...
Yeah...soul naked, they're clothed & basic, I bare it all & dare the world to face it...
Uh...soul naked, they're clothed & basic, I bare it all & dare the world to face it...
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