You need to cry so you hide it deep inside Change Gonna Come by B.o.B (Ft. Asher Roth & Charles Hamilton)

People are scared to let their emotions out, so instead of letting them out they hide them. Charles does the opposite. As his previous lines reveal, he finds freedom in putting his thoughts and issues out in the open through the use of rap

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Your spirit can die anytime Change Gonna Come by B.o.B (Ft. Asher Roth & Charles Hamilton)

Charles may be mentioning a physical death or a metaphorical death here. Meaning that at any point the vital principle or animating force within a living thing can die. This could be referencing physically dying or what inspires or motivates a person

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So I reach out to the listeners
And my mission is I better tell'em
Change Gonna Come by B.o.B (Ft. Asher Roth & Charles Hamilton)

Charles thinks a lot about life and since he is a “prisoner to his cerebellum,” he needs to get his thoughts out. He finds a catharsis in putting his thoughts into a song in hopes of it touching or affecting a listener in a positive way

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I got so used to tryna make due
I feel likeI'mcheating whenI'mfaced with a break through
Change Gonna Come by B.o.B (Ft. Asher Roth & Charles Hamilton)

Charles is making the confession that he’s so used to just getting by, that when he is faced with success or a bountiful opportunity, he feels like it is a mistake

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Its been a long
A long time coming but I know
Change gonna come
Change Gonna Come by B.o.B (Ft. Asher Roth & Charles Hamilton)

This song samples from Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come,”which is a harrowing reminder that even though bad times may be happening, change is imminent

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Ha ha ha Change Gonna Come by B.o.B (Ft. Asher Roth & Charles Hamilton)

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It won't be long before im home baby but the rents due Change Gonna Come by B.o.B (Ft. Asher Roth & Charles Hamilton)

B.o.B. is stating that he is on the cusp of success and his hard work will eventually paying off. He is also reciprocating his girl’s sentiments that he would love to be home with her, but it is the touring and music that is paying the bills

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My girl sent me a text message just to say "i miss you" Change Gonna Come by B.o.B (Ft. Asher Roth & Charles Hamilton)

B.o.B.’s lady-friend longs for him to return because he has been gone for so long on tours that entail different cities and different venues

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Im in a different city about to rock a different venue Change Gonna Come by B.o.B (Ft. Asher Roth & Charles Hamilton)

B.o.B. is too busy touring and being awesome to care about something as minute as hate from someone who does not like him

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But that ain't even my focus man that hate ain't on my menu Change Gonna Come by B.o.B (Ft. Asher Roth & Charles Hamilton)

B.o.B. tries to distance himself from the hate and negative feelings. The reference to hate being on his menu is an allusion to the hate being “beef”

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