I got a dollar and a dream and a one day fun day Quarter And A Nightmare by Kembe X 14

In attempts to be positive, Kembe is working with everything he has; A dollar, a dream, and a One Day CTA Bus Pass.

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Try to give a fuck, that ain't a subject I got pull with
I'm dyin for a buck and you know death and shit to fool with
Quarter And A Nightmare by Kembe X 14

He’s going to obtain money by any means necessary, and doesn’t comprehend boundaries.

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Fuck it, times is tryin
Ain't got time for all that cool shit
Quarter And A Nightmare by Kembe X 14

He’s sacrificing being important to his peers to fend for his family and close friends in hard times.

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Tell me about the blues.. when you dealin with a death and shit
Tryna find a smile, seems the world is in a deficit
Quarter And A Nightmare by Kembe X 14

The depression that spreads like the plague when someone has passed hurts the rapper even more, because all he needs is a smile to ease the pain.

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Niggas say it's huff, and only fools carry tools
Shit it's true
But I refuse to be a picture on the news
Quarter And A Nightmare by Kembe X 14

He’s seen enough random acts of violence to convince him to buy a gun, although he knows it can help make him part of the problem.

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FUCK

Fill the meter up with quarters
At The Village headquarters
See the homie in the corner, busy baggin up a quarter
Across the room I see my nigga drownin down a quart
Cause he facin 30 years and he not tryna be in court
Quarter And A Nightmare by Kembe X 14

Each member of The Village is going through their own personal turmoil, which Kembe is taking as a bad omen and having nightmares about.

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LIGHTS

As I awake from a nightmare
I'm fuckin scared, man I seen the reaper RIGHT THERE
Just as I feared, sickle holdin, grip it tight
I swear the motherfucker inches closer every night
Quarter And A Nightmare by Kembe X 14

Signifying the paranoia that followed soon after his cousin passed away, that his time may be coming sooner than he thinks.

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Sealin my fate
Shouts to God and Satan
Kill em all, we ain't got time to escape..
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X by Kembe X 11

He’s not worried about what God or Satan is doing, he feels whatever happens is based on what he chooses to do.

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So whatchu know bout that my mans? Blank
The expression on they face, when I play my fuckin tape
X by Kembe X 11

Kembe’s situation is much different than most people think, so much so that they’re left speechless when he reveals what’s going on in his life.

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..Maybe they should offer us tents
Droppin racks to clear the racks, it should be all on the rent
X by Kembe X 11

Young middle class citizens are well known for spending money frivolously. Kembe is suggesting that maybe they don’t deserve homes for their lack of good judgement… dumb niggas.

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