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Track Name: Intro
I've been waiting a long time to feel this way
Track Name: Awaken
Can I see myself or not? I don't know. I don't know
Fallow me if you want to go somewhere
Fallow me if you want to go somewhere
Guess I'm on my own, we gon' go on this road without no breaks
pray I learn my lesson before it's all thrown away

damn it's been so long, I start to flip and then remind myself its just a song
give the best advice I should prolly listen more
drop my guard scared i'm gon' get hit before it hits the floor
aint nobody that i'm hearin that could fuck with me but
I could just think it I don't see it I need some believers
I go from high up to so low that I could kiss the floor
there my confidence it goes, flying out the window
I don't know how you gon' think that you belong here
when you been in the game it aint came for four years
I shouldnt listen but shit just be thinkin in to my thinkin
just when im thinkin of quitting
then i remember I'm the best
I'm the best
and you aint gunna tell me no
aint nobody gunna get up in my way fly away so
high up i can see my way home
motha fucka im the best
im the best
and you aint gon tell me no
better believe it
im the best, im the best
so just look in the sky up there he go
if you cant reach me ill be back home soon just save my place
if you miss me just look up cuz ill be speeding its easy to miss me but if you see me better believe me im the best

and ima give it to em
aint nobody that could see me and im finna show em
spent a long time pinned against the wall
so i learned to stand firm like i was pinned into the floor
god damn it
i managed to get up out of my own way
and there aint no stoppin im sliding up in to home plate
welcome to my world ill give you the grand tour
take a look around shit be lookin like its Pandora
aint a plan for it saw it than I ran for it
if i dream it then i know i'll get my hands on it
who the fuck could tell me otherwise? I just did it
from my own worst critic I admit it
motha fucka I'm the best
I'm the best
and you aint gunna tell me no
aint nobody gunna get up in my way fly away so
high up i can see my way home
motha fucka im the best
im the best
and you aint gon tell me no
better believe it
im the best, im the best
so just look in the sky up there he go
if you cant reach me ill be back home soon just save my place
if you miss me just look up cuz ill be speeding its easy to miss me but if you see me better believe me im the best

(sample)
I used to get angry, all the time, frustrated too
you are not frustrated anymore?
I'm not lost anymore
how did you do that?
same way anything lost gets found, I stopped looking
Track Name: World Premiere feat. J. Cole
Stick to the script boy, get hip boy
my life a movie, enjoy
im glad you waited, we finally here
this is that (this is that) world premiere (world premiere)
come get with it, im bout to get it
fuck a critic, you talk i live it
to the coffin with it, i dont need ya reviews
lets start the show, and fuck the previews

Welcome, buckle up put your seat belt in
take them standards where you held them
push them up a couple buildings I be up there
its fun here, you see me now? wait one year
so high im talking Michael Jordan sticking out his tongue air
I swear, I feel like Ali when he finally fights
all the hype building up my fruits of labor finally ripe
its that world premiere if you listening
I hope you know what you witnessing
this motion picture im living in
is dope as shit and its just beginning we here

Big screen now they lookin up to me
yall aint seen nothin yet better pull up a seat

Stick to the script boy, get hip boy
my life a movie, enjoy
im glad you waited, we finally here
this is that (this is that) world premiere (world premiere)
come get with it, im bout to get it
fuck a critic, you talk i live it
to the coffin with it, i dont need ya reviews
lets start the show, and fuck the previews

Thanks Jermaine, I'm feelin pretty good I can't complain
tell the labels they better raise their aim
gunna put my foot down til my ankle sprain
we aint the same
yall rap good hurray for you
yall hear this beat? I made this too
mix my shit so it bang too
all in my little ass bedroom
imagine where im headed
edit it in my head until i get it perfect then i work until i get it
its Byram in this bitch, the name Elite shout out to Dreamville
Steinbrenner checks couldnt get a better team built

Big screen now they lookin up to me
yall aint seen nothin yet better pull up a seat

Stick to the script boy, get hip boy
my life a movie, enjoy
im glad you waited, we finally here
this is that (this is that) world premiere (world premiere)
come get with it, im bout to get it
fuck a critic, you talk i live it
to the coffin with it, i dont need ya reviews
lets start the show, and fuck the previews

who would have ever thought? I did bitch
if you sleepin ima spit it til your eye lids split
this is tick tick tick lit wick bomb shit
this a sure thing hit like the bitch you went to prom wit
never mind the doubt in yall
yall just be non believers
swear im about to ball,
i should be signing sneakers
teach her some tricks she spinnin like a porno star
switch it to the other side when she ride like a foreign car
bet i want this more than yall
gotta put the pros before the cons
ready get in focus
steady get in close up
que the fade out with a slow dissolve
applause!

Stick to the script boy, get hip boy
my life a movie, enjoy
im glad you waited, we finally here
this is that (this is that) world premiere (world premiere)
come get with it, im bout to get it
fuck a critic, you talk i live it
to the coffin with it, i dont need ya reviews
lets start the show, and fuck the previews
Track Name: Imagination Day feat. Sean McVerry
Imagination Day, she standing next to me
her thoughts are standing still
and mine are running away with her
she can't stay
on my mind, on my mind

I guess my mind runs kinda wild
I be here I be there I be all around
why my instincts got me always on the prowl
the way i play it in my mind you prolly call the foul
ya somethin like a perfect stranger
got a girl at home and no she aint here
thats why im really tryna show restraint here
keep it professional ill do the same here
but im such a dog
swear to god
i aint hearin what you sayin im just thinkin dirty thoughts
thinkin everything im thinkin prolly threw me off
eyes driftin to ya body im trying not to be caught
just seen her one time randomly
wonder do these women know they staring in my fantasies
wonder will temptation ever get the upper hand on me
imma have to get ya, but for now this is just a

Imagination Day, she standing next to me
her thoughts are standing still
and mine are running away with her
she can't stay
on my mind, on my mind

and i believe in karma
but ill stop wantin bitches when the fishes leave the water
i got a interest in women a.d.d. dissorder
they be latching on like we in movie theaters seein horror
and when i be committed
why it seem like bitches always beggin me to hit it
and when im single it be ones i always seem regretting
times backwards it almost like could be division
all these temptations im facing
i dont touch just observation
and i be feelin guilty all the time my mind is filthy
if my girl could see inside i swear to god she prolly kill me
all the guys will prolly feel me cuz i say it how it really is
ladies prolly furious
god i wish my girl was bi-curious
im serious, but its just another

Imagination Day, she standing next to me
her thoughts are standing still
and mine are running away with her
she can't stay
on my mind, on my mind
Track Name: Gone
Chorus:

I'm gone, this ain't gon' wait for me long
And yeah it's great to be home
But I have some places I'm going
So long

Verse 1:
Here I go, where I been?
Get up on my shit
There I am
Gon' take a look, stare again
Yeah it's time to pay attention
Ain't nobody out that's doing nothing like I'm doing
Yeah I'm money from the wing but still I'm centered Patrick Ewing
And I'm Gone
We gon' hop up in this plane
Ain't no stopping ain't no landing to the top and out this planet
I'ma shoot for the stars, Jupiter Mars
I don't need a hand but I do get applause
Shit yeah I know, who would have thought?
How he got on? Guess I proved you wrong
Yeah that's mother fucking right
Boy you better watch me around your girl if you don't fuck her right
Shout to L, time gon' tell, some belong some gon' fail
Some go wrong some go well, bitch but I don't care cause

Chorus:

I'm gone, this ain't gon' wait for me long
And yeah it's great to be home
But I have some places I'm going
So long

I'm gone baby
I'm gone away and I'll be gone for a while
I'm gone, I'm gone and I don't plan to come back home
Baby I'm gone

Verse 2:

I'm taking off, gotta think about who I'm leaving
Gotta make my goals clear
Gotta make sure I'm not misleading
I know that you dependent on me for now but just know
When I get on I swear that you ain't gotta work no more
I'ma be that son, be that one
Never gunna stop until I see that come
Long as I breath out lungs and I bleed out blood
I'ma see that we got funds
Better believe I'm leaving for a good reason
I'ma be the one to move us out these bleachers for the season
I'ma lead us I'ma take us, I'ma be the one to make it
I'ma chase it I believe it I could see it I could taste it
I don't care if I don't sleep, I don't mother fucking need it
This could be the last time we ever speak cause I'm deleted
I'm gone

Chorus:

I'm gone, this ain't gon' wait for me long
And yeah it's great to be home
But I have some places I'm going
So long

I'm gone baby
I'm gone away and I'll be gone for a while
I'm gone, I'm gone and I don't plan to come back home
Baby I'm gone
Track Name: Last Round
picture my position
I been around the greats, so i just stopped to listen
im bout to get up out my own way
no time for sleep when you Elite it's been a long day
shout to Cole and the whole team i'm feelin so great
ima kill em, Voli kill em, Omen kill em rotate
gettin to the point i'm gettin kinda hard to locate
it aint no way that you could play me bitch im like an old tape
no forplay, no date no bouquet this is no fair this is called rape
i dont need ya help, i do it on my own
so you can fuck ya self when you become the Karl Malone
and you aint gettin not a single dime from me
its a short list of people ima keep around to me
ima get it one day and mufuckas gon' see
all the doubters in the crowd the last round is on me
hey, listen, the last round is on me
all the doubters in the crowd the last round is on me bitch
matter fact, ima take it to the rafters acrobats
better come and take a picture
this a mufuckin moment better go and get a tissue
im the illest
last time that ima say it
ima do what i been doin you debate it
with your friends with your fam with your boys
with ya enemies and i dont give a fuck it aint a comment thats offending me
aint finna be, god damn it might as well have not planned it if its fire why fan it put it down Titanic im a monster
truck you a Tonka, conquer, concepts, concerts bonkers
visualize a hundred thousand lighters in the sky when im finna spit a rhyme
im a god in my own world
higher than a phone bill
back when they had a cord and a touch tone still
im so ill, i know i said before i wouldn't say it oh well
oh hell there he go again talkin that shit
aint nobody tellin me im like an orphan and shit bitch
im like an orphan and shit, bitch im bout to blow watch how awkward it get
Track Name: Everybody But Me
Intro:
Everybody But Me
When everybody's drinking (I don't want to)
When everybody's using (I don't want to)
When everybody's floating (I don't want to)
Everybody but me

Chorus:
When everybody's dancing (I don't want to)
When everybody's toying (I don't want to)
When everybody's laughing (I don't want to)
Everybody but me

When everybody's drinking (I don't want to)
When everybody's toying (I don't want to)
When everybody's laughing (I don't want to)
Everybody but me

Verse:
So it's Friday night again
Did my week ever begin?
It's the same old song in my head I just wonder if it's ever gon' end
They ringing on my phone, people trying to get me out
When I'd rather be at home
And my friends so persistent cause they know I won't say no
And I guess I'm gon' go
Fuck it though cause I'ma try and have a good time know I prolly should
My man saying you could use it yeah I prolly could
Everytime we hit the club I know it's gon' be good
Instead of tapping on this bottle shit I should have knocked on wood, fuck
Why I'm feeling like, somethings off, opposite of ceiling height
I ain't tryna be the one to kill the night
But my vibe ain't good like a mother fucking Miller light

Chorus:
When everybody's dancing (I don't want to)
When everybody's toying (I don't want to)
When everybody's laughing (I don't want to)
Everybody but me

When everybody's drinking (I don't want to)
When everybody's toying (I don't want to)
When everybody's laughing (I don't want to)
Everybody but me

Verse 2:
Everybody but me chillin, chi chi chi chi chillin
So why I'm in the corner? This shit don't look appealing
I don't understand why cause sometimes I be getting live
Other times I be feeling trapped because I diddn't drive
Damn, if you could hear my thoughts
I beat myself against the wall so often
I swear that shit's exhausting
I need to leave my self alone
So I can try and have a good time, good time
Everybody's here
So much on my mind I just need to keep it clear
Prolly cause I'm sober think I'm finna need a beer
Man I always work at home I just need to leave it there
I wonder what my friends think of me
They always trying to call trying to hang with me
Music in my head I can't let it go
You prolly think I'm bipolar, shit you never know
Yeah, you never know.

Chorus:
When everybody's dancing (I don't want to)
When everybody's toying (I don't want to)
When everybody's laughing (I don't want to)
Everybody but me

When everybody's drinking (I don't want to)
When everybody's toying (I don't want to)
When everybody's laughing (I don't want to)
Everybody but me

Bridge:
I get the creeps from all the people in here
I cannot breathe, it's too crowded in here
Don't look at me
I don't wanna be seen; touched; heard; bothered by the
Creeps, from all the people in here
I cannot breathe, it's too crowded in here
Don't look at me
I don't wanna be seen; touched; heard; bothered

Outro:
Just leave me alone, just leave me alone
I think tonight, I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
For tonight, you need to leave me alone
I just wanna go, I just wanna go home
For one night, one night just leave me alone
Maybe next week, maybe next weekent
We gon' get it popping, we gon' get it popping
But tonight leave me alone.
Track Name: Lonely Lady
aint nothin like a lady yea
aint nothin like her i'd say ya very rare
aint nothin like her at home, its so wrong
but i wont let her go
cuz she be holdin me down
yea she be holdin shit down
although shes always around
she aint got much of her own when im gone

got a girl at home shes so fine
and i know shes all mine
air tight when i get inside that
might have a fight but i get it right back
she the type that wanna chill
tables always set up witha meal
wont care if i never got a deal
she just wanna get her head up in a veil
i know somethin aint right
cuz both of us aint quite
up on the same height
im stuck on the stage fright
i might not be goin all in
cuz i got this fantasy of a certain type of girl that i want and

shes a different kind of lady
shes not often understood
shes a doin kinda lady
and what shes doin does some good

well my girl at home shes alright
but one thing i dont like
she dont got no motivation
wanna stay at home complacent
im basing this just on soley my imagination but
i think theres someone else out there for me in outerspace and
prolly got her own crib, own whip, steer her own ship real grown shit
real fly wont admit it but she knows it
real shy but she get it if she wants it
she wants the world like i do
we could fly so high as co-pilots thats why i gotta try to find you
but i dont really know where to look
cuz i dont really go where she would be
gotta step my game up off rookie
and i'll know, the second i see her then i'll go
and i think she'd feel me but i just hope she got time though cuz

shes a different kind of lady
shes not often understood
shes a doin kinda lady
and what shes doin does some good

But she lonely
she lonely
she lonely

aint nothin like a lady yeah
aint nothin like her I'd say ya very rare
she's always out on her own for so long,
and I wont let her know
that she be slowin me down
that shit be slowin me down
seems like I'm always alone, when im home

shes a different kind of lady
shes not often understood
shes a doin kinda lady
and what shes doin does some good

But she lonely
she lonely
she lonely
Track Name: Driftin Away
Girl we go high, we go down
we don't decide, we go round
we gon' get by, somehow
it's just a windy day,
that's why I'm driftin away,
it's just a windy day,
that's why I'm drftin away,
it's just a windy day girl you know I aint driftin away

how come soon as shit be gettin good we be on that bullshit
both of us be stubborn never wear it when the shoe fit
sometimes it be heavy most the time though it's acoustic
round and round we loop it sound like somethin I produce with
here we go again, no i'm not out with my friends
livin in the studio and still you askin where I been
I could tell you anything and still won't hear the end
yet I do the same to her we like a pair of twins
wearing thin up on my patience dunno how I do it
no matter rain or shine, girl we just keep riding through it
we had some black and blues and
sometimes I ask confusing
but in the end it's always bed I end up back with you in

Girl we go high, we go down
we don't decide, we go round
we gon' get by, somehow
it's just a windy day,
that's why I'm driftin away,
it's just a windy day,
that's why I'm drftin away,
it's just a windy day girl you know I aint driftin away

I be driftin, I be driftin away
I be up in them clouds and I aint tryna find no more rays
I'm tryna figure more ways, that I could get us more paid
I'm tired of having no space, I'm tryna get my own place
I guess I'm tryna say that everytime that I be buggin
its just me cuz I have dreams and im not tryna wake up from them
its funny, cuz no matter bad we always fighting
I check my phone in like a day your ass is gon' be writing
you prolly most like right and, im prolly mostly wrong and
thats why I wrote this song when,
I finally found a moment
I guess its somethin to it cuz with you I keep on endin up
in the bed phones off so nobody interrupt

Girl we go high, we go down
we don't decide, we go round
we gon' get by, somehow
it's just a windy day,
that's why I'm driftin away,
it's just a windy day,
that's why I'm drftin away,
it's just a windy day girl you know I aint driftin away

sometimes sometimes its just sometimes
relationships get boring when its nothing but sunshine
I think about it and I wonder if we'd make it here
if we never had no friction if we aint been changing gears
if we aint been up and down, back and forth fuckin round with all these emotions up to my neck like a button down
i guess we keep it interesting we keep trading texts
tryna diss eachother then it all just leads to make up sex
we could go the whole week without speaking
on the weekend we freakin like its the first time we meeting
aint no reason we cant work on certain things to make it better
but in the end the cold weather seem to keep it fresher

Girl we go high, we go down
we don't decide, we go round
we gon' get by, somehow
it's just a windy day,
that's why I'm driftin away,
it's just a windy day,
that's why I'm drftin away,
it's just a windy day girl you know I aint driftin away
Track Name: Lock Down
Back on track
To the window to the wall put a couple more Plaques on that
Pat on the back to my man Volatile for the track in the back round
clap sounds with a hi-hat bounce
Put a little flow to it how that sound?
Put a couple quotes to it now thats foul
Hot ass style, Add a little mo' with a loud ass pow
Fuck a hand up better bow that down
If ya light a blunt better pass that round
I dont need a hit for a fat ass with a bad ass smile
Bitch I could have that now
Matter fact i been had it, been at it
Beast with the pen at it.. Fanatic
Spittin motha fuckas know its not up for discussion
Hit ya girl like percussion man i broke her off(Prokhorov) Russian
Stop rushin... slow down...
...Pops sayin that i gotta stop cussin'
.... get my team tight before i stop.... trustin
No budget, dunno how i does it
Sometimes sometimes... i be feelin trapped trapped who to relate to?
Spinnin in my head like a dj booth
Play the same songs that i pray break through
Step past Through the looking glass...
......what can you get past?
Take a look around you if you live fast
...Whip lash from the bitch ass breaks
Know i Cramp up when i hit that pace
....gotta pick it up if ima win the rat race
But i wonder if im running because i just lack faith

Lock down know ya craft
System pump when i pass
Life short live it fast
Know the goal not the path
Not not the path
Know the goal not the path
System pump when i pass
Some gon' fade some gon' last

If im right if im wrong
.... who knows if i belong
No matter where i go where i go.. I dunno

...Never know how
... but i know where
... been a long ride
But i dont care
Yea there been ups and there been downs
Im just waiting for my turn when the world spins round
To it
Been around a bit, so u know bitch i picked up a couple of tricks
Getting a couple of hits
aint nobody gfiving gifts luck is a myth
divide time spent by belief what do you get?
Im just tryna get the sky waves clearer
Im just tryna get the far away nearer
... when i speak to the man up stairs
Does he hear what i say? or am i talking to the mirror
I got a couple goals
Tired a sitting upper rows
at the Garden want the stardom not Lebron I'm Carmelo
Every song that i drop 5 stars
Dj booth this a' be a nice start
Mixtape coming and im coming quite hard
Have ya bitch cumming like "im cumming my god!"
Handprint coming right in front of my star
On the boulevard Hollywood bound good god
I aint tryna quit until my crib look large rick ross
Big star this is how the shit starts lift off
Track Name: Cycles
When you look back, you see the patterns in life
analyze ya own path instead of asking advice
I remember putting shows on for my parents so small
singing Richie Valens and my daddy saw the talent in me
bought an album for me.. my first tape, Thriller
I prolly learned the words the first day
them headphones turned a long car ride into the best zone
i swear i never left home when i had em on me
they aint comin off tatted on me
so tell me home room teacher she could back up off me
had a blank tape, VCR, we record marathons we'd see on MTV when we get home
when I learn the routines come and see me mom
be the audience for me while I perform the Beat It song
I see the talent show sign up on the wall
now im getting more obsessive than I ever did before
bright lights, little stage
but to me its more important than my grades
you see me dad? I'm better than you thought
the whole room stopped when I did the moonwalk
rooftops feelin higher than, vitamins for the soul this is home this is me I am him
got a little taste of the rush, this is the paint to my brush
the years pass, i learned a little more
im learning how to sing, i wanna play guitar
still remember pulling up inside my moms car
back in 8th grade shit it all changed when i saw her
she don't go here, she look a little older
lookin like she hopped up out a TLC poster boy its over
thinkin what the fuck i'm wearing?
all the sudden now im caring, im embaressed and i'm staring at her

turnin round and round how i lost my way
the room spinning spinning spinning spinning spinning
turnin round and round how i lost my way
the room spinning spinning spinning spinning spinning

we know what feels right inside
even when its something that we tryna hide
tryna lie, cover up alibi
before you know it, outa sight outa mind
tryna find somethin i could place there
new school different set of rules played here
aint care about the same old
cant wear the same clothes if you tryna chase hoes
and im Beethoven the way I play those
but you know that everything glistening aint gold
feelin cheated like a two time lover
all i seem to care about is how im viewed by others
so , tell me why i forgot who I used to be
let me fly what is god tryna prove to me,
then it came around, i swear my life is like a cycle i should write it down
i'm writing now, I kinda like it might have found something gotta try to hide it while i try to find my sound
at lunch time people always crowd around they be having ciphers I'm too scared to try and hop in now
but maybe one day, some day, I'ma stand up
spit some shit like Canibus like I'm the fuckin man what!
hands up all around and the crowd goes crazy
like the old days maybe
it's easy to forget what you really love
if someone says you can't then you really should
my dad thought I really could way back
got a keyboard now so I could try n learn to make tracks
and pay him back for it bitch I'm makin stacks for the love of my life, thought I found it before tonight
but look at her though, I'm goin in
here we go again


turnin round and round how i lost my way
the room spinning spinning spinning spinning spinning
turnin round and round how i lost my way
the room spinning spinning spinning spinning spinning
Track Name: One Night
Hold on, shit was just so long ago
remember sippin liquor til I used to fall on the floor
like a carnival, until my mom was home
shit was so wrong, now we so grown
old songs taking me back oh lord
lookin back I'd tell my liver that I'm so sorry
for I how I treated ya, momma I agree wit ya
we was some wild boys just be thankful I was secretive
remember Cisco? That was the shit yo
they called it crack juice shit but we was piss broke
and never gave a fuck, I used to take a dutch straight to the face now I'm scared to even take a puff, what the fuck
what happened to them old days
when we was living for the weekend like the O'Jays
you sayin one day I aint tryna wait for that
tonights the night mufucka we gon' take it back

im gettin ready for the night, its been a long day
nothin has gone right
pre game somethin light, meet up at your crib
its best if I dont drive
and yea we old now
but for one night, its bout to go down
let's pick a bottle up, and I don't smoke now
but for one night we gon' blow it down
hey hey, we gon' blow it down

and I could really use a night off
I'm tryna give myself a break like a write off
on my taxes, stressed like elastic
stuck inside my crib shit be feelin like a casket
I try to get away from work but it never works
burried in my Blackberry think I need some better perks
yeah I'm tired of this job mufucka
and you could find me in the sky tonight, look up
wassup, countin down the time to 5 now
I'm hittin up the city think I need a ride down
roll the weed up, bitch I'm throwin 5 down
and I don't need much, it's been a while now
I need my old heads I'ma have to call round
and if they aint got it I'ma hold em all down
and I aint tryna wait long so be outside
we finally bout to set it off it's about time


im gettin ready for the night, its been a long day
nothin has gone right
pre game somethin light, meet up at your crib
its best if I dont drive
and yea we old now
but for one night, its bout to go down
let's pick a bottle up, and I don't smoke now
but for one night we gon' blow it down
hey hey, we gon' blow it down

so before we hit the club I'ma fill a cup
it's ten dollars for a drink I'm finna get a buzz
twenty for a bottle, I ain't got Serato
but my Ipod will get em started like you on Apollo
I'm a beast with the shots , you wanna fallow?
got weed break it up, like its staccato
we gon' do it up, so come through wassup
man I swear if you could see it you wish you was us

im gettin ready for the night, its been a long day
nothin has gone right
pre game somethin light, meet up at your crib
its best if I dont drive
and yea we old now
but for one night, its bout to go down
let's pick a bottle up, and I don't smoke now
but for one night we gon' blow it down
hey hey, we gon' blow it down
Track Name: Crabs In A Bucket
let me paint a picture for you real quick it'll only be a second
if you competition with me listen this could be depressing
I paint a pretty scene when leave present in a dream
cuttin pictures outa magazines, mean
what I say, say what I mean, got a mean flow
Ego, size of a steam boat, yeah that boy aiight
but he aint fuckin wit Elite tho
whole team monsters a mufuckin freak show
beast mode, beats so knockin feelin like I'm kickin teeth
with a pair of cleats on, be gone
finna get my feast on, sick of hearin hot rhymes in weak songs
sicka hearin shots fired when somebody make it we should have a hating holiday the way we celebrate it in America
they love tearing you down
crabs in a bucket ain't nobody wearing the crowd for long

they aint wearing the crown for long, wearing the crowd for long, na na na
fuck it too many crabs in a crabs in a bucket
they aint wearing the crown for long, wearing the crowd for long, na na na
fuck it too many crabs in a crabs in a bucket

I used to make beats, yeah I was double R
yeah I was fuckin raw, I had a couple songs
I made this shit called Shootouts remember that?
movie score shit bitch I invented that
pen a rap now too and I'm a 10 at that
fuck ya bitch and send he back
give that bitch a bent'd back
never take her out to dinner I aint in to that
i just have her makin sounds like she in a tennis match
ha! six love mark it down, release the hounds on ya better call the pound, shit is lookin dim for ya like inside a lounge, not quite number one yet but somewhere right around
in due time ima get it boy I cant lose,
half white half mexican i'm Cancun
damn soon the crabs will call for the kings head
you know they hate to see them wings spread. shit.


they aint wearing the crown for long, wearing the crowd for long, na na na
fuck it too many crabs in a crabs in a bucket
they aint wearing the crown for long, wearing the crowd for long, na na na
fuck it too many crabs in a crabs in a bucket

we comin, know you hear them footsteps creepin
hope before I die, I get a good Knicks season
gotta keep a smile even though It's misleading
kill it when I hit it bitch you gon' be grieving
Steven King pussy when I get up in pussy
put a sonnin on a rookie ya'll just little kids to me
in my own class bitch and i'm alone here
you act bold prolly fold like a lawn chair
rappers wanna talk funny like Coneheads
gon' head, sleep, make ya own bed
old heads prolly lookin over shoulders
what you expected, I'm next thought I told ya boy

they aint wearing the crown for long, wearing the crowd for long, na na na
fuck it too many crabs in a crabs in a bucket
they aint wearing the crown for long, wearing the crowd for long, na na na
fuck it too many crabs in a crabs in a bucket
Track Name: Invisible
wheres the love
wheres the love
wheres the love
I don't understand, every year it's somethin man
lord please tell me why I need to clear this up

yo it seems like for years now, I been putting years in then the year's out
then it's new years eve and all I hear about is listen this one gon' be different dog I swear this year is ours
it's funny how it never is though, for every beat I sold I swear I lost a friend yo
I remember back when I was just an intern
making store runs and breaking dawn before my midterm then, next day, do it all over with the hope that I would see Styles P and get the courage to approach him
but, it rarely seemed as though the time was right
spent a fortune worth of time, trying to earn some kind of stripes
damn, all these moves that I was making
reputation building still I'm feeling like I'm faking
still I'm filling CD's up with beats that no one's taking
all I wanted was respect but nothing's given got to take it
nothing's given got to take it, I was living my dreams
I just had to Awaken.

maybe I'm invisible to the world
who knows, who knows, who knows
does anyone in the world even think of me
who knows, who knows, who knows
maybe I'm invisible to the world
who knows, who knows, who knows
does anyone in the world even think of me
who knows, who knows, who knows

Who really cares?
Who really cares?

so I decided hey, I love them Ryder days but how could I care bout my position when I'm out of place?
different taste just a case of the wrong match
gotta make it perfect it be worth it if it's from scratch
funny how energy you put toward a proper goal
have you feeling higher than an octave in them opera songs
thank god I got my own, team now if I get on
I'ma open lanes like I'm knockin over traffic cones
when I thought about what I had really wanted in my dreams I was never makin beats I was performin I was always on tour and I ignored it cuz I could never get the hand of recorded when I started it was horrid, damn
yo that shit was fuckin painful, refuse to let it break you and choose to have a breakthrough
I'm fighting for respect on a whole different level
remember me when I'm gone if they don't then I settled
if they don't then I settled, I gotta put it down bitch go and get ya shovel shit

maybe I'm invisible to the world
who knows, who knows, who knows
does anyone in the world even think of me
who knows, who knows, who knows
maybe I'm invisible to the world
who knows, who knows, who knows
does anyone in the world even think of me
who knows, who knows, who knows

Who really cares?
Who really cares?

growin up my favorite player was Spud Webb
and when I watched Jordan I was rootin for the upset
under dog picker, enough said
its a bitter struggle but it lead to sweeter success and shit
I'm obsessed everyday another gut check
how much more I gotta prove until somebody cuts checks
fuck yes I deserve it I could say that
dues paid bitch and now I'm due for the pay back
I gaze back on the groundwork I laid I could say any other way I wouldn't be the same cat, my story wouldn't sound the same in raps, wouldn't be the same glory or the same impact
you can't take shit back, can't bend facts, it's a script to embrace might as well enact
and if you still standing with your faith in tact
every five you gave in, you gon' get ten back
so who cares if they didn't think that you would make it from the start bitch it's where you end at watch me
Track Name: Ellis Island feat. Voli
Intro:

In the United States, people are not friendly
you can find someone that's walking in the street by himself you know? don't even talk you know. You cannot go to the house of someone you do not know, though we are all Americans. Call the police and say why did this guy come to my house and I don't know him? These are different people huh? It's very difficult, I don't know how we are going to be acquainted with this life here.

Verse 1 (Elite):

Nothing made my father more happy
I think because of pride he won't ask me
occupied as the time goes past me
all he wanted was a minute with his only son
how many phone calls did I ignore
I know I never call back but I'ma try to more
I know you prolly would be proud that I been writing more
me and Voli talkin bout us startin up some kinda tour
I know it's hard I see the clock but we could get it back
we just have to pick up all the pieces where we left em at
this is my moment and I can't afford to blow it
I know home is where the heart is but that lasts forever, don't it?

Pre-Chorus (Voli)
Everybody knows my name back home
can I really leave everything I know
the land where the hero's are made
big city bright lights my stage
thanksgiving dinner never felt so cold
what good is all the fancy silverware I own
I guess king's only die alone

Chorus (Elite and Voli)
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?
oh oh oh yeah
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?
oh oh oh yeah
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?
oh oh oh yeah
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?

Verse 3 (Voli)
September wedding politely you asked me to be your best man
just let me get back on my feet come out that head stand
I can't afford a tux, too busy paying dues
so I declined bad credit I know you ain't approve
like stoled cards, look at this broken bond
once rooted but like tree branches we've grown apart
chasing this dream can't live a life that I'm not proud of
hunger for big change, I need that half dollar
lost moments barely seen my nephew grown up
cuz work is always callin, do I hang the phone up?
boulevard of dreams, full of all the things I wanted
but will i be the only one to walk it?

Pre-Chorus (Voli)
Everybody knows my name back home
can I really leave everything I know
the land where the hero's are made
big city bright lights my stage
thanksgiving dinner never felt so cold
what good is all the fancy silverware I own
I guess king's only die alone

Chorus (Elite and Voli)
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?
oh oh oh yeah
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?
oh oh oh yeah
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?
oh oh oh yeah
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?

Bridge (Elite)
and I be trapped between the walls of this path I chose to walk, I chose to walk. aw aw aaaaaw
This dream's so vivid, I can't tell the difference between reality and fiction I wish I could make up the time like a beautician tunnel vision, focused but I think there's somethin missin how I miss it? How I miss it... How I miss it.

Chorus (Elite and Voli)
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?
oh oh oh yeah
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?
oh oh oh yeah
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?
oh oh oh yeah
Do you really wanna go to Ellis Island?

(Outro)
and uh, we go to work different place, go to work different place, come home late, we don't see one another for maybe two or three weeks. So, it's kind of lonely. But this is the life of America.
Track Name: Closer feat. Omen, Peace
Verse 1 (Elite)

Sometimes I'm frustrated
sometimes I wish I had a loyal fan to say my shit was under rated
I wonder how they'd feel once I make it
I wonder if they'd still feel connected like it's something they did
I wanna be there, but I ain't tryna skip a step I'm tryna be here
I wish my mom would show a little more that she cared
can't find the extra time I guess she need a leap year
same time I understand though, I'm a musician but I barely play piano
had a few hits but I could barely pay for gas though
need change the cash lane ain't a easy pass though
closer than a baby sister
closer than somebody that has seen ya baby pictures
closer than I ever been, coach let em in
but close don't cut it though I'm tryna get a win

Verse 2 (Omen)
I see the bright lights shining
can you see the crowd that's forming behind him?
they believe in what i say
they patience running low and they all can't wait
I had to tell em perfect timing's always late
this is pressure
I gotta find a way to step up
if you closed minded I can full undress ya
they ask me if I been through pain am I still fighting?
I can't see that far back I'm too near sighted
the day you see me stoppin with the flows
will be the same day that people stop getting colds
be the same day that people stop getting old
be the same day that snoop stop getting blowed
im so close so vivid, I could reach the goal without coming off my pivot, closer than most man
bout to grab success by the throat, hit it raw the next day we elope, said I'm closer than close

Chorus (Peace)

If you close like I'm close you done tried like every way
ain't no end to the struggle every day gon' test ya faith
keep on, keep on, one step one step at a time
keep on keep on, we on our way, we on our way
Track Name: Down The Line
I see problems down the line, I know that they're mine
there was a dirt upon your hands
doin the same mistake twice
making the same mistake twice

I'm on this road, I don't know how
It's taken a while, It's taken a while for me
It's something around.. it's something i seen out there
I feel your stare I know you ain't far from here
from here
theres no other way, no turning away
and they'll be nowhere to hide soon
with everyones eyes on me

I see problems down the line, I know that they're mine
there was a dirt upon your hands
doin the same mistake twice
making the same mistake twice

I know where I'm headed, I'm headed towards something I jus hope I don't end up regretting I see, the bright lights I'm rising like high tide hope I don't get swept away, get swept away
I can't hide no more, I can't hide no more
So have mercy mercy mercy I swear I'm just like you
when I reach that spot, mount that pressure how do we stack up?
passed up so many memories how do we catch up?
we put our souls up in exchange for exposure exposing flaws to blog posters who focus thorns out of roses i swear its hopeless

I see problems down the line, I know that they're mine
there was a dirt upon your hands
doin the same mistake twice
making the same mistake twice

I can take it I'm ready, I'm ready for yall
I've been saving up waiting and now I'm betting it all
I can take it I swear that I I can take it
I'm taking a leap of faith when I say that I think I'm ready for ya'll
That's that and theres no lookin back
if I ever got scared then I won't show that
more so that I would never show yall
why you don't try it if it aint so hard?
hate the next man cuz you hate your job
hate your life, hate your wife
took a few chances that aint go right now you lookin through the tunnel and there aint no light
blame the world, play the victim
never do shit wanna blame the system
can't convince em so I ain't gon' try
they ain't gon' change but I aint gon' hide
it's a mothafuckin jungle out there, can't back down when the public eye stare
throwin those darts that close is not fair
the hardest part is that we supposed to not care

I see problems down the line, I know that they're mine
there was a dirt upon your hands
doin the same mistake twice
making the same mistake twice

Don't let the darkness eat you up
Don't let the darkness eat you up
Don't let the darkness eat you up