All Falls Down

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Syleena Johnson

Syleena Johnson (née Thompson born September 2, 1976, Harvey, Illinois, United States) is an American Grammy Award nominated R&B and soul singer-songwriter and actress. more »

Oh when it all, it all falls down
I'm telling you oh, it all falls down
Oh when it all, it all falls down
I'm telling you oh, it all falls down

Man I promise, she's so self conscious She has no idea what she's doing in college That major that she majored in don't make no money But she won't drop out, her parents will look at her funny Now, tell me that ain't insecure The concept of school seems so secure Sophomore three years aint picked a career She like fuck it, I'll just stay down here and do hair Cause that's enough money to buy her a few pairs of new Airs Cause her baby daddy don't really care
She's so precious with the peer pressure Couldn't afford a car so she named her daughter Alexus
She had hair so long that it looked like weave Then she cut it all off now she look like Eve
And she be dealing with some issues that you can't believe Single black female addicted to retail and well

Oh when it all, it all falls down
I'm telling you oh, it all falls down

Man I promise, I'm so self conscious That's why you always see me with at least one of my watches Rollies and Pasha's done drove me crazy I can't even pronounce nothing, pass that versace!
Then I spent 400 bucks on this
Just to be like nigga you ain't up on this!
And I can't even go to the grocery store Without some ones thats clean and a shirt with a team
It seems we living the american dream
But the people highest up got the lowest self esteem The prettiest people do the ugliest things
For the road to riches and diamond rings
We shine because they hate us, floss cause they degrade us
We trying to buy back our 40 acres And for that paper, look how low we a'stoop
Even if you in a Benz, you still a nigga in a coop/coupe

Oh when it all, it all falls down
I'm telling you oh, it all falls down

I say fuck the police, that's how I treat em
We buy our way out of jail, but we can't buy freedom We'll buy a lot of clothes when we don't really need em Things we buy to cover up what's inside Cause they make us hate ourself and love they wealth That's why shortys hollering "where the ballas' at?"
Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack And a white man get paid off of all of that
But I ain't even goin' act holier than thou Cause fuck it, I went to Jacob with 25 thou Before I had a house and I'd do it again Cause I wanna be on 106 and Park pushing a Benz
I wanna act ballerific like it's all terrific I got a couple past due bills, I won't get specific I got a problem with spending before I get it
We all self conscious I'm just the first to admit it

Oh when it all, it all falls down
I'm telling you oh, it all falls down
Oh when it all, it all falls down
I'm telling you oh, it all falls down

Written by: LAURYN HILL, LAURYN N. HILL

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