All for You

Little Brother, Darien BrockingtonBuy this song

Little Brother

Little Brother was an American alternative hip hop group from Durham, North Carolina that consisted of rappers Phonte and Big Pooh (from 2001 to 2010), and DJ/producer 9th Wonder (from 2001 to 2007). The group produced four acclaimed studio albums and six mixtapes during their nine-year existence. more »

Uh, Deah Pops
It's your boy
I got some things I want to say to you, man
Just a couple of words 
Bear with me
 Gimme a minute 

Time to face it
 Sitting in the middle of the basement  Holding a jack
How I'm anticipating he 'gon call me back

Got so much on my mind
Ain't no holding it back
In fact, I give a fuck how he 'gon react  Through my first nineteen

 Asking where he at
 Never seen him in the spots where we be at
For the next couple hours I sat 'til the phone rang
No luck or no cigar 

So I said to myself I'll try tomorrow 
Me and my Vincent left out
Went to shoot play some ball
Came back, had message like 'this your pa'
Then I took to the phone 

 Conversation was raw
Shit, I had to let him know that his child was scarred 
And right now we working through our mess
But I had to get some shit off my chest 
So bear with me, y'all

Just want to take the time to let you know
 Sometimes it's hard to let my feelings show
The thoughts of guarantees are really so
This is all for you, you

I was looking at your photograph amazed how I favored you
I remember being young wanting to play with you
 Cause you was a wild and crazy dude
And now I understand why my momma couldn't never stay with you
From the roots to the branches to the leaves 
They say apples don't fall far from the trees 
I used to find it hard to believe 
And I swore that I would  Always hold my family as long as I could 
But damn
Our memories can be so misleading 
It's misery 
I hate to see history repeating
 Thought you were the bad guy
But I guess that's why
Me and my girl split 
And my son is leaving 
I did chores, did bills, and did dirt
But I swear to God I tried to make that shit work
'Til I came off tour to an empty house
With all the dressers and the cabinets emptied out
I think I must've went insane  Thinking I was in love, but really in chains  Trapped to this girl through the two-year old who carried my name
I tried to stop tripping 
But yo, I couldn't and the plot thickened 
That shit affected me, largely  Because I know a lot of people want me
To fail as a father 
And the thought of that haunts me
 Especially when I check my rear-view mirror 
And don't see him in his car seat
So the next time it's late at night 
And I'm laid up with the woman I'mma make my wife
 Talking 'bout how we 'gon make a life
I'm thinking about child support, alimony, visitation rights
 Cause that's the only outcome if you can't make it right  Pissed off with your children feeling the same pain
So, Pop, how could I blame cause you couldn't maintain 
I did the same thing 
The same thing 

[Chorus: x 2]


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