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Ready for Whatever
by T.I.



Hey, the price of fame cost to much (yeah boy)
Like these niggas talk to much (yeah)
I'm ready for whatever somebody better tell them (yeah boy)
Said I'm ready for whatever
Hey, hey, hey,

Even tho my head in the clouds I'm planted on the pavement
How I walk around people starring in amazement
I play a lot of game a well-being I ain't playing wit
They so judgmental man but they don't understand
If ya life was in jeopardy everyday is you telling me
You wouldn't need weaponry just because of ya felony's
Consider this at least I got everybody sweating me
On the streets there's people who wont rest unless I rest in peace
Killed my folk a year ago still in my sleep they threatening me
Paranoid you stressing me ain't nobody protecting me
I'm dealing wit the pressure from my partner dieing next to me
Niggas know I was arrested they coming for me eventually
This was all the things that I was going through mentally
This could be the reason I ignore the penitentiary
Not mentioning New Orleans niggas coming in the city
Killing all summer long ain't nobody pay attention

Now is it that hard to understand if you listen
Either die or go to jail that's a hell of decision
But I'm wrong and I know it my excuses unimportant
I'm just trying to let you know that I ain't think I had a choice, for real

[Chorus]
I had straps in my ride gotta go to prison
You waiting on me to die you gone be waiting for a minute
Boy i'm ready for whatever somebody better tell them
I'll be here when the smoke clear and everything settle (for real)
Cant afford the price of fame cause it cost too much
Man these sucker niggas lame and they talk to much
That's why I'm ready for whatever somebody tell them
I'll be here when the smoke clear and everything settle
For real, for real, hey for real, I said when everything settle
For real, hey for real, hey for real, hey for real I said when everything settle for real

I'm a man I ain't perfect I admit it I'm guilty
But understand feel me I was riding filthy
Cause niggas out there plotting to rob me and kill me
five hundred thousand every year spent on security
My future was bright but now its getting blurry
Cause niggas in a hurry to find me and bury me
But surely God'll deliver me up out it
I'm a fighter till the heart I'll forever be about it
I'm a father to my sons as it to my community
Look all that I done my good out weigh the negativity
Hey mentally I was focused on that letting history repeat itself
That's why heat was kept in a vicinity
Yes officially I broke the law but not maliciously
Through all the publicity was anyone considerin'
My position and the logic hidden my decision
But they caught me with them now I'm off to prison, period

But is it that hard to understand if you listen
Either die or go to jail that's a hell of decision
But I'm wrong and I know it my excuses unimportant
I'm just trying to let you know that I ain't think I had a choice, for real

[Chorus]

Hey I said listen homeboy
You can talk all you want man you know what I'm saying
Everybody talking to the king you know what I'm saying
They like Escalades everybody got one
But the fact of the matter remain
If you ain't walk a mile in my shoes and you ain't live a day in my life
You ain't survive the shit I done survived
You ain't had to deal wit the shit I had to deal wit homeboy
You cant motherfucking judge me partner
I mean look at folk like Sean Taylor
You know what they said, they said had he had a strap
He'd f lived today
You know what I'm saying
Now true enough I did wrong I broke the law
I deserve to be punished I understand that alright cool
But listen man I gotta house full of kids
A mama and an old lady whose life is my
Responsibility you dig that?
Now for all of y'all who think I was just riding around on some dumb shit
You know I'm smarter than you man
You know I'm smarter than you dog
Hey if you think I was just being stupid
Shorty I got some motherfucking ocean front property in Idaho for sale homie
If you believe that I gotta bridge in Brooklyn I wanna sell you partner
Hey man real talk in order to understand my train of thoughts
You'll have to put yo self in my position
You cant expect me to think like you cause my life ain't like yours
You know what I'm saying? If you don't understand that you don't
Understand english I'm done talking!
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written by HARRIS, CLIFFORD J./GHOLSON, CHRISTOPHER JAMES
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.