The City

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Was a young one, runn'in where the nights don't end
Gun in my waist, you don't wanna dare know him
That was then, snake tatted on my skin
Nothing but affiliation, I ain't have no friends
Kids throwing up signs like we in the pens
Did I ever have a corner, now that depends
Who's asking, I don't just be rapping
Fist full of money, my minds on what's happen'in
Who did what and where the hell did it happen
Over what, what colors the flag and
At what cost can I even imagine
For this to be over and done, whose bragg'in
Dudes flipp'in, bottom broad is nagg'in
Back when the trunk had more white than Aspen
Told moms the pills were just aspirin
Devils advocate in the back of my mind laughing
I was headed to hell, ice flash'in
Living for the city, really was just trapped in
Me and a couple of goons, I'm captain
Chrome on the shoes, pocket full of them Jacksons
Where are you, the verdicts in
Both knees to the floor as I spoke to him
Lord, I'm in a game I'm suppose to win
Do you grant a man's prayers if you know there sins
Giving him back exactly what was asked of you
But how you twist fate is something radical
Like, wished for one, wound up with two
Later come to find my trouble was times two
Sorta like a i.o.u, don't mean you ain't watching cause I can't see you
Looked on, as we put a dude in ICU
Saw us rob folks blind
They had no clue
Forgive me, I had a lot to learn, more to earn
Till I had enough to burn
Gett'in clipped and cuffed was my last concern
Woke up, ain't look back, court adjourned
No moral, no one cares
My story's one of many, the city don't play fair
Every thirty-first I'm scream'in it's my year
Things gett'in worse than last is my fear
CL class, sipp'in Belvedere
Gulf Stream four to match my Nike airs
Waves spin like spiral stairs
Just another one of America's nightmares
Can't stop em, only hope to contain em
Gett'in it the way he live, can't hate em
Nor blame em, choice is yours
Seven series BM, Lambo doors
That's him, rocks cut up, less the flaws
Gorgeous, not to outdo the rest of ya'lls
But, I'm the poster boy after all
The city never sleeps and we don't just play ball

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Written by: John Johnson, Nona Hendryx

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