Across the Way
Ya Ripples You know I'm just another human being who struggles day ta day A little more than most but not as much as they I'm not some preacher pushing promises of freedom in some way I'm an ordinary man, who probably lives across the way If any one's listening, y'all I got something to say I really don't understand what's going on nowadays So many issues we don't contemplate, turn our backs and walk away It's staring at you in the eyes but still, you're steady blind to fate Maybe you just can't relate and everything is dandy, great You express yourself with drugs and writing lyrics filled with hate But wait your little sister's eight, maybe it's your daughters hey Everything you set as an example might just cloud their way Maybe they'll get beat by a man and think that that's the way Maybe they'll get offered some ends and give that ass a shake But it's okay, they saw you in your videos and It's ordained They can get anything that they want as long as they give brain Little man you're raising sees you hustling, blazing daily Surrounding him with drugs and alcohol, it makes his judgment hazy He sees you acting shady, you mistreat all the ladies Every time you drink you seem to get angry and crazy But sipping on the forty's got you feeling like an O.G. So the life you represent, it's got these young men dying slowly S.T.D's they plague the streets but all you hear in R & B is How they get between the sheets with different partners randomly It's so insane to me, trying to rack my brain to see The reason people justify or think that it's okay to be Deceivingly full of soul, there's obviously no vacancy You blatantly destroy others lives and it's self consciously But kidding me you've got to be Realism is lost and I'm still trying to figure this whole thing out Just like you and he So I just keep on walking this line as if conformingly Hoping all the beauty don't get lost inside the tragedy And I battle my own duality please don't believe that I think that I'm perfect I'm everything but a beautiful mess behind these curtains Nothing is for certain, I just express what I'm observing The way people conduct themselves, it's just unnerving But I'm just another man who stands in front of you today The only difference is, I've got something to say With no guarantee you'll ever live to see another sunray When I'm dead and gone I just hope that my legacy, it will stay Ripples Ya You know! It's a new beginning in this bitch I'm back Auditory genius productions Spiritual lyricist records Ripples You know!
Written by: Frank Kerstiens
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