Merry Go Round

Royce da 5'9"

About Merry Go Round

"Merry Go Round" is a song by American hip hop artist Royce da 5'9", recorded as the third track on his fifth studio album Success Is Certain (2011). It features production from producer Nottz, who helped write the song along with Royce . Upon the release of Merry Go Round, the song received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised its ambitious nature and production.


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I have tried in vein 
Never had success 
So it seems my life is nothing but a mess 
I have lost, my only friends 
Now it seems I have to start again 
Merry go round

My life's been goin' around 'n' round since ninety five 
Went from goin' somewhere about to die 
Went from callin' my chick a chicken 
Cause she look like she got poultry around her thighs 
To callin' your piece a chicken 
Cause she got no teeth and she got crow feet around her eyes 
How hard are y'all? I got a heart the size of Arkansas 
Count to five, these birds gon' hit the ground 
And they ain't from out the Sky 
Went from havin' an outta-this-world-flow, 
To doin' the video, doin' the coon dance 
To watchin' my good friend Eminem winnin' a moonman 
I remember cause I was in New York with all of my boys to start shit 
Lettin' 'em stay with me, long story short, 
They tore up my corporate apartment 
Went from bein a kid addicted to basketball 
To bein' an ignorent nigga addicted to alcohol 
Round and round we go is how this movie would end 
Self-proclaimed King of my city, 
Not really just truly the King of losin' a friend 
Who would've thought this goof 
In the park who's true to his ark would lose 
Or win just by givin' his thoughts 'n' views 


You would hear that Ryan's skilled 
Might even hear Ryan kills 
You will never hear Ryan steals 
Here to put the "I" in ill 
My mind is still 
Like a merry-go-round spill 
Like leavin' only guns to my kids when I'm killed 
I got an iron will 
Intellect as ion I don' went from high on pills 
To triumph, to hidin' from bills, to buyin' buildin's 
Then I went from writin' for Dre 
To wonderin' if my head was on straight on the sidelines 
Feelin' I forgot about listenin' to "Forgot About Dre" 
From there I went to about a bottle a day 
Tellin' who we know "Get outta my face!" 
Okay I know what Kino said about Dre 
I look at Kino to this day like that was a stupid mistake 
But if it wasn't for him doin' that, what would I be doin' today? 
If it wasn't for Cassius sayin' that he gonna beat my ass 
Then me and Em probably wouldn't be laughin' bout us gettin' past it 
If it wasn't for me bein outcasted I woulda never been on the underground 
Rappin' wit slaughterhouse! 


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Royce da 5'9"

Ryan Daniel Montgomery (born July 5, 1977), better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper. He is known for his longtime association with Eminem and for his solo career, recording primarily with Carlos "6 July" Broady and DJ Premier, as well as ghostwriting for the likes of Diddy and Dr. Dre. Royce is one half of the rap duo Bad Meets Evil with Eminem and also a member of hip hop group Slaughterhouse. The editors of ranked him #33 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007). more »

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