The Set Up
I set it up, you knocked it down, lay the foundation, I built this house I feel cracks underneath my feet, I feel cracks underneath my feet The walls are breathing heavy, sucking up the oxygen with no plans of leaving any For as long as I've been hoarded, it's taking me forever to gather up all my belongings I get attached, near attached to people who I've loved and lost Even though I gotta admit, there are few who've run me off But I'm under no illusion how relationships get ruined How I'm ancient to this movement when I'm just stuck to a cross Tossed into the underworld and give in specific info Forced to find another girl, sick of living in limbo But I have my songs to play so I got lost along the way And now I'll never see the light of day thanks to the tinted Limo I was hopelessly romantic, emphasis on antic Now run hopeless along the open coast of the Atlantic Bought an overcoat that says "Francis, Showboat captain" Did my best to scrub it off cause it's utterly embarrassing Every night I'd re-write my will on a sandbar napkin I'd crash after sticking it to the window of my cabin Once I awoke I'd notice it, read it then remove it Just stunned I left nothing to my loved ones but music Muses abandon me while choosing family over continued support For my intuitive thought, who would've thought? Worst thing I ever did to another person in this world is nothing Only a few can claim that's what I did when I could have done otherwise Every single last one of them sang for nothing-types Made me pay the price at any cost, I've got buyer's remorse How many toxins will the doctors find inside this corpse? Suicidal watch it's diamond studded Tells me when my time's up, trying to keep my eyes from it It's so swag, I flash it at the fashion shows Walks with a limp, it's so pimp, and it smacks the hoes Rappers used to brag about intelligence, made me want to be smarter Then I harbor no regrets, whether it sells or not is irrelevant I would have sold coke if making dough was the sole motive It wasn't but f*ck being a broke poet Without paying debts, begging friends for loose ends If your so-called talent only results in loan extensions There's no defenses, or buyouts, you don't get a per diem for good intentions Do you want to sign now? Promise that a job doesn't define you as a person If your words don't carry weight, it's not the worlds burden And in no certain terms am I suggesting that you shouldn't set fire to the stage and let the curtains burn Just be aware of the exits Keep in mind that the closest one might be behind you, the entrance [?] in the event that I can't live better as an honest rapper Without my past self being my benefactor I set it up, you knocked it down I set it up, you knocked it down I set it up, you knocked it down I set it up, you knocked it down You laid the foundation, I built this house Gamble away my better half in hopes of doubling up [?] is a double or nothing, I laughed, I was shit out of luck But what have I got to lose? At least I'm whole now Half man, half clone, the bad composite sketch of a one-hundred percent asshole But it wasn't without help, many people did their part To make me take the time to Frankenstein was ripped apart And put it together again, all the king's horses and all the king's men Couldn't admit that this was a predicament they put me in You want a piece of this? Welcome to the eggshells I'm barefoot and pregnant to my kitchen, y'll can help yourselves To the feast but tippy-toe away if you can't take the heat, or over-used clichés Back in the days I'd leave you heartbroken These days I simply reach into your chest and tear those scars open Evaluate appreciation, write you off for tax purposes I'd rather be homeless than settle in that worthless nest I set it up, you knocked it down, lay the foundation, I built this house I feel cracks underneath my feet, I feel cracks underneath my feet The walls are breathing heavy, sucking up the oxygen with no plans of leaving any For as long as I've been hoarded, it's taking me forever to gather up all my belongings
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