ATM

J. Cole

About ATM

"ATM" (an acronym for "Addicted To Money") is a single by American rapper J. Cole, released on April 20, 2018 from his fifth studio album, KOD, and was produced by J. Cole. "ATM" was sent to US rhythmic contemporary radio on July 31, 2018, as the album's second single. The track debuted at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100.


Year:
2018
3:36
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Life can cause you much pain
There are many ways to deal with this pain
Choose wisely

Will I fall? Will I fly?
Heal my soul
Fulfill my high
Cross my heart (Count, count count, count it)
And hope to die (Count, count count, count it)
With my slice (Count, count, count, count it)
Of Devil's pie

Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it

I know that it's difficult
I'm stackin' the paper it's sorta habitual
I blow the residual
And fuckin' yo bitch like its part of my ritual
Pardon the visual
But money, it give me a hard-on it's typical
I want it in physical
A million dollars, I count up in intervals
Without it I'm miserable
Don't wanna fall off so I'm all in my bag
Thankin' God like it's biblical
I know it's gon' solve every problem I have
I balled on the principal
Remember the teachers that was all on my ass
Now look all of them, pitiful
And all of a sudden I'm so good at math

Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Can't take it when you die, but you can't live without it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Can't take it when you die

Uno, dos, tres

Big bills, big bills
I fell in love with big wheels and quick thrills
My niggas running tip drills, can't sit still
Don't give a f*ck if it kills, it mix well
I'm only counting
Big bills, big bills
I fell in love with big wheels and quick thrills
My niggas running tip drills, can't sit still
Don't give a f*ck if it kills, it mix well
I'm only counting

Uno, dos, tres, cuatro

Proceed with caution
I heard if you chase it only results in
A hole in your heart
F*ck it, I take the whole cake and I won't leave a portion
It's only an organ
Thank God mama couldn't afford the abortion
The loneliest orphan
I flipped my misfortune and grown me a fortune
My Rollie is scorchin'
Them niggas that hated is slowly endorsin'
Now Cole, he important
My niggas beside me like Tommy and Martin
We ball in your court and
Escape with your bitch like we turning your heart in
She don't need no garments
She horny from all the money we countin'

Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Can't take it when you die, but you can't live without it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it
Can't take it when you die
Uno dos

Will I fall? Will I fly?
Heal my soul
Fulfill my high
Cross my heart
And hope to die
With my slice of Devil’s pie

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J. Cole

Jermaine Lamar Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known by his stage name J. Cole, is a German-born American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. In 2009, he became the first artist to sign to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label. His long-awaited debut album titled Cole World: The Sideline Story was released on September 27, 2011. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, selling more than 217,000 in its first week sales. He received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 54th Grammy Awards. more »

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Written by: Jermaine Cole, Nikolaus Brodszky, Sammy Cahn

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

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12 facts about this song

Song Information
"ATM" is a song by American rapper J. Cole, featured on his fifth studio album "KOD", which was released on April 20, 2018.
Production Details
J. Cole himself produced "ATM", displaying his versatile talent as both a songwriter and a music producer.
Album Theme
The song forms part of J. Cole's "KOD" album, where "KOD" stands for three different phrases: "Kids on Drugs," "King Overdosed," and "Kill Our Demons." The album represents an exploration of the themes of addiction and societal issues.
Song Content
In "ATM", J. Cole addresses the trap of materialism and the harmful obsession with money, adding to the album's overarching themes.
Music Video
The music video for "ATM" was released on the same day the album dropped. The video, featuring surreal and symbolic imagery, aligns with the song's examination of the dangers of wealth and consumerism.
Charts Performance
Upon release, "ATM" performed well on the charts, debuting at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This was, at the time, the highest-charting song of J. Cole's career.
Recognition
The music video for "ATM" was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
Sport Appearances
"ATM" was included on the soundtrack for the basketball video game NBA 2K19, further boosting its popularity.
Cultural References
The music video for "ATM" has been interpreted as being filled with references to capitalism and the idea of "selling your soul" for money. For instance, it ends with J. Cole locked inside a box, which is viewed as a metaphor for the confinement and entrapping nature of wealth.
Lyrics
The chorus of the song, "Count it up, count it up, count it up, count it," has become one of the most iconic lines from the song and is considered a direct commentary on society's obsession with money.
Live Performances
"ATM" was performed at the halftime show of the 2019 NBA All-Star game, highlighting J. Cole's popularity as a live performer.
Sales
"ATM" was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), demonstrating the song's commercial success.

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