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Yet again I'm hustling (x3)
But I can't seem to catch a dime
Take a little hit and I lose the time

I took the man and his horse
And ran before he looked up
I said the light's gonna change
But I'm calm and feeling warm
And now I'm sticking out my hands
And feeling weightless again

You got to push, got to shove
I've got to eat before they eat me
Got the crown and the cup
I've got to write to my family
And say, "I'm calm and feeling warm."
I'm not quite there, but I'm close
And it's a world of difference

I've got the worst all behind me
Yeah, they'll never be able to find me
I'm the king of the city
I'm a roach and they're all primates
This is meal time
Real life
I'm not gonna fight
No, I'm not gonna start a war

I've been right
I've been wrong
My smokes have come and gone
I've been crazy
Been fed enough to not wind up dead
And I'm lonely
My eyes have been closed to the world
Cause the world's got nothing for me



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    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    I thought it was "get my rise on". Lo.. L this song is about a man who has had hardships and he's trying to pass them and finally he's trying to find what's right. Because when he was with his family everything was wrong. Therefor when he comes back everything will be right
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    UnregisteredAug 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    I love love loveee foster the people and this is there greatest song ever!!! I am there super fan and i think they are just freaking amazing!!!
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    UnregisteredJul 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    I was playing the album for a group of friends and the first time we heard it we all started singing the chorus, thought he was saying "i'm awesome". Wrong. Oh well, great band, love the beats!
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    UnregisteredJul 18, 2012 at 4:27 am
    Its about a person who's trying to survive in this world though he has hope for himself but does not expect anything from the world around him!
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    UnregisteredJun 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm
    I thought he said "you're awesome" over and over again lol!! I love them! They are playing tomorrow but i won't be able to go :(

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