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[Intro:]
Some things need to be said
So when I step
Uh
I’ll only say this one time
Just once
Just listen
Check this!

[Verse:]
My castles started shrinking, something’s gotta give,
Ended up being the smallest place that I had ever lived
One of the reasons I would do away would fame to say the least
Don’t know who this people are, and they names ain’t on the lease
It’s a different type of monster, entertainment is a beast,
Were supposed to eat together, then I became the main feast,
If you’re prayin on my kindness, taking advantage and Joes cool
I’d have to ask what’s your definition of soul food?
I bust my ass for my whole life and I worked hard for my profit
And envy I know cuts like a knife so you probably work hard to stop it
If you know me like you claim then how can you disregard my logic?
You know I cut my arms short and put my heart in my pocket
A pretty good judge of character, maybe I mistaked a few
Cut some people off but had no choices, what they made me do
Why would you take advantage when it’s something I’da gave to you
And in the long run, it doesn’t take from me, it takes from you
You’ll probably tell me I’m a fucked up nigga
You got it wrong, I just wanna be fucked up with ya
Which forces me to get distant and I never wanna act away with you
But passion and desire never blends with lacks of days ago
No longer enable you, that’s no longer favorible
But pride is on your sleeve so you’ll just act like nothing phases you
Which can never equal good in fact
So love can't be lost, I know exactly where I put it at

[Interlude:]
Word!
Have no problem with nobody though
So have no problem with me
Figure
It’s no beef, no malice
I got no vendetta with yall
So I only want better for myself
Might even want better for yall

[Verse 2:]
My castle started shrinking, I tried my best to fight it
Don’t know how it happened, don’t know how they got invited
Was good with cabin fever and maybe they’ll help create the space
Fuck your good intentions, more concerned with what’s taking place
But everyone feels entitled, made up they mind, they got a right to
My peers transforming right before my eyes into my rivals
Have had a car, you can have the clothes
Take all that shit that I don’t love
I’m learning fast that recognition is it's own drug
And what’s worse than some of your actions being feminine
Is I got no way of knowing if your moves are really genuine
You there when it’s bright, better be there when it’s dark
You wasn’t here for the ride, don’t be there when I park
Figure I love niggas enough to let the world come and stay with me
And I’ll stay trapped in this room to keep yall away from me
What’s supposed to happen when I’m not hot anymore
Would yall rely on me being crazy, but what if I’m not anymore
The funny shit, them mollies were cool when we all were doing em
But nobody recalled when I was the only one in the room and
I learned a long time ago in life that not much is fair
So no love loss, but not much is there
Dйjа vu, this happened rapidly before
Every day’s a constant struggle when you’re a casualty of war
Which could only equal good in fact
So love isn’t lost, I know exactly where I put it at



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