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I'm a man
I gotta take care
Of my family
Fighting these precious
In my life
I know my mind should be
On shining
And getting grammis
But these streets
Won't say a goodbye

I can't say goodbye
To the blocks
Goodbye
To the hoodgoodbye
To the streets
(To my problems)
I can't say goodbye
To the hood
Goodbye
To the blocks
Goodbye
To the streets
I can't say
Goodbye, goodbye
To the blocks
Goodbye
To the streets
Goodbye
To the hood
I can't say goodbye
To the hood
Goodbye
To the blocks
Goodbye
To the homies

I guess it's tru
You can't take the hood
Out a homeboy plus
My hood just lost
Another homeboy
Another one got life
And we don't know
If he coming home boy
They in the street tell me
"Just leave it alone boy
Let them do them
Take care of your own boy"
But I said back
Brake a bound
Before I was drome boy
You had dreams
Of being a dope boy
Yeah
I was runnin'
From the po po
Banging for the turth
Late night huntin'
Puttin' me in work
Good day comin'
Airbrush, shirt
Pay day, get the spot
Got my hair cut first
Made mom sick
When I wouldn't go
To church
Yeah
I live in the burbs
But I think 21st
I know since I left
That it's gotten much worse
But I'd still be there
If I couldn't write a verse

I'm a man
I gotta take care
Of my family
Fighting
These precious
In my life
I know
My mind should be
On shining
And getting grammis
But these streets
Won't say a goodbye

To the the blocks
That raise me
The enemies
And the homies
That made me
Tough enough
To hang on
The corners
That would moul me
Critics wonder
If I'm tryna be
The old me
But if the thing
The old me ever left
Then they
Don't really know me
And don't know
We don't change
We just become OG
You always addicted
To the life
You just don't OD
I owe the streets
Before they owe me
Took me in when
My Moma didn't want me
To wild to be a child
And cops
Not around now
All I got now
Is the homies
To teach me
How to be a man
In what not
How to brake ounces
In the grams
The reason
I'm so nice
With my hands
Shit
You think
I forgot, man

I'm a man
I gotta take care
Of my family
Fighting these precious
In my life
I know my mind should be
On shining
And getting grammis
But these streets
Won't say a goodbye

Thank good every day
That the boy could spit
And all around the world
They enjoyin' my shit
I know
I got plenty
More wars to get
I got a, beautiful wife
And some gorgeous kids
But it wouldn't be right
If I ignore the shit
They made me how I am
The music in the man
Told me that I can
For the world gave a damn
If it wasn't for my shit
They sayin' stick to the plan
Probably be a gun
Instead of a pen in my hand
Probably be doin' a dub
And the with my man
The say leaders streets
But they
Don't really understand
All I had was the block
When I didn't have fans
Wrapped on the corners
When I couldn't get spins
All I had was the homies
When I didn't have kids
If it all come down
And my carrer was to end
I'm sure my name
Would live
In the streets

Chorus:
I'm a man
I gotta take care
Of my family
Fighting these precious
In my life
I know my mind
Should be on shining
And getting grammys
But these streets
Won't say a goodbye

I just
Can't say goodbye

I can't say goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
I can't say goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
I can't say goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
I can't say goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

You can take the man
Out the streets
But you can't take
The streets out the man



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