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Yeah, I say still I stand
Ay, shawty here I am
Hey

[Verse:]
Never have you seen in ya lifetime
A more divine southern rapper with a swag like mine
Facin all kinda time but smile like I'm fine
Brag with such passion and shine without tryin
Believe me, pains a small thing to a giant
I was born without a dime
Out the gutter I climbed
Spoke my mind and didn't stutter one time
Ali said "even the greatest gotta suffer sometimes"
So I huff and puff rhymes
Lyrics so sick wit it
Set the standard in Atlanta how to get get get it
So you up and coming rappers wanna diss, just kill it
I'm officially the realest... Point, blank, period
Whether I still live in the hood or just visit
Whatever you can do in the hood I done did it
That's why the dope boys and the misfits feel it
This still his city long as tip living, listen

[Hook:]
I ain't dead (nah) I ain't done(nah)
I ain't scared(of what?), I ain't run(from Who?)
But still I stand (yeah)
No matter what pimpin here I am(Yeah)
No matter What

Remember I ain't break(never), I ain't fold(never)
They hate me more(so?)
Yeah I know(Ha, Ha)
Here I go(Yeah)
No matter what shawty, here I go
No matter what shawty

[Verse 2:]
Let the blog sites and the magazines tell it
I'm sure to be in jail till 2027
Rather see me in the cell then
Instead of this new Mclaren
God will take you through hell, just to get you to heaven
So even tho it's heavy, the load I will carry
Grin and still bear it, win and still share it
Apologies to the fans, I hope you can understand it
Life can change ya direction, even when you ain't planned it
All you can do it handle it, worst thing you can do is panic
Use it to your advantage, avoid insanity manage
To conquer, every obstacle, make impossible possible
Even when winning illogical, losing still far from optional
And, Yea they wanna see you shot up in the hospital
But, when life throw punches, block and counter like a boxer do
Been locked inside mi casa too long, I did a song
To make it known that the king lives on pimpin

[Hook:]
I ain't dead (nah) I ain't done(nah)
I ain't scared(of what?), I ain't run(from Who?)
But still I stand (yeah)
No matter what pimpin here I am(Yeah)
No matter What

Remember I ain't break(never), I ain't fold(never)
They hate me more(so?)
Yeah I know(Ha, Ha)
Here I go(Yeah)
No matter what shawty, here I go
No matter what shawty

[Verse 3:]
Even in solitude, there's still no hotter dude
I show you how to do, what you do, you ain't gotta clue
All you do is follow dudes
Sound like a lotta dudes
I'll weather whatever storm
Make it out without a bruise
I understand why, ya'll when my hands tied
They take shots, cause if I'm out there it's a landslide
But revenge is best served as a cold dish
And suckas will get served n***a no s**t
Guess it was understood, for me it was over with
But I don't quit, if you ain't noticed yet
They couldn't wait to say goodnight shawty
So they can try to rhyme, act and look like shwaty
Go get a beat from Toomp, and make a hook like shawty
Before ya know it I'm back what it look like shawty
I lost my partner and my daughter in the same year
Somehow I rise above my problems and remain here
Yeah, and I hope the picture painted clear
If your heart filled with faith then you can't fear
Wonder how I face years and I'm still chillin
Easy, let go and let god deal with it (Ay!!)

[Hook:]
I ain't dead (nah) I ain't done(nah)
I ain't scared(of what?), I ain't run(from Who?)
But still I stand (yeah)
No matter what pimpin here I am(Yeah)
No matter What

Remember I ain't break(never), I ain't fold(never)
They hate me more(so?)
Yeah I know(Ha, Ha)
Here I go(Yeah)
No matter what shawty, here I go
No matter what shawty



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    birebabiiJul 22, 2008 at 10:57 pm
    This song means so much to everyone because it has so much emotion! I mean it goes from shawty lo putting him on blast, getting locked up, his daughter and partner, and last but not least giving god his heart! He has just changed his image in a good way! And I respect him for that and everyone forgives him (exeopt haters) and they don't have a voice in this situation! Ti is the king of the south and he has been in atl long enough to take create for this city! Good job tip and don't let neggaz get to you because they aint worth a nerve! No matter what he will always respected for his compation towards his life!
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    grandhustler18Jul 5, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    T. I wrote this song to show people who are strugglin that there is always a way to get out of it and to prove to shorty lo that he won't be forgotten and there is nothing that he can do to bring him down. My personal views for shorty lo is that he is a little boy in front of T. I. Most of the things T. I. Stated in this song is true.
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    gaddyvillechicJul 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    What T. I. Is trying to get out in this song is that he is sorry for getting caught up with the wrong things and he was basically at the wrong place at the wrong time. He is letting everyone that he hasn't gone nowhere he will still be the King of the South wherever he goes and god will take you through some changes just so you can wake up in life. Now that he has realize what he has done he know now he must take the blame for the actions that he has gotten himself into. If you listen to the song clearly he says, "Yeah, and I hope the picture painted clear
    If your hearts fill with faith then you can't fear", If you got your life right with god you shall fear nothing that will come into your direction.
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    29J-mon3y15Oct 28, 2008 at 3:16 pm
    Du ti is ma boy fa realz. He speaks tha truth. Du dat n*a real, I got respect fa him. This song kinda helps me think bout what I can do ta just look past my problems at times. I'm young and pregnant and my baby daddy and me jus dnt knw whata do at times but I just listen to this song and thnk bout let go and let god deal wit it but I dunno, its hard but newayz I got mad love fa ya Ti.
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    cgpcgp1231Jul 13, 2008 at 10:50 pm
    I like how T. I expresses himself on this song. I can relate to him in some ways, and I am still standing on these feet. The song is sending a message saying that No Matter What happened, he will always stand up because he got a stronger back bone now than before, which means he is more faithful to God or accepted him fully now compare to what he used to believe I guess and that he is going to be alright No Matter What the circumstances are. I like that.

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