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JAY-Z – Nickles & Dimes lyrics

Nickels and Dimes
Sticks to my mind
I'll never win
You have my friends

Got a thing for nickel plated nines and pretty dimes
Mac-11 I squeeze like lemon limes
Squirt obey your thirst, fashion lines
Between beauty and beast I walk the line
Johnny Cash I'm a real G
I cut my self today to see if I still bleed
Success is so sublime
Gotta do that time to time so I don't lose my mind
Something about the struggle so divine
This sort of love is hard to define
When you scratching for every nickel and dime
Got me itching to do this' shit for my mom
Do this shit for my town
Leave the door open hoping they kick it down
The purist form of giving is anonymous to anonymous
We gonna make it there, I promise this


[Verse 2:]
Sometimes I feel
Survivor's guilt
I gave some money to this guy, he got high as hell
Now I'm part of the problem
Far as I could tell
Did I do it for him
Or do it for myself
Can't lie to myself
I love my niggas more than my own blood
I die for my niggas and I love my cub
Hope that's not fucked up
I got a problem with the handouts
I took the man route
I'll give an opportunity though
That's the plan now
No guilt in giving clear a nigga conscience out
No guilt in receiving
Every thing within reason
Can't see it taking food out my lil monster's mouth
That will drive me gaga
Run up in your mommas house
Two nickels, one dime
Manslaughter charges, the lawyer
Knocked it down
I'm just trying to find common ground
'Fore Mr. Belafonte come and chop a nigga down
Mr. Day O, major fail
Respect these youngins boy, it's my time now
Hublot homie
Two door homie
You don't know all the shit I do for the homies


[Verse 3:]
Pardon my hubris
Stanley Kubrick
With eyes wide shut
I could cook up two bricks
Turn nickels to dime
Turn dimes to quarters
Turn wives from daughters
Oh, I'm clear as water
And just for clarity, my presence is charity
My flow is a gift, philanthropist
Everybody around me rich, or will be
Baby boy I promise you this, or kill me
And when a nigga go as the old adage go
You die rich or you die a disgrace
So just let me grow
Watch me cook, throw no looks
Like Magic in his prime when Kareem sky hooked
Y'all not worthy
Sometimes I feel like
Y'all don't deserve me
My flow unearthly
The greatest form of giving is anonymous to anonymous
So here y'all go, I promise this

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