Reason - State we in

Soul

Look, I've been tryin' to enjoy the process
I write these words, tryin' to fight temptation and spittin' ratchet quotes
And picture unsuccessful athlete coachin'
I don't belong here, helpin' niggas that ain't even half me, boastin'
'Bout how they deal what I never could, I'm past these moments
I was told, "Enjoy the process," 'cause when it's over
Man, that grass keep growin', the clock keeps scrollin'
Tryin' to live in this moment, I need to thrive in it (thrive in it)
Fuck cannonballin', I'm tryin to dive in it
Inspire generations with every line written
Give it that new school bounce, stay patient, gotta make sure they fuck with it
And sharpen lines like knives, so now it stuck with 'em
Feel like the best comin'
Too many blessin's comin' to be stressin' somethin'
I take the bad when I'm writin and do some breast reductions
It's so much to get up off my chest, but that's when I flow best
I paint pictures of what they goin' through, these words is art galleries
White hoes searchin' for good dick and some salary
Black women hopin' you don't fall in love with Valerie
And they wonder why color means so much
Like, damn, I ain't a killer, but don't push me
Pushin' is when my brother get popped over new Js and a hoodie
Tryin' to stay strong, my biggest fear is my future son bein' Trayvon
Or me Eric Garner, they murder me, then blame him for not havin' a father
And now his mother stuck, he go to school while she struggle to keep the fundin' up
He miss his dad, no wonder his grades fuckin' up
This shit ain't real (shit ain't real, shit ain't real)

Look at the state we in
Look at the state we in, look at the state we in
Look at the state we in
Look at the state we in, look at the state we in
Look at the state we in
Look at the state we in, look at the state we in
Look at the state we in
Look at the state we in


Now I say, "One time for my niggas that be holdin' they own
Two times for the independent women that's strong
And three times 'cause she strong enough to be a mother
Four times 'cause my niggas made it through a summer"
I swear it's hot out here, look at the state we in
Look at the state we in, look at the state we in
I swear it's hot out here, look at the state we in
Look at the state we in

Now she either want a nigga so bad 'cause she scared to be alone
That she think any nigga is a blessing
Or she go out every single night lookin' right, poppin' pussy
Then wonder why he never popped the question
Swear she'll climb a mountain for that
A family and a ring, she was countin' on that
She cryin', emotion spillin', ain't no Bounty for that
You gotta understand, in this state, you ain't good for another man
She climbin' in and out the pain more than Bruh-man
Shit, from the fifth floor, came from bein' piss poor
All I want is designer shit
If it ain't gold, I don't want it, that's the mind I'm in
I been a slave to the material things, not really realizin' what material brings
A lot of niggas around see future millions and think
That I owe 'em somethin', all this work
I don't owe a nigga nothin', I've been slavin', nigga
This path that I'm walkin', I swear I paved it, nigga, it's not a game, my nigga
I did all the little things, tryin' to make it bigger
And I took care of home first, how the fuck you say you made a nigga? Shit been crazy
And this the state I see, losin' legends, R.I.P. to the great Ali
Who got it shakin', even in politics
Just think of Magic, who knew a no-look pass could cure HIV?
That's real (that's real)

Look at the state we in
Look at the state we in, look at the state we in
Look at the state we in
Look at the state we in, look at the state we in
Look at the state we in
Look at the state we in, look at the state we in
Look at the state we in
Look at the state we in

Now I say, "One time for my niggas that be holdin' they own
Two times for the independent women that's strong
And three times 'cause she strong enough to be a mother
Four times 'cause my niggas made it through a summer"
It's been hot outside
Rest in peace to all my niggas
Yeah

Writers: Robert Gill

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