[Verse One: Cee-Lo] In no fashion have I lost my passion for the pen It's just that lately life has been a lost less inspirin To tell you the truth trials and tribulations is very tirin I gotta play a little game of gimmick and gunfirin I'm not aspirin to be any lower or higher than, I get equal as in eye to eye again I'm the truth, I'm complicated I'm all ready but try again I've got to die once to never ever die again And what I believe within I engrave within my skin And one thang that I ain't is a saint without a sin How could there be a now if there never was a then? That is unbalanced just like the yang without the yen I am distinguishably deeper as opposed to the paper-thin And I breathe oxygen, and you rhymin bout rocks again You stagnant, standing still enough to feel the world spin I'm beginning to smell the end in the path of the blowing wind Hopefully I'm fortunate enough to spend forever with a friend I'm slow dancing with destiny every day until then When I first got my big break I said that I would never bend And discredit my character to keep up or contend And my belief beat baseline secrete such a special blend I am not like them at all and I cannot pretend I am not like you at all and I cannot pretend.
[Hook] DAMN That shit was funky You heard that nigga?
DAMN Shawty Lo (yup, c'mon)
[Verse Two: Cee-Lo] I get off on an extension or compare comprehension I'm in a classroom of my own, I'm too far gone for competition Yet I'm never obnoxious with my obvious ambition Perfectly imperfect is my dimension's definition I engage my pen pierces the page so that it bleeds my intention With honorable mention of God's divine intervention I'm incredible I'm inevitable and there's no possible prevention I'll hardly (have to) scream my dream and I'll have your undivided attention The powers that be will be beaten into submission And you will be able to see my revolution on television You'll get an aneurysm fuckin around with my head on collision With the power to get you dead and half the dead risen I remember when my development was arrested I was doin time on my mind misguided and misdirected I was sick, so sick if I spoke to you you'd be infected Then my conscience was cleared of all charges and I came out corrected Reinvented, refined, replenished and well rested On a mission for a medium to manifest the thoughts I collected After that everything I breathed upon, I blessed it I committed crimes of passion and my soul was suspected But it was thrown out of court because of course the Creator and I connected He told me, "fear not for thou art protected. Your life is being requested And you are being tested, so make every attempt you can to expect the unexpected."
Mm mm mm Boy that Lo boy
DAMN Oh Lawd Cee-Lo why you do it like that? You aint have to bustin all like that, man Makin these lil rappers feel like they can't rap
DAMN I got some more, I got some more if you want some.
[Verse Three: Cee-Lo] I am internally evolving entirely Extensive eclectic expression eloquently Instantly innovative, Courageously creative I'm driven, this God given gift it comes naturally to the native Not a need for the dramatics or the systematic Simplicities, strictly science and mathematics The mastermind of the mighty mystical and magical moves And metaphors manifests masterpieces Thoroughly fury through the inner mind's eye establishes this syn-thesis Of these innermost, insightful, intriguing interpretations of extreme intelligence My commonsense is no co-incidence Caution: competitors approach carefully I'm able to see Rare ranges of distance, I expect respect There's no tolerance for negligence, never You'll forever Feel the wrath of the pure and powerful poetry, permanently Pre-meditative, political, critical, compellin, story-tellin Defining desire, faith fuelin the fire Brilliance, ?? philosophical, psychological willingly waging warfare, Withstandin, commandin, demandin the listening ears to hear what God's forcin Instead endorsin education. Equality, not hate Just revolution of the mind state Note mere words but emotions Which is essential, influential provin my people's potential Militancy, innocence, insight, listen to God then write Since my birth date I been tight! Shit
Now I don't want never hear nobody else say goddamn a nigga from the South can't rhyme NEVER!