[verse 1:] Somebody very dear to me (aaahhh!) just attempted to kill herself; And showed me we don't fear death. - we fear fear itself! Ever since - '98 in hip-hop my presence been felt; Couple of dollars, couple of models, couple of bitch niggas under-my-belt! Thorough nigga, I'm a hold you to it, if we hand shake; My - "plan b" is to complete "plan a". Grindin' been my strategy ('ey!) like this is my anatomy, I should get? sick; why? - why, whyyy? Would you let some dollar dictate your army? (aaahhh!) I brush my shoulders up. - polish off haters! If you play me, I will spray your potato - layed up with ff-fakeeers, (aaahhh!) I-put-'em-in-the-news-in-a-major-paper. My - roller coaster of a career, Hope it's been real for you, because it's been weird for me! - I feel like...
[chorus:] They can take away the cars, (whoo!) they can take away the cash, (whoo!) Yo, I bet you that they can't take the realness, that's in me! (whooo!) I've been up, - I've been down. - I don't give a fuck! - yeeaah! I've been up, - I've been down. - I don't give a fuck! - yeeeaaah! I've been up, - I've been down. - I don't give a fuck! They can take away the cars, they can take away the cash; Yo, I bet you that they can't take the realness that's in me!
[verse 2:] I just want mama to be happy. (mama to be happy!) Is that too motherfuckin' much to aaaask? (aaaask!) Damn it! 'bout to cry in this bitch. - king of the jungle, I hate liars, but I fuck with a lioness bitch! (bitch!) If you don't straighten your ass out right now I will find you and iron, you bitch. Grindin' been my strategy ('ey!) like this is my anatomy, I should get? to sick; why? - why, whyyy? Would you let love is make you act like a faggot? I'm fly! (I'm fly!) - and you act like a maggot! (whooo!) Money comes, money goes. I used to wear funny clothes; Hammer pants. - my mama used-to-wipe-my-runny-nose My real fam-ily, all I care about is her. - I'm feelin' like... (whooo!)
[verse 3:] Then I watch my daddy hit my mama. Listen to my mama tryna calm us, y'all don't understand the problem That we have. - who-gives-a-shit-about-dollars when you gotta-go-visit your father in rehab? You said rick ryan marcus long-as-I'm-gettin'-high-your-mama-will be sad. And only I can fix this; so I'm a-turn-this-all around I promise (I promise!) - as we sat. He said I'm-down-right-now-in-life-now-and-you-know-I'm a be back! And-when-he-got-back-home it was like he was heaven sent Cause I was only 11 at the time and he's been clean and sober ever since. (whoo!) He gave me this advice. (advice!) - you at a huge advantage; Long as you know what's rules in life (life!) - and a view for the planet! Rather you the man, you're the mechanic; people treat money like oxygen When they got it they take it for granted. (huuuhhh!) - but then lose it and panic! So spoken, g. - I look at him like superman, And y'all know niggas ain't even close to me, so if he can fall; so can we! (ooohhh!)