[chorus:] I have tried in vein. [echoes] - never had success! [echoes] So it seems my life is nothing [echoes] - but a mess. [echoes] I have lost [echoes] - my only friends. [echoes] Now it seems I have to staaart agaaiin. [echoes] - merry go 'round!
[verse 1:] My life's been-goin'-around an' round since '95. Went from goin' somewhere to-'bout-to-die! Went from callin' my chick a chicken; Cause she look like she got poultry around her thighs, To callin' your piece a chicken Cause she got no teeth - and she got crow feet - around her eyes! [echoes] How hard are y'all? - I got a heart the size of arkansas; Count to five. - these birds gon' hit the ground and they ain't from out the sky! Went from havin' an outta-this-world-flow to-doin'-a-video, doin'-the coon dance To-watchin'-my-good-friend-eminem-winnin'-a "moonman". [echoes] I remember cause I-was-in-new york with all-of-my-boys-to-start-shit Lettin' 'em stay with me, long story short, they-tore-up-my-corporate-apartment! Went from bein' a kid addicted to basketball To bein' an ig-no-rent nigga addicted-to-alcohol! [echoes] 'round and 'round we go is, how this movie would end? the self-proclaimed; King of my city? not really, just truely-the-king-of-losin'-a-friend. Who woulda thought this-dude-from-the-park-that's-true-to-his-ark would lose? Or win just by givin' his thoughts and views? [echoes]
[verse 2:] You will hear that ryan's skilled [echoes] might even hear ryan kills! [echoes] You would never hear ryan steals, here to put the "I" in I'll! [echoes] My mind is still - like a merry-go-round spill Like leavin' only guns to my kids when I'm killed, I-got-an-iron-will! [echoes] Intellect of zion; I done went from high on pills To triumph, to hidin' from bills, to buyin buildin's! [echoes] Then I went from writin'-for-dre-to-wonderin'-if-my-head-was-on straight on the sidelines; Feelin' I forgot about - listenin' to "forgot about dre"! ("forgot about dre"!) From there I went-to-about a bottle a day Tellin' who we know! - get outta my face? okay! - I know what kino said about dre. I look at kino to this day like that was a stupid mistake; But if it wasn't for him doin' that, - what would I be doin' today? If it wasn't for ca$his sayin' that he gon' beat my ass, then me And em pro'ly wouldn't-even-laughin' about us gettin' past it! If it wasn't for me bein' outcasted [acapella] [echoes] I woulda never been on the underground rappin' with (crooked I: slaughterhoooouuuuse!) [acapella]