I was also gon' ask about your fear as an individual You know, it's plenty of people Feel a sense of security around you and kinda lean on you You ever feel like a certain amount of pressure from that? Do you ever get afraid? Of course I do, I mean everybody gets afraid sometimes What possibly could make you afraid? What are you afraid of? (afraid of, afraid of)
I'm afraid, I'm afraid Sometimes I'm even afraid to admit I'm afraid, I'm afraid of the weight of my problems Haters workin' overtime, 8 or 9 jobs worth All these wanted ski masks niggas Old basketball shorts under jean ass niggas Need to know, I'm a product of a dead poet rhyming at his low Equals Maya Angelou, my emphatic flow can rise the status quo Lying on the padded floor, addict at it's best Eradicated from the fabricated Afraid of the thought of releasing music that's indicative Of where I'm at in life, will they like? Will they hate? The better question is if they hate it, is you down to pay the price? I'll look you right in your eyes and say, "You motherfuckin' right" Don't bother me with adversity I conquered more ground than King Kong could All I think about these days is mom good 'Cause she diabetic, my daddy just had a cancer scare And do he still work at the post office? The answer's yeah I'm introverted, knowing that it's not about Oz Bigger problems outside
There's a war going on outside That no man is safe from You see you can smile But that won't change the color of your skin But I'm the sinner (I'm the sinner) Yet you kick me, punch me, say don't trust me Shoot me down like I'm up to something Fuck with me and say I've deceived you But how's that legal? Am I that evil? Why do you hate me?
I'm afraid of you going to college and not acknowledgin' I'm your father 'cause you not proud enough But I fought hard to make sure you never see certain things that I'm a product of It's easy to confuse being a father With being a provider but all we got is us and I'm afraid to lose you You the coolest kid I ever saw, she did a good job with you Sometimes I hesitate to take credit for raisin' you too 'cause all I did was discipline I never taught you to ride a bike but we still a lot alike And you makin' music now? I wonder what made you wanna give this a spin You know what I'm about to say next, right? I'm afraid of you drinkin' Though I never taught you to swim, I'm afraid of you sinkin' I know I taught you to fight, you ain't in condition to win this You wired different You just ain't the nigga you friends is, it's scientific Not my opinion so you know you genetically predisposed To more than just eating soul food, so I'm afraid of you to try to risk it You in a gene pool with a lot of sick fish And I'm the sickest of them all, alcoholics die when they stop from the symptoms of withdrawal Look out the window, tell me what you see Police shootin' brothers the color of you and me And they actin' like they hate us so you may just wanna love yourself enough to compensate it If I can say this, say this one thing, this one thing non-related
You were never, ever, ever, better than me in basketball Pfft, hahaha! Yeah right, sure