Would you rather they love you for the wrong reasons or hate you for the right ones?
I swear I come alive every time that the night comes
They see me like an icon, bout to blow like an atom bomb
The haters are all trying to band together like decepticons
These fools don’t even know me, don’t play me like a crony
I looked you in the eyes and you lied to me like a phony
So how am I supposed to trust others?
You the type to run from blunders, to go undercover
You trying to hide all the things that we covet
They say life’s a game, we’re just trying to get some buckets
They keep fouling me and not giving me my and 1
I went from “3 on a good day, to I think he’s kinda handsome”
Money doesn’t change things, most time it just amplifies
Whenever folks did me dirty, I went to God to get sanitized
I lived on the naughty list but got gifts like I had Santa ties
When I say I feel you, I really mean that I emphasize
And it’s often noted that I can be misquoted
Played the second fiddle, like I was Ms. Rowland
I’m a book that’s not open, I just give y’all a preview
Life is a stack of hay, finding my truth is the needle
You think you’re coming for me but I done already seen you
They love you while they need you, then they discard and mislead you
Skin is black like a beetle, trying to turn into the Beatles
Trying to fly like an eagle, dodging the BS they feed you.
For the success I’m hungry, the pain just numbed me
Wish Obama could fund me, need me some Powerball Money
Addicted to ambition like a junkie, I had to live with a conscience
I was dealing with nonsense that was halting the progress
My mom needs a cottage, with a ranch beside it
Don’t even need to do shit with it, she’ll have somebody buy it
Don’t take my kindness for weakness, motherfuckers have already tried it
My resolutions are recited, I think my granny would like it.
All the fussing and fighting, it’s really energy sapping
You look up and years passed by, you wonder what happened
You fell in love with fashion, but my heart’s not on my sleeve
I grew up being lied to and deceived, I guess it always stuck with me
That’s why I’m shocked that certain people stuck with me
Because I been betrayed by folks who said they trusted me
But I still landed on my feet, I guess lucky me
I guess I still landed on my feet, lucky me.