I had to take a sabbatical, had to get focused like I was on Adderall
Circumstances turned me into an animal, trying to get all this capital
I tried being diplomatical, they looked at me like I was magical
They say I can’t do the things I dreamed of, they ask me to be more practical.
Even the people I love, have some questions about my dreams
I’m like what happened to the “we’re supposed to be kings and queens”?
They wonder is it really what it seems, too focused on material things?
Well, they look at LeBron and judge him by however many rings
So I need more things in my trophy cases, haters having these stony faces
Not giving it my all doesn’t make sense, like shoes without laces
Or a nerd without braces, or a sentence without spaces
Or baseball without bases, Olivia Benson not solving cases
When they fear your greatness, they always want you to be gracious
When you’re swinging for the fences, they want to put you in the cages
Trying to put all the pieces together, you can tell my mind’s been racing
They feel like this is a gamble, but I don’t live in Las Vegas
I been through a lot, I just don’t say it. When memories come I replay it
They want me to pass the torch, but I’m not sure I want to relay it
Doing the most, but I move to my own cadence
Remembering all of the doubters who said I would never make it
I’m still trying to be patience but a playa is tired of waiting
She asked me why I should pull up on her, I told her it’s history in the making.
I hope people never insult my intelligence, continuing to lie to me anyway
Like I don’t know the backstory, but I go along with the shit anyway
Let the folks dig their grave, because I’m gonna bury them anyway
Say you keep it 100, but I’m never gonna believe you anyway
I’m in the zone, focus is clear as the water in the Caribbean
I been gone too long, probably wondering where have I been
Well, I been working on myself. That’s the short answer to the question
Too many late night thinking sessions, weeding out all the misdirection
But I’m here, for how long? We just don’t know yet.
But I’m working out my problems, so don’t be alarmed when I do flex.