I’m trying to get it together, to survive in any era
Looking in the mirror, needing to prove that I’m better
Than whoever they place in front of me, make competition regret it
I’m cool as a bag of lettuce, doing it with no effort.
Doing it with no pressure versus doing it with all the pressure
Feel like you’re running for your life & you pray that the dogs don’t catch you
Pushing yourself even faster, trying to test your limits
Because can’t no one tell you how to do it unless they already did it
The Lord said all is forgiven, if you ask for repentance
I know some homies in prison wishing they had a lighter sentence
It can be hard to lighten the mood, when all you hear is doom and gloom
When you walk in and you’re both the smartest and poorest person in the room.
Rich man making poor decisions, young man making life decisions
You make a wrong move, they make the cut like a bad audition
Made a dollar out of 15 cents, barely had a pot to piss in
But somehow every year, I celebrated a birthday and Christmas
Mom didn’t want me to read Harry Potter but she was still a wizard
Fast forward and when it comes to my foundation, she is still a fixture
Focus on me, otherwise you might mess up the picture
High resolution, high stakes, you get it my nigga
I’m a lover, not a fighter but I’ll fight for what I love
I’m a salesman baby, I can sell salt to a slug
I can sell water to a well, I can sell ice to an eskimo
I can make your homie stay when she said she’s ready to go
The talentless are trying to inherit the earth, I can’t have that.
I’m trying to see my stock rise without the NASDAQ
And I know everyone hates a “pick me” headass
But even without extra credit I’m still the head of the class
First and never last, mind racing faster than The Flash
Living life in the fast lane, praying I never crash
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, and if we do the math
Take a screenshot of this and I’ll autograph the photograph.