lyrics to 80 Blocks / Joey Bada$$
"I mean the reason they call him 'Crazy Joe' he goes off once in a while
Uhh, but he's the type of guy you can go to and talk to, you know?
'Uhh Joey, look these guys are doin' somethin' they have no reason to be doin'
I mean, what's goin' on here? '
Joey, he'd go out there and talk to him, then suddenly
Joe will go crazy, you know?"
What's life like now? Shots of the expresso
Gettin' star bucks been the basic manifesto
I'm up early mornin', breakin' fast through the thresholds (uh-huh)
They tell I'ma wear myself out, but that's the dress code (swag)
Unlock the swag and nigga let's go
We securin' bags, you niggas insecure and mad [?]
One hundred thirty on the dash, that's if my nigga Lex drove
Keep the heat, the stash, if you got [?]
Usually we positive, just tryna stay blessed though
I'd rather to be safe, never know what to expect yo
In the streets, we livin' in, niggas invidious, serious
And 'cause of this, inside of me, kept hidden, it's hideous (uh)
And that's ugly truth, I'm speakin' from my troubled youth
To whom I try to give a mental boost when I'm in the booth
Been through the struggle, made it out, I'm the livin' proof
I took the pain like I pull it from my wisdom tooth (nigga)
"We're still surviving, you know we took our bruises and we came out
We survived, we here, we got this, which I think is out of sight"
First me and Robi break up
Now every day I wake up, with more bullshit as I arrive to the pulpit
Pro Era apostle (preach), nigga droppin' gospels
Chucky be a reverend, Psalm 47
God is the king of all on earth
But after him know that the Era is first (know that)
Know it's all about knowin' your worth
Thank Christ for savin' my life today
Know I have the right of way
I'm blessed to see a brighter day (blessed)
Keep me away from ruthless
You can teach a man a lesson, but don't make him feel stupid
Put me on, don't put me down, my g
We all out here just tryna be
Fine lines between egos and insecurities
You ain't less of a man if you don't squeeze (if you don't squeeze, don't squeeze)
You not necessarily a man if you do
Chalk it up to human nature, 'cause it's just what men do (it's just what men do)
Self-destruct with no fucks, all of to give up
I'm Chuck, Strangers
"And like I see a whole new future opening up for me
and like I really don't want to do all the things I've done over the years before
I really don't want to do them again
But, like if I do them, like in the past
I don't go around bragging 'I done this, I done that'
to myself so nobody knows about it
And when nobody knows, word don't get out and you don't get busted"