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Pieces of a Man

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Literally a collection of songs that speaks to; generally, black manhood and the realities of existing in certain spaces. And personally, Mick’s perspective or “lesson learned” interpretations of some of those same ideas. This is exhibited perfectly with the transition of songs like ‘soft porn’ and ‘consensual seduction’ being next to each other in track listing. These are snapshots, accompanied and contextualized by the small excerpts of male conversation you will hear at the ends of songs and twice as interludes on the project. Similar to the healing component. But drawn back a bit after considering the critiques of its presence on the last album. I hope to start discussions much like the one we will record for this album.

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released October 26, 2018

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Mick Jenkins Chicago, Illinois

Mick Jenkins’ writing is rich with hard-won perspective and dotted with impressively specific, naturalistic details. But on a thematic level, it digs deeper than the here and now, the bus stop in front of him, the string of tour dates looming ahead. His music explores things that humans feel on an intuitive level but struggle to fully understand. ... more

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Track Name: Heron Flow featuring Julien Bell
claps from audience

(Yea, yea)
(Yes)
Good to be here
I'm excited that so many of you can come out
And share these vibrations with us
My name of course, excuse me
My name of course is Mick Jenkins
My organization and my family is called Free Nation
And we are here this evening to give you some free thought
Some food for thought
We've been breaking bread over thoughts concerning the man
From place to place
With face to face conversation
Which can be an easy thing to lose sight of
In the light of this digital age
What we are talking about concerning the man
Is a red hot case of dot dot dit dit dot dot dash
The remorse code
The damned if I know
dot dot dit dit dot dot dash means damned if I know
And the reason this has been become such a popular phrase in different black communities around the nation
Is because there are more and more things black people thought they had a handle on that they sorta seen slowly slip away from them
More and more things the black man specifically has kinda just let go

claps from audience
Track Name: Stress Fracture featuring Mikahl Anthony
You can catch me
On the wave no jet ski
Ice cold no Gretsky
I don't got time to figure out how I feel, for real
I don't got a mind to figure out the fake and the real, At all
I don't got dollars to deepen my pockets
Still got dimes, they nipping at the back of my heels
Cause I look good (Look good)
I dress good (Look good, dress good)
Smoke good (Smoke good)
I stress a lot (Stress a lot)

Who do I run to
The papers in frontal the pain that is subdue
They can't see me undo
They can't see me undone, I'm too lit right now
I'm big on the internet, pretend I ain't into that

Love provides the fruit that don't live too far from the tree
A piece of mind for her, the other half I can't be
Why should I give a fuck about feelings? (Feelings)
My heart's getting cold (Iceberg, ice cold)
A piece of me to you is getting it
Harder

It's been in my experience that whenever you show yourself
For real, for real, you know
Motherfuckers like to take advantage, standing there naked you panic
When vantage points don't get expanded
They offer you anecdotes based on the man that you were
More than the man that you plan to be
I go right back to the cannabis
It's harder to change the intangibles
But I know I didn't get this way randomly
Handing me cards that were played in advance
So while I poke her face, she stare grinning handsomely
Six hands ahead of me, it had to be
Clean up my school, and janitor habits he gladly see
But there's just some things that I never speak
There's some things that

You can catch me (But you can't catch me that's the thing)
On the wave no jet ski
Ice cold, no Gretsky
I don't got time to figure out how I feel, for real
I don't got a mind to figure out the fake and the real
At all
I don't got dollars to deepen my pockets
Still got dimes, they nipping at the back of my heels
Cause I look good (Look good)
I dress good (Look good, dress good)
Smoke good (Smoke good)
I stress a lot (Stress a lot)

Who do I run to?
The papers in frontal the pain that is subdue
They can't see me undo
They can't see me undone
I'm too lit right now
I'm big on the internet
I'm big on the internet
Track Name: Gwendolynn's Apprehension
We, real cool
We, left school
We, learned late
We, seen scene
We, jazz June
We, die soon
We, die soon
We, die soon with your cool ass
With your cool ass
Real cool, with your cool ass
With your cool ass
Die soon
We, real cool
We, left school
We, learned late
We, seen scene
We, jazz June
We, die soon
We, die soon
We, die soon with your cool ass

Quick fast, quick fast, plus one that's quick math
Quicksand, sink slow for some quick cash
Quit that, got a better chance with bitcoin
Big banks see you stuntin' and this shit's deep
Crypt keep and now you're fucking with the block chain
Speed race until we running out of octane
I brought loud, you brought Reggie that's a mismatch
We not on the same page, it's just no, no way
Can't sauce through the beef this ain't bowling aye
Don't get mad because I roll it straight
Bowl a strike, new pants and I feel I need some more again
Tryna write while they bite, I'm not Holyfield
Disagree with the ni**a but they know you real
They gon' see for themselves, know I told you so
Can't teach a young ni**a, he don't want to know
Could be a flower, he don't want to grow

Real cool
We, left school
We, learned late
We, seen scene
We, jazz June
We, die soon
We, die soon
We, die soon with your cool ass
With your cool ass
Real cool, with your cool ass
With your cool ass
Die soon
We, real cool
We, left school
We, learned late
We, seen scene
We, jazz June
We, die soon
We, die soon
We, die soon with your cool ass

Pardon my judgement, and its worth
I'm trying to be reflective, don't mean to be overt with it
All this shit connected no cursive, it's more cohesive than simple calligraphy
Figure me, a whole different ni**a than what I was meant to be
A whole different mental, with a stencil it was incidental
This was way before followers when I was following
Wasn't until a bit later when I started flowering
And I needed pollination not your validation
Til they tell you, you ain't shining that's the provocation
I be speaking on the humble in the conversation
Who would think that I still copped a Cuban link
It was thrifting, now it's Barney's it's that newer mink
Barnes & Noble savage army ni**a, who you read?
One stroke of the pen for your eulogy
You should leave, if not shit new to me
You ni***s be too cool for me
Too many social rules for me
That superficial shit ain't fooling me
I'm in the party and this ni**a thinks he's schooling me

Real cool
We, left school
We, learned late
We, seen scene
We, jazz June
We, die soon
We, die soon
We, die soon with your cool ass
With your cool ass
Real cool, with your cool ass
With your cool ass
Die soon
We, real cool
We, left school
We, learned late
We, seen scene
We, jazz June
We, die soon
We, die soon
We, die soon with your cool ass

You ni***s be too cool for me
Too many social rules for me
Track Name: Soft Porn
Give it to me with the clothes off
You can even take the gold off
We don't need no triggers
Honest as Abe Lincoln
Why do it feel like I take it?
What's so hard about the naked truth?
I scream about it until I change it
And still I wonder am I breaking through at all?

But hey, but hey, we look good
We a real nice, black
Dark chocolate, ain't no more sitting in the back
Ain't got to front, I know what you want
I could meet you where you at
With the naked truth

Talk dirty to me with it too, give me hot takes
Give me proof, give a chance to prove, let a man improve
imma say I grew, they gon' say I pulled a switch-aroo
But they is who? All that jogging in place is cool
But that shit stayed in school for me partly because
Somebody was brutally honest
Pointed out social constructs, I foolishly honored
I booted the false concepts that diluted the water
Was tryna be true to the ni**a I was claiming to be
Now I'm really real
Tryna get old like a Philly Shell
Don't nobody want no smoke with me, from spoken words of poetry
The polarizing social content posted I got more of the type and it all took a sprite
From advice from one that wouldn't consider nice, that's alright, it helped me take flight
I used to fall, but the flow is so velvety that we still had the Velveeta stacking nice
Really flexing our appetizing, I ain't stressing too hard

But hey, but hey, we look good
We a real nice, black
Dark chocolate, ain't no more sitting in the back
Ain't got to front, I know what you want
I could meet you where you at
With the naked truth

I dare you to strip it down, it's plenty dollars out here
They'll pay you to keep it on, they'll pop your collar as long as you go and play the role
I'm popping bottles of starch, ni***s know I can't fold
I hope your water as smart as you claim to be online
They call you by your username offline, I usually pay no mind
I just cannot get used to ni***s using that shit to define themselves
You'll lose me every time trying to align myself with real ni***s
You confuse me every time you say that you feelin' free
Can't see where my ceiling be
Think that's why those trapped in boxes can't see where I'm coming from
We just aint there mentally
Expose myself to myself what the fuck you running from fam?
We can feel your energy
The hate gon' always gonna cost you so the love is complimentary
Wallet full of centuries I still can't get the time back
Protect the pocket like a lineback
Where these ni***s draw the line at?
Don't let me find out that they don't draw one at all
I spit the naked truth I'm drawing it raw
I speak on it all, not peaking at all
No valleys in sight, I rally to fight
For the naked truth
Track Name: Grace and Mercy
Uh!
Wake up thanking God (eh)
Wake up thanking God
Wake up, Wake up, thanking god for these brand new mercies
It's a game of thrones all i see is Cersei
I stay with the squad still be smoking percies though
Have your weapon formed, but that shit can't hurt me (nah)
I stay in the sun, need my sun like hershey's (yea)
Do everything well Jackie Joyner Kersee
Im bout to run it up
Monetizing controversy
Bitch you want cut with us, playing all the roles where the fuck is Eddie Murphy
N****s thirsty, you wasn't poppin shit in person
N****s hercules on the internet
Aint no bitch in me, come and search me
Slutted out high fashion fam, im fly with my silhouette
Thousand thread count, soft ass ni***s prone to pillow talk
neighbors? think it's dope
Dodging ? wit these kilowatts
Six figure quote off a motherfuckin key note presentation, that's Ted talk
Say less, let the bread talk

Everyday I wake up thanking God
Wake up thanking god for these brand new mercies
Wake up thanking God (eh)
Wake up thanking God for these brand new mercies
Everyday I wake up thanking God
Wake up thanking god for these brand new mercies
Wake up thanking God

I got on my knees said a prayer, caught a blessing on these n****s
Count my blessings on the n****s
Count my blessings
Track Name: Barcelona
Look, straight up and down i never did the crooked
They offered 20, im worth more I told my n**** book it
Praise God my position isn't make or break it
I just wanted to spend the weekend in Spain
I ? it nice, dont give a fuck about how n****s took it
awkward stares like what the fuck you looking at
And thats all over the world
I'm no n**** with dreams of busting all over your girl
That's belittling, bigger schemes we been scribbling
Notice its plural dividend trickling 3 ways
Due to the penmanship I do shows at my leisure
And all these syncs is residual
Pop out occasional for the sake of relationships
Sanitize after handshakes and treat the weed like its riddlin
Trying to give you a visual, fuck all this censorship
Ni***s too sensitive, if your comfort ain't pivoting you ain't listening right
Granny praying for us, she say we ain't christianing right
Even water can't save mixing dark with the light
Corner the art with the business, no beauty mark but my point is these n****s running with scissors and headed straight for the plug
Mogul talking, business moving at the pace of a slug
Left the trail, had to bail, knew his heart wasn't in it
How you up banger then catch parkinson's wit it
A lot of yall hear that line and gon' know it well
I be on my show and prove not my show and tell
Then the whole defense about it be so Colin Powell

I was speeding had to slow it down
Off the fertilizer, n**** growing now (I mean)
Enterprising been compartmentalizing all my shit
A tornado flew around my room before you came
I straightened it, right before your eyes
you see my stains, you see me basically
Picking up the pieces
Track Name: Percy Interlude
N***a
Somebody had got enough courage to be like, uh you gonna pass that?
I wasn't about to ask that man
Cuz I already knew what time it was
Ray looked at that n***a and was like nah boy
You see, it's a percy, you see
And n****s was like what?
I already knew what he said
When n****s was looking at him like what I was like n***a that's a personal
Like the closest you gonna get to hitting that jawn is sniffing it
Track Name: Reginald featuring Ben Hixon
Aye, feeling like that ni**a, these days my skin is much clearer
My woman's skin is much clearer, of course I'm drinking my water
Don't spend too much time in mirrors
Reflections will get you caught up
Connections will get you brought up in conversation
You basing everything you know about me from moments, I'm more a compilation
Of composition, it's complicated, I've contemplated so many perspectives
Accommodated my vices, exonerated emotions and I'm coping, Macaulay Culkin
I'm trapping my demons over Bohemian Rhapsody
They draw lines at our Widow's Peak, we don't peak at capacity
Casually giving no fucks about your two cents, we gon' clip the loose ends
We gon' clip the split ends, we gon' split ends, we gon' burn the nooses
They tried to exclude us, they lied to include us
My tribe is of Judah, your kind is of Judas
I ordered the Caesar, no Brutus among us, uprootin' the fungus
These ni***s is leeches, they learning down from us

Don't you get to counting up another ni**a dough
Don't call me a hater just because I wasn't fucking with the flow
If it's Reggie, then I got to let you know
Keep it that real, ni***s already know
Don't you get to counting up another ni**a dough
Don't call me a hater just because I wasn't fucking with the flow
If it's Reggie, then I got to let you know (I got to let you know)
Keep that real, ni***s already do

What you want to do about me telling the truth? I get it, you're sensitive
And I don't say that with malice, my intentions are pensive and poignant
Opinions annoying, as they are of often informant
I'm critically thinking I'm fixing my form
And my shooting percentage is rising
I worked on my vertical simply by switching horizons
Colliding my will with the wave, and ni***s call me Poseidon
And just call me the plug, I'm providing the drugs
In small doses, we grind, and we roll, and we smoke
And we cook, and we eat, and refocus
Repeat, and repeat, and repeat, and repeat until it's polished
Acknowledge my genius, no college degree on me
Got a few G's with me, got an O-Z on me
It's some OG homie, don't you count that paper on me homie

Don't you get to counting up another ni**a dough
Don't call me a hater just because I wasn't fucking with the flow
If it's Reggie, then I got to let you know
Keep that real, ni***s already know
Don't you get to counting up another ni**a dough
Don't call me a hater just because I wasn't fucking with the flow
If it's Reggie, then I got to let you know (I got to let you know)
Keep that real, ni***s already
Track Name: Padded Locks featuring Ghostface Killah
Somebody put me on the leash, I'm bucking wild like the A-K because it came from Kaytra
I point it down so you can't escape it
Even if you duck, duck, goose neck
Your Canada goose wet, balled up to your crewneck
This that blue flame
Put the green to this shit, this that blue dream
Put your schemes to the test in real life, bet you need a vest
Bet you need a vet
Ni***s biting crazy, already seen death by rabies
Ni***s getting lazy, digging holes and pushing daisies
Boonk acting like it's gravy, acting crazy on the internet
Ni***s dirty dancing, no Patrick Swayze
Lover don't get caught on your Savion Glover for these white boys
They out here cancelling plans at the last minute
You deny it and then admit it, that type mad different
But I ain't mad, I'm high as a kite
Trip is supplying the light, ni***s can't buy this advise
Listen, caution would question this shit, ni***s that claim you bitchin'
Get straight to the money whenever your hands start itching
Know that if you ride me, you'll never be Mike or Pippen
And you got to know that ain't me dissin'
Dodging smokescreens, that ain't the piff in the air or, ni***s is smoking different
Could read the same Bible but, ni***s just quote it different
They finna do clean water just like prohibition
I already know the mission, why they keep on missing we grow more efficient

Gotta have it
Please excuse the water bottle, have it
Fingers spazzing
Make a ni**a think this semi automatic
Fuck the dramatics
We get through them locks when they padded
I never had it
Got to get to free, got to have it
Gotta have it
Please excuse the water bottle, have it
Fingers spazzing
Make a ni**a think this semi fully automatic
Fuck the dramatics
We get through them locks when they padded
I never had it
Got to get to free, got to have it

Ay yo, these ni***s mad thirsty for the fame and glory
Yous as basic as a baby daddy on maury
fuck the fake chain blinging, the auto tune singing
i'm a killer bee straight out the hive and im stinging
dirty slang doctor botox your girl's lips up
We soul training em like Don Corneil, get your dick sucked
We fist fucking the money, we runnin down jewelers
We flooded backstage out like ice in the coolers, fuck the rulers
Donald Trump is a piece of shit
I got 36 chambers, hollow tip in the clip
Smoke a dick, no time for the games and dramatics
we blessed every morning with today's mathematics
Put a hole in your cabbage, quick to fuck up your party
Off your whole set ni**a, you can ask Cardi
We used to lose our cracks when we was runnin' from the Narci
Now we watching shark tank, robes up in the Marqis

Gotta have it
Please excuse the water bottle, have it
Fingers spazzing
Make a ni**a think this shit be fully automatic
Fuck the dramatics
We get through them locks when they padded
I never had it
Got to get to free, got to have it
Gotta have it
Please excuse the water bottle, have it
Fingers spazzing
Make a ni**a think this shit be fully automatic
Fuck the dramatics
We get through them locks when they padded
I never had it
Got to get to free, got to have it
Track Name: Ghost
You never really see me out, I be on the road
Or I be in the crib, when I'm not on the road
I'm working on my penmanship, and my relationship
I put in hard work, you cannot fake this shit
You never really see me out
Ghost
Ghost
Ghost
You never see me

I dig my personal space
Put the flower in the paper, put the earth to my face
With my lady and we lay there for the girth of the day
It's worth it to say, I do this for a whole different purpose
It's kind of high key, I'm low key
But to clarify, I really just been more focused on me
You can verify these claims with anybody that know me
Singing my words ni**a, I don't do karaoke
And define worth to me because I won't win the trophy
I been watching it closely
All that glitter just garnishing, I'm more partial to parsley
And all the medals will tarnish
You played your hardest and they ate your heart out
I beg your pardon, I'm more Harden I can't ride the bench about it
Even if they claim I bitched about it
Knew I had the eagle eye, couldn't remain pigeon about it
Speak about it, even win, especially when my pigment doubted
They couldn't fuck with the vision, and now you see me in vintage frames
Percentage rose when the interest came
All that hate just fanned a bigger flame
I'm simply saying when I'm sane, I go super saiyan
I supersede all them ni***s that go with the grain
That's why you never see me in that lane

You never really see me out, I be on the road
Or I be in the crib, when I'm not on the road
I'm working on my penmanship, and my relationship
I put in hard work, you cannot fake this shit
You never really see me out
Ghost
Ghost
Ghost
You never see me

Back on my bullshit
you know i'm preaching, don't need a pulpit
Who'll be a culprit if we really talking stealing flows
I hate the fake in my heart when break on a serial
But the real do my shit just like Cheerios
Hearing more voices that try to influence choices I make
I'm out my shell but all i see is oysters
phonies kicking it, they just imposters
fish out of water, now i need that moisture
he don't react to the heat like pasta
too much backbone, check his posture
he dance with wolves young kevin costner
and canoes through this water world
with the logic of a spok, If i retreat i'm simply tryna prosper
what do diamonds do under pressure?
I feel the weight of landing helicopters
Just to get up here and find out they read teleprompters
fuck is conscious if you woke, but you still in the bed
a lot of y'all realities is only in your head
Then you bring that shit to me and you expect agreeance
Im disagreeing with your take on all this shit instead
But, I don't be trying to do the most so i digress
I take it down I fade to black I get on with this

You never really see me out, I be on the road
Or I be in the crib, when I'm not on the road
I'm working on my penmanship, and my relationship
I put in hard work, you cannot fake this shit
You never really see me out
Ghost
Ghost
Ghost
You never see me
Track Name: Heron Flow 2
I mean really
Its some sick shit aint it
The man has lost his mind almost bout as quick as he found it
And it's dark in there
In his mind
He done asked himself questions to which no answer be
Damned if he know
Damned if we don't find out
I don't see no ladder
But they keep telling us to climb out
It's dark down here
How is it that we come to quantify the whole of a man
Only by what he looks like in the light
Well
Dot dot dit dit dot dot dash
Track Name: Plain Clothes
I've been hiding out in plain sight
I've been getting high as hell, before these fucking plane rides
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes

I've been hiding out in plain sight
I've been getting high as hell, before these fucking plane rides
Never plain clothes, that just can't fly
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes

Robert Geller, Watanabe, Common Projects just to curve the groupies
I'm in Barney's, tryin' Marni copped it sooney sooney
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, got the trees on me
Breeze on me, I might need to grab a new jacket
Double G's, couple G's on my new jacket
They used to tax a ni**a, now I'm in a new bracket
New bracelet, link from Cuba, going too savage
Change five times ni**a going to

I've been hiding out in plain sight
I've been getting high as hell, before these fucking plane rides
Never plain clothes, that just can't fly
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes
I've been hiding out in plain sight
I've been getting high as hell, before these fucking plane rides
Never plain clothes, that just can't fly
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes

Fitted yea, getting ready ima be there in a minute
Getting blunted in the Uber window tented yea
Five stars for the driver cuz he wit it (yea)
CUz he wit it
Shorty wit me and she fitted yea, getting ready she gon be here in a munute yea
Getting blunted in the Uber window tented yea
Five stars for the driver cuz he wit it (yea)
Five stars for the dinner we aint pay a dime
She a dime, gotta pay her more than nevermind
She rock Theory, she got theories that'll level mine
Had to level up, Styles i got several kind
And the other side suede and its leather lined
I got thick skin, yea she thick too
We ain't tossin pig skin, but as soon i touch down
It's ?? knees ??

Robert Geller, Watanabe, Common Projects just to curve the groupies
I'm in Barney's, tryin' Marni copped it sooney sooney
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, got the trees on me
Breeze on me, I might need to grab a new jacket
Double G's, couple G's on my new jacket
They used to tax a ni**a, now I'm in a new bracket
New bracelet, link from Cuba, going too savage
Change five times ni**a going to

I've been hiding out in plain sight
I've been getting high as hell, before these fucking plane rides
Never plain clothes, that just can't fly
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes
I've been hiding out in plain sight
I've been getting high as hell, before these fucking plane rides
Never plain clothes, that just can't fly
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes
Never plain clothes
Track Name: Pull Up
Aye, pull up on me I've been down to ride
Since pull up's
My chin to the sky like pull ups, I've been working, good luck
Eating punches from these biceps, they come with concepts
They come in bunches from the core, I've been doing crunches
They've been sleeping, Imma make em sit up
We crunch the numbers, we was fed up, had to get that bread up
I got to focus I've been giving out so much of myself

Fuck it
Tell the homies pull up on me I've been down to ride
Since pull ups
My chin to the sky like pull up's, we ain't looking down
We ain't throwing shade
Just pull up on me I've been down to ride
We can smoke somethin'
We can drink, let you hold somethin'
Just pull up on me

I've learned to work in environments that really aren't conducive for work
Just because of the way this shit work, I throw myself into it
And ni***s is hit-stick hurt, and I'm supposed to be okay with that
Riding round the world and then I made it back
And all I had was shit to fix when I got home
Lose real friends when I be in my zone
Me and Slams split a xan when the flight too long
Burn a page if I write too long, we burn the sage if we fight too long
We ain't talked in weeks
You ain't answer my texts, I was overseas
Young ni**a tryna stay live, you want to smoke a trey-five
And you already know we stay high
We just tryna find them De La Soul chops
Soulful, not
Cold cuts gonna hit you different when you hungry, get it?
And I need enough to split it

Fuck it
Pull up on me I'll be down to ride, we can smoke somethin'
We can drink, let you hold somethin'
Just pull up on me
Just pull up on me I'll be down to ride, since pull up's
My chin to the sky like pull up's
We ain't lookin' down, we ain't throwing shade

Just pull up on me I'll be up before the sun can rise
People wonder why, the biggest ni**a here still hustle like he undersized
Head above the water I will not be undermined
Underlying principles still the same, but I've changed
Don't get caught running in place, you look deranged
Pins struggled to stay in frame, I switched the angle
Fell down on my knees for the cross, no twisted ankle
Twisted papers, passed the joint and heard a thank you
Watched the vapors elevate with my prayers
Fingers snap celebrate of our airs
In the background, my homies back round
Branch back in the day, we smoke the whole pack now
Most of them old dreams is bold facts now
We link and step over our old tracks now
And honestly, shit is kind of nice to remember
But I got them blocks for building, I'm not tryna play Jenga
Ain't no time to point fingers, lessen direction of truth
You'll find this shit is connected to lies like suits and ties
Shit changed when everybody know that you that guy
Seen too many relationships get euthanized

So fuck it
Pull up on me I'll be down to ride, we can smoke somethin'
We can drink, let you hold somethin'
Just pull up on me
Just pull up on me I'll be down to ride, since pull up's
My chin to the sky like pull up's
We ain't lookin' down, we ain't throwing shade

Just pull up on me I'll be
Just pull up on me I'll be
Just pull up on me I'll be
Down to ride, bet you'll only hear this on the lowest key
Had the same ni***
s for the longest time, and the strongest kind
That's how you know it's me
Track Name: Consensual Seduction featuring Corrine Bailey Rae
I need you to tell me what you want

I can cut the tension in the room with a butter knife
I handle the heat like an oven mitt
I ain't got intentions beyond what you mention
What you want from me?
I can see the little inclinations, look like invitations
More low key with my natural nature
I will be all on that in like three seconds
Flat out patient, no, don't patronize me if I need clarity
I mean unspoken understandings are indeed rarities
I need, you to (Say it out loud!)
And it's Marco Polo until I'm on your wave
Fingers stray, try to handle her, she say oh behave
I oblige, never have to Obi-Wan
Never have to force facts, the vibe in the room is as thick as a short stack
Still I don't make a move until shorty endorse that
Only portions until she's releasing endorphins
I need you speaking in case I get to tweaking and just seeing distortions
My breath start to shorten, I caution my court
And your instruction important to (Say it out loud!)
We can do the wait if you can't more than whisper
I mean I'll be the yin to your yang (Uhh!)
And if you can't let me know that, shorty how you figure?
(Say it out loud!)

I can cut the tension in the room with a butter knife
(oooh, ahhh)
(Say it out loud!)

Listen as I issue as we come into this space
my voice is a sweet song and it leads you to the right place
if we flip the script we can make our own magic
Listen to the hear me say it now
Sometimes I go on to say stop
and sometimes I go on to say no
sometimes I ain't gon' want to say dont stop, dont stop, dont stop
The love we make is in the moment
changeable like the ocean
so if you can't get the right notion
I got to say out loud
Track Name: U Turn
Pistol whip, I'm not sending shots I'm just busting heads
We in the whip, this my parking spot, I just bust a U
I just bust a U
In this classic whip
Pistol whip, I'm not sending shots I'm just busting heads
Smoke out the whip, this my parking spot, I just bust a U
I just bust a U
In this classic shit

Pistol Pete, when I got the rock and I'm passing it
I'm passionate, those stars trek like Spock cause I'm logical
Its fallacies, all up in your hearts, all up in your shoes
But tragedy, a cacophony causing causalities
I'm glad to be, black as coffee be on my Master P
My Cardi B, see I'm taking off like the breaks is off
Ni***s grillin' like they all just got they fucking braces off
Talking love and they want to test my patience, oh?
Fuck passive aggressive shit, this shit sounding basic, oh?
Talk that pain and pleasure shit, they want more abrasive, oh?
My first name is Jayson, oh
You don't want me Voorhees cause you sleeping or ignoring
Anybody in here snoring better know that you can get

Pistol whip, I'm not sending shots I'm just busting heads
We in the whip, this my parking spot, I just bust a U
I just bust a U
In this classic whip
Pistol whip, I'm not sending shots I'm just busting heads
Smoke out the whip, this my parking spot, I just bust a U
I just bust a U
In this classic shit

I'm way too hot for the hot box, she want to see the moon through the sunroof
Diamonds on my right from the west side, southside ni***s so uncouth
Oh, I don't ever tell no untruth's though
Ni***s'll say that they feel you, they never fuck with the real you
I pull up on em in this pony and they get to acting phony
Please do not force my hand my ni**a, you know that we ain't really homies
I never knew you like that, don't make me do you like that
Just bust a U turn before we have to get down like a new perm
We can straighten it out, just know that you can get

Pistol whip, I'm not sending shots I'm just busting heads
We in the whip, this my parking spot, I just bust a U
I just bust a U
In this classic whip
Pistol whip, I'm not sending shots I'm just busting heads
Smoke out the whip, this my parking spot, I just bust a U
I just bust a U
In this classic shit
Track Name: Understood
Pull up, puffin' on the indo
Chevy sitting up on Lorenzo's
Old head hit me with the head nod
Understood a ni**a like ten four
Ten four, ten four, ten four
Ten four, ten four, ten four
Old head hit me with the head nod
Understood a ni**a like

Deep conversations about language, which one you speak?
A lot of ni***s claim bilingual, lie through their teeth
Tryna talk money, it's on the tip of they tongue
You know the feeling when the word's just outside your reach?
Take a few steps in you outside your territory
Make em lean back like Terror Squad when you're telling stories
Or even like you got the ac'(activis) in ya
So many different vernacular perspectives and points
Went from selecting electives, to collecting the coins
To rejecting investments, to connecting with legends
And stressing acceptance
To fuck it I write with my left, I'm finessing this joint with my right
To bring the light, like a key on a kite
The rolling thunder make them pee on they self
I see the fire, I've been drinking Freon
I'm on the corner feel like Deon, with these Cowboys
Don't speak snake with these Malfoys though
No sweat on my towel boy flow
Brought the funk like an outhouse
The bumps like a bounce house
And spit like the beatbox the heat rock the Pete Rock Headnod'

Pull up, puffin' on the indo
Chevy sitting up on the Lorenzo''s
Old head hit me with the head nod
Understood a ni**a like ten four
Ten four, ten four, ten four
Ten four, ten four, ten four
Old head hit me with the head nod
Understood a ni**a like

Verse 2
We say a lot to say a little
And sometimes we say the most when we really ain't saying shit at all
Cotton mouth, I swear I spit it all
I spit it all on the paper, I'm twisting all of this paper
I'm spending all of this paper for retail therapy
Brim low, they can still tell it's me
They say they want the kid in Tel a Vive
And what that tell the world?
I know you're smelling me
My fingers recently wrestled the evergreen
Been 100 Proof, the message is Everclear
Speaking for the crew, I'm playing Mrs. Everdeen
Peculiar?
Yeah I study Ms. Peregrine, my pedigree?
Duke Nukem, yo Eukanuba just let it be
Falling out of harmony, we singing different melodies
Really ain't spoke the same language in a long time
Both like to claim it's just only cause the different latitude
Long lines at shows got me distant with my attitude
A matador, I know you're mad at me I ain't even mad at you

Aye, Pull up, puffin' on the indo
Chevy sitting up on the Lorenzo's
Old head hit me with the head nod
Understood a ni**a like ten four
Ten four, ten four, ten four
Ten four, ten four, ten four
Old head hit me with the head nod
Understood a ni**a like
Track Name: Smoking Song featuring BadBadNotGood
You know I came just to smoke
Don't blow no Reggie my way
Matter of fact, stay out my way, Imma just sit in this corner here
Roll up the dope on my dolo, fresh I got dressed at the coroner
Remember when we was in polo? Rarely if ever again
This contemporary got me ready to spin
Fuck all these commas, these verses look crazy on paper, I write them in pen
Ain't no erasing mistakes, we just learn from em til we earn from em
That's how I started talking this water
That's when we started making the money
Six figures, and not one was a father
And wonder how a ni**a fuck up your daughter
The same way I fuck up my lungs

You know I came just to smoke
Don't blow no Reggie my way
Matter of fact, stay out my way
You know I came just to smoke
Don't blow no Reggie my way

You know I came just to smoke
Backwoods a thing of the past now
Papers, I sprinkle the hash now
Would crumble if I couldn't concentrate
Shattered perceptions I got the juice and that shit is never from concentrate
Got through security with contraband, I'm on my Dora like ándele
Step in the spot and they eyeing me
Cornea snatching the ??
Cotton mouth will get you soon enough, wake up and realize the moon is us
We've been controlling the wave
Fuck Google Maps cause there ain't no directions my ni**a this road ain't been paved
This joint ain't been rolled, I mean this phrase ain't been coined
And ain't no coins in my way man what more can I say

You know I came just to smoke
Don't blow no Reggie my way
Matter of fact, stay out my way
You know I came just to smoke
Don't blow no Reggie my way

Don't blow no Reggie my way
You know I came just to smoke

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