The Ride

Album: Take Care (2011)
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  • I hate when people say they feel me man, I hate that s***.
    It'll be a long time before y'all feel me, if ever

    You won’t feel me until everybody
    Say they love you, but it’s not love
    And your suit is oxblood
    And the girl you f***ing hates you
    And your friends faded off shots of
    What you ordered
    Then forget about the game that you on top of
    Your famous girlfriend a** keep getting
    Thicker than the plot does
    And when you forget her, that's when she pop up
    And you got a drop but you ride around with the top up
    Or get three SUVs for n****s dressed like refugees
    And deal with the questions
    About all your excessive needs
    And you do dinners at French Laundry in Napa Valley
    Scallops and gla**es of Dolce
    That s*** right up your alley
    You see a girl and you ask about her
    B****es smiling at you, it must be happy hour
    They put the cloth across your lap soon as you sat down
    It’s feeling like you own every place you choose to be at now
    Walking through airport security with your hat down
    Instead of getting a pat down, they just keep on
    Saying that they feel you, n****

    Yeah,
    It's been too long
    Been way too long

    I've been faded too long
    I've been faded too long
    I've been faded too long
    Why won't it start? The ride
    Why won't it start? The ride

    You won't feel me 'til you want it so bad you tell yourself you're in it
    And tell the world around you that your paper work is finished
    And steal your mothers debit cards so you maintain an image
    And ride around in overpriced rental cars that ain't tinted
    You need a minute, you got it
    You know its real when your latest nights are your greatest nights
    The sun is up when you get home, that's just a way of life
    Apartment fifteen o three, some couches and paintings
    When you record with two others that want the same things
    Yeah, it start to feel better than home feels
    And so you up there every night you swear you getting close
    That champagne money was for gas and phone bills
    But s*** you bout to spend it on what matters most
    You drop a couple songs and hopes that you can beat a n****
    And come out every night to let the city see the n****
    Telling stories that nobody relate to
    And even though they hate you they just keep on telling you they feel ya n****


    I've been faded too long
    I've been faded too long
    I've been faded too long
    Why won't it start? The ride
    Why won't it start? The ride

    I haven't been inside terminal one and three in so long
    I'm driving right up to it now, make sure you got your coat on
    That runway can be cold especially after summers rolled on
    And all you knew is alcohol and city lights and slow songs
    For four months out the year, it's got you asking what's good at home
    What's good at home?
    The same hoes are still at it, I shoulda known
    My young n****s poppin' M's and sippin' dirty jones
    Problem children that all be reppin' Octobers Own
    Brand new girl, and she still growing
    Brand new titties, stitches still showing
    Yeah and she just praying that it heals good
    I'm bout to f*** and I'm just praying that it feels good
    I really don't know much but s*** I know a secret
    They say more money more problems, my n**** don't believe it
    I mean sure there's some bills and taxes I'm still evading
    But I blew six million on my self and I feel amazing
    Young money maker, season ticket holder
    Season switching over
    I come through them b****es still scorching as if I didn't notice
    You n****s gettin' older, I see no threat in Yoda
    I'm out here messing over the lives of these n****s
    That couldn't f*** with my freshman flow
    Look at that f***ing chip on your nephews shoulder
    My sophomore I was all for it, they all saw it
    My Junior and senior will only get meaner
    Take care n****

    I'm still faded, faded, faded, faded (the ride)
    Why won't it start the ride?
    Why won't it start the ride?
    Why won't it start ooh the ride?

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