You & The 6

Album: If You're Reading This It's Too Late (2015)
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  • Having conversations with mama, man my life is a mess
    Ain't been returning the texts, so she been reading the press
    She got Google Alerts, them shits go straight to her phone
    She worry 'bout me from home, you know she raised me alone
    She said, "I heard you back with you know who
    I told her, "Girl, I'm always back with you know who"
    And she like, "Who are we kidding
    You're twenty-seven, you just being you
    You're your father's child, man thank God you got some me in you"
    At least I always, at least I always see it through
    At least I'm always being true to what you taught me
    Retired teacher but your words still got me evolving
    Never get sloppy drunk, but alcohol is problem solving
    And look I hate it when you hate on all my girlfriends
    And assistants always convinced that there's always someone better
    Like that girl from that gym who trains you
    I know you wanna arrange it, you told me she's free Thursday
    And I'm sure that she's a angel but she don't want this life
    The timing ain't right
    Maybe one day but even one day with us is a time of a life
    We do things that people pay to document
    You got the sweetest heart but I'm not here to give out compliments, or boost nobody confidence mama
    I got no friends in this mama
    I don't pretend with this mama
    I'on joke with this mama
    I pull the knife out my back and cut they throat with it mama
    I'm Game of Thrones with it mama
    I'm Home Alone with it mama
    I'm t-
    I really hate using this tone with you mama
    I really hate getting aggressive on this phone with you mama
    I really hate wasting your time to check a clone or two mama
    It's just they cloning me mama
    Them niggas wannabes mama
    It's like, I'm the one they wanna be mama
    I just- I- I can't be out here being vulnerable mama
    I mean I kill em every time they do a song with me mama
    I sing a hook they sing along with me mama
    What more they want from me mama?
    Yeah, this is a crazy life
    But you and the six raised me right
    "Don't ever take advice," that was great advice
    You and the six raised me right, that shit saved my life

    Having conversations with mama, we start talkin' 'bout dad
    You know he dropping a single, he saying this is his window
    That nigga still wearing linen, that nigga still in the club
    Call him after we get off the phone and show him some love
    That nigga Memphis for real, girl he love you to death
    He made mistakes throughout his life that he still doesn't accept
    But he just want our forgiveness, and fuck it, look how we living
    I'm content with this story, who are we not to forgive him?
    At least I been to a prison, at least I know what it's like
    I used to rap on the phone, one of his friends doing life
    And now I got me a Grammy, that could be part of the reason
    Let's just call this shit even, we got some things to believe in
    Do you remember back to Weston Road, Scarlett Road?
    Hangin' with Aaron Bell and Reny shit could've gone south for me, he looked out for me ma
    He never let me do drugs
    He let me shoot a gun one summer but out there everyone does
    He made me listen to his music, old music, soul music
    Shit that can only be created if you go through it
    I used to get teased for being black, and now I'm here and I'm not black enough
    'Cause I'm not acting tough or making stories up 'bout where I'm actually from
    But I just roll with it mama, rolling stone with it mama
    Gotta be careful around rolling stones or anyone that's tryna throw stones at me mama
    I'm not condoning it mama
    They will not tear nothing down I built this home for you mama
    Know I don't call enough mama
    I just been working with so little time for personal mama
    Hard labor let me pay the price
    You and the six raised me right that shit saved my life Writer/s: Allan Ritter, Anderson Hernandez, Aubrey Drake Graham, Jenna Lauren Andrews, Jordan Ullman, Majid Al Maskati, Matthew Jehu Samuels, Noah James Shebib, Ramon Ibanga Jr.
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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