Stepping Stone

Album: Kamikaze (2018)
Charted: 42
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  • (Take me to the river)
    (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

    It's 2002, everything was totally new
    We were globally huge, watchin' sales go through the roof
    We wrote and we feuded, Runyon Avenue soldiers included
    A multitude of homies who would bounce for no good excuse
    We were so bulletproof, wrote, souped and soaked in our youth
    Thought we was runnin' shit 'til we lost the sole of our shoe
    The death of Doody broke us in two
    We were thrown for a loop, ain't none of us know what to do
    And at the time I was goin' through my own struggles too
    So I wasn't in no condition to be coachin' us through
    Everyone tried to go solo, really nobody blew
    I was hopin' they do so I ain't have to shoulder the group
    The plan was put everyone in position so that they knew
    How to stand on they own and I don't want to open up wounds
    I just noticed the oomf was gone when we go in the booth
    'Cause the truth is, the moment that Proof died, so did the group, shoot

    If I could leave this all behind
    I could open up my eyes and walk in a straight line
    Down to the river with you
    Help me leave this all behind

    I'ma wash away my sins
    I'ma rinse away this dirt
    I forgot to make amends
    To all the friends I may have hurt
    I better stop and say my grace
    From it, I pray that I don't fall
    'Cause on the way back down I may
    End up runnin' back into them all
    I never meant to use you all as my stepping stones

    It was never the same, and it's bothered me since
    And the farther we drift apart, the more awkward it gets
    The more time goes by, the more life happens
    And we gotta be men, we got responsibilities
    Plus we don't say how we feel, and I feel like this is what got us in
    The debacle we're in, been with you guys thick and thin
    But it's almost as if sometimes we're not even friends
    Which reminded me, Biz, Rockstar was the shit
    Y'all coulda got you a hit without me on the shit
    If you woulda put D12 on it, wish I coulda did
    More to try talkin' you into comin' up off of it
    I know it wasn't my fault, but part of it probably is
    I think of all of the trips to BET and the rappers
    I wish that we woulda politicked with
    Maybe y'all coulda clicked and got you some features
    But that's water under the bridge
    But I'm washin' my sins in it 'til my conscience is clear

    If I could leave this all behind
    I could open up my eyes and walk in a straight line
    Turn to the river with you
    Help me leave this all behind

    I'ma wash away my sins
    I'ma rinse away this dirt
    I forgot to make amends
    To all the friends I may have hurt
    I better stop and say my grace
    From it, I pray that I don't fall
    'Cause on the way back down I may
    End up runnin' back into them all
    I never meant to use you all as my stepping stones

    Bacardi and Hen', never thought the party would end
    One minute you're bodyin' shit, but then your audience splits
    You can already sense the climate is startin' to shift
    To these kids you no longer exist
    Went from rainin' cats and dogs in this bitch
    To tiny drops, little drips
    And by the time your reign is over, you'll hardly be missed
    You start thinkin' of all the artists you dissed, all the carnage you left
    Is this the kinda karma you get
    For turnin' your fuckin' back on Bizzy, Kuniva and Swift?
    A Freudian slip, subconsciously, I honestly wished
    I ain't feel so much guilt and y'all didn't harbor resentment
    But it's hard to pretend that y'all ain't got none of this
    Wish I had words

    But I guess they're just are none for this
    To my partners, I can't say how sorry I am
    This is not how I planned for our story to end
    I love all of you men
    But I just can't be the guy
    Everybody depends on for entire careers
    'Cause that's not even fair
    I will always be here, but that spark isn't there
    And I don't know how to recapture that time and that era
    I've tried hearkenin' back to it but I'm fightin' for air
    I'm barely chartin' myself
    Feels like I'm on the descent, but it was not my intent

    To treat y'all like a stepping stone
    Though I ain't left no one behind
    But we been down every road, done all we possibly can
    I know we kept our hopes up
    But the longer we spend livin' this lie that we live
    The less is left for closure, so let's let this go
    It's not goodbye to our friendship, but D12 is over

    I'ma wash away my sins
    I'ma rinse away this dirt
    I forgot to make amends
    To all the friends I may have hurt
    I better stop and say my grace
    From it, I pray that I don't fall
    'Cause on the way back down I may
    End up runnin' back into them all
    I never meant to use you all as my stepping stones
    I never meant to make you feel like my stepping stones
    I never meant to use you all for my stepping stones Writer/s: Luis Edgardo Resto, Mario E. Resto, Marshall B. Mathers III
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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