R.O.O.T.S.

Album: R.O.O.T.S. (2009)
  • I'm talking' bout roots
    I can't hate where I'm from
    Cause where I'm from made me (cause where I'm from made me)
    I came from the bottom of the slums
    But now I got me, me
    That's because of my roots (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
    I'm talking' bout roots (yeah, yeah, yeah)
    I'm talking bout roots

    Hey I can't be mad at what y'all meet ahead
    I don't regret my ghetto struggle due to my success
    It ain't that beautiful to write on overcoming stress
    Top ramen noodles thank pappy for the fact I was fed
    Look at me now but all before hey Mr. skid row
    The dirty south ain't just a name the way I've been poor
    The projects burnin' white, I call it gizmo
    Went from a gun to them cars in a jigga video
    Can't find a meal to a mil, only god know it
    No record deal to a deal, I work hard for it
    Can I live to I'm livin' like my momma told it
    Before you rip it, gotta sew it
    Yeah

    I'm talking' bout roots
    I can't hate where I'm from
    Cause where I'm from made me (cause where I'm from made me)
    I came from the bottom of the slums
    But now I got me, me
    That's because of my roots (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
    I'm talking' bout roots (yeah, yeah, yeah)
    I'm talking bout roots

    Hey, still on my coupe but can't take
    Somebody had to be just to get away
    My sister had to leave, I respect her stayin' safe
    Oh yea I had to grieve but I'm stronger to this day
    Pain, I can't ignore it, you might say I'm ignorant
    I'm mistakin' for courage, which victory so gorgeous
    Make it through two bush, I can make it through any forest
    Hunger gave me the wish, but the bottom is so important
    37 Ave and 187 Street, Miami (karat city), now I'm part of a legacy
    I'm thankful for the hood, what is love without jealousy
    There's only five letters really help me

    I'm talking' bout roots
    I can't hate where I'm from
    Cause where I'm from made me (cause where I'm from made me)
    I came from the bottom of the slums
    But now I got me, me
    That's because of my roots (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
    I'm talking' bout roots (yeah, yeah, yeah)
    I'm talking bout roots

    Hey I know the seeds been planted
    It's damaging my soul but my dreams been granted
    That triple life towards, much deeper than nurse planet
    What could I want more than redoing I never planned it
    Gets no lower than a grabbin' on your feet
    A man will stand for nothin' if he fall off with the feet
    A baller and a hitter all in the street
    If you look beneath the sand then we all need a crease
    Roots before the branches, roots before mansions
    Roots before your paper crazier than Marilyn Manson
    Roots with your grandparents, roots under your canvas
    Roots whether you black, white, or spanish

    I'm talking bout roots
    I can't hate where I'm from
    Cause where I'm from made me (cause where I'm from made me)
    I came from the bottom of the slums
    But now I got me, me
    That's because of my roots (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
    I'm talking' bout roots (yeah, yeah, yeah)
    I'm talking bout roots Writer/s: JEAN MAX BORGES, TRAMAR DILLARD
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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