Dollar and a Dream
by Game

Album: The Documentary 2 (2015)
  • They say it started in the East where the apple was
    But out West we be throwing them apples up
    They say them Fruit Town niggas gon' ride tonight
    They say them Tree Top niggas gon' ride tonight
    They say them Grape Street niggas gon' ride tonight
    They say them Bounty Hunter niggas gon' ride tonight
    They say them 6-0 niggas gon' ride tonight
    They say them Cedar Block niggas gon' ride tonight
    Them 1-9-0 niggas gon' ride tonight
    They say them Timberland niggas gon' ride tonight
    They say them Campanella niggas gon' ride tonight
    Who gon' ride tonight, who gon' die tonight
    Started with a dollar and a dream
    Started with a dollar and a dream

    We did it for the West, motherfucker, like Kanye
    Niggas get stretched out on [?]
    Got three thousand stacks, I ain't talking 'bout Andre
    I put it on your head, I ain't talking no toupee
    See I stayed the same, ain't go weird like Lupe
    Squeeze on his trigger like ain't no more toothpaste
    (You ain't gon' do shit) Bitch, of course I is
    You want this money, you gon' have to drive the course I did
    I got that weight foundry, talking 'bout the Porsche out here
    You in the nosebleeds, come down to where the cross-eyed is
    How a nigga with a rojo rag end up in Soho
    Bag, any bitch walking with a solo swag
    You think you ballin' in that four do' Jag? Nah
    In Tom Fords with a MK bag? nah
    Give you a bird's eye view of the streets
    Nigga, welcome to Compton, take you in Carson next week
    Ab-Soul!

    Started with a dollar and a dream and a pistol
    On the corner rag hangin', slangin' crystal
    I said you gangbanging let me see credentials
    And when I pull this gun out you know how this go
    Started with a dollar and a dream!
    (Look at me now, look at me now)
    Started with a dollar and a dream!

    I was fathered by the bastards
    Pardon my mannerisms
    The Curtiss magnet that managed without the metal with him
    How the hell I did it? I let God ad lib it
    I put that on Leetwood, I ain’t lying one sentence
    Bitch, I started with a dollar and a dream
    We went from helping old ladies with their groceries at Alpha Beta
    For a couple quarters to a baby hustling something major
    We had to grow up sooner or later, but
    I’m so Del Amo, my mama still stay off Anna Lee
    Carson across my belly, I prove you lost already
    Roccett my big brother, Bishop let the door crack
    Game took me on my first tour, now look where we at
    In the studio getting paid to reflect on that
    Documenting true facts
    Not to mention this the Documentary 2 too
    You do the addition in ballerina shoes
    Enough with the clever raps, it’s more important than that
    I put my city on the map, nigga
    Yeah, I really put my city on the map
    I mean, when the last time you heard Carson on the track, nigga?
    Let alone when they calling out stomping grounds on the West
    I’ll wait
    Yeah, that’s what I thought, I’m the best, nigga
    This the new West, nigga, respect that
    It’s Top Dawg, all I’m missing is the red hat
    But don’t question what pocket I had left, my handkerchief
    I’m guilty by affiliation, in many ways gangsta
    But let me explain something, a paradox if you may
    I threw all my fresh Supreme Chuck Taylors today
    And then I got a call from Chuck Taylor, I’m saying
    The game ain’t changed, we still changing the game
    Soul!

    Started with a dollar and a dream and a pistol
    On the corner rag hangin', slangin' crystal
    I said you gangbanging let me see credentials
    And when I pull this gun out you know how this go
    Started with a dollar and a dream!
    (Look at me now, look at me now)
    Started with a dollar and a dream!

    My first album was a set up
    I was the little nigga Pac was talking to
    When he said "keep your head up"
    Cause he knew what I would be facing after his demise
    Jayceon had to pitch them pies, better life than flipping fries
    I'm the one the Crips despise
    Move the Yay or kiss the sky, for having dreams that 50 died
    Eulogy by Mary Blige
    Hopped up in that enterprise, had to stop a genocide
    Went from underdog to watching Top Dawg and Kendrick rise
    Now tell me can I testify, pull over trying to rest for 5
    On a block, no tint on the Wraith left these kids mesmerized
    They ask me how I did it, how I got it
    Say I'm king you looking brolic
    I put them weights down start practicing lyrical exercise
    Tell me who the next to die, probably who the next in line
    They got me babbling ghost cause I'm the illest one alive
    That's word to Pac, Pun, Biggie, why I stand as my city
    It's wise to run a train, you couldn't fuck with me
    Ever since I saved my coast, it's been born again
    If I ain't shit then who the king of California then?
    Who could out-rap me?
    Now think about if the same nigga you bout to say can run up and out-strap me, yeah
    Out-trap me, yeah, out-gat me
    I mean think about it, exactly
    Speaking matter-of-factly I'm down playing that actually
    Call me Game I ain't one still I get paid like an athlete
    Do the math after the math, Doc two in the bag
    Lived up to expectations, Dre took me first in the draft
    Now who the fuck want what
    Nobody survives so look alive when them Impalas in the cut

    Started with a dollar and a dream and a pistol
    On the corner rag hangin', slangin' crystal
    I said you gangbanging let me see credentials
    And when I pull this gun out you know how this go
    Started with a dollar and a dream!
    (Look at me now, look at me now)
    Started with a dollar and a dream!

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