Breakdown

Album: Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011)
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  • Look, I just shed tears homie and now I ain't too proud to admit it
    Just seen my father for the first time in a minute
    And when I say a minute I mean years man
    Damn, a whale could have swam in them tears fam
    'Cause as I left them I reflected on my younger days
    When it was just me and my brother and my mother played
    Father, 'cause no other man bothered
    Not even my biological, it never seemed logical
    But I accepted it 'cause I ain't know no better
    Thought I was brighter than a Polo sweater
    No pops was like Martin with no Coretta
    So many things you could have told me
    And saved me the trouble of lettin' my mistakes show me
    I feel like you barely know me
    And that's a shame 'cause our last name is the same
    That blood type flowin' through our veins is the same
    My mama left you and maybe your anger's to blame
    But that's no excuse, only you and God know the truth
    And why you only call monthly, barely ever saw me
    Spend some summers with you and played with my cousin Maury
    Maybe I should be tellin' you fuck you 'cause you selfish
    But I want a father so bad, I can't help

    But break down, I break down
    Can't help but break down
    I break down

    I never thought I'd see my mama on that shit man
    It's fuckin' with her body, now she sick damn
    I wanted a big house with the white picket fence and a pool
    Who would have ever thought that it would come to this, man?
    Quicksand is what this life feel like
    That shit these rappers kick is nothin' like real life
    You made a milli off of servin' hard white, yeah right
    My mama tell you what addicted to that pipe feel like
    Stupid niggas, I heard the cops be shootin' niggas
    I swear to God, wish I could bullet proof my niggas
    Can't get no jobs, but they still recruitin' niggas
    We tryna stand tall when it gets to crucial niggas

    Break down
    We break down, we break down, we break down

    He's servin' time, locked down
    And she don't want nobody to know,
    His daughter twenty five pounds
    By the time he get out, she gon' be four
    Now will his girl stay down?
    Ain't no doubt, she love him yeah that's fo sho
    But temptation stays 'round
    And if she strayed, how could he ever know?
    Never know and so, she goes to the club on the weekend
    A little freakin', but them niggas holla
    But she never speakin', but tonight I see the devil creepin'
    'Cause she been lonely, she ain't felt a man in seven seasons
    Damn! She do the best that she can
    Her mama tellin' her to find another man
    She college educated with a felon boyfriend
    That's what she thinkin' tonight
    Maybe she's right, but please

    Stay down mama! Gotta be strong, don't break down mama!
    Please, stay down mama! Gotta be strong, don't break down mama!
    Don't break down, don't break down, don't break down, don't break down Writer/s: DAVID COLE, FREDERICK WILLIAMS, ROBERT CLIVILLES
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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