Big Brother

Album: Graduation (2007)
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    My big brother was Big's brother
    Used to be Dame and Big's brother
    Who was hip hop brother
    Who was No I.D friend
    No I.D my mentor
    Now let the story begin

    Its the hard knock life tour
    Sell out, picture us in the mall
    Copin iceberg and yell out Jigga
    Yea that's what we would yell out, yell out
    You know the name, do gotta spell out or tell bout
    J a y an Ye so shy
    Now he won't even step to his idol to say hi
    Standing there like a mime and let the chance pass by
    Back of my mind he could change your life
    With all these beats I did at least let him hear it
    At least you could brag to your friends back at the gig
    But he got me out my mama crib
    Then he help me get my mama a crib

    Big brother was Big's Brother
    Used to be Dame and Big's Brother
    Who was hip hop brother, who was No I.D friend
    No I.D my mentor, now let the story begin
    Let the story begin
    If you feel the way I feel why don't you wave your hands

    Fresh off the plane I'm off to Baseline
    Nothing handed out, I'm about to take mine
    Around the same time of that Blueprint 1
    And these beats in my pocket was that blueprint for him
    I'd play my little song in that old back room
    He would bob his head and say, damn, oh, that's you
    But by The Black Album I was blacking out
    Party at S.O.B's and we had packed the crowd
    Big brother got his show up in Madison Square
    And I'm like yea, yea we gonna be there
    But not only did I not get a chance to spit it
    Carleen told me I could buy two tickets
    I guess big brother was thinking a little different
    And kept little brother at bay, at a distance
    But everything I felt was more bogus
    Only made me more focused, only wrote more potent
    Only thing I wanna know is why I get looked over
    I guess ill understand when I get more older
    Big brother saw me at the bottom of the totem
    Now I'm at the top and everybody on the scrotum

    My big Brother was Big's brother
    Used to be Dame and Big's brother

    Who was hip hops brother
    Who was No I.D's friend
    No I.D my mentor, now let the story begin
    Begin
    Let the story begin
    If you feel the way I feel why don't you wave your hands

    Have you ever walked in the shadow of a giant
    Not only a client, the presidito, Hola Hovito
    The game getting foul, so here's a free throw
    I was always on the other side of the peep hole
    Then I dropped Jesus Walks now I'm on a steep hole
    And we know
    New jack city gotta keep my brother
    But to be number 1, I'm a beat my brother
    On that Diamonds remix I swore I'd spaz
    Then my big brother came through and kicked my ass
    Sibling rivalry, only I could see
    It was the pride in me that was driving me
    At the Grammys I said I inspired me
    But my big brother who I always tried to be
    When I kick a flow it was like, pick and roll
    'Cause even if he gave me the rock, its give and go
    I guess Beanies style was more of a slam dunk
    And my shit was more like a finger roll
    but I had them singles though
    And them hoes at the show gonna mingle yo
    Y'all know
    I told Jay I did a song with Cold Play
    Next thing I know he got a song with Cold Play
    Back in my mind I'm like damn, no way
    Translate español
    No way Jose
    Then I went and told J Brown
    Should of known that was gonna come back around
    Should of told you like a man, should of told you first
    But I told somebody else and that's what made shit worse

    My big brother was Big's brother
    So here's a few words from your kid brother
    If you admire somebody you should go ahead and tell um
    People never get the flowers while they could still smell um
    A idol in my eyes, God of the game
    Heart of the city, Rockafella chain
    Never be the same, never be another
    Number 1 young Hov also my big brother

    My big Brother was Bigs brother
    Used to be Dame and Bigs Brother
    Who was hip hops brother
    Who was No I.D's friend
    No I.D my mentor, and that's where the story ends

    Don't kill this shit Writer/s: JAMES MITCHELL KIRKPATRICK, JEREMY PETER NOLAN DAVIS, MERVYN GOLDSWORTHY, PETER STEWART JUPP, STEPHEN MARK OVERLAND
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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