Can't Tell Me Nothing

Album: Graduation (2007)
Charted: 41
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  • La, la, la-la
    Wait 'til I get my money right

    I had a dream I could buy my way to heaven
    When I awoke, I spent that on a necklace
    I told God I'd be back in a second
    Man, it's so hard not to act reckless
    To whom much is given, much is tested
    Get arrested, guess until he get the message
    I feel the pressure, under more scrutiny
    And what'd I do? Act more stupidly
    Bought more jewelry, more Louis V
    My mama couldn't get through to me
    The drama, people suing me
    I'm on TV talking like it's just you and me
    I'm just sayin' how I feel, man
    I ain't one of the Cosby's, I ain't go to Hillman
    I guess the money should've changed him
    I guess I should've forgot where I came from

    La, la, la-la
    Wait 'til I get my money right
    La, la, la-la
    Then you can't tell me nothin' right?
    Excuse me, was you sayin' somethin'?
    Uh-uh, you can't tell me nothin'
    (Ha-ha) you can't tell me nothin'
    Uh, uh, you can't tell me nothin'

    Let up the suicide doors
    This is my life homie, you decide yours
    I know that Jesus died for us
    But I couldn't tell you who decide wars
    So I parallel double-parked that motherfucker sideways
    Old folks talking 'bout, "Back in my day"
    But homie, this is my day
    Class started two hours ago, oh, am I late?
    No, I already graduated
    And you can live through anything if Magic made it
    They say I talk with so much emphasis
    Ooh, they so sensitive
    Don't ever fix your lips like collagen
    Then say something when you gon' end up apologin'
    Let me know if it's a problem then
    Aight man, holla then

    La, la, la-la
    Wait 'til I get my money right
    La, la, la-la
    Then you can't tell me nothin' right?
    Excuse me, was you sayin' somethin'?
    Uh-uh, you can't tell me nothin'
    (Ha-ha) you can't tell me nothin'
    Uh, uh, you can't tell me nothin'

    Let the champagne splash
    Let that man get cash, let that man get past
    He don't even stop to get gas
    If he can move through the rumors, he can drive off of fumes 'cause
    How he move in a room full of no's?
    How he stay faithful in a room full of hoes?
    Must be the pharaohs, he in tune with his soul
    So when he buried in a tomb full of gold
    Treasure, what's your pleasure?
    Life is a, uh, depending how you dress her
    So if the Devil wear Prada, Adam Eve wear nada
    I'm in between but way more fresher
    With way less effort
    'Cause when you try hard, that's when you die hard
    Your homies lookin' like, "Why God"
    When they reminisce over you, my God

    La, la, la-la
    Wait 'til I get my money right
    La, la, la-la
    Then you can't tell me nothin' right?
    Excuse me, was you sayin' somethin'?
    Uh-uh, you can't tell me nothin'
    (Ha-ha) you can't tell me nothin'
    Uh, uh, you can't tell me nothin'

    La, la, la-la
    Wait 'til I get my money right
    La, la, la-la
    Then you can't tell me nothin' right?

    (I'm serious, nigga)
    (Ayy)
    (Yeah)
    (Ha-ha)
    (Yeah, yeah)
    (You know I'm serious, nigga)
    (I got money) Writer/s: Aldrin Davis, Connie Thembi Mitchell, Kanye Omari West
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 2

  • Matt from Boston, MaThat line is also in the song "School of Hard Knocks" by P.O.D.
  • Mikey from San Jose, CaThe line "Your homies lookin' like "Why God?", when they reminisce over you, my God", is a reference to the song "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" by Pete Rock and CL Smooth.
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