Champion

Album: Graduation (2007)
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  • (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)
    Yes I did, so I packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'body want it but it ain't that serious
    Mm hm, that's that shit
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)

    You don't see just how wild the crowd is?
    You don't see just how fly my style is?
    I don't see why I need a stylist
    When I shop so much I can speak Italian
    I don't know I just wanted better for my kids
    And I ain't sayin' we was from the projects
    But every time I want it, layaway or a deposit
    My Dad'll say "when you see clothes close ya eyelids"
    We was sorta like Will Smith and his son
    In the movie I ain't talkin' 'bout the rich ones
    'Cause every summer he'll get some
    Brand new hare-brained scheme to get rich from
    And I don't know what he did for dough
    But he'd sent me back to school wit' a new wardrobe and hey!

    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)
    I think he did, when he packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'thing I wanted man it seemed so serious
    Mm hm, that's that shit
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)

    When it feel like livin's harder than dyin'
    For me givin' up's way harder than tryin'
    Lauryn Hill say her heart was in Zion
    I wish her heart still was in rhymin'
    'Cause who the kids gon' listen to? Huh?
    I guess me if it isn't you
    Last week I paid a visit to the institute
    They got the drop out keepin' kids in the school
    I guess I'll clean up my act like Prince'll do
    If not for the pleasure, least for the principle
    They got the CD then got to see me drop gems
    Like I dropped out of P.E.
    They used to feel invisible
    Now they know they invincible

    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)
    This is the story of a champion
    Rounders in the mob and they pop the guns
    Stand up stand up! Here he comes
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    This is the story of a champion
    Rounders in the mob and they pop the guns
    Stand up stand up! Here he comes
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?

    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)
    Yes I did, so I packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'body want it but it ain't that serious
    Mm hm, that's that shit
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?) Writer/s: DONALD JAY FAGEN, WALTER CARL BECKER
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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