Good Kid

Album: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (2012)
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  • Mass hallucination baby
    Ill education baby
    Want to reconnect with your elations?
    This is your station baby

    Look inside these walls and you see them having withdrawals
    Of a prisoner on his way
    Trapped inside your desire
    To fire bullets that stray
    Track attire just tell you I'm tired and ran away
    I should ask a choir, "What do you require
    To sing a song that acquire me to have faith?"
    As the record spin I should pray
    For the record I recognize that I'm easily prey
    I got ate alive yesterday
    I got animosity building
    It's probably big as a building
    Me jumping off of the roof
    Is just me playing it safe
    But what am I supposed to do?
    When the topic is red or blue
    And you understand that I ain't
    But know I'm accustomed to
    Just a couple that look for trouble
    And live in the street with rank
    No better picture to paint than me walking from bible study
    And called his homies because he had said he noticed my face
    From a function that tooken place
    They was wondering if I bang
    Step on my neck and get blood on your Nike checks
    I don't mind because one day you'll respect
    The good kid, m.A.A.d. city

    Mass hallucination baby
    Ill education baby
    Want to reconnect with your elations?
    This is your station baby

    All I see is strobe lights
    Blinding me in my hindsight
    Finding me by myself
    Promise me you can help
    In all honesty I got time to be copacetic until
    You had finally made decision to hold me against my will
    It was like a head-on collision that folded me standing still
    I can never pick out the difference
    And grade a cop on the bill
    Every time you clock in the morning
    I feel you just want to kill
    All my innocence while ignoring my purpose
    To persevere as a better person
    I know you heard this and probably in fear
    But what am I supposed to do?
    When the blinking of red and blue
    Flash from the top of your roof
    And your dog has to say woof
    And you ask, "Lift up your shirt"
    'Cause you wonder if a tattoo
    Of affiliation can make it a pleasure to put me through
    Gang files, but that don't matter because the matter is racial profile
    I heard them chatter, "He's probably young but I know that he's down"
    Step on his neck as hard as your bullet proof vest
    He don't mind, he know he'll never respect
    The good kid, m.A.A.d. city

    Mass hallucination baby
    Ill education baby
    Want to reconnect with your elations?
    This is your station baby

    All I see in this room
    Twenty Xannies and these 'shrooms
    Grown-up candy for pain
    Can we live in a sane society?
    It's entirely stressful upon my brain
    You hired me as a victim
    I quietly hope for change
    When violence is the rhythm
    Inspired me to obtain
    The silence in this room
    With twenty Xannies and 'shrooms
    Some grown-up candy I lost it
    I feel it's nothing to lose
    The streets sure to release the worst side of my best
    Don't mind, 'cause now you ever in debt
    To good kid, m.A.A.d. city

    Mass hallucination baby
    Ill education baby
    Want to reconnect with your elations?
    This is your station baby Writer/s: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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