Mr. Carter

Album: Tha Carter III (2008)
Charted: 62
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  • Yo!
    Yo, Drew and Inf, this, this right here is crazy
    I-I feel big! You-know what I mean
    Like not big in the sense of weight, you know what I mean?
    Like gainin' weight or nothin' like that, like colossal
    Know what I mean, like
    I heard you were lookin' for me

    Hey, Mr. Carter (hello)
    Tell me, where have you been? (haha you know)
    'Cause they've been asking, they've been searching
    They've been wondering why (I know)
    Hey, Mr. Carter (hey, hello)
    Tell me, where have you been? (shit, you know)
    'Cause they've been asking, they've been searching
    They've been wondering why (hahahah)

    Yeah, to you forever, from me to you
    I heard somebody say "Church," I'ma need a suit
    I'ma need a Coupe, I won't need a roof
    Flyer than "Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice"
    I got the flow, I'm tryin' to see the roof
    Didn't wear a bulletproof
    So I got shot and you can see the proof
    Blind eyes could look at me and see the truth
    Wonder if Stevie do? But I'ma leave it to
    God, not Beaver, neither you
    'Cause I'ma murder Y, kill O and even U
    Man, I got Summer hatin' on me
    'Cause I'm hotter than the Sun
    Got Spring hatin' on me 'cause I ain't never sprung
    Winter hatin' on me 'cause I'm colder than y'all
    And I will never, I will never, I will never fall
    I'm being hated by the seasons
    So fuck y'all who hatin' for no reason

    Hey, Mr. Carter (I am him!)
    Tell me, where have you been?
    (Around the world and I'm back again!)
    'Cause they've been asking, they've been searching
    (Who's been askin' about me?)
    They've been wondering why? (in case you wonderin'! Hah!)
    Hey, Mr. Carter (I am him!)
    Tell me, where have you been?
    (Around the world now I'm back again!)
    'Cause they've been asking, they've been searching
    (Who's been askin' about me?)
    They've been wondering why? (in case you wonderin'! Hah!)

    I been in and out the bank, bitch
    While y'all asshole niggas been on the same shit
    I flush and watch 'em go down the drain quick
    Two words you never hear: "Wayne quit!"
    'Cause Wayne win and they lose
    I call them April babies, 'cause they fools
    And when they snooze, we up
    Feet up, like a parapleguc
    Or paraplegic? I parallel park
    In that red-and-yellow thing, old school Atlanta Hawk
    Like I'm from College Park, but I'm from Hollygrove
    Now all my Bloods scream "Su-Woo and "Da-da-do"
    I know my role and I play it well
    And I weigh it well, on my Libra scale
    I suck a pussy, fuck a pussy, leave it there
    Long hair, don't even care (yup!)

    Hey, Mr. Carter (I am him!)
    Tell me, where have you been?
    (Around the world, now I'm back again!)
    'Cause they've been asking, they've been searching
    (Who's been askin' about me?)
    They've been wondering why? (in case you wonderin')
    Hey, Mr. Carter (I am him!)
    Tell me, where have you been?
    (Around the world, now I'm back again!)
    'Cause they've been asking, they've been searching
    (Who's been askin' about me?)
    They've been wondering why?
    (In case you wonderin', chyeah)

    I'm right here in my chair with my crown and my dear
    Queen B, as I share mic time with my heir
    Young Carter, go farther, go further, go harder
    Is that not why we came? And if not, then why bother?
    Show no mercy to Murcielago
    So far from bein' the bastard that Marcy had fathered
    Now my name's being mentioned with the martyrs
    The Biggies and the Pacs and the Marleys and the Marcuses
    Garvey, got me a molotov-cocktail flow
    Even if you box well, can't stop the blows
    Kaboom! The Roc Boy in the room
    The dope boy I just came off the spoon
    Also, I'm so fly I'm on auto-
    Pilot, while guys just stare at my wardrobe
    I see Euros, that's right: plural
    I took so much change from this rap game, it's your go
    (Hey Mr. Carter) Young!

    It's my go, yeah
    And I'ma go so opposite of soft
    Off the richter, Hector, Camacho Man, Randy Savage
    Far from average, above status-quo
    Flow so pro
    I know I ride slow, and when I pass
    They say, "What up, Killa?"
    Man, stop bringin' up my past!
    And next time you mention Pac, Biggie, or Jay Z
    Don't forget Weezy, baby

    Hey, Mr. Carter (Amen)
    Tell me, where have you been? (yeah)
    'Cause they've been asking, they've been searching
    They've been wondering why? (haha)
    Hey, Mr. Carter (Amen)
    Tell me, where have you been? (Hova!)
    'Cause they've been asking, they've been searching (Weezy)
    They've been wondering why? (baby!)

    Hey, Mr. Carter (hahaha)
    Tell me, where have you been? (I been hustlin')
    'Cause they've been asking, they've been searching
    (Hustlin' hard) They've been wondering why?
    (Chyeaa) Hey, Mr. Carter

    And I swear to everything, when I leave this Earth
    It's gonna be on both feet, never knees in the dirt
    And you can try me, fucker, but when I squeeze, it hurt
    Ahh, we'll lose two lives: yours and mine
    Give me any amount of time, don't let Ms. Carter grieve
    At the funeral parlor, drippin' tears down my sleeve
    Give me any amount of time, don't let Ms. Carter grieve Writer/s: Andrews Correa, Anthony Best, Dwayne Carter, Karen L. Anderson, Marco Antonio Jr. Rodriguez Diaz, Shawn C. Carter, Steven A. Jordan
    Publisher: MISSING LINK MUSIC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Harlo from Chicago, IlLemme hear a "Chigga" and a raspy "HaHah"!!
  • Alejandro from Sacramento, CaTizzite song...period.
  • Charday from Bokey, Fli love da song Mr.Carter, personally i think dey should make a Mrs.Carter but dat's my last name and i wanna make a lil remix to it LOL.
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