Reach Out
by Nas

Album: Life Is Good (2012)
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  • This kind of love is a once in a lifetime cruise
    Reach out and touch the love that I have for you
    I see you standing there so lost and all alone
    I wanna take you in my arms
    And tell you that you're home
    I look into your eyes
    I said I know you very well
    I see a mirror of my life
    A reflection of myself

    3:45 AM can't sleep, can't dream
    I'm stuck, money problems pop up
    How will I survive, guess it's best to decide not to decide
    So that's my decision
    Whatever happens happens
    I keep makin' my millions
    Can see myself in presidential campaign dinners
    But I'm passing blunts around a bunch of gang members
    When you're too hood to be in them Hollywood circles
    And you're too rich to be in that hood that birthed you
    And you become better than legends you thought were the greatest
    And outgrow women you love and thought you could stay with
    Life become clearer when you wipe down your mirror
    And leave notes around for yourself to remember
    I like to teach and build
    With brothers about how easy it is to reach a mil
    All you need is some skill, then it's grind time
    Imagination better than knowledge, as Einstein
    It's all in the mind
    Nasty the nicest, I'm somewhat of a psychic
    Just one minute after it's heard
    You all excited, you all repeat it
    So call me a genius, if you didn't
    Now that I said it I force you to think it
    Write in my little vignettes, sipping Moet
    Bitch when you vision me, you vision the best
    When I was young they called me, Olu's son
    Now he's Nas father, I was the good seed
    He was the wise gardener

    This kind of love is a once in a lifetime cruise
    Reach out and touch the love that I have for you

    Beautiful life, often I dream that I can bring my niggas
    Conservatives don't understand slang linguistics
    The burbs talking like the hood will change with quickness
    Love the skinny model chicks but I prefer the thickness
    So what I rap about my riches and I'm ostentatious
    Get out of gangsta business seen in me you basic
    Try to compare what you live to the life I master
    See the fly shit I wear, you try to rock it after
    Big bracelets, golden Egyptian faces
    White wine spritzers and Switzerland on vacation
    The strip club scene favors your Josephine baker
    Dope fiend neighbors, growing up I've seen paper
    I describe it, hope you can visualize it
    This is reminiscent to all the parks in the project
    When my British knights, can rival your foamposites
    Don't make me pull my Lottos out the closet

    This kind of love is a once in a lifetime cruise
    Reach out and touch the love that I have for you
    I see you standing there so lost and all alone
    I wanna take you in my arms
    And tell you that you're home
    I look into your eyes
    I said I know you very well
    I see a mirror of my life
    A reflection of myself (you remind me, oh) Writer/s: CHRISTINE PERREN, DANTE FRANKLIN, ERIC SADLER, FREDERICK PERREN, HANK SHOCKLEE, ISAAC HAYES, NASIR JONES, RICHARD WYATT, RODNEY JERKINS, SALAAM REMI
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
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