Memories Back Then
by T.I.

Album: Grand Hustle Presents: Hustle Gang (2013)
Charted: 88
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  • Ay, in my apartment a long time ago
    I knew a bad bitch, but she was kind of slow
    Still gave it up when it's a few of us
    She let me finger fuck her on the school bus
    We used to cut school with her and run train
    She want to hang with us, we want one thing
    Just penetrating that throat dog
    She choke on it like Smoke Dog
    But whenever I fucked up my re-up
    In a dice game I go see her
    She'll give me enough to buy a quarter ounce
    And then blow a blunt of that reefa'
    She used to buy a nigga new sneakers
    Pay the bill on my beeper
    Just so she can pay to put a "69"
    And I know what time to go freak her
    Then one day I just asked her
    "Why you always give your ass up?
    I mean damn these hoes get paid
    All you do is get laid, this shit don't add up."
    She said, "Tip, all I wanna do is feel love
    Even if I know it ain't real love
    Even if I know a nigga only finna hit it
    Then never call back, I still fuck"
    And that's fucked up, she's so trill
    I need somethin', she go steal
    When the trap hot and police ride
    Nigga, guess where we go chill?
    For 'bout four years she held dope
    And my four pounds till' it goes down
    I remember shawty, she stayed down
    I won't say her name because she married now

    When the lights go out and I'm in my bed
    I think of all the madness in my head oh
    All of the things that I did back then
    Oh when I'm in my bed
    I think of all the memories I've had oh
    All of the things that I did back then

    She would always turn heads when she'd fall through
    She would always make moves how a boss do
    And she never gave any nigga time of day
    But she the chick all the niggas tried to talk to
    But when it came to me, she had a thing for me
    When we kick it she roll up the weed for me
    And we'd both cut class post up in the cut steady
    Watching just to see if the police coming
    We got close over time, her and I
    Right around the time that I first got signed
    Come to think about it I was 'bout 17
    I ain't even have a license, couldn't even drive
    I was going back and forth with these flights
    Another show after show, each night
    She became so suspicious of these other bitches
    She'd go through my phone and we'd fight
    Talk about torn between the two
    Wasn't really much more that we could do
    Wasn't really much space for us
    But she stayed down with every tour she seen me do
    But I guess one night I had a few
    Huh, one night I had a few
    Yeah, this little chick that caught my eye
    I told her "hurry up, meet me at the room"
    And no, I didn't have a contraceptive
    And my common sense neglected
    And two months later next thing I know
    I got a text that said "I'm pregnant"
    And you can almost bet she kept it
    That's the reason why you left me
    On top of all that, it wasn't even mine
    I went and got paternity tested, damn!

    When the lights go out and I'm in my bed
    I think of all the madness in my head oh
    All of the things that I did back then
    Oh when I'm in my bed
    I think of all the memories I've had oh
    All of the things that I did back then

    Wait, hold up, is that you?
    With them big ol' thighs after school?
    Jay 3-0-5 had gave me high five
    When I said I'm in hot pursuit
    You said I won't ride until Kendrick drive
    A new Monte Carlo that cruise
    And that shot my pride, I tried to improv'
    But no freestyle I never do
    You looking for the nigga with the tallest 'fetti
    You overlooking every nigga that ain't quite ready
    To make it rain on you like about to break a levee
    Hold up, that pussy petty
    Yeah, your nails did, your hair did
    Your cell phone is selfish
    It only got numbers that come with a Hummer
    Her new prima donna I smelt it
    Tried to make you mine, ho!
    Tried to make some time, ho!
    But I ain't got the time or the patience
    To stop and wait in line, ho!
    Her dreams holds Versace
    She fall for Armani
    Only deal with rich niggas
    Fuck you and Mitt Romney
    I'm grown now I'm on my own now
    I'm po'ppin'
    Change my phone now
    When I get home now
    I got o'ptions
    Fast forward, wait is that you?
    With them big old thighs after school?
    And your 3 kids and 3 baby daddies
    And car note that's overdue? I know

    When the lights go out and I'm in my bed
    I think of all the madness in my head oh
    All of the things that I did back then
    Oh when I'm in my bed
    I think of all the memories I've had oh
    All of the things that I did back then Writer/s: Bobby Ray Simmons, Clifford Harris, Kendrick Duckworth, Kris Stephens
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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