Ready For Whatever
by T.I.

Album: Paper Trail (2008)
Charted: 57
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  • Hate the price of fame
    It cost too much (aye yeah boy)
    And you lame niggas talk too much (aye yeah)
    I'm ready for whatever, somebody better tell 'em (aye yeah boy)
    I said I'm ready for whatever, hey, hey, hey

    Even though my head in the clouds, I'm planted on the pavement
    How I'm walkin' 'round, people starin' in amazement
    I play a lot of game, but well-being I ain't playin' with
    They so judgmental, maybe they don't understand
    If your life was in jeopardy e'ryday, is you tellin' me
    You wouldn't need weaponry just because of your felonies?
    Consider this at least, I got e'rybody sweatin' me
    On the streets is people who won't rest unless I rest in peace
    Killed my folk a year ago, still in my sleep they threaten me
    Paranoia stressin' me, ain't nobody protectin' me
    I'm dealin' with the pressure from my partner dyin' next to me
    Think 'cause no ones arrested, they comin' for me eventually
    This was all the things I was goin' through mentally
    This could be the reason I ignored the penitentiary
    Not mentioning New Orleans niggas comin' in the city
    Killin' all summer long, ain't nobody pay attention

    Now, is it that hard to understand if you listen?
    Either die or go to jail, that's a hell of a decision
    But I'm wrong and I know it, my excuses aren't important
    I'm just tryna let you know that I ain't think I had a choice, for real

    I had straps in my ride, gotta go to prison
    You waiting on me to die, you gon' be waiting for a minute (yeah)
    Boy I'm ready for whatever, somebody better tell 'em
    I be here when the smoke clears and everythin' settles, for real
    Can't afford the price of fame 'cause it cost too much
    Plus these sucka niggas lame and they talk too much (yeah)
    That's why I'm ready for whatever, somebody better tell 'em
    I be here when the smoke clears and everythin' settles, for real

    For real, for real, aye, for real (yeah, I know what you thinking)
    I say, when e'rything settles, for real (first Michael Vick, now this, huh?)
    Aye, for real, aye, for real (naw, not exactly)
    Let me tell you how this shit went down for real, dog
    (I say, when e'rything settles for real)

    I'm a man, I ain't perfect, I admit it, I'm guilty
    But understand, feel me, I was ridin' filthy
    'Cause niggas out there plottin', to rob me and kill me
    Five-hundred thousand every year spent on security
    And my future was bright, but now it's gettin' blurry
    'Cause niggas in a hurry to find me and bury me
    But surely, God'll deliver me up out it
    I'm a fighter to the heart, I forever be about it
    I'm a father to my sons, asset to my community
    Look at all that I done, my good outweigh the negativity
    Mentally, I was focused on not lettin' history
    Repeat itself, that's why heat was kept in the vicinity
    Yes, officially, I broke the law but not maliciously
    Through all of the publicity, was anyone considerin'
    My position and the logic hid in my decision?
    But they caught me with 'em, now I'm off to prison, period

    But is it that hard to understand if you listen?
    Either die or go to jail, that's a hell of a decision
    But I'm wrong and I know it, my excuses aren't important
    I'm just tryna let you know that I ain't think I had a choice, for real

    I had straps in my ride, gotta go to prison
    You waiting on me to die, you gon' be waiting for a minute (yeah)
    Boy I'm ready for whatever, somebody better tell 'em
    I be here when the smoke clears and everythin' settles, for real
    Can't afford the price of fame 'cause it cost too much
    Plus these sucka niggas lame and they talk too much (yeah)
    That's why I'm ready for whatever, somebody better tell 'em
    I be here when the smoke clears and everythin' settles, for real

    For real, for real, aye, for real
    I say, when e'rything settles, for real
    Aye, for real, aye, for real (I'll be here)
    I say, when e'rything settles for real

    For real, for real, aye, for real (aye, I said listen, homeboy)
    I say, when e'rything settles, for real
    (You can talk all you want, man, you know what I'm saying?)
    Aye, for real, aye, for real (I'll be here)
    (Everybody's entitled to an opinion, you know what I'm sayin?)
    (They like yesterdays, everybody got one)
    I say, when e'rything settles for real

    Aye, but the fact of the matter remains
    If you ain't walked a mile in my shoes
    and you ain't lived a day in my life
    You ain't survive the shit I done survived
    You ain't had to deal with the shit I had to deal with
    Homeboy you can't muhfuckin' judge me, partner
    I mean, look at folk like Sean Taylor
    You know what they said?
    They said, had he had a strap, he'da lived today
    You know what I'm sayin?
    Now, true enough, I was dead wrong
    I broke the law, I deserve to be punished
    I understand that, aight? Cool
    But listen, man, I got a house full of kids
    A mama, and an old lady, whose life is my responsibility
    You dig that?
    Now, for all of y'all who think I was just ridin' around on some dumb shit
    Aye, you know I'm smarter than you man
    You know I'm smarter than you dog
    Aye, if you think I was just being stupid
    Shawty I got some muhfuckin' oceanfront property in Idaho for sale, homie (ha ha)
    If you believe that, I got a bridge in Brooklyn I wanna sell you, partner
    Aye, man, real talk, in order to understand my train of thoughts
    You have to put yourself in my position
    You can't expect me to think like you
    'Cause my life ain't like yours, you know what I'm sayin?
    If you don't understand that, you don't understand English home boy
    I'm done talking Writer/s: Christopher Gholson, Clifford Harris
    Publisher: Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 1

  • Jessica from St.louis, MoI LOOOOVE TI and his show on MTV, Road To Redemption!!
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