All That Shines

Album: Single release only (2015)
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  • All that shines, is not gold
    All that shines, is not gold
    All that shines, is not gold
    All that shines, is not gold
    (Came up quick)

    Yeah that's how it happened
    Started off slim
    Gained a lil weight rapping
    Now I'm with the big boys
    I'm with Hov out in New York City getting my A
    Wilin' out with Diddy bumpin' D'angelo
    Put your camera phones on
    I need a billion lights
    Twenty one, doubling through life
    Like I lived it twice
    Give your own advice
    Nigga that's good advice
    And the street lights will take you there
    Take flight like Mike
    When I stop at the light
    Not even flashing lights behind me
    Can stop me on sight
    I see the vision
    Of people divided and put in prison
    For the government cheese
    We your love overseas
    Still bring this shit home like I'm smuggling keys
    Dirty money, boy that's how I learned to stay awake
    Niggas claim their bread heavy but they paperweight
    We know y'all ain't 'bout what you say (Don't speak)
    No doubt, everyday
    I done struggled with doubts
    Still spit this shit out
    Snakes in the grass
    Real niggas in house
    'Cause on the low the game so phony
    Last night I had a real life dream
    You wanna know what it feel like
    Like you'd done got away with everything
    Then they get you for your tail lights
    Shit it's real life
    It's always something
    This sounds like the beats in the hallways bumping
    My nigga I'm grinding
    You remember how that made you feel?
    We in here and here to stay for real

    They say everything that glistens isn't gold
    I know that this shit could come quick as it goes
    (It shows)
    The hoes are never learning take it slow
    Shit 'cause we came up quick
    We came up quick
    Boy, we came up quick than a motherfucker

    Last night I saw so and so
    She ain't even know me though
    Love in the club, wanna dip with Lil Romeo
    Looking for a nigga bringing five or more figures
    She broke than a bitch
    But she don't vibe with broke niggas
    Like Johnny Shell the same old same old
    Hoes love games
    Cubes Nintendo
    Dread heads with me
    Put your head on a halo
    If I say so
    But I'd rather speak to the peace
    Kinda hard when there ain't no peace in the streets
    Unless you got a piece
    Then I'm saying peace
    Niggas lie through their teeth
    Head under their breath
    Yo, when the president speaks
    Why I feel like I'm deaf
    Sorry officer I'm not cooperating
    I been too busy getting guapo-rated
    Poppin' pills, not the ones the doctor gave me
    It's okay, you have it your way

    They say everything that glistens isn't gold
    I know that this shit could come quick as it goes
    (It shows)
    The hoes are never learning take it slow
    Shit 'cause we came up quick
    We came up quick
    Boy, we came up quick than a motherfucker Writer/s: Victor Kwesi Mensa
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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