Bad Idea

Album: The Lost Boy (2019)
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  • Ooh
    (Ooh) yeah, uh (Bongo ByTheWay)

    I know myself all too well to be a stranger of pain
    Despite it all, we remainin' the same, I'm just changin' the game
    Heart pure, never tainted with fame
    Straight ahead, I'ma stay in my lane
    Never switchin' courses, life's amazin', shit is gorgeous
    Lookin' at the bigger picture, portrait, and I smile wide
    Performed the song and the crowd cried
    How can I lie? I'm tearin' up as I'm startin' to stare in y'all eyes
    I know the shit you goin' through the last month
    You stressin' as you hittin' on that glass blunt
    A nigga prayin' to get lucky like Daft Punk
    You can't even stomach the pain, now that's a bad lunch
    Uh, ramen noodles on the regular
    Add some seasoning and some hot sauce for a better touch
    Peanut butter, jelly and syrup sandwich, ectcetera
    And we just flyin' in the Nebula

    And it might not be such a bad idea if I never went home again
    See, it might not be such a bad idea if I never went home again
    So don't you cry, little baby, little baby (don't you cry, don't you cry, don't you cry)
    It'll be alright
    So don't you cry, little baby, little baby (don't you cry, don't you cry, don't you cry)
    It's gon', it'll be alright

    I done been around the world four times, lookin' for parkin'
    Finally found a condo, that shit still feel like apartment
    Out South, my foul mouth started soundin' like Cartman
    Roundabout like cartwheels, hopped inside of a U-Haul
    Confused where all my art went, monsters in a quiet place
    Some of these decisions is like Sharpie on a dry-erase
    I know they thought I wouldn't, but I'm a fireplace
    I had my cake and ate it too, that shit is an acquired taste
    I promised I would buy a place, I got my favorite roommates
    They used to never see me, like when you zip up a new Bape
    Do that shit 'fore it's too late, don't ever drink the Kool-Aid
    Don't ever think it's sweet, that's that crème de la brûlée
    Who they? They Robert Goulet, they Nazi, cuckoo, goofy
    My wifey yellin', "Who they?" My daughter yellin', "Hooray"
    I see it clear like Blu-Ray, I park it in the sky
    I keep 'em on my block, 'round the corner of my eye
    Like a stye (uh)

    So don't you shed a tear
    'Cause there'll be better years
    I live life by faith, nigga, instead of fear
    God cryin', thunderstorms is Heaven tears
    The feelin' of lost hope, shit is never here
    'Cause we gon' make it happen by any means
    A young nigga, dawg, but I done witnessed many things
    Age thirteen, wearin' hand-me-down skinny jeans
    You know they a little extra faded around the knees
    With the grass stains in 'em
    I really wish a little extra cash came in 'em,
    'Cause a nigga really needed it
    Pain, I defeated it, and brought back
    Soul survivor, nigga, what you call that?

    And it might not be such a bad idea if I never went home again
    See, it might not be such a bad idea if I never went home again
    So don't you cry, little baby, little baby (don't you cry, don't you cry, don't you cry)
    It'll be alright
    So don't you cry, little baby, (don't you cry, don't you cry, don't you cry)
    It's gon', it'll be alright
    And it might not be such a bad idea if I never went home again
    See, it might not be such a bad idea if I never went home again
    So don't you cry, little baby
    It'll be alright
    So don't you cry, little baby
    It'll be alright Writer/s: Chancelor Bennett, Charles Mann, Cordae Dunston, Donny Hathaway, Gil Scott Heron, Kid Culture, Roberta Flack, Uforo Imeh Ebong
    Publisher: CARLIN AMERICA INC, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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