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Cuz It Failed - Lyrics

Confession (confession)

I used to think I'd be in the NBA,
(True story)
Stopped hoopin' when I got cut by coach Putin
Started thinkin' I'd be the next Michael Jordan,
'Cuz he got cut, too

And what I was sportin'
Was ain't the weights in jump souls,
Extra creatine, snortin' protein powder, open,
Paraphernalia for my lunch box,
Made my jump shot, go

A little harder than the rest of 'em,
No suicide doors, but suicide drills, I was the best at them

No one told me I was short and white,
I thought I had a black man's swag like I was Donomite,
You don't believe I'm gonna make it,
wrong, I'mma 'bout to show you, right

While all of the kids was figure-skatin' on boards,
And ridin' roller-bikes

I was so focused in discipline,
Not carin' 'bout fittin' in,
Not carin' what anyone thought, 'cuz my hard work would soon pay off

Consumed with thoughts of jumpin' higher,
Bein' flyer than the promo piece,
My hoop dreams were deflated by reality, I'd soon believe

What's that?
Just 'cuz it failed doesn't mean it didn't work

What's that?
Just 'cuz it failed doesn't mean it didn't

Sun up, sun down,
Run up, run down,
Pushin' myself to the limit,
This is no longer fun, now

While all the kids are gettin' shot,
and gettin' stabbed, and gettin' robbed and gettin' gunned down,
I'm on, now

Confession,
I used to think I'd be a superstar,
A pop icon, a rap typhoon, with a huge platform

I used to think I'd be the next Tupac,
Screamin' thug life to the cops,
Middle fingers to the tops,
While I'm takin' five shots,
But still deep and political,
With a message and a purpose,
'Cuz clearly playin' basketball,
Wasn't mine

And I'm feelin' more certain,
Bein' a pro-athlete wasn't workin',
So, at the end of the day, well, I just, might as well rhyme

So I studied the greats,
Wrote everyday,
Even learned the music business without hopes of getting more pay

Paid my dues, [?],
Got the blue-print then started with a few,
Never got credit but still that's cool

Those on the inside know it's true,
When the plan didn't work, well, at least not mine,
In my timeline, I should've been made it,
But I learned how to work, [?],
More cars and I got smarter,
A bit more educated

Emotional intelligence group,
And I'm learnin' just how to [?] [?],
Vote with people that on there like me,
'Cuz that could be difficult, too

Just 'cuz it failed doesn't mean it didn't work,
'Cuz I would go beserk if I had to still work 9 to 5 for some jerk

And I'm not sayin' that I've found my full purpose,
But I'm closer than I've ever been, of that I'm certain,
The skills that I've aquired from,
Chasing my own tail, have,
Given me an edge despite these plans having failed

And what is failure anyway?
Huh, I wouldn't be who I am today

I was so focused in discipline,
Not carin' 'bout fittin' in,
Not carin' what anyone thought,
'Cuz my hard work would soon pay off

Consumed with thoughts of rhyming harder,
Bein' flyer than the promo piece,
My rap dreams were deflated by reality, I'd soon believe

What's that?
Just 'cuz it failed, doesn't mean it didn't work

What's that?
Just 'cuz it failed, doesn't mean it didn't

Sun up, sun down,
Run up, run down,
Pushin' myself to the limit,
This is no longer fun, now

While all the kids are gettin' shot,
and gettin' stabbed,
and gettin' robbed, and gettin' gunned down, I'm on, now

I'm on, now

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