How I Do

 

Golden Boys

Why are you selling dreams of who you wish you could be
A prince in all of the magazines
They have no words for the man I've seen
You talk real fast 'fore they see your face

And would they love you if they knew all the things we know
We've got these images
We need them to be true
Not ready to believe we're no more insecure than you

But then there's girls like me who sit appaled by what we've seen
We know the truth about you
Now you're the prince of all the magazines
That is a dangerous thing

Now would they love you if they knew all the things that we know
Those Golden Boys
Are all a fraud don't believe their show
Now would they love you if they knew all the things that we know

Golden boy life ain't a video
But then there's girls like me who sit appaled by what we've seen
We know the truth about you
Now you're the prince of all the magazines
That is a dangerous thing
Golden boy

Place you in these robes and tell you you're the greatest man
And you believe and play your cards
Got dealt a winning hand
Don't you get tired of the show
The kissin' ass of all the people that you wanna know

When I was young I thought you had it won
I saw you on T.V. you made life look fun yea
But then years go by and people grow
I realize it's all a freak show

But then there's girls like me who sit appaled by what we've seen
We know the truth about you
Now you're the prince of all the magazines
That is a dangerous thing

Now would they love you if they knew all the things that we know
Those Golden boys
Are all a fraud don't believe their show
Now would they love you if they knew all the things that we know

Golden boy life ain't a video
But then there's girls like me who sit appauled by what we've seen
We know the truth about you
Now you're the prince of all the magazines
That is a dangerous thing

Girls like me don't need no bubblin' mindstate thrown in my face
Girls like me don't need no bubblin' mindstate thrown up in my face
The way you goin' ain't gonna be no stroll in the sunshine
Can't turn it back now baby you've gone and past that line
Girls like me give it on up now
So give it on up now
What you gonna do

But then there's girls like me who sit appaled by what we've seen
We know the truth about you
Now you're the prince of all the magazines
That is a dangerous thing

Now would they love you if they knew all the things that we know
Those Golden boys
Are all a fraud don't believe their show
Now would they love you if they knew all the things that we know

Golden boy life ain't a video
But then there's girls like me who sit appauled by what we've seen
We know the truth about you
Now you're the prince of all the magazines
That is a dangerous thing

Now would they love you if they knew all the things that we know
Those Golden boys
Are all a fraud don't believe their show
Now would they love you if they knew all the things that we know
Golden boy life ain't a video

If There Ain't Nothing

I can see our high don't come so quick no more
Seems you get your kicks from at some other store
Still come around when lucks down
You're all alone I'm sure
(Maybe you're scared to go,
Maybe you're scared to go)
Well I ain't gone be there for you
I ain't gone be your love no more

If there ain't nothin' that we can do it's cool
I'd rather be alone and onto something new
If there ain't nothin' that we can do it's cool
I'd rather be alone and onto something new

Tell you what let's push all excuses aside
Don't worry about my feelings
What you got something to hide
I gave you all that I am
You kissed so soft then lied
I know you're off sides baby
I see the tables don't tilt right
And I know you're off sides baby

If there ain't nothin' that we can do it's cool
I'd rather be alone and onto something new
If there ain't nothin' that we can do it's cool
But I'd rather be alone and onto something new

And then you wonder why
I need some time to myself
You're the reason why
I want to be by myself
And then you wonder why
I want to be alone
You're the reason why
You're the reason why

And in the middle of the night I can hear you wondering
And in the middle of the night I can hear you wondering
Are there some things that I should know
You ain't fooling me

If there ain't nothin' that we can do it's cool
I'd rather be alone and onto something new
If there ain't nothin' that we can do it's cool
But I'd rather be alone and onto something new
If there ain't nothin' that we can do then it's cool
But I'd rather be alone then act like someone's fool

They-Say Vision

I wanna try that pill that people take
Make you believe all the things that people say
Sick of shuckin' round with a screwed up face
With my heels dug in trying to leave a trace
Now come on put me down somehow
How you lose your faith
So take my hand and lead me where you wanna

Pay no more mind to what you think you've seen
It's as they do only
Say what they say
Cause there's only one way
They-Say Vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain't know no way

Pay no more mind to what you think you've seen
It's as they do only
Say what they say
Cause there's only one way
They-Say Vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain't know no way

Industry's down think I've died and I've flown away yeah
So so long to them thieves who came and took all the things to say
I play the joker sometimes but then those moments slide back my way
Cause for real I'd give my soul away
Give it all away
So take my hand and lead me where you wanna

Pay no more mind to what you think you've seen
It's as they do only
Say what they say
Cause there's only one way
They-Say Vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain't know no way

Pay no more mind to what you think you've seen
It's as they do only
Say what they say
Cause there's only one way
They-Say Vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain't know no way

I know where they all go find someplace
(Take those back roads, take those back roads)
Where they don't mind loafing about the waste
They got you where they want
(Take those back roads, take those back roads)
They-Say Vision takes you back to where no conscience
Free from how you really see

Pay no more mind to what you think you've seen
It's as they do only
Say what they say
Cause there's only one way
They-Say Vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain't know no way

Pay no more mind to what you think you've seen
It's as they do only
Say what they say
Cause there's only one way
They-Say Vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain't know no way

Pay no more mind to what you think you've seen
It's as they do only
Say what they say
Cause there's only one way
They-Say Vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain't know no way

The Hustler

I've got something with me
My soul's kinda gritty
Now do I lie or run away
Engine engine #9
You get your way
Or I'll get mine
Sure as the sun will shine each day

Just like the apple
Temptress sets in
I win you're tackled
Shackles on my feet won't let me move

Not soft but supple
Come with all you got
My wings won't ruffle
Victory is sweet but I ain't scared to lose

In my house the moon still shines in the day
But there's a lota old bills I gotta pay
In my house feel free to dance like it's May
But there's a lot a old bills I gotta pay

Mam can you here me
Papa I'm sittin pretty
Don't have to shun my heart this time
I know when it really matters
It'll be me
Alone and regrets will be none

Just like the apple
Temptress sets in
I win you're tackled
Shackles on my feet won't let me move
Not soft but supple
Come with all you got
My wings won't ruffle
Victory is sweet but I ain't scared to lose

In my house the moon still shines in the day
But there's a lota old bills I gotta pay
In my house feel free to dance like it's May
But there's a lota old bills I gotta pay

I'll be on my own
It don't matter I'm grown
I won't be singin' no sad song in the lay
And if I rub you wrong
Baby I come on strong
I got no mind to cushion what I say

In my house the moon still shines in the day
But there's a lota old bills I gotta pay
In my house feel free to dance like it's May
But there's a lota old bills I gotta pay
In my house the moon still shines in the day
But there's a lota old bills I gotta pay
In my house feel free to dance like it's May
But there's a lota old bills I gotta pay
In my house, in the day
In my house, won't you stay
In my house
In my house the moon will shine in the day

700 Mile Situation

Now for all the times you must go
Notice all the things you leave
So what's behind that stare
Am I there with you

And as you turn and walk away
I can't help it
I can't help but feel those instincts
That want to dance with me

Silhouette is painted on the wall
How many times can I say that I miss you
And everybody wants to know what's wrong
It's just the 700 mile situation

Why don't you tell me what you're scared of
You make me breathe so easy
And I'm a mess with reminders of you
I often wonder where you are sometimes
I close my eyes and picture it for a while
I rise, awake to find myself without you

Silhouette is painted on the wall
How many times can I say that I miss you
And everybody wants to know what's wrong
It's just the 700 mile situation

No one can tell me I don't know
About the ins and outs of how it goes
Impulse traveler
Why can't you stay with me tonight
What's your soul taste like baby

And all them tell me I should take it slow
Don't wanna, Don't want to find myself too deep in so
I keep stumbling
Pulling back while my dreams propelling
Don't hold back
My constitution's crumbling

Silhouette is painted on the wall
And everybody wants to know what's wrong
It's just the 700 mile situation

Silhouette is painted on the wall
How many times can I say that I miss you
And everybody wants to know what's wrong
It's just the 700 mile situation

And everybody wants to know what's wrong
It's just the 700 mile situation

I've Known the Garden

One of these days the gig is up
Shouldn't we take the time now
To show our love
One of these days the gig is up
Shouldn't we take the time now
To show our love

Yeah, I got the blues again
My mistake
Tell me did you see the end coming
Now I'm searching for a sign
But looking back there're only good times
Now I'm on the road again
My soul aches
It's clear that match won't work for me
And now though things don't seem so hot
I know I gave him all the love I got

Bye-bye roses
I got me a hand that's bitter sweet
But I don't care
I've known the garden
And I don't care
I've known the garden
Bye-bye roses
I got me a hand that's bitter sweet
But no regrets
Cause I've known the garden

One of these days the gig is up
Shouldn't we take the time now
To show our love
One of these days the gig is up
Shouldn't we take the time now
To show our love

She was always my best friend
Never late
Coffee ice cream made her smile
Now she's left and gone away
And I'm here by myself another day
And though I'll miss her to no end
My heart breaks
Tell me did she see the end coming
At least I know it was sunny
All the time that she spent with me

Bye-bye roses
I got me a hand that's bitter sweet
But I don't care
I've known the garden
And I don't care
I've known the garden
And I don't care
I've known the garden

Bye-bye roses
I got me a hand that's bitter sweet
But no regrets
I've known the garden

One of these days the gig is up
Shouldn't we take the time now
To show our love
One of these days the gig is up
Shouldn't we take the time now
To show our love

One of these days the gig is up
Shouldn't we take the time
Shouldn't we take the time
Bye-bye roses

Ice King

Although you're an ice king
Everything that you gave to me
Comes from the destitute and the torn
I can't live this life no more
Just another wasted one
Like a fallen star in Babylon
You said I was your princess baby
I told you certain things you can't possess
So let me go let me go
Cause I

I've given until I break
The ground beneath us quakes
How can we grow when we've only begun
Forsaken beneath the sun

I've given until I break
The ground beneath us quakes
How can we grow when we've only begun
Forsaken beneath the sun

Although I've seen your wickedness
I still love your effervesence
And I know that loving you don't make no sense
But I guess that's why I like it
Just another priceless pawn
All our dreams are now forgone
You said I was your princess baby
I told you certain things you can't possess
So let me go let me go
Cause I

I've given until I break
The ground beneath us quakes
How can we grow when we've only begun
Forsaken beneath the sun

I've given until I break
The ground beneath us quakes
How can we grow when we've only begun
Forsaken beneath the sun

Although you are an ice king
Everything that you gave to me
Comes from the destitute and the torn
I can't live this life no more

I've given until I break
The ground beneath us quakes
How can we grow when we've only begun
Forsaken beneath the sun

I've given until I break
The ground beneath us quakes
How can we grow when we've only begun
Forsaken beneath the sun

Let Love

And when the sun runs out
No doubts left standing
We'll see if Jah wills that we're alone again
Let love slip through our fingers I say

Live up, live up, live up
I wanna get up
Instead I give up
Sometimes life dictates what we hate

And when the sun runs out
No doubts left standing
(Who knows if it'll go our way)
And when the sun runs out
No doubts left standing
(Isha Allah it'll be okay)

And when the sun runs out
No doubts left standing
Would it be different if we knew we would win
Let love slip through our fingers I say
Live up, live up, live up
Sometimes
Even the seasons change
All patterns rearrange

And when the sun runs out
No doubts left standing
(Who knows if it'll go our way)
And when the sun runs out
No doubts left standing
(Isha Allah it'll be okay)

Lord won't you grant me new eyes
So I can see
What good's a song with no dances?
I wanna live to live
And take my chances
I wanna live today
Leave inhibitions in the wind
What's good a song with no dances?
I pray, Lord won't you grant me
Won't you grant me
Lord, won't you grant me?

And when the sun runs out
No doubts left standing
(Who knows if it'll go our way)
And when the sun runs out
No doubts left standing
(Isha Allah it'll be okay)
And when the sun runs out
No doubts left standing
(Who knows if it'll go our way)
And when the sun runs out
No doubts left standing
(Isha Allah it'll be okay)

Sittin' Back

Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that

So they call us stars
I guess that not all of us are chosen
I drive a car with the top back
Cause my vanity's my token
Now all this talkin' ain't my style
About some responsibilities
Like this here nation is my child
Like it's direct humility
So I be

Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that

You talk about white children
Who kill their parents before school
I'm talkin' Lexus with rims black
So when I drive by I look cool
Goodness the President's human
And you're all hypocrites
I think I'm jaded make a sport of it
As I am numb now to the shit
As I be

Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that

I just wanna blow up
Then what baby who knows who wins the game
When I close my eyes it looks all the same
Don't wanna know nobody's name
Cuz I'm going for dough when I go for the game
Cuz I'm going for dough that's why I'm sitting back
In the cut
Looking like something you don't touch
As they hand up in the rush
You turn to face it all for what?
No I ain't gonna be no hero
I ain't gonna be no hero
I be sittin' back

Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that nigga
What the shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Look at that
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Nigga what, nigga what
The shit is mine
Sittin' back in the cut looking fine
Nigga what, nigga what

Tsunami

I feel so nice just when you're here
The reason why is not so clear
I knew the first time when you told me
I'd fall in love just as you'd hold me

And now I want to stay at your side tonight
I want to watch you as the sun lights up your eyes
I want to know when you wake first thing you see is me
Cause you're all the things I prayed that I'd meet

Ride, ride this wave of mine
There's brighter things out on the other side
Ride, ride this wave of mine
I know that things are going to be alright

Moments they come and then they go
You'll feel so high and then before you know
I could of sworn our future was set in stone
But I guess some things it's just as well for God to know

So now I concentrate on turning wrong to right
I'm going to let go things I held inside so tight
I'm going to live and let forgive things said in spite
So clear out the smoke and usher in the light

Ride, ride this wave of mine
There's brighter things out on the other side
Ride, ride this wave of mine
I know that things are going to be alright
Ride, ride this wave of mine
There's brighter things out on the other side
Ride, ride this wave of mine
I know that things are going to be alright
Ride, ride this wave of mine
Cause I know that things are going to be alright, be alright
Ride, ride this wave of mine
There's brighter things out on the other side

How I Do

Look as far as I can see
Your head is blocking my T.V.
What you want for me to say
I said whatever
Go away
What is it that I adore
If you pay me then I'll tell you more
Your looking for some reason why
I'm arrogant
And I'll tell you what

Hey sometimes that's how I do
And if you feel bad then
Maybe it's not for you
Hey sometimes that's how I do
And if you feel bad then
Maybe it's not for you

A dead-end street from what I can tell
Long as you're not there it might be swell
Packed a picture perfect apple pie
For a cherry-poppin' spring joyride
To get inside this head of mine
Would take a monkey wrench
And a lot of wine
And if you're wondering about this life I chose
Grab a mirror
Take one look at you

Hey sometimes that's how I do
And if you feel that bad
Maybe it's not for you
Hey sometimes that's how I do
And if you feel that bad then
Maybe it's not for you

And I can't tell you why
The people act so crazy
And if I say I won't go
They tell me I'm damn lazy
Don't understand no conviction for nothing
Just keep their heads nodding
Keep that head nodding

Hey sometimes that's how I do
And if you feel that bad then
Maybe it's not for you
Hey sometimes that's how I do
And if you feel that bad
Maybe it's not for you

Bonus Track

One, two, three four
Say, say anything if you want to
Cause I don't care anymore if they hear you
Say say it anyway if you want to
Cause I don't care anymore if they hear you

Pick my head up from out your mind, yeah
Say from now on I'll do what I said
My legs yeah they work but my heart sometimes can't get it straight
I always knew I had it in me not to be nobody's second rate

Say say it anyway if you want to
Say what you want
Cause I don't care anymore if they hear you
Say say it anyway if you want to
Cause I don't care anymore if they hear you

I hope you won't go my way
You're drawer is empty and you've got nothing to give
I took it all
It was mine now where'd it go in the first place?
You had me thinkin I had lost the one thing only you could make

Say say it anyway if you want to
Say what you want
Cause I don't care anymore if they hear you
Say say it anyway if you want to
Cause I don't care anymore if they hear you
Say say it anyway if you want to
Say what you want
Cause I don't care anymore if they hear you
Say say it anyway if you want to
Cause I don't care anymore if they hear you
I don't know who gives a

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