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All I Ever Wanted

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Beat: Concrete Schoolyard by Jurassic 5

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Chorus
All I wanted to do is write rhymes
All I ever wanted to do is write rhymes
All I ever wanted to do is write rhymes
(Huh?) Is that a crime?
(What?) To write rhymes?

Verse 2
I don't be an economist
I don't want to be a cheap novelist
I don't want to be a weed or a botanist
I don't want to be a pimp or bottom bitch
I don't want to be a strip club manager
And I'd hate to be a strip club janitor
Mopping up for crusty ass customer, bust in their nuts in the cuts I
Just wanna bust a verse
I don't wanna be a court jester
I don't want to be a royal poison tester
I don't wanna pick up dog crap for park and rec
And I don't want to be a doghouse architect
I don't want to be a server
I don't want to flip beef burgers
be a beat maker,
a wal mart greeter
A CEO, an astronaut or a fucking sheep herder

Verse 3
But the sad fact is, most real folks don't get don't get to practice
What we love for a living
we do backflips
And no matter where we're at on the atlas
Earth spins on its axis
back to the rat race
Run the hampster wheel
At a mad pace
we'll run laps till our last days
Just a beast till the last rose petal drops in the glass case

I'm one of a lucky bunch
But I upchuck my free lunch when sucker punched
I'm fucking up, I don't want to free pass
When my ancestors potatoes rotted in the field they would have to eat grass
And folks put on ski masks
when their back's against the wall throwing right hooks
And I just wanna pen verses, write hooks
Man I'm such lucky asshole
Someone fucking slap me with my rhymebook

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from Nothing Like the First Time, released June 11, 2012

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