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Verse One
I was born with small access to big dreams/ & detached homes/
& lazy boy couches were fit thrones/
That, would sit kings/
Lion statues on fences larger castles they guarded/ Lawns made to pastures pristine/
A race with the have nots/
Broke but the mote's where the Jag's parked/ Doing dirty work but the whips clean/
Notice the Jones's/
All of what they have is for the showing even notices on doors of for-closers/ I'm trying to get income/
& them some/
Ride around in something/
The system bumping/
The disk jumping/
I'm rolling/
A slight high/
From being able to buy/
What you shouldn't but you never knew why/
Never mind/
This the feeling I've been wanting for time/ Flying blind/
Into a wall strong drawing to shine/
Chorus
I just looked at the pictures/
Didn't have a manual to build this/ Just assemble it from feeling/
By looking at the pictures/
I was given tools meant for building/ With no instruction for wielding/
But look at the picture/
It ain't even close to the description/ & yet it's works as I wish it/
By looking at the pictures/
& even though parts of it are missing/ It's still complete in depiction/
Started off trying to make a way/ then I made a wave that made a wage, that lay to waste the paper chase that i was into race/ but how you even stop this thing/ I never learned so in turn, i'ma burn out breaks/ spend it faster than the churn out makes/ but I'm a Phoenix, went from ashes to classes/ shoebox to plastic/ credit could get what ever imagined/ developing habits I can't kick/ man I was rocking cleats to a match full of baskets fast break/ broke the safe trying to bask in/ sums that wasn't real but ones & nils & they asking/ debit or credit the ladder please/ climbing into debt without a sweat when it's gradually/ had to make couple mistakes couldn't couldn't erase/ overdrawn but it turned out great/
Chorus
I just looked at the pictures/
Didn't have a manual to build this/ Just assemble it from feeling/
By looking at the pictures/
I was given tools meant for building/ With no instruction for wielding/
But look at the picture/
It ain't even close to the description/ & yet it's works as I wish it/
By looking at the pictures/
& even though parts of it are missing/ It's still complete in depiction/
I maneuver by example/ Good or bad/
Triumphs & tramples/ Something couldn't grasp/ I wouldn't pass/
I would rather struggle assembling what I can do/ Look at that/
Little different but the differences make it what it isn't/ Is, is whatever I want to witness/
Behold a vision outside of the city limits/
Where time is more valued than money for the spending/ Ascended to deeper things/
Never knew reasoning/
Throwing random spices into life for the seasoning/
Without a silver spoon I couldn't taste what I was prepping/ My guessing made the wooden whip a problem to a question/ Why do my people spend more & have less than/
No seat to eat the meal that I'm responsible for cheffing/ Imagining the window was just mirroring reflection/
I turned the sideline into a seat at the concession/
Chorus
I just looked at the pictures/
Didn't have a manual to build this/ Just assemble it from feeling/
By looking at the pictures/
I was given tools meant for building/ With no instruction for wielding/
But look at the picture/
It ain't even close to the description/ & yet it's works as I wish it/
By looking at the pictures/
& even though parts of it are missing/ It's still complete in depiction/

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from The Iceberg, released February 24, 2017

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