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Hold It Back

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I'm asked to speak but not to tell the truth/
Anonymously in the credits you can check the proof/
In the camera, innovators & creators real/
In the mirror imitators & the takers steal/
That's a practice put in action that could win awards/
Yeah we love the frauds/
But hate the ones that really come with cause/
Moment of silence for me, I don't really need applause/
Think I'm loud enough when I'm alone with all my inner thoughts/ May not never meet the people I'm inspired by/
& find out that they're really, really fake or they just kind of lied/ Kind of surprised I was able to keep my mouth shut/
This long, but/
On this song/
I'ma tell how i feel keeping quite is a crime/
Not enough fake G's doing time/
I’m not the only one to notice that/
I’m cutting all my ties/
I think it's time i stopped holding back/
Chorus
Hold it back/ ​(Repeated) No I can’t/
I make more than my sister/
Cause I was born as a mister/
& I ain't never been to college/
& she graduated honors/
Still the bosses think that I'm a better fit, huh/
That annoys me more than cargo shorts/
& yoga pants worn at anything that's not a sport/
Dinner plans/
At eight/
& if show you up in some sneakers better call me in advance/ To say you running late/
I’m a contemporary man/
I mean take it back to what, so y'all could screw it up again/ While you’re running for an office/
I'ma run away from coffins/
Pray the policies show progress/
Before they boot it up again/
Cause everytime we restart it/
We try to push the demons deeper in the closet/
It ain't no secret they just seeping out regardless/
Keeping logic hostage/
we need to stop/
Chorus
Hold it back/ ​(Repeated) No I can’t/
Tell them how you really feel, they label you hater/
That's the greatest trick imposters ever played on the creators/
You around here acting like we’re equal It I'm greater/
Bring up talent all you want but you can keep your resume though/ Talk is cheaper now & it is just dropping by the day though/
Take precaution/
Putting stock in
Anything somebody say though/
We gone tell you anything we want to get the payload/
Don't be shocked if they come talking to you like you were a day old/ Cause every time the clocks restarted/
We try to push the demons deeper in the closet/
It ain't no secret they just seeping out regardless/
Keeping logic hostage/
We need to stop/
Chorus
Hold it back/ ​(Repeated) No I can’t/

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from The Iceberg, released February 24, 2017

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