Live This Way

from by 2 Mello

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I got friends need picking up
Clothes need stitchin up
Beats need kickin up
Neighbors spittin wicked stuff
Tummy needs fillin up
My insurance really sucks
And I don't want to live this way

I got dreams I wanna live
Some money I wanna give
Some rules I gotta respect
Some wins I gotta collect
Some albums I wanna tease
Victories I wanna seize
That I don't want to give away

In my room alone, waiting for jazz samples to buffer on my pentium 4, I had so much to discover
And so much freedom to pursue it so fully and honestly
I'll forever be grateful for all the food at the table

This country's been at war since I was old enough to think
Didn't start to really think till I was old enough to drink
Now that I'm on the right track I'm running faster playing catch up
With my homies looking on, planning weddings playing dress up

Buying houses that they don't expect to share with 15 people
Worryin bout star wars sequels, not keeping rights equal
Who's gonna take the weight, it's me, pile it on
Got a list of worries longer than wing span of pteranodon

Might as well stay in hell with all my dunnies
Who i fight for the same money, but at least we find it funny
Even on my best days, I can't keep the dread at bay
Hear a part of me say, I don't want to live this way

I got friends need picking up
Clothes need stitchin up
Beats need kickin up
Democrats don't give a fuck my
Tummy needs fillin up
My insurance really sucks
and I don't want to live this way

I got dreams I wanna live
Some money I wanna give
Some rules I gotta respect
Some wins I gotta collect
Some albums I wanna tease
Victories I wanna seize
That I don't want to give away

I can look at twitter for three minutes and lose three years
Hard pressed to find three reasons to be here
But y'all are one of them, it's stunning how you bundle me
If I ever fall I know you're pushing out from under me

You'll be bright, you'll have energy, you'll do the right thing
Make your noise and be poised when the lightning strikes
To ride it past the city lights into the night
Yes, I want you to feel that way

First job at 14, since then I've taken two weeks off
I thought it would pay off, my art would support me
Used to push carts in a parking lot and regret that there ain't a lot in my Check and yet the beats I was wreckin' em sweatin' and checkin em While I was inspecting my path, if they gave me ten seconds they Would hire my ass
I would even work for free and wait while they did the math
But now, you ain't gonna eat that way

I got friends need picking up
Clothes need stitchin up
Beats need kickin up
You want me to be civil, what?
Tummy needs fillin up
My insurance really sucks
and I don't want to live this way

I got dreams I wanna live
Some money I wanna give
Some rules I gotta respect
Some wins I gotta collect
Some albums I wanna tease
Victories I wanna seize
That I don't want to give away

Tell me why tell me why tell me why now
(3x)
tell me why, tell me why
Tell me why tell me why tell me why now
(3x)
why my throat so dry

where's the love
(8x)

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from Return Of The Soul, released August 7, 2018

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2 Mello

2 Mello is an award-winning composer and sound designer for the games 2064: Read Only Memories, Cerebrawl and Ghosts of Miami. Also a remixer, Mello is well-known for mixing video game music with rappers' vocals.

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