You hear my story and become enthralled with it
You glorify my very being; so the premise of my story, you must have missed it
Appreciate that you don’t live in the hood
Respect the fact that your life is good
Don’t try to act like me and be what your not
Because seriously “dogg” that shit is not hot!
All these fake thug niggas stomp and front
But for real, “player”, this lifestyle is not what you want
Living hard is not a fashion statement
It is not a beautiful thing when someone has to steal, kill, or slang to pay rent
Until you see a little girl’s life taken
Simply because she was in her bed room playing
Or your mom was a crack head
Leaving you hungry, and in a corner wishing you were dead
Or until you have your best friend
Gunned down because he didn’t realize whose set he was in
Don’t try to pretend
A life you could never comprehend
Do you realize?
That for every blessing you have, your parents gave up a piece of their lives
Enjoy where you are and don’t try to be what you see
Because life isn’t the fictitious play on T.V.