Streets (Prod. By Sensei GumbaFire)

Streets (Prod. By Sensei GumbaFire) (Prod. by Sensei GumbaFire)

Strictly Deigh

Tales & Dreams (2018)

[Verse 1]

Streets are messed up/
They'll have your mind twisted/
Your mind shifted into very different time spaces/
Hallucinations really got me thinking I'm drifting - to time zones I ain't never been before/
And to milestones I ain't never seen before but then I still pray God opens up em doors/
Big city bright lights got me thinking bigger things/
I'm steady hoping that they see me on their TV screens/
So they out'chea looking at me under damn scrutiny/
Just hoping that I fuck up and I act more stupidly/
Well nigga what you know about failure?/
I been through some tough times I'm still on my prayers/
Plans of breaking bread with all of my homies/
And loyalty and realness is what is needed only/
Profound conversations that we having lately, but mainly - never switch up on your niggas for a profit/
Better be careful how you step nigga your enemies watching/
So you better know that they plotting/
Some nigga said man this could be the year for me/
I blow up and make it big, change the gears for me/
Throw a peace sign and make you open up your ears for me/
I have a dream like Martin Luther King/
I finesse with a skill you ain't never seen/
Get up on these songs just to go and blow some damn steam/
So I - manuveur through this life even though it's crooked/
Keep my head above the water hoping I get bookings/
Read a booklet - for inspiration when I'm moving/
Share my two cents, wise up don't act foolish/
They jumping on a bandwagon thinking they'll be great/
You know we share the success, praying and keep the faith/
No one in the family eats alone so you we straight/
Bring it to the table nigga we don't ever break em plates/

[Hook]

Welcome to the streets where you gotta toughen up/
Many dreams get crushed but you still gotta be strut/ (x2)
I say welcome to the streets now/
Uh, welcome to the streets now/
Yeah, welcome to the streets now/
Uh, welcome to the streets now/
Yeah, Uh!/ [x2]

[Verse 2]

Streets are messed up they'll have people throwing hate/
Keep it a hundred under pressure we don't ever break/
I'm looking at my life through a mirror glass hoping that these bad omens pass/
But when some shit goes bad, I just grab a pen and pad/
You probably know that the boy surely got a plan/
This game is a like a deck of cards ace up in my hand/
Yeah, seeing is believing see I overcame my demons/
Coming for the whole game like we 'bout to steal it/
I'm lacing down scriptures like The Book of ProVerb/
Man fuck impedements, impressive/
Walking like a success
Rapping like I'm on the urge/
On the verge to dispatch/
Wanted to clear my head I took a train ride home/
Coming from the big city with the bright lights on/
I been - bumping J. Cole songs/
I'm tryna get some hope even though I know I been strong/
Hoping to escape the hood, man this shit is so wrong/
Yeah, and I been at it so long/
Like a phenomenon, swear they don't understand me/
Blinded by the struggle so much it's like they can't see freedom/

[Hook]

Welcome to the streets where you gotta toughen up/
Many dreams get crushed but you still gotta be strut/ (x2)
I say welcome to the streets now/
Uh, welcome to the streets now/
Yeah, welcome to the streets now/
Uh, welcome to the streets now/
Yeah, Uh!/ [x2]

[Verse 3]

Streets are meesed up you better tread carefully/
You gotta watch your back so you better look dreadfully/
Just be bold don't act tough/
Never even change up/
Show love be blessed up/
Be true yourself and just let go of the bad vibes/
Never follow bad tribes/
They try to pull you back you just stay focused/
Stay hoping, stay coping/
You gon make it through this life of bad omens/
Word to the streets you know we learned a lot/
Even though they criticize/
We be climbing to the top/
Stay alert like armoured cars/
Like a lamp I'm just shining/
Clear path we just wildin/
Passing shark-infested waters/
Made it through another quarter/
Now we moving up in order/

[Outro] [Sung]

Yeah, now we moving up in order/
Yeah, now we moving up in order/
Now we moving up in order, yeah.../