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Knew School Out Now!

Knew School


1. ELEMENTARY

WILSON
Yeah my homie Pete lay it down real fat on the bass
That be keeping all my party people packed in the place
With they hands to the sky see the strap on they waist
Talk shit, gone quick, vanish without a trace
But the music keep us calm when we hearing them thoughts
Along with another voice, crystal clear as my pops
He telling me I need to watch when this kid is living sinful
I know life is tough though we wish it was simple
Well let me break it down like one part at a time
You see the easier the money means the harder I grind
When the moment much more than just bars in a rhyme
Like what you think the sun’s for, so my stars could align
Shit this art is divine and whether you like it or not
I’m using my heart and my mind with every line that I jot
I been patient, working hard, I’ll take my time at the top
Ironic we shoot for the stars, still I'd die for a shot
Cause when you climb in my thoughts I keep it so elementary
Like A-B-C, (cough, cough) L-M-N-O-P
Something like that or at least that's what they was telling me
Still in class I always finished last at the spelling bee
My focus was stolen in a trance by the melody
These thoughts I was holding through my hand, channeled energy
Out my pen I'm taking a stand like I'm Kennedy
Still acting like my friend when you planning with the enemy
Man especially when they questioning my integrity
The truth is a necessity on Cruz like Penelope
Moving to Tel Aviv and yelling peace to the world
How ya ego more swollen than the knees on ya girl

CHORUS
I don’t wanna say that I made it
But I did yeah yeah
I don’t wanna say that I’m doing it
But this kid is yeah
Coming up right now
Coming up right now baby
Coming up right now
But you already knew that though

PEPE
Had a mind of my own son I grew up fast
Just an old soul coming up with new school raps
From Seattle in the city where it rains it pours
But them clouds let the sun through and raised ya boy
I ain't never been one to act my age before
Why my style ain't never been the same as yours
I been seeing things different since grade school y'all
My Block (Remix) was my favorite song
Always told myself I'd be something major lord
When I'd never even been up on a stage before
Taking jump shots til it got dark, had the Nike Shox
Junior high walking with this chick cause I liked to talk
Kid got jealous had to prove if I could fight or not
Remember when my bike got jacked must've sliced the lock
Sitting on the school bus bored so I'd write a lot
Back then I'd never have to trip about writer's block
Saving up so I could buy some speakers, ya the type that knock
Used to get home after practice, like 5 o'clock
Mom made dinner and she worked, she was something else
I was in another world in high school- Roosevelt
High during school they impeached the class president
I was writing rhymes instead of trying to get a letterman
Something always told me in my soul that this was meant for me
Until we grown old since the days of elementary kid

OUTRO
It could all pass in the blink of an eye
So tonight we make it last
Hold your drink to the sky
As we take a trip back to 2005
Thinking time moves fast
Homie now we've arrived
Said it could all pass in the blink of an eye
So tonight we make it last
Hold your drinks to the sky
As we take a trip back to 2005
Another day another classic
Homie now it's our time
It could all pass in the blink of an eye
So tonight we make it last
Hold your drink to the sky
As we take a trip back to 2005
Thinking time moves fast
Homie now we've arrived
Said it could all pass in the blink of an eye
So tonight we make it last
Hold your drinks to the sky
As we take a trip back to 2005
Another day another classic
Homie now it's our time, now it’s our time

2. SCHOOLYARD

WILSON & PEPE
7:30 in the morning alarm clock start singing
Better be important why my phone keep ringing
Had this dream last night bout a Grammy we was winning
Yup it’s time to go and get it, so I'll be there in a minute
Plus you know I had da vision so I guess it's bout time
I’ma take em back to school gon and meet me outside
Let me the burn CD, kill the Wheaties, son hol’ up
Yeah I be getting cheefy hope the PD don't roll up
Used to push a beater where the windows wouldn't roll up
Now we finna blow up so I wrote a dope verse
Once we top charts bet they feelings gon hurt
I ain't worried bout dem marks, son I did my homework
Now they all wanna copy, so I tell em no sir
Back in ‘07 I was skipping those lessons
I was too ill so I made it my profession
Yeah now they got hands up, ain't no question
Bag of Kush and this bag of books
Yeah we gon sell a million records or it’s back to these joogs
Homie I'ma bridge the gap on these tracks understood
Still it's all good hall pass through these hoods like
Thursday couldn't focus enough, who they talking bout
Word they ain't doper than us
I was spitting that game they were soaking it up
Yeah I was pitching that flame they were smoking it tough
I hit my drug counselor said I got a ounce for ya
Loud Cali skunk in the trunk, I make it bounce for ya
Used to sip Jameson, back of the gymnasium
Packing out stadiums way before the games begun
Out in the 213 you know the crew run deep
I got the truth on deck, I put the coupe on lease
Tryna do some’ right, but stuck with two left feet
I got the juice like Pac, I throw the deuce like peace

CHORUS
Break down science, make that math
Spit those lines, take you all around the map
Homie study that game, go on and toss that trash
Seem like in the new school, everybody get a pass
We gon take em back to classics, sound like quest
We the freshest in the game, nothing more nothing less
Yeah punkass dudes think they crew’s hard I tell em what the rules are
And if they got a problem, we could take it to the schoolyard

PEPE
Always had a dream, had a dream to get it
Different day, different rhyme, different beats per minute
Lotta styles been born off what we invented
Love and leave you wanting more cause I'm deeper in it
Told em one day you gon watch us from the bleachers
Did it on our own their ain't nothing you could teach us
You could always tell the kids would be somebody
It's a party baby girl look what we done started ayy

WILSON & PEPE
Good Friday pushing on the highway
We just tryna kick it, why you looking at me sideways
To’ed up rocking shows who could know what that'll pay
I was in the studio working on Saturdayzed
Used to say who got bars let me hear some
Blacktop, boombox to your eardrum
13 wasn't selling that ‘cane yet
Laying down tracks burnt down offa Trainwreck

BRIDGE
Y'all be in that slow class, we ain't got no time for that
‘Fore you heard them KnowMads, they ain't play this kind of rap
Snakes get they shine snatched, you won't get that diamond back
Shake em out the tall grass, y'all know where to find us at
Y'all be in that slow class, we ain't got no time for that
‘Fore you heard them KnowMads, they ain't play this kind of rap
Snakes get they shine snatched, you won't get that diamond back
Shake em out the tall grass, y'all know where to find us at

CHORUS
Break down science, make that math
Spit those lines, take you all around the map
Homie study that game, go on and toss that trash
Seem like in the new school, everybody get a pass
We gon take em back to classics, sound like quest
We the freshest in the game, nothing more nothing less
Yeah punk ass dudes think they crews hard I tell em what the rules are
And if they got a problem, we could take it to the schoolyard

3. SMOKER’S CORNER

WILSON
So who you know that can flow even close to us
Since a kid momma said I was dope as fuck
Why every morning by 6 I was woken up
Because my pops never drove so I rode the bus
Headed straight to the back where I rolled em up
Empty the sack telling Max, here hold the guts
Then getting off at my stop when I caught E-Rock
With his Walkman knocking the coldest cuts
Like who's that Non Phixion, he said nah listen
Come on Tom, that’s the god Nas It Was Written
Feeling like a don off this ganja I'm twisting
And what's ya next class if it's drama we skipping
Back on a mission, pulls from the crown
While we macking on these bitches that be holding it down
By the tracks getting lifted or rolling around
Never had a limit man you know I roll by the pound
Been smoking bomb since a long time ago
But as a kid I never knew it was a problem though
Cop dro on the low don't let my momma know
Because that Honor Roll was not a common goal
I got no time to waste playing varsity ball
Tryna find my place up in Carnegie Hall
Hut one, hut two, roll a blunt fuck school
Got a dream to be a rapper now it must come true
No cap and gown cause I was acting out
Better believe I’ma leave my grandpappy proud
Grammy awards, billboards, fam clapping loud
Because your dreams are gonna be what you imagine now
No backing down when I blaze it up
I’m unstoppable like my brakes were cut
Different kinds of fire my mind desires
See me climbing higher when I take a puff

CHORUS
Y’all know where to find me, I got that doja for ya
I hold my head up highly, meet me on smoker’s corner
I push that good sativa, call it the paranoia
Y'all smell this gasoline, that Northern California
But all my strains is local, they never cross the border
If you ain't in my circle, then I got nothing for ya
Out here these clouds is purple, go on and place your order
Cus when that bell start ringing come find me on smoker’s corner

PEPE
Cut class for the puff pass
Pockets full of lint couple dollars and a bus pass
Save my lunch money all week, cop a dub sack
Sitting in a hotbox faded, whoa I love that
Started with a pizo, I was tryna keep it on the d-low
All my hoodies smell like cigarettes and weed smoke
Lil homie used to plug me with a grinder
Otherwise I was crushing up the nugs on my binder
Cheef Willy introduced me to the Phillies
Comic Book Crook blowin’ blunts of the killi
All the kids from the six know the feeling
Nothing else to do in the 2-0-city
Had a dream I could rap in the scene
Bag full of green in the back of my jeans
Soon as I'd get up, meet up and we lit up
Slouching in my chair so the teacher say sit up
Try to tell me how I'm sposed to talk
Thought the kid must be dumb cus I smoked a lot
Cus I stayed out late and I roamed the blocks
And the school rooftop was the dopest spot
Typical lifestyle pothead stoner
Twisting up a spliff while I was copying the homework
I was never into calculus
Rather kick it on corner blowing clouds of kush
Learned couple things outside the books
How to write rap hooks shoot dice n joog
With the hat to the back white Nikes look
Getting mad cus you know that we twice as good
-Show out cus our shows getting sold out
For the ones full of doubt guess ya know now
Can't hear cus the kush cloud so loud
Spit fire whole crowd blow smoke out

CHORUS
Y’all know where to find me, I got that doja for ya
I hold my head up highly, meet me on smoker’s corner
I push that good sativa, call it the paranoia
Y'all smell this gasoline, that Northern California
But all my strains is local, they never cross the border
If you ain't in my circle, then I got nothing for ya
Out here these clouds is purple, go on and place your order
Cus when that bell start ringing come find me on smoker’s corner

4. 101 (THE GOOD STUFF)

CHORUS
You’ve got the good stuff and I can’t stop fiendin’ in a rental car
Speeding down the 101
You’ve got the good stuff and I can’t stop fiendin’ in a rental car
Speeding down the 101
Cause you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got
You’ve got the good stuff
Cause you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got
You’ve got the good stuff

WILSON
As I ride off in that sunset this lone wolf stops to howl at the moon
Let’s get that slow motion entrance that captures a room
Cause whether center-stage or chilling in back with my goons
This is for them rainy days and the change that’s happening soon
The things I say make these rappers fast track to they tomb
Or they underdeveloped and have to crawl back in the womb
I breathe hazardous fumes to whom it ever concerned
Tryna act like they a part of this cheddar that’s earned
Though it’s smarter to save I think it’s better to burn
Like tryna get them 24's on that Chevy to turn
I got that good stuff, that Southern Cali hook-up
Outta town I send my work out let my products do the push-ups like

CHORUS
You’ve got the good stuff and I can’t stop fiendin’ in a rental car
Speeding down the 101
You’ve got the good stuff and I can’t stop fiendin’ in a rental car
Speeding down the 101
Cause you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got
You’ve got the good stuff
Cause you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got
You’ve got the good stuff

PEPE
We got that good stuff
I got that pot of gold take it to the Bellagio
A legend in the game I got mo hits than Joe DiMaggio
Rocking shows from Montana to Monaco
The planet understand this the resurrection of rock and roll
We blessed they riding for us give em that Tyrannosaurus
Damn it's been a minute since someone spitted this kind of flow
We rising charts give weak artists a bleak season
How they got us competing with cats who never rhymed before
Let you work on your self you need some time alone
I take your girl around the globe she fly out for a private show
I got a deal to make, foreign models and real estate
Shorty riding with me she so high, can't feel her face

CHORUS
You’ve got the good stuff and I can’t stop fiendin’ in a rental car
Speeding down the 101
You’ve got the good stuff and I can’t stop fiendin’ in a rental car
Speeding down the 101
Cause you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got
You’ve got the good stuff
Cause you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got
You’ve got the good stuff

OUTRO
All you see is smoke burning tires riding out yup its time to re-up
On that fire got you higher now you know that we up
So go and tell the pilot we wiling just turn that beat up
We be flying to the islands if she wanna meet up
We be off the coast of Mexico my schedule freed up
And yup I got that hit on deck cause now you know that we up
While we watching the sun setting and twisting weed up
We be headed to the clouds so high no you can't see us

5. RIVALS

PEPE
Heard the lunch bell ring like 11:40
Caught a couple dirty looks birdies telling stories
Out in the courtyard word was they looking for me
Said I just seen them dudes acting hella corny
When I saw em figured if they had a problem
Then they oughta just confront it but fuck it let's go get blunted
Wilson pulled up in the parking lot bumping that bring the ruckus
Fronted ya boy 100 cause he been about that hustle
Riding dirty getting money out the duffle
Told em bout them busters In the hallway talking muffled
If they fuck with you they gon get a crack jaw
We gon have to help em out and give em what they ask for
Fast forward seal the blunt with the hash oil
Drops of the clear eyes, whip me back to class dog
I said peace I got a verse to write
Seen em lurking said Wilson they ain't worth the fight

WILSON
Ah nah fuck that up in lunchroom with the war cry
Let him see the hands cause what's tucked is this 4-5
Going toe to toe I see that bitch up in your eyes
I put on a show, whole school sitting courtside
One swing slept him right in his chair
Ya you could tell by my breath I was slightly impaired
I remember my first fight ain't no denying he scared
Look in my eyes all he see is lions, tigers and bears
Got that Rick flair, I keep it right in my waist
Or I could tat him with the right and Mike Tyson his face
Still silent I’m the name that remains unspoken
Sleeping giants you cannot tame when awoken
Out my corner where I prefer to be alone at
The flow feel Goliath who the fuck you throwing stones at
Y’all won't say nothing got em talking like they phones’ tapped
When you see me coming point and show me where the thrones at

PEPE
I know you ain't never lost I know you ain't never run
Don't mean you gotta drop his sorry ass in front of everyone
He probly just hate himself sucks to be the jealous one
Win this fight he still gon be a loser when it's said and done
Imagine what it'd be like to be that dude
In ten years bet he still here serving fast food
We don't gotta trip, I ain't hearing his attitude
The kind who wish they was you always front like they mad at you

WILSON
Yeah really I don't give a damn, anyone who isn't fam
In passing I see you and say what's up witchu little man
I'm just being friendly boy get rid of that mean mug
Inside they pussy, only outer they seem tough
Face twisted like he took a drink of that cheap stuff
You could get tee'd up and beat up by T-Dub
But that ain't what we want I'm getting to a better me
Let it go but even better when I let be

6. HOMECOMING

PEPE
I ain't living in the past, put the city on my back
Bet it all on my flow, put a hundred on the dash
Bet it all on my soul and my spirit in my raps
When they talking that yang I ain't hearing that trash
Sound like nothing that you heard, that's a fact
Learn a lot of hard lessons when you living life fast
Put my bars to the test bet you that I pass you
Fans round the world with my lifestyle tattooed
Questions that they ask you, never know the inner workings
How your best friend switch over to a different person
Why you get sober, liquor had my vision blurring
How you getting older still sounding like you isn't learning
I could be the one who pimp your girl and flip molli
But rather be the one who change the world and live proudly
Watch me go get it, turn the civic to a ‘rarri
Handled my business so I really ain't sorry
Don't make sense why you asking me for dollars
Fair-weather friends get offended when they call me
Message at the beep while I'm headed to the peak
Damn I'm living so good can't remember last week
Love me or you hate me, either way you feel it deep
Either you enlightened or you frightened when I speak
Heightening the game for the type who entertain
With my head held high riding out to the beat

CHORUS
When you walk out on that lonely road
You're never too far to find your way back home
Don’t you know I hate to make you wait this long
My family hold it down until the day I’m gone
I ain’t got no hate for those who done me wrong
You gon have to face me it’s said and done
Know that we done made it when they play this song
We gon keep it moving til we come back home

WILSON
I be home free, now you know that it's Cheef
Roll deep, whole street, while I'm holding this peace
Two fingers thrown up, so all the homies can see
But hopefully know the police ain't noticing me
But got me changing on the daily and they wonder why my mood sucks
Still I had Too Buck even without two bucks
Yeah from the class to the ave, how we grew up
Puffing on these two blunts, way better than school lunch
You can keep ya fruit punch, you can keep ya crew cuts
I’ma keep a stash of the classics my crew cuts
I’ma do me, then maybe we could do lunch
Yeah you might’ve moved out but you never moved up
We partied from park bench to Park Place apartments
I take it to the basement the place that it started
The breaks is amazing, that 808’s retarded
You hear it out the back from the bass when I'm parking
We gon make it bang til it rang in the garden
I’m balling like Largent, I'm large and in charge in it
Sergeant-at-arms like the bars that I carved in it
Heart on my sleeve, never leave, never part from it
All for my family, ain’t nobody else
Like where the hell was y’all at when I was running for help
I’m tryna tell these OG’s to put that gun on the shelf
Stop hating on me and try loving yourself

CHORUS
When you walk out on that lonely road
You're never too far to find your way back home
Don’t you know I hate to make you wait this long
My family hold it down until the day I’m gone
I ain’t got no hate for those who done me wrong
You gon have to face me it’s said and done
Know that we done made it when they play this song
We gon keep it moving til we come back home

WILSON & PEPE
Yeah we give em that raw til we living that large
Resurrect it like Pac, represent it like Nas
Put it all on the line, I thought I told I was going for mine
I ain't never planned to compromise
I be riding that beat til the day that the music dies
Yeah I don't care what these critics wanna scrutinize
How these suit and ties try to see it through my eyes
I don't need you to backseat or supervise
I don't need backstabbers to crucify me
Why I only speak highly of the crew behind me
Tryna break the family up like Rudy Giuliani
Won't do no 360 if you choose to sign me
My dudes is grimey but my mood is Gandhi
Got that dirty money time to put it through the laundry
Brought life to the game like you played Jumanji
Coming home like the rain you know where to find me

CHORUS
When you walk out on that lonely road
You're never too far to find your way back home
Don’t you know I hate to make you wait this long
My family hold it down until the day I’m gone
I ain’t got no hate for those who done me wrong
You gon have to face me it’s said and done
Know that we done made it when they play this song
We gon keep it moving til we come back home

7. IN THE HALLWAY

WILSON
I remember when I was just a kid, skipping most of class
Smoking on a cig but hoping that I pass
Afterschool help, I don't need it yet
Find out for myself that I’m a teacher’s pet
Come to class early I’ma be my best
Right at 7:30 studied for the test
Started off rough when I did what I want
From the back of class, now I sit in the front
Pretending I was ‘sleep so she would notice me
Head on my desk scribble poetry
School was troubling she’d see what's up with Cheef
Hard to get an A when she had double D's
Saw me raise my hand I was wondering
The dance is next week and would you come with me
Still through all the laughter I thought that I had her
Said she can't come with me but could meet up after

CHORUS
You told me to meet you after class
Held me back to make sure that I passed
Couldn't help it always made you laugh
Said I read you like a paperback
Fantasizing bout you all day
The bell would ring I guess that I'll stay
Never mind what they would all say
When you'd take me out into that hallway

PEPE
‘Member in September when we met each other
We had chemistry together girl
I thought I was clever tryna think of tricks
So that our teacher’d let us sit together
I wrote you a letter you gave me your number
There was something special bout you girl
There was nothing better than the day I looked up from my desk
You stepped into my world
I was into music, you was into soccer
I would meet you waiting by your locker
We would walk together we could talk forever
You the only one I ever thought of
I felt super awkward when I met your father
Asked where I was taking out his daughter
I ain’t have a car so we would take the bus
And at the park the stars looked over us
Girl you stole my heart I asked to hold your hand
You laughed then kissed my cheek, it made me blush
We would stay up late just telling stories
In the morning you would call and wake me up
Had me missing sleep but I was in too deep
I fell for you and opened up that door
My friends would always clown me
But I found a feeling with you that I never felt before

CHORUS
Needed more than friendship back then
I was on my way to class when
I stopped and kissed you in the hallway
And asked if you would be my girlfriend
Fantasizing bout you all day
Couldn't wait for you to call me
Young and crushing in the hallway
Cause you said I'll love you always

OUTRO
Yeah but fuck what y’all say
Back in the day in the courtyard or the hallways
From drugs and swishers to hugs and kisses
Just tryna find my Valentine
After third period I would dip
Skip fourth, cop myself a fifth and be gone by sixth
Better drink that shit quick, no time to slow sip
We growing up wild and reckless in the 206
From the front of the class to the back of the bus
For those who passing that class or just passing that blunt
When I was tryna rendezvous with this blonde I knew
Parlaying in the cut
Remember freshman year like yo the kegs is here
When it’d run dry we’d hit SP for extra beer
Said the kids would never learn

8. FRESHMAN YEAR

WILSON
Yeah I remember making seniors jaws drop when I'd spit
Cruising on a Friday night though none of us could drive whips
Pep would come and get me so you know who I’ma ride with
When money was my one and only, music was my side chick
From riches back to rags it’s nothing to a G
Cause we started this from scratch turning nothing to a G
Took some bars and that rack slowly built this company
As every word in every verse made the man I’ve come to be
Y’all know me as well as I do, we all struggle to compete
I went everyday to high school just to hustle up the street
Roll an eighth then hit up J, if he done touching up the beat
I knock that 808 with Tracy til it rumbled in his jeep
I thought it was genius til I heard those trumpets come from Pete
Like the comfort of them keys when first bumping CupaTea
I’m just glad that we back like my number’s 23
Put in work, rolling up another sleeve like Buddy Lee

CHORUS
Feeling fresh yeah you know we looking past them fears
That look she give me got me feeling like it’s freshman year
Smoking chilling with the crew, we knocking back a few beers
We cracking jokes and getting faded like it’s freshman year
Reminiscing on these tracks from the past ten years
Me and my homie spitting raps like it’s freshman year
Got the stadium packed, they got they hands in the air
We steal the show and hit the party like it’s freshman year

PEPE
I put my heart in music, I put my trust in friends
My homie copped a Benz, I never rode the bus again
We waited hours in the rain they wouldn’t let us in
Now we setting trends, got me feeling fresh again
I got a lot of haters, I still be blessing them
When you face your fears, that’s when your success begins
Ain’t concerned with money, that’s just the stress of men
Since you cheated me, you’ll never get that test again
Shame you needed me and now you saying let’s be friends
Said I’m good with where I’m at and happy ever since
I stopped hoping for something that you could never give
On the path to change the globe, I rap it how I live
I wrap my presence in these words, that’s my only gift
Underneath the tree, lit up like we smoking spliffs
They tried to pick me a part and so I changed the script
Even though you played us small I knew we’d make it big

CHORUS
Feeling fresh yeah you know we looking past them fears
That look she give me got me feeling like it’s freshman year
Smoking chilling with the crew, we knocking back a few beers
We cracking jokes and getting faded like it’s freshman year
Reminiscing on these tracks from the past ten years
Me and my homie spitting raps like it’s freshman year
Got the stadium packed, they got they hands in the air
We steal the show and hit the party like it’s freshman year

WILSON
Cause I guess as a kid you never wonder what could happen
Just cause your number one at rapping as an underclassmen
On the track, clean as the Nikes I’m running laps in
The things I do got my lil nephews and cousins bragging
Y’all could probably see it too, if you would just imagine
My city’s on the rise, why, cause we bout that action
South of Jackson for my homies knowing what I mean
And though I’m leaving, on my way I’ll paint it so serene

PEPE
So I broke up with the social scene, focused on a doper dream
Pills and weed and coke and lean, had me losing dopamine
Reminisce on high school, we used to rock the gold and green
Like the SuperSonics right before they sold the team
Rolling green, smoking chronic, highway spot was so convenient
And somewhere deep in my memory I hold that feeling
An adolescent with ambition who can’t listen
I had this vision, I’m living, this is my admission

CHORUS
Feeling fresh yeah you know we looking past them fears
That look she give me got me feeling like it’s freshman year
Smoking chilling with the crew, we knocking back a few beers
We cracking jokes and getting faded like it’s freshman year
Reminiscing on these tracks from the past ten years
Me and my homie spitting raps like it’s freshman year
Got the stadium packed, they got they hands in the air
We steal the show and hit the party like it’s freshman year

OUTRO
Back in the day when I was young, I’m not a kid anymore
But some days I sit and wish I was a kid again
Back in the day when I was young, I’m not a kid anymore
Back in the day when I was young, I’m not a kid anymore
But some days I sit and wish I was a kid again

9. SUNDAY NIGHT

CHORUS
Packing up my old life
Tired of wasting all my time
It's only been just getting me by
It ain't a choice for you to decide
Keeps pride cause I need mine
Now there's nothing left to rewind
I ain't hiding from the sunlight
Pulling off into a Sunday night

PEPE
Been on this marathon, ain't no telling where I'm going
I ain't dead god, the pain made me very strong
All I see is the streetlights, a couple cars
Run it back for my team, going 100 yards

WILSON
Cruising through our city riding dirty on a Sunday night
Still we cop that ticket in a hurry for this one way flight
Couple hours ‘fore it’s curtains watch me come to life
Speeds I'm clocking, stopping's not a option as we run the light
Conscious of the consequence but profit off this trunk of white
Can jade a person’s commonsense til we only see what's in sight
How come smart people always choose to follow dumb advice
Wouldn't take a step for ya, why you let them run ya life

PEPE
I'm at the crossroads; sign saying choose your fate
My mind saying give your all or you gon lose your place
I can't sleep on my dream cousin I'm too awake
Do whatever it takes, we all got moves to make

CHORUS
Packing up my old life
Tired of wasting all my time
It's only been just getting me by
It ain't a choice for you to decide
Keep yours cause I need mine
Now there's nothing left to rewind
I ain't hiding from the sunlight
Pulling off into a Sunday night

WILSON
Yeah I hate leaving my city that's like Pookie coming off the drugs
Always took a bunch of shit, still we showed a lot of love
Gotta drop my bro the beamer, stop and give my moms a hug
Make the family proud, we Cali bound should probably call my cuz
Tell him that we’re coming soon, this drama got me leaving town
Y’all can tell the cats I'm beefing with that I be peacing out
Used to try to school the kid ain't nothing you can teach me now
Open up your history books we the ones you'll read about

PEPE
Can't leave it up to chance, are you gon run walk or sit
Are you the one they talking bout or you the one who talking shit
Last night I looked myself in the mirror and thought the world is mine
All those wrong decisions helped me get it right this time
If I ain't face my fear dog I couldn't write this rhyme
I had a flight to catch had to leave that life behind
Took the damage and the risk, told my manager I quit
Let em slander me they hate it cus I'm handling my shit

CHORUS
Packing up my old life
Tired of wasting all my time
It's only been just getting me by
It ain't a choice for you to decide
Keep yours cause I need mine
Now there's nothing left to rewind
I ain't hiding from the sunlight
Pulling off into a Sunday night

OUTRO
Packing up my old life
Tired of wasting all my time
It's only been just getting me by
It ain't a choice for you to decide
Keep your pride cause I need mine
Now there's nothing left to rewind
I ain't hiding from the sunlight
Pulling off into a Sunday night

10. LESSONS

PEPE
Give my heart hit record I'ma try my luck
Outside the bar on tour see em lining up
On the road doing shows putting flyers up
Everybody wanna ball like it's flyers up
Who the last one you call when your time is up
Changed the way I saw the world, when you died abrupt
Wish that you could see how far we took this rhyming stuff
Was it destiny or pride that divided us
I only thought about myself when I was high on drugs
A clear sign that it was time for me to wizen up
Couple people gotta call and make reparations
How you working towards dream that you never chasing
Don't associate with people who be catching cases
Or you bound to end up headed to the same places
Hard to manifest a plate that you never tasted
Love and life'll love you back, guess it's sorta basic

CHORUS
One thing that I learned bout life
People change homie people lose sight
Some people probably never see the light
But keep shining baby you gon be aight
Let the world come awake to the healing
Full of hate, can't relate to the feeling
Try to hide when they faced with the light
But life is what you make it baby, we gon be aight

WILSON
Yeah we gon be aight from the 1st to the 3rd hustling
Break bread from my first to my third cousins
Lighten up, now I know that my turn coming
Nobody really concerned with tryna learn something
Can't stress though I guess it’s aight
Dope first 16 ‘cept the rest isn't tight
Getting crowded in the kitchen y’all ain’t cheffing it right
Sounding generic, built off conceptual hype
My shit official as Adidas ain’t no testing my stripes
My mind moves like a cheetah’s when I’m blessing the mic
And I’ma be a new teacher through these lessons in life
In a school full of believers ain't no questions alike
What sight to be seen as we ride for the team
We all tryna grow to trees to provide for our seeds
Said I'd cry visine by the time I’ma teen
Kept my eyes on the prize as we rise to our dreams like

CHORUS
One thing that I learned bout life
People change homie people lose sight
Some people probably never see the light
But keep shining baby you gon be aight
Let the world come awake to the healing
Full of hate, can't relate to the feeling
Try to hide when they faced with the light
But life is what you make it baby, we gon be aight

OUTRO
I know it gets hard to keep promises
Baby I know that you moved on
You told me you tired of waiting
Damn I know I made you wait too long
But sometimes I think of the days that we spent
And I wish we could dream on
All I got left is the lessons
You left me with nothing to lean on

11. PASS

PEPE
How you doing nice to see you again
I bet you never thought you'd see the kid and Cheef in a Benz
Round the world suiting beauty foreign, three of her friends
Heard that Knew School’s out now let the weekend begin

WILSON
As we embark on this journey we gon see til the end
Now in the middle as I scribble 16’s with a pen
Yeah the bars is all butter from working a long summer
This for every chick that ever gave me a wrong number

PEPE
Bad ones I hollered at used to never call me back
Now they don't know how to act baby ain't you proud of that
Maybe cause I spent half my life in the studio
Now you know we numero uno and we soon to blow
Living musical this stage so beautiful
People say they love the sound them the ones we do it fo’
So tonight we raise our glass to the beat it go
One time for everybody out here to see the show

CHORUS
Cause I don’t wanna be without ya, tonight
Baby there’s just something bout ya, I can’t fight
We both know there’s something more
But I’m leaving in the morning
Don’t let this moment pass us by

PEPE
Feel like I just seen you last week
Raps on fleek, know I went and upgraded when you passed me by
Memory is faded how you try to play me
Babe I got mo’ game than an athlete
Why would you even blame me
Cus I'm still the same they just know my name fame couldn't change me
I'm ready for it all it’s a worldwide struggle
Baby girl I love you let me take my time

WILSON
I know they love the way that I do
Though some days it gets tough we still making it through
Yeah people like to talk a lot, I wouldn't say that it's true
They thought the kid was dropping out let me take em to school
Plus you know he got game but I ain't playing with you
I just wanna know your name while we keep playing it cool
You should never let a moment like this pass you by
If you feeling how I'm feeling put them hands to the sky

CHORUS
Cause I don’t wanna be without ya, tonight
Baby there’s just something bout ya, I can’t fight
We both know there’s something more
But I’m leaving in the morning
Don’t let this moment pass us by

OUTRO
Doing what we always wanted, don't ask me why
While I'm flying round the world, don't pass me by
By the way I know my path, don't backseat drive
Try to trick and hold me back, shorty that's alright
Doing what we always wanted, don't ask me why
While I'm flying round the world, won't pass me by
By the way I know my path, don't backseat drive
Try to get the kid to crash, homie that's alright

12. MEMORIES

PEPE
And all we got left is the memories
And all we got left is the memories…
Downtown left the Sound on the Greyhound
Cranes over the water beneath the grey clouds
Yeah these trees know me and the breeze hold me
I'm the earth and the sky and the seas homie
Where the city don't sleep and the river runs deep
Really all we got left is the memories
Did that backyard party in Snohomish
I always knew it in my soul that we was chosen
I was broken, got sober, kept going
When your parents took me in cause I was homeless
When we did that festival for 4000
When I wrote the boat can leave in Port Townsend
Salute the homies cause they kept it more clowning
And all we got left is the memories
‘Member the first time somebody want my autograph
When we dead they probably make us into holograms

WILSON
Til then if you want a gram then just holla man
Cus i know how to make a dollar with a pot and pan
Always had a few friends but a lot of fam
Like I'm never going broke, though I probly am
For every night that we'd all meet at the Keel
I go home and write a poem I know my people can feel
Why I’m tryna kick it less that’s just keeping it real
Cus my drive don’t mean shit if I’m asleep at the wheel
Yeah, looking back on my past been a rocky road
I learned to slang them pies with that à la mode
Why my flow ice cold like I’m Johnny Snow
Flip coke, hit the slopes call me Tommy Moe
Smoking Olympics we gon let the torch burn
Why my memory good ‘cept for the short term
But still don’t trip if you lose some
Cus shit everyday we making new ones

OUTRO
Hold your head high hope you reach the clouds
Cus whether in the sky or beneath the ground
Memories I kept, we the last ones left
If you could see me now you would be so proud
I pray one day we become clouds
That fall like rain to feed the ground
How could I forget ain't no feelings of regret
You been with me every step, still I need you now
Hold your head high hope you reach the clouds
Cus whether in the sky or beneath the ground
Memories I kept, we the last ones left
If you could see me now you would be so proud
I pray one day we become clouds
That fall like rain to feed the ground
How could I forget ain't no feelings of regret
You been with me every step, still I need you now

13. REUNION

WILSON
Ay yo I see so much potential in these strangers as they walking by
We all got wings but it's still gon take a lot to fly
I feel I'm losing faith but they say I gots to try
I heard my momma cry, then I felt my auntie die
She told me keep my head up, got me talking to the sky
Ain't at a loss of words, I'm just waiting on God’s reply
I think it's much safer when I keep my glock inside
Pour out a shot of Jameson for my McLaughlin side
From chasing fireflies to catch me a star
Still get that same feeling whenever I pencil a bar
It's like the very first time that I heard Kendrick Lamar
Or like when Hendrix picked up that first electric guitar
Through rhymebook memoirs live with my inside out
These six strings strung backwards playing upside down
Though my life's on the road still I love my town
See all the homies do it big when I come back round
I wish my father’s father could see where his son’s at now
As I look out at that horizon just above those clouds
How can this sky be my limit as I'm drifting past the atmosphere
Tryna make a difference on this earth before we outta here
Caught in all that doubt and fear, y’all been on that couch for years
Don't hold it against you still I got you on this round of beers
Raise my glass and cheers for those who understand me
Across the land my, KnowMadic family

CHORUS
It's been a minute since I seen you
I just hope that y'all remember
All the times we spent together
After all that we done been through
And I swear ain't nothing better
Memories gon last forever
All that crazy shit that we'd do
Always living for the moment
Getting faded til the morning
I'm just telling y'all I see you
And deep down I know you proud
Cause when we coming through yo town
It's like a family reunion

PEPE
I been tryna understand it why this world is slowly dying
All us humans losing hope like what's the point in even trying
Since we landed on this earth or god done put us on this planet
Everybody taking the Lord's blessings for granted
People on the street means more questions unanswered
Starving for the root of evil, the seed destiny planted
Destruction of our souls for technologic advancement
The fatal flaw of humanity banking on second chances
Somebody tell me when our spirits will be reunited
Feels like the fear inside has grown too strong for you to fight it
They say the new world is coming like it's been decided
Taking orders those in power keep us so divided
Remember sitting reading books inside the classrooms
Learned then that no matter your intention son the cash rules (everything)
It's been years since I seen you, you ain't changed at all
Made a lot of money got no time to make a call
You hating hard cause in your heart you probly hate your job
Been on our grind and you been sitting on the same old block
I got no enemies just those who envy love to talk
And when we see you, you be quiet act like nothing's wrong
Son we done raised you up, why you wanna make us fall
Can't seem to save your lonely soul so homie pray to God
I know these times is hard, I'm tryna find you lord
I speak these rhymes to keep my faith because they guide me forward

CHORUS
It's been a minute since I seen you
I just hope that y'all remember
All the times we spent together
After all that we done been through
And I swear ain't nothing better
Memories gon last forever
All that crazy shit that we'd do
Always living for the moment
Getting faded til the morning
I'm just telling y'all I see you
And deep down I know you proud
Cause when we coming through yo town
It's like a family reunion

OUTRO
I been waiting all my life
For that day that we on
I told you we gon be aight
That hate been making us strong
So we gon celebrate tonight
Cause we been waiting too long
And we gon keep this shit alive
Until the day that we gone
I been waiting all my life
For that day that we on
I told you we gon be aight
That hate been making us strong
So we gon celebrate tonight
Cause we been waiting too long
And we gon keep this shit alive
Until the day that we gone
Until the day that we gone

Written by Tom Pepe & Tom Wilson