[Intro – Four Tops]
I had for us
Turned my dreams into dust
I watch a phone that, I had for us
Turned my dreams into dust
[Verse – Kanye West & T.I.]
I know Obama was Heaven-sent
But ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be President
Yeah you can, at what cost though?
Don’t that go against the teachings that Ye taught for?
Yo T.I.P., I hear your side and everybody talk though
But ain’t going against the grain everything I fought for?
Prolly so, Ye, but where you tryna go with this?It’s some s–t you just don’t align with and don’t go against
You just reading the headlines, you don’t see the fine print
You on some choosing-side s–t, I’m on some unified s–t
It’s bigger than your selfish agenda
If your election ain’t gon’ stop police from murdering n—-s
Bruh, I never ever stopped fighting for the people
Actually wearing the hat’ll show people that we’re equal
You gotta see the vantage point of the people
What makes you feel equal makes them feel evil
See that’s the problem with this d–n nation
All Blacks gotta be Democrats, man, we ain’t made it off the plantation
F–k what you choose as your political party
You representing dudes who seem crude and cold-hearted
With blatant disregard for the people who put you in position
So don’t you feel an obligation to them?
I feel an obligation to show people new ideas
And if you wanna hear ’em, here go two right here
Make America Great Again, had a negative reception
I took it, wore it, rocked it, gave it a new direction
Added empathy, care and love and affection
And y’all simply questioning my methods
What you willing to lose for the point to be proved?
This is stubborn selfish b——t, even for you
You wore a dusty a-s hat to represent the same views
As white supremacy, man, we expect better from you
All them times you sounded crazy, we defended you, homie
Now just to be let down when we depend on you, homie
That’s why it’s important to know what direction you’re going now
‘Cause everything that you built can be destroyed and torn down
You think I ain’t concerned about how I affect the past?
I mean, that hat stayed in my closet about a year and a half
Then one day I was like, “F–k it, I’ma do me”
I was in the sunken place and then I found the new me
Not worried ’bout some image that I gotta keep up
Lot of people agree with me, but they’re too scared to speak up
The greater good of the people is first
Have you considered all the damage and the people you hurt?
You had a bad idea, and you’re making it worse
S–t’s just as bad as Catholic preachers raping in church
Y’all been leading with hate, see I just approach it different
Like a gang truce, the first Blood to shake a Crip’s hand
I know everybody emotional
Is it better if I rap about crack? Huh? ‘Cause it’s cultural?
Or how about I’ma shoot you, or f–k your b—h?
Or how about all this Gucci, ’cause I’m f—–g rich
(?) for the lack of respect
Starting to look like Donnie cut you a check
Toying with hot lava, better be careful with that
What’s it mean to gain the world if you ain’t standing for s–t?
Okay I gotta say it, Ye, you sound high as a b—h
Yeah, genocide and slavery, we should just try and forget
All that free thought s–t, find a better defense
But if Ye’s stuck in his way, he can leave it at that
[Outro – Kanye West]
Alright T.I.P., we could be rapping about this all day, man, why don’t we just cut the beat off and let the people talk?