Album

Pops


...One Rifle Per Family
Bambu
Producer: 6fingers
2012

Verse 1:

It was one-two-one-seven

Two-zero-zero-seven

Fresh out of pretty woman

A rebel woman

Another proud brown bloodline, baby

Been wanting to be a daddy your beautiful mama made me

Trials and tribulations

Months anticipatin'

Trying to stay afloat and raise you on a bank statement

Not good enough for a college kid

While staying positive

“Yo, how you living bam?”

“Just on my grind and shit”

Double shifts to put some health in ya life

A roof to call your home

Blanket for you at night

To real dad’s, the real man, through working class hands

Yeah, its hard to live with a whole system on your back

Not built for you to win in

Struggle or go to prison

Insomniac, worry about passing that to my children

Fuck it, I’m making pancakes

I’m on my pop shit

Yo this a song for us dads

Go head and knock this

 

Hook (2x):

I work hard for a dollar man

Just like my pops

I keep through it keep it moving homie

Just like my pops

That shit tough tryna maintain

Just like my pop

Shit was trouble so behave

I blame that shit on ma pop

 

Verse 2:

My dad

Always on my ass about a job

Here’s a thanks in a song

Hopefully we move on

Never heard him say “I love you” but I felt it in life

Running round our neighborhood trying to find my stolen bike

With a .38 special in his jeans

They respected pops on my street at 87 OG

Shoot-outs in the middle of Mariposa

He come through when mom call him, like “goddammit Jonah”

For some shit I did wrong

Mom passed that belt but nothing ain’t hurt me more than when he left

I felt like if my pops only showed me that he cares when I’m bad

Then fuck it, I’ll be bad

Affection from my dad in a beat down

“Pop look at me now, hope I make you proud

That you gonna see now”

See now

Let’s leave it in the past

Help me try and teach your grandson to be a man who

 

Hook (2x):

Work hard for a dollar man

Just like his pops

Get through it keep it moving homie

Just like his pops

Shit tough tryna maintain

Just like his pops

Shit is troublesome but hey

Blame that shit on his pops

 

Verse 3:

But how much longer can I blame it on my pop?

Old man struggle with some shit to keep me off of that rock

And it worked, so though I might talk a little shit

I’m glad that my dad was dumb strict

And coupled with the violence in the house

It was rough so minus all the violence in my house

Imma bring up

A brown little down little filipino soldier

Who’s already made his daddy proud about a million times over

Took a non-violent parent class

Fatty food, cutting back

Daddy tried to raise me with a punch—we ain’t doin that

I know you got a temper like me and your gramps

So I’m tryna get you focused when you amped

So now it’s about me leading by example

Working out my issues and my issues with with you mama

While you little from a playground runnin’ to a schoolyard cupping son

You can tell me anything

No judgement just...

 

Hook:

Work hard for a dollar man

Be like your pop

Get through it keep it moving homie

Just like ya pop

Shit tough tryna maintain

Just like ya pop

Shit is troublesome but hey

 

Work hard for a dollar man

Be like your pop

Get through it keep it moving homie

Just like ya pop

Shit tough tryna maintain

Be like ya pop

Shit is troublesome but hey

Blame that shit on ya pop

 

Outro:

I get down on them pancakes

Sick witht he chicken strips

Mac and cheese mac, homie

I’m a dad, I take care of my kid

I know its tough but i’m saying grab hold of your kid cause

 

(2x)

Somebody in the world lost a son today

I’m saying somebody in the world lost a daughter today



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