The grass is green on the other side, but you cut it up and so the snakes will show
I got a one way ticket out this town, wait, never really knew I would go
But for my damn sake, I ain’t gonna sit, wait, this is my time and I know
That I ain’t ‘bouta waste another damn year, sittin’ here, thinkin’ if I’m gonna make it and blow
It go Circa ‘91, as we follow the trajectory
So check the text that I left for me, I do this ‘til the death of me
But I’m fruitless in my victory, if losin’ myself and my history
‘Cuz all of these systems depicting me, they buildin’ us up then eventually
We wear it like jeans are American denim, we act like our genes have American in ‘em
We fearin these mirrors, so how we be livin’, when given reflection no merit within ‘em
So tell me how much you wanna be like them? Eat like them, wanna be breathe like them
Change my speech till my teeth like them, teach myself I got a reach like them
‘Til you realize then, that you're denied when, you'll never be like them
I got a free mind when I’m stayin...
Way up, way up (make ‘em understand me that I’m)
Way up! I'm goin’ way up!
Deuces to haters ‘cuz my fingers raised up, they goin’ way up
Forever, will never, I never, gave up, I'm goin’ way up
All of them bringin’ me down, but I’m way up - I'm goin way up!
They say some stories need to wait to be told, but I need a way to unfold
All of the weight of the people before me who never got chances to speak from they soul
That’s why when I’m speakin’ it: cold, mamas “degrees” ain’t valid here so
We never agree to be lesser than gold, cuz in our most basic of element know
We shine - just like the sun gets, remind me that I need to run less
From my insecurities holdin me back and that’s makin’ me feelin I’m one breath
Away from saying I’m calling it quits, when both of my feet feelin’ heavy, it gets
To thinkin’ that I got the weight of the world, on both of my shoulders or will it unfurl?
You see, I’m flawed as they come, huh? It’s odd to forget where you from, huh?
I’m asking myself: Ruby, when did you change? Was it when you believed that they won, huh?
But I’m goin’ up in the sky, high, I'm tired of livin’ that 9-5
I’m aimin’ for higher, I’ll never retire, I’m givin’ a riot, no closed eyes
When the cards down, I will never back down
Put us on the map, it’s a wrap when I’m back now