Robes [MadGibbs Cover]

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Turn me up in the headphones?
[Chorus: Lenny White]

They often see what we can’t see

Wearing a smile

You never have the time to frown

Dreamer of peace!

Spread some joy[Verse 1]

From a sprout to the grouch

Arguments with Moms got me kicked out my house

So now I’m out and about

I’m tryna cut through all this brush

With just my wit and my charm

But it’s no use—my visibility’s fucked

There is no luck

Only get stronger when you fight through the pain

But blazing a 50 the only way to balance my brain

I pick up the pen and start to imagine what I’m really tryna say

The manifestation is on another plain

Every day I’m running through simulations of situations that I’ll probably never see

Woe is me, shadowed by death

But cursed to walk the earth

One of the only prophets that’s left

I guess that’s part of the curse

If you ask me, just another black youth who’s a slave to a rhyme scheme

[Chorus: Lenny White]

They often see what we can’t see

Wearing a smile

You never have the time to frown

Wearing a smile[Verse 2]

I’m still posted on the same corner Julian got shot

Energy is 10/90

Near my home, niggas dropping like apples on Isaac Newton’s dome

Raised to think this was normal

Come to find out that we was wrong

Mechanisms to cope—some smoke weed

While others decided on sniffing coke

As long as they see you ain’t weak

In my dreams, I’m seein pictures of vivid futures with glistening esteem

Whips is roofless

Niggas bumping my new shit, reciting lines

Coming up to me, all like, “Yo, you the truth kid!

Been flowing stupid since WorldStar Hip Hop was really ruthless!”

Bars 80 proof while these niggas throwing up they thot juices—it’s useless

Try again, son is King of the scrap yard

But he think that the Iron Man—cap

It’s cap bro…[Chorus: Lenny White]

They often see what we can’t see

Wearing a smile

You never have the time to frown

Wearing a smile

[Verse 3]

It’s like I’m chasing this feeling

That’s neither peaceful or thrilling—it’s all me

The ghost of my past life has only a pair of dice

Stuck at bottom of mad bottles of OE

Still having dreams of bad models across seas

Who said you could stop me?

Rhymes cocky, crazy, ill—mad rowdy

Flow so jazzy got your girl slow bopping

Keep a few tricks up my sleeve like most akis

Never get money with niggas that move sloppy

They likely to squeal promptly

Stay cautious, move silent—like the “H” in “honest”

Rest assured, vultures is watching

Fumes bubble while the cauldron a popping

And black boys still die by the dozen

I mean, stepping over dead fiends in every colorway of SB’s

Everything is not always as black and white as it seems

Hop on the J train and take that bitch straight back to queens

Keep my mind off things

Momentarily…

Momentarily…[Outro]

Why can’t you just fucking rap bro?

I swear to God…

What’s up with this “momentarily” shit?

Nobody wants to hear that shit!

Just rap bro!

Why can’t you just fucking rap bro?!

What the fuck?!

Catch me next month…