by K2

You hear my story and become enthralled with it 
You glorify my very being; so the premise of my story, you must have missed it

Appreciate that you don’t live in the hood
Respect the fact that your life is good

Don’t try to act like me and be what your not 
Because seriously “dogg” that shit is not hot!

All these fake thug niggas stomp and front
But for real, “player”, this lifestyle is not what you want

Living hard is not a fashion statement
It is not a beautiful thing when someone has to steal, kill, or slang to pay rent

Until you see a little girl’s life taken 
Simply because she was in her bed room playing

Or your mom was a crack head 
Leaving you hungry, and in a corner wishing you were dead

Or until you have your best friend 
Gunned down because he didn’t realize whose set he was in

Don’t try to pretend 
A life you could never comprehend

Do you realize? 
That for every blessing you have, your parents gave up a piece of their lives

Enjoy where you are and don’t try to be what you see
Because life isn’t the fictitious play on T.V. 

Wannabe by K2

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