[Intro:]Yeah, hah, yeah, Roc-A-Fella,We invite you to something epic, y'all know?Well, we hustle out of a sense of hopelessness. Sort of a desperation.Through that desperation, we 'come addicted, sorta like the fiends we accustomed to servin.But we feel we have nothin to lose so, we offer you, well, we offer our lives, right?What do you bring to the table?[Verse 1:]While I'm watchin every nigga watchin me closely,My shit is butter for the bread, they wanna toast me,I keep my head, both of them, where they supposed to be,Hoes'll get you sidetracked, then clapped from close feet.I don't sleep, I'm tired, I feel wired like codeine, these daysA brother gotta admire me from four fiends away,My pain, wish it was quick to see, from sellin 'caine Till brains was fried to a fricassee, can't lie, At the time it never bothered me, at the barGettin my thug on properly, my squad and me Lack of respect for authority, laughin hardHappy to be escapin poverty, however brief.I know this game got valleys and peaks, expectation For dips, for precipitation we stack chips, hardly,The youth I used to be, soon to see a milli'n,No more Big Willie, my game has grown prefer you call me William,Illin for revenues, Rayful Edmond like,Channel 7 News, round seven jewels, head dead in the mic,Forgettin all I ever knew, convenient amnesia,I suggest you call my lawyer, I know the procedure.Lock my body, can't trap my mind, easily Explain why we adapt to crime.I'd rather die enormous than live dormant, that's how we on it,Live at the main event, I bet a trip to Maui on it,Presidential suites my residential for the weekend,Confidentially speakin in codes since I sense you peekin,The NSX rental, don't be fooled, my game is mental,We both out of town, dog, what you tryin to get into?Viva, Las Vegas, see ya later at the crap tables,Meet me by the one that starts a G up,This way no fraud Willie's present gambling they re-up,And we can have a pleasant time, sippin margaritas.[Hook:]Ge-ge-geyeahhh, can I live?Can I live?[Verse 2:]My mind is infested with sick thoughts that circleLike a Lexus, if driven wrong, it's sure to hurt you,Dual level like duplexes, in unity my crew and meCommit atrocities like we got immunity,You guessed it, manifest it in tangible goods, Platinum Rolexed it, we don't lease, We buy the whole car, as you should,My confederation, dead a nation, EXPLODE! On detonation, overload the mind of a said patient,When it boils to steam, it comes to it,We all fiends, gotta do it, even righteous minds go through this,True this, the streets school us to spend our money foolish,Bond with jewelers and watch for intruders,I stepped it up another level, meditated like a Buddhist,Recruited lieutenants with ludicrous dreams of Gettin cream, let's do this, it gets tedious,So I keep one eye open like C-B-S,Ya see me Stressed right.[Hook:]Can I live?Can I live?Can I live?Can I live?
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