"Check" as written by and Bergdorf/mauriello/osmundson/tabatabaee/....
Coming hard core looking like a gangster bitch,
Trying to front like you ain't rolling filthy rich
Laguna Hills you were born and raised.
But you're claiming South Central is where you spent your days.
Coming out hard talking crazy shit,
Knowing in your mind that you really don't fit.
Standing up straight with a gangster lean,
Talking gangster slang about what you seen.

Take a chance kid,
Take a chance.
Take a chance kid,
Don't fall down hard again.
Take a chance kid,
Take a chance.
Take a chance kid,
Don't fall down hard again.

You better think twice before you come at me
Right through your dome I can clearly see
Hey little dog, you gonna bark all day?
Cause toe to toe, in the ring, is where I play.
So you better step back and check yourself,
Stop fronting and just be yourself
Cause no one cares what set your claiming,
Till someone grabs their gun and starts their aiming at you!

Take a chance kid,
Take a chance.
Take a chance kid,
Don't fall down hard again.
Take a chance kid,
Take a chance.
Take a chance kid,
Don't fall down hard again

Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya got no clout
Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya got no clout
Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya got no clout

Take a chance kid,
Take a chance.
Take a chance kid,
Don't fall down hard again.
Take a chance kid,
Take a chance.
Take a chance kid,
Don't fall down hard again

Third verse:
Cause it ain't about how hard you are
Try using your brain and you will go far.
Be true to the color that you were born with
Not the color that you're adorned with,
So keep it real and always be true and be yourself in all that you do.
Stand up tall and get some respect
And always remember, keep yourself in check

Take a chance kid,
Take a chance.
Take a chance kid,
Don't fall down hard again.
Take a chance kid,
Take a chance.
Take a chance kid,
Don't fall down hard again

Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya got no clout
Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya got no clout
Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya
Tripping out cause ya got no clout

Take a chance kid,
Take a chance.
Take a chance kid,
Don't fall down hard again.
Take a chance kid,
Take a chance.
Take a chance kid,
Don't fall down hard again


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  • +1
    General CommentThat is a horrible concept. The song is about a poser pretending to be born and raised in "the hood" when he was really raised in the completely opposite side of the community.

    It states that in the end, music is music, and it doesn't matter what category you belong to, as long as you come with good music and powerful, meaningful lyrics.
    AkeJay02on January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have to agree with AkeJay. It's in plain view that it's about coming from a rich town like Laguna Beach and acking like you're from the hood. The thrid and fourth line's show it in plain english.

    They kicked ass yesterday at the Portland Roseland. Great band live!
    nsjdogon January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey even nailed the chorus. Great sound.
    Orange Morendoon July 15, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is great. One of my favs.
    battleofnyon July 02, 2003   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGreat song.
    I think its about some one in like a gangster area or something and he's saying that if only you forget all this and just be urself then you can do anything good in life
    morpheusvwon March 19, 2005   Link

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