"We Don't Care" as written by Kanye Omari West, Miri Ben Ari and Rossanno Francesco Vanelli....
Oh yeah, I got the perfect song for the kids to sing
And all my people that's

Drug dealin' just to get by
Stackin' money 'till it get sky high
(Kids, sing, kids, sing)
We wasn't supposed to make it past 25
Joke's on you, we still alive
Throw your hands up in the sky and say
We don't care what people say

If this is your first time hearin' this
You are about to experience something so cold, man
We never had nothin' handed
Took nothin' for granted
Took nothin' from no man
Man I'm my own man
But as a shorty I looked up to the dope man
Only adult man I knew that wasn't broke, man
Flickin' Starter coats, man
Man you don't know, man
We don't care what people say

This is for my niggas outside all winter
Cause this summer they ain't finna'
Say next summer I'm finna'
Sittin' in the hood like community colleges
This dope money here is little Tre's scholarship
Cause ain't no tuition for having no ambition
And ain't no loans for sittin' your ass at home
So we forced to sell crack, rap, and get a job
You gotta do somethin' man, your ass is grown

Drug dealin' just to get by
Stackin' money 'till it get sky high
(Kids, sing, kids, sing)
We wasn't supposed to make it past 25
Joke's on you, we still alive
Throw your hands up in the sky and say
We don't care what people say

The second verse is for my dogs working 9 to 5
That still hustle 'cause a nigga can't shine off $6.55
And everybody selling makeup, Jacob's
And bootlegged tapes just to get they cake up
We put shit on layaway, then come back
We claim other people kids on our income tax
We take that money, cop work, then push packs to get paid
And we don't care what people say
Momma say she want to move south
Scratchin' lottery tickets, eyes on a new house
'Round the same time, Doe ran up in dude house
Couldn't get a job, so since he couldn't get work
He figured he'd take work
The drug game bulimic, it's hard to get weight
A nigga's money is homo, it's hard to get straight
But we gon' keep bakin' 'till the day we get cake
And we don't care what people say
My niggas

Drug dealin' just to get by
Stackin' money 'till it get sky high
(Kids, sing, kids, sing)
We wasn't supposed to make it past 25
Joke's on you, we still alive
Throw your hands up in the sky and say
We don't care what people say

You know the kids goin' act a fool
When you stop the programs for after school
And they DCFS, some of em dyslexic
They favorite 50-Cent song 12 questions
We scream, rock, blows, weed, park
See now we smart
We ain't retards, the way teachers thought
Hold up, hold fast, we make more cash
Now tell my momma I belong in that slow class
Bad enough we on welfare
They trying to put me on the school bus with the space for the wheelchair
I'm trying to get the car with the chromie wheels here
They trying to cut our lights out like we don't live here
Look what was handed us
Fathers abandoned us
When we get them hammers, go on call the ambulance
Sometimes I feel no one in this world understands us
But we don't care what people say
My niggas

Drug dealin' just to get by
Stackin' money 'till it get sky high
(Kids, sing, kids, sing)
We wasn't supposed to make it past 25
Joke's on you, we still alive
Throw your hands up in the sky and say
We don't care what people say


Lyrics submitted by archmastermind

"We Don't Care" as written by Ross Vannelli Miri Ben-ari

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commenthaaa this song is the best.
    we used to get in trouble for singing this in class.
    kanye is fucking amazing.
    "stack your money till it gets sky highhh"
    the fact that they let kids sing this is crazy lol
    EndlessSummeron November 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti got in a car crash while listening to this song
    it is unfortunate that some people have to live this way and basically rely in it. it is intresting that he would dedicate a song to people who used to be like himself.
    makeasound50on March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has got to be my favorite track on this CD to listen to when just chillin' and playin bball.
    AudiLuvaon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso one of my fav songs off the album. So inspiring n shit
    soulfool88_1on May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a cool song. I always get in a good mood when I hear it.
    Tyler2004durdenon September 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does this refer to?: "They favorite 50 Cent song's 12 Questions". Isn't the 50 Cent song called 21 Questions?
    mattion January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe mentions the kids as being dyslexic, hence them seeing the title backwards. doesn't make sense completely, but it works.
    halcyon ixon January 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut i do not appreciate that they include kids in this song. it does portray a bad message but hey thats life.
    makeasound50on March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a great way to start an album. the kids! oh the kids singing "Drug dealin jus to get by stack ya money till it gets sky high" its just bold and logic defying!
    mrlamaron April 25, 2008   Link

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