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Yeah, the child in the mirror was homely
So we learned early on how to switch into low key
Little person, observant and accurate
Grew the skills to argue and the passion the back it with
Kick over the blocks just to rebuild 'em
'Cause Mom and Pop used to pop me, sound familiar?
Daddy had to leave, but Mamma kept hurtin'
So he stepped up to help be an anger and a burden

And right around the same time
Started noticing girls, but they wouldn't pay him any mind
And if they ever did, he got nervous
You shoulda seen him practice on his hand for his first kiss
Even though he was too young to hunt and gather
Hungry puppy had to learn how to front and swagger
It didn't matter, it was all self esteem
At 16, you only needed one on your team

And Mom and Dad was never gettin back together
So he was on some 'Baby, we gon' make it last forever'
Basically married, right out of high school
Five years of gettin high and fighting at a drive through
And when he hit 21, they made a son
But on his 22nd birthday, their relationship was done
Now he's got a best friend instead of a wife
But he feels like he stole the best years of her life

After that it was one codependent to the next
A lot of love, a lot of hate, a little bit of great sex
Self learning in between the self loathing
Strangled in a cycle, can't feel yourself choking
Some of them would overlap
Some of them would double back
None of them deserved to be exposed
To all the troubled that he posed
Strike one, not even out of fear
He don't even do rough sex, you bite him and he's outta here
Make no mistake, he puts the man in manipulate
And he's attracted to the women that reciprocate
Y'all can kick karma till it's getting late
Until Mamma's little drama is the topic of the big debate

And nowadays the confidence is off the page
'Cause women are attracted to that clown on the stage
He's only in town for a handful of hours
But Rapunzel wants to come down and dance in the flowers
Wanna make her smile? Want to make her laugh?
Want to make up for the mistakes in the past?
Want to act like he doesnt know better
if payback's a bitch, he'll be in debt forever
Insecure, impatient
Temporary ratification, self validation
thats what it's made of, it's all true
And it's the only reason he's even talking to you

You can try and fix my broken wings
You can know all the words to the songs I sing
But you don't need to know what's wrong with me
Unless you think you're gonna come home with me


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    General Commenti'm guessing it's an autobiographical song
    jasssson May 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs off the new cd. love the way slug sings the chorus. it's about him growing up from a child to present and his past relationships that obviously failed.
    SepSevenon June 07, 2008   Link

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