Yeah x 12
I pick a lot of locks/ rock a lot of shows/
Build with the moms/ hang with a broken crow/
Been hurting the same heart/ since I was like 2/
Use sarcasm freely/ bark at the greedy/ bite what feeds/
Shy from the seedy/ Im bold in approach/ so rely on the/
Hope that average/ MCs cant fuck with or sound like me/
Ive never down with The King/ its never something I wanted to be/
Never better than the work/ the toil and reap/
But the work for the wants/ not to suffer for the needs/
Nothings tougher than the/ dreams/ and good sleep/
Teaching my son how to reach/ damn right/
Cause it get a little darker every night/
And the rent goes up and they cutting out the/

Dead ends to chase/ feelings to fake/ new hearts to break/ amends to make/
They all so/ afraid and safe/ in need of space/ but hugging that crowd/
Only shake with the quake/ an a times like this are up/
We break their stride cause we break our mirrors/
They hugging that pride like its all there is/
We make our own and if they dont feel it/
Then we are not for them (and thats cool)

I made this beat for Alegra Oxborough/
She showed me how to do the thing with the cups/
I wrote the verse/ on a triple-double-Tuesday/
Writing in the van/ in the back lot/
I never made it in/ never really can tell the friends these days/
Telephone dont sleep some days/
Someday Ima be peaceful again/ til then keep speak to a min/
Shed a little skin/ Ima beat it all and win/
Ima set it off and run/ Ima kill it til its dead/
Ima do it til it/ aint fun and the words dont come/
Then Im gonna find another hobby/
Probably find love/ probably find trust/
81 young with a little bit of rust/
Clean interior/ Minnesota plates/
Money in the bank/ with a lot of you to thank/
Relate to the/

Dead ends to chase/ feelings to fake/ new hearts to break/ amends to make/
They all so/ afraid and safe/ in need of space/ but hugging that crowd/
Only shake with the quake/ an a times like this are up/
(up for whatever, how are you?)

We break their stride cause we break our mirrors/
They hugging that pride like its all there is/
We make our own and if they dont feel it/
Then we are not for them (we cut our own)

Dead ends to chase/ feelings to fake/ new hearts to break/ amends to make/
They all so/ afraid and safe/ in need of space/ but hugging that crowd/
Only shake with the quake/ an a times like this are up/


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Optimist (We Are Not For Them) song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentbest p.o.s. song ever in my opinion
    abeemanon March 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is a fantastic song. This whole album is great, minus just one or two tracks.
    amachon June 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest song of 2009 IMO
    colincslon November 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my honors speech and debate class we would do that game with the cups. When I heard the first beat of this song, I was like that sounds like the cup game from carochi's class.. Then he basically says it was. AWESOME.
    inBedByTenon October 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctiona couple corrections and a bit easier on the eyes

    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

    I pick a lot of locks, rock a lot of shows
    Build with the moms, hang with a broken crow
    Been hurting the same heart since I was like 2
    I use sarcasm freely
    Bark at the greedy
    Bite what feeds
    Shy from the seedy
    Im bold in approach
    So rely on the hope that the average MCs can't fuck with a sound like me
    Ive never down with the King
    its never something I wanted to be
    Never better than the work
    than the toil and reap
    but the work for the wants
    not to suffer for the needs
    Nothings tougher than the
    dreams and good sleep
    Teaching my son how to reach, damn right
    Cause it gets a little darker every night
    And the rent goes up they're gonna cut out the--

    Dead ends to chase
    feelings to fake
    new hearts to break
    amends to make
    They all so
    afraid and safe
    in need of space
    but hugging that crowd
    Only shake with the quake
    and uh
    times like this are up

    We break their stride cause we break our mirrors
    They hugging that pride like it's all there is
    We make our own and if they don't feel it
    Then we are not for them (and that's cool)

    I made this beat for Alegra Oxborough
    She showed me how to do the thing with the cups
    I wrote the verse on a triple-double-Tuesday
    Writing in the van in the back lot
    I never made it in
    never really can tell the friends these days
    Telephone don't sleep some days
    Someday I'mma be peaceful again
    til then keep speech to a min
    Shed a little skin
    I'mma bet it all and win
    I'mma set it off and run
    I'mma kill it til its dead
    I'mma do it til it ain't fun and the words don't come
    Then I'm gonna find another hobby
    Probly find love
    Probly find trust
    '81 young with a little bit of rust
    Clean interior
    Minnesota plates
    Money in the bank
    With a lot of you to thank
    Relate to the

    Dead ends to chase
    feelings to fake
    new hearts to break
    amends to make
    They all so
    afraid and safe
    in need of space
    but hugging that crowd
    Only shake with the quake
    and uh
    times like this are up
    up for whatever, how are you?

    We break their stride cause we break our mirrors
    They hugging that pride like its all there is
    We make our own and if they don't feel it
    Then we are not for them (we cut our own)

    Dead ends to chase
    feelings to fake
    new hearts to break
    amends to make
    they all so
    afraid and safe
    in need of space
    but hugging that crowd
    only shake with the quake and uh
    dead ends to chase
    feelings to fake
    new hearts to break
    amends to make
    they all so
    afraid and safe
    in need of space
    but hugging that crowd
    only shake (your sake)
    sixteenmistakeson September 06, 2010   Link

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