"Soundtrack 2 My Life" as written by Emile Haynie and Scott Mescudi....
I got ninety nine problems and they all bitches
Wish I was Jigga man, carefree living
But I'm not Shawn or Martin Louie
I'm the Cleveland nigga rollin' with them Brooklyn boys
You know how I be when you start livin' large
I control my own life, Charles was never in charge
No sitcom could teach Scott about the dram'
Or even explain the troubles that haunted my mom
On Christmas time, my mom Christmas grind
Got me most of what I wanted, how'd you do it mom, huh?
She copped the toys I would play with in my room by myself, why he by himself?
He got two older brothers, one hood, one good
An independent older sister got me fly when she could
But they all didn't see,
The little bit of sadness in me, Scotty

I've got some issues that nobody can see
And all of these emotions are pouring out of me
I bring them to the light for you
It's only right
This is the soundtrack to my life (yeah, yeah)
The soundtrack to my life

I'm super paranoid, like a sixth sense
Since my father died, I ain't been right since
And I tried to piece the puzzle of the universe
Split an eighth of 'shrooms just so I could see the universe
I tried to think about myself as a sacrifice
Just to show the kids they ain't the only ones who up at night
The moon will illuminate my room and soon I'm consumed by my doom
Once upon a time nobody gave a fuck
It's all said and done and my cock's been sucked
So now I'm in the cut, alcohol in the wound
My heart's an open sore that I hope heals soon
I live in a cocoon opposite of Cancun
Where it is never sunny, the dark side of the moon
So it's more than right, I try to shed some light on a man
Not many people of this planet understand, fam'

I've got some issues that nobody can see
And all of these emotions are pouring out of me
I bring them to the light for you
It's only right
This is the soundtrack to my life
The soundtrack to my life

I was close to go and trying some coke
And a happy ending would be slitting my throat
Ignorance the cope man
Ignorance is bliss
Ignorance is love, and I need that shit
If I never did shows, then I'd probably be a myth
If I cared about the blogs, then I'd probably be a jack-ass
Don't give a shit what people talkin' 'bout fam
Haters shake my hand but I keep the sanitizer on deck
Hope I really get to see thirty
Wanna settle down, stop being so flirty
Most of the clean faces be the most dirty
I just need a thoroughbred, cook when I'm hungry
Ass all chunky, brain is insanity
Only things that calm me down, pussy and some Cali tree
And I get both, never truly satisfied
I am happy, that's just the saddest lie

I've got some issues that nobody can see
And all of these emotions are pouring out of me
I bring them to the light for you
It's only right
This is the soundtrack to my life,
The soundtrack to my life
To my life
To my life
To my life
To my life
Yeah uh huh yeah (to my life)
Yeah uh huh yeah (to my life)
Yeah uh huh yeah (to my life)
Yeah uh huh yeah
Yeah uh huh yeah
Yeah uh huh yeah
Yeah yeah


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"Soundtrack 2 My Life" as written by Scott Mescudi Emile Haynie

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  • +6
    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song yet. To me, this is one of his more powerful songs. To me, Kid Cudi is just talking about his life and how no one ever realized how hard his dads death was to him. He became so emotional and if you listen to Mr. Solo Dolo, he's talking to his ex girlfriend who left him after his dad died because he was so depressed. I think this song is powerful to most people because a lot of people feel the way he does, lonely and mad. Mad because they feel like no one's there to help them or comfort them... it's a sad sad reality.
    playswitsquirlson September 22, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General CommentKid Cudi has saved rap
    dzimm19on February 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My Opinionamazing song.
    I think it's Cudi's most emotional n lyrically best from man on the moon album. what gets to me is that he goes on to say nobody knows how he felt/feels. just like most teens today, most ppl (adults/parents) don't undrstand wht we r thinking or feeling. like cudi said he's sacrificing to expose how the loners n teens feel that have same probs.
    MrSoloDoloon September 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Ignorance is love, and I need that shit"
    My favourite line along with the opener "I got 99 problems and they all bitches"
    pinkchairon September 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh scott.
    i can relate to being the "baby"
    Red Laughteron October 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEverytime i listen to this song i get chills.

    "And I tried to piece the puzzle of the universe
    Split an eighth of shrooms just so I could see the universe"
    The only way you can understand this line is if you have taken shrooms. It makes you think about outside of the box; you think about everything in your life, and helps you realize shit (peice the puzzle of the universe).

    Kid Cudi is the shit. End of story.
    TimboSlice810on November 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can relate to this song so much, one of the most powerful rap songs I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.
    PeaceInLyricson March 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh and he says since my father died, i aint be right since. not writing***
    playswitsquirlson September 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just soo heavy. it speaks to me when he talks about his family. its pretty obvious what the meaning of this song is. hes just explaining his life story. pretty simple huh?

    BUT. i do have question, that i dont full understand.

    "I control my own life, Charles was never in charge"

    whos charles?
    shaunob11on September 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. What an amazing song. Everyone has problems and he's just telling us his. Put his narrative, smooth vocals, and awesome beat it's definitely only going up from now
    musicismybibleon October 08, 2009   Link

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