Father figured he didn't wanna be a figure no more
But mama made sure as a kid I'd never knew we was poor
No worries about the bills and all the rigmarole
The food stamps were paper and they spent in the store
If the Kool-Aid was sweet then so was my life
And the life my friends lived was of a similar type
But as Mike Jack's face changed so did my needs
Let the Osh Kosh be gone now I needed some Lees
And when I fucked em' up she ironed patches on knees
And if it didn't bother her it wasn't bothering me
I thought cartoons came through the TV for free
But now that I'm grown I know every fee
And think back to how strong she had to be
Cus I was into everything like vitamin C
And I thought it was unlikely to come back to bite me
Til the Lord blessed me with a son just like me


Those holes in my clothes, didnt think nothin of it
Huh, fuck ya'll we was broke and I loved it
Nothing but hopes and dreams off in the cupboard
Fresh baked humble pie, throw it in the oven
Income been much lower than the others
Grandmas boy cus I didn't know my mother
Didn't know my father, at least not sober
Forgive and forget though, now that its over
And now that I'm older, I look at the past like
Rich folks look at dashboard cams on a Rover
Tryina back up like data on ya Motorola
While I'm dialin up the past
Living in the present like a puppy in a box
The Best I Ever Had was my stomach tied in knots
Hopin that my pops copped me some folded socks
And brand new draws, thanks Santa Claus, aw


First it was all about Anime, Kung Fu, Hide & Go Get It
Anything's possible the sky's no limit
Plan to be an MC athlete and architect
So you could see a player in the building cold rockin' it
See me copping shit like comics & cards
Long before I rocked watches times was hard
Before I had to find a job or been places
I was 11 pounds 10 ounces, Glenn Davis
'Fore I saw pops being put in a grave
I had broken heart before I murmured a phrase
Had my first fight
Grabbed my first mic
Before my man Ti said "Dag that verse tight!"
Like LL I grew to be bigger and deffer
No frontin' I'm Ben Button I only get better
Made hand me down sweaters look sharp as cheddar
A shame that them days didn't last forever!

Lyrics submitted by maffy06

When I Was Young song meanings
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