There isn't anywhere but up from the bottom
Know what they thought of us
Know that we got 'em man
Must be a lot of us caught in the same spot
Trying to make a living now
Trying make a name hot
Just try to stay in biz for like 15 minutes
So many years left
Life doesn't finish with the your 20s
Money is always an issue
People you deal with aren't always official
See who can feel this up in the workplace
That bitter-arse coffee has you making the worst face
We in here hustling
My man has kids to feed
They need new shoes
We need to make history

We need new shoes
We need new shoes
We need new shoes
We need new shoes

When you're taking vacation pay instead of holiday
Putting in all them days for what you really call a raise
Attitude already stank
Don't get any thanks
This is for another payment due to Citybank
This is for the phone bill, gas and lights
Disgruntled single mums whose cash is tight
Don't want to do wrong, sometimes you have to
Then you got move on
Sunshine is past due
But you ain't going to Cancun or Wahu
Sweated by collections, can't do what you want to
They call me to
I know what you gone through
Let get these shoes
And do what we got to


'Could be', we're prepared for the consequence
Not everyone has an Air-Jordan sponsorship
For every kid whose Adidas have gone grey
Can't pay those ones they sell on e-bay
Don't keep them in the box
Got holes in their socks
Laces look torn up, tread all worn off
Kept in rotation
Won't see a new pair
Footlocker ain't about to give us two pair
So don't call us materialistic, or imperialistic
We're realistic
Been knowing this man, we're real with it
Take this rap money, buy cereal with it

A roof over your head, good food to eat
I know you're not trying to sleep in the street
Something to wear, shoes on your feet
If you hear that just wave your hands to the beat

We need new shoes,
We need new shoes,
We need new shoes...


Lyrics submitted by SuitBoy

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