Yeah,
(one two three four)
Yo, I live at home still
Not paying phone bills,
hydro or rent
And my mom makes most meals

So it's so ill, I don't need no skrill only cash for gas when I borrow my folks' wheels
--But you can't drive
Whatever our van died,
--get a good bike
What do I look like, that Lance guy?

I ain't pushin' no banana seat
Looking like some eight year old kid on your grandma's street
You can go ahead and call me lazy
--lazy
I just retired real young y'all
Call me Jay-Z
Or maybe I just hate these crappy jobs
Call me crazy
But I refuse to work, man it's miserable
Can't do it unless it's due to circumstance
And I need the cash to feed my astronomical appetite
But for the time being y'all I sacrifice
And have a life minus a couple of luxuries
It's cutting my budget schemes
And getting some stuff for free
Like why's a brother need a dentist?
It's expensive!
And my gums are bleeding due to every time he scrubs 'em clean
And every year they try to bump the fee
Plus he'll probably recommend braces,
--there you go man,
That's another G
Well thanks a lot doc, but I can brush my teeth all on my own
So you ain't gonna hustle me.

So that takes care of the dental plan,
Now here's a potential scam:
Gettin' my toes crushed by your rental van
--aahh!
Then advise who the driver and then if I sue the rental guys
Enterprise or whatever I bet they would settle nice
Court adjourned, now I just gotta pay for the law forms
--that's easy
Spend two weeks eating popcorn
Like students do except I'm grown and it's not dorms
So it's a bit more pathetic, okay, a lot more.

But what y'all gotta mock for? What's wrong with my Mach 3?
I gotta be macho and mach more?
Well not me, and I do not need to change blades
It's all my own hair I shave - chin back face legs
And the rashes rarely last more than eight days, usually
So that's cool with me - I can save great
--But hygiene?
But that's no reason to buy things
Like soap or Visenes or getting clothes dry-cleaned
I don't throw away dough on no facials
Yeah I make rolls of my pennies
I even pay folks in clubs of these case full of Pesos I got
--Bro get 'em exchanged!
No I'm waitin' til the rates lower

Don't hate yo just cause y'all are wasteful
Y'all wanna make your brother a scapegoat
It's fucked
It's all nuance, use your head
Why get a bed and a couch when you can slouch on a futon instead?
If you got a little bread like croutons
Download them new songs
and spread them coupons

{music stops}
{Spoken}
--Shad what happened?
Oh yeah, um, I couldn't afford the whole beat so, uh, I know
--Couldn't afford
Yeah, no the guy was just charging so much, it was, it's totally not worth it
So I was just like, let's just like um, kinda just vibe with it
--What?
Like I'll just like spit the verse and you just start clapping the last verse
--Clap my hands?
Yeah just clap your hands from there, or whatever. I'll just, I'll start it, I'll start it
It's like:

{claps instead of music}
If you're happy when you save two dollars a week
Steal your neighbours' empty bottles and keep all your receipts
And only treat your girl yearly to McDonald's to eat
Don't be ashamed; pop your collars man, holla at me
--Holla!
If y'all is cheap, cause this is for acknowledging peeps
who's gotta track every dime using columns and sheets
If you strip-search the mall for a bargain to beat
Like every day you're just a penny safe from starvin' on the streets
Keep carvin a niche
I've started on a job for the week
Little shaddies still to come for their college degree
Yo I figure starting early on the market is key
Cause I plan on having smart daughters all Harvard MD
And regardless we gonna never put a car on the streets
'Less them gas prices lower and the parkin' is free
And no parka for me, not even gloves, scarves out of fleece
I may freeze but I'll keep saving marvelously
Holla!

{Spoken}
I told you, we just gotta vibe with it, man. It's good, I'm stoked. Yeah no it's a good track. Cut it.



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    General CommentBasically guessed on some of the words...
    But this song deserves to have lyrics on the internet! Love it!
    illuminatedon March 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell this song is so dope man it's so true to itself,
    it's about being poor man and having to skimp and pinch for your shit
    and fuck everyone who's gonna tell you your cheap cause really us cheapos are only trying to make
    our money last:P shad gets it! haha
    assassinatemeon November 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBriiiiillllliiiiaaaannnnntttt.

    ...the guy was just charging so much....
    LilyBearon January 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI ain't pushin' no fantasy should be I ain't pushin' not banana seat. =P
    Have a life modest, is have a life minus a couple of luxuries.
    I do not need to change blades somewhere I shave is I do not need to change blades, it's all my own hair I shave...
    Then advise sue is then if I...
    And your brother is really your brah. =P
    AMillionThingsToBeon February 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThanks AMillionThingsToBe, I submitted your corrections, hopefully they'll fix it.
    illuminatedon June 30, 2011   Link

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