American Dream Lyrics

from Sweat

"American Dream" is track #4 on the album Sweat. It was written by Cleveland, Robert Ky Juan / Harper, Tohri Murphy Lee / Haynes, Cornell / Jones, Ali K. / Draper, Tony Fatilio / Rogers, Winston Taylor Iii / Alexander, Phalon Anton / Edwards, Bernard / Rodgers, Nile Gregory.
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"American Dream" is track #4 on the album Sweat. It was written by Cleveland, Robert Ky Juan / Harper, Tohri Murphy Lee / Haynes, Cornell / Jones, Ali K. / Draper, Tony Fatilio / Rogers, Winston Taylor Iii / Alexander, Phalon Anton / Edwards, Bernard / Rodgers, Nile Gregory.
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Yo we be out man, fuckin' it up for erbody
I can't lie man, they thought I was just getting started
Keep the tie man, it's the American dream
I'm just participating, my participation is game

Yo we be out man, fuckin' it up for erbody
I can't lie man, they thought I was just getting started
Keep the pie man, it's the American dream
I'm just participating, my participation is game

I'm in this one one for the hotel, motel, Holiday Inn
Super A Red and the ritz call Tins
All my niggaz who tryin' to ball, my niggaz ballin'
All my soldiers and generals, everybody fallin'
Stop stallin', pick up the phone and call in
Tell your boss you ain't gon' make it to work in the mornin'
And why you explainin', go ahead and throw a coffin
And kindly explain that this won't happen often

But I'm lost and I'm amazed, I'm be willing ingaige
I'll rage that niggaz think that dirty don't need a cage
I should be put on display, for the display I'm displayin'
Half you niggaz are dyin' and all the rest are decaying
I'm doin' tracks in motels, steady rockin' girl's bells
Kinda like a young Elvis, I ain't in Nellyville
I never squeal, not the type to kiss and tell
But if I catch you in the shower, I might kiss your tell

Yo we be out man, fuckin' it up for erbody
I can't lie man, they thought I was just getting started
Keep the pie man, it's the American dream
I'm just participating, my participation is game

Yo we be out man, fuckin' it up for erbody
I can't lie man, they thought I was just getting started
Keep the pie man, it's the American dream
I'm just participating, my participation is game

Now as I blast off, Kweezie written movies
Rollin' took that nass off
Mostly leader will be a number runnas, ass off
I had every with dirty even got a Nascar
And you know we fucked up at it boss
Aiyo my radar read, maps in Japanese
Clap at Gs, smack 'em back on their Es
Drop on wacks, simple facts that rap needs
And it's always Kris I miss and rap trees

And I got my game, I said, "I got my game"
From the OGs, smokin' reefer moonshine
Poppin' oldies, but the whole plane change
Yo you know me, shipped in from Cali got it home
Cops and goldies, then we smash some ass
Free Autotericoop, call NASA to do the numbers
All the freshman from the vocals started firin' the booth
Got more whips and chains, then I'm a start in roots

Ali I'm sick of ballin', unnecessary phone callin'
Man down pimp in distress, I think I'm fallin'
For anything but the okie doke, I'm old school
Like her and bonz and nukee ropes I cant stand them groupie folks
They want me to turn around like this is hokie poke
They wanna break me down like erv before I choke
I'm not a jack at all, I'm Quick Draw McGraw

And number 20 on the Lakers couldn't hold me yahl
I'm climbin' over yahl I'm still scorin'
85 percent of yahl awake but still snoring
Got knowledge yourself and now my style is much older now
We dirty ENT, we all we got we hold it down
I'm feelin' cooler than cool, my wrist colder wow
If theres a Fashion King then I deserve the crown
I'm U city, you dressin' up, I'm dressin' down
And you keep messin' up, me and your girl gon' be messin' around

Yo we be out man, fuckin' it up for erbody
I can't lie man, they thought I was just getting started
Keep the pie man, it's the American dream
I'm just participating, my participation is game

Yo we be out man, fuckin' it up for erbody
I can't lie man, they thought I was just getting started
Keep the pie man, it's the American dream
I'm just participating, my participation is game

Aiyo I'm fresh out the gate, from the Lou with a Grammy in my rezzie
Nelly bought me a prezzie with a diamond in the bezzie
Chicks taught me how to walk, so when I run, I'll be ready
Females fans sayin' that I'm their baby daddy whoa
More attention than Justin and Janet
How I midwest swing and how St. Louis ram it
Dirty ENT dammit, got more bread than a sandwich
And my wrist got more nuggets than Carmello and Camby

Look, I'm from the Lou and I'm important like the arts
So tourists look for me like an important part
Find your talent use your talent get your money
Or don't find your talent and don't use it and stay bummy
But that don't owe me 'cause I built it from scratch
My next shit is a house, with a house in the back
Man I've been wild since middle school
I was that little dude that been 'round
More waist lines than holla hoops

Yo we be out man, fuckin' it up for erbody
I can't lie man, they thought I was just getting started
Keep the pie man, it's the American dream
I'm just participating, my participation is game

Yo we be out man, fuckin' it up for erbody
I can't lie man, they thought I was just getting started
Keep the pie man, it's the American dream
I'm just participating, my participation is game

Yo we be out man, fuckin' it up for erbody
I can't lie man, they thought I was just getting started
Keep the pie man, it's the American dream
I'm just participating, my participation is game

Yo we be out man, fuckin' it up for erbody
I can't lie man, they thought I was just getting started
Keep the pie man, it's the American dream
I'm just participating, my participation is game, hey

Songwriters
CLEVELAND, ROBERT KY JUAN / HARPER, TOHRI MURPHY LEE / HAYNES, CORNELL / JONES, ALI K. / DRAPER, TONY FATILIO / ROGERS, WINSTON TAYLOR III / ALEXANDER, PHALON ANTON / EDWARDS, BERNARD / RODGERS, NILE GREGORY

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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