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Do Tell Lyrics

from Padded Room

"Do Tell" is track #11 on the album Padded Room. It was written by Joseph Budden.
"Do Tell" is track #11 on the album Padded Room. It was written by Joseph Budden.

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Tell my mother I'm sorry, I never meant to hurt her
And even when I did I never meant to take it further
Tell my father I love him, dot dot etcetera
He used to give me advice like a plethora

I tried to find myself but I was your replica
I mean I only tried to be what you never was
Tell my older brother, I'm bad at bein' a brother
I know I never told you just how highly I think of ya

Tell my grandmother, she always been a friend to me
I would have visited more if I wasn't into me
Tell Trey I think his mother is an asshole
When you get older you might understand how that goes

Tell the hood I left, not for greed or wealth
I did it for my own sanity and keep my health
I tried to bring a few with me, hopin' we could cash in
But all they said is that I ain't do it in a timely fashion

Tell music she saved me when shit was adverse
My first love I give my life so she can have hers
Tell my friends, each one, they taught me how to be one
I owe them part of everythin' I've become

Tell fame I ain't want it, nah I'll keep it a hunnid
I try my best to go and get it but the nigga fronted
So I lie dormant, livin' through torment
Tell cops I've got warrants, I don't warrant

Tell the therapist, look I never thought I'd get here
Somebody ask love why she ain't wanna live here
So in its place is a lot of pride
Anybody thinkin' they know me, I apologize

Grandpa is eighty plus still bein' strong
Tell the fake niggas, keep on keepin' on
Faithfully tell anybody who hated me
Hastily, all it ever did was motivated me

They say I'm difficult, so to put it simply
Tell the world I never cared it was against me
Tell God to be there in case I fall
Tell the fans I never gypped 'em, I always gave them my all

Tell my girl she put me through it
But if I had to go through it with anybody, I'm thankful it's her
Tell every member of my family
For too long I hid behind my own insanity and got me caught up

And then somebody tell currency I chased him to the death
I thought I'd catch the nigga until I ran out of breath
Tell my bruises, I'm fine, I'm good, I normally heal quick
Tell the rain come down, I need to feel it

I told a nigga give me a hand but he wouldn't
I kept tellin' myself I can't until I couldn't
If nigga's wanna kill me tell 'em I already died
Tell anybody that will listen I tried

'Til the water ran dry
Tell the water to get the fuck out my eyes
Tell the crust, it tastes great but I much rather the pie
Ask success what I gotta do to succeed

Then tell my twin brothers I look at 'em like my seeds
Y'all will be the mouths I feed
If a nigga ever tell me how to rid myself of some of this greed
I tell them that I'm grown, really I ain't finish growin'

Look, tell failure I ain't wanna get to know him
Tell the stick up kids to come and get me
Tell the stereotypes, look I tried them shits on, they didn't fit me
Tell whoever I wronged I apologize
They tell me though it's bumps in the road, still I gotta ride

They tell me I got a lot of pride
I tell them how the fuck you gon' tell me what I got inside
Then they wanna lecture a nigga
Tell me life is what you make it
That when I tell them I beg to differ

Joseph Budden

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