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from Undun

"One Time" is track #3 on the album Undun. It was written by Collins, Tarik L. / Thompson, Ahmir K. / Reynolds, Brent / Jenkins, Karl B. / Coleman, Phonte Lyshod.
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"One Time" is track #3 on the album Undun. It was written by Collins, Tarik L. / Thompson, Ahmir K. / Reynolds, Brent / Jenkins, Karl B. / Coleman, Phonte Lyshod.
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Yo, the spirit in the sky scream homicide
But it was time to ride
Then some niggas funny talking and too much money talking
We make em economize
Real rap no tails spinning, such is the life of a
Kam-I-Ka-Ze pilot
We wylin out of control until we all make the funny papers like Comic-Con
Feared in all streets so, if you ever see me out in yall streets
Find another one to occupy
I never hope for the best
I wish a nigga would
Turn around and walk away
I wish a nigga could
Listen to my instincts and say fuck the rest
But once youve had the best better aint as good
Weak-heartedness cannot be involved
Stick to the script nigga fuck your improv
Like the samurai
The streets Hammurabi Code
Play your part shut the fuck up and do as I was told

I was always late for the bus
Just once can I be on time
Then I start to think whats the rush
Who wants to be on time
Feeling unlucky and if I ever got lucky it was one time
In this crazy world

Not a thing I fear besides fear itself
This is clearly a lesson learned for someone else
Reach for the crown of thorns upon the shelf
Cross around my neck
Ive been taught by stealth
Capture this moment in time its a smash and grab
And where my party people yall finna have a blast
You say goodbye I say hello first and last
Hello-Hello Now all of yall elevate your glass
To an example of what time will do to you
When those nameless things just keep on eluding you
When shit is new to you and lies is true to you
Words of suspects-usual coming though to you
Man, I guess if I was ever lucky it was one time
Then I went missing looking for the sublime
A nigga stayed low left the ladder unclimbed
Time after time, verse blank, the line unrhymed

You ever wonder whats the big fuss..
For everyone be on time
Whats the big deal, why do they feel
The need to have as marching on line
Feeling unlucky and if Id ever got lucky it was one time
In this crazy world

I wonder when you die do you hear harps and bagpipes
If you born on the other side of the crack pipe
Niggas learn math just to understand the crack price
Then drive in head first like the jack knife
Cause out here, yo you niggas cant belly flop
If you wanna make the noise inside your belly stop
One time means being on the front line
Being on the front line means ducking one time
The pendulum swinging my way- couldnt be more blind
Niggas talk to the cops? Not even one time
Cause we all going down just like the subprime
Or a cheap ass half gallon of Ballantine
But hopping over gates to escape is sublime
Then through the alley way and down to the sub line
Tales from the streets
A life of high crime
To make it to the bottom
Such a high climb

I was always late for the bus
Just once can I be on time
Then I start to think whats the rush
Who wants to be on time
Feeling unlucky and if I ever got lucky it was one time
In this crazy world

Songwriters
COLLINS, TARIK L. / THOMPSON, AHMIR K. / REYNOLDS, BRENT / JENKINS, KARL B. / COLEMAN, PHONTE LYSHOD

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