I Remember Lyrics

by The Roots

I drew a 2 of hearts from a deck of cards
A stock trick from my empty repertoire
Another hopeless story never read at all
Im better off looking for the end
Where the credits are
Its a pain living life against the grain
Im looking back and yall look the same
Troy, Mark, and little whats his name
Memory is rerunning it all
Its the flight of my fall and its right on the wall

I remember
Can you remember?
How it was
I do
Remember, do you?

I remember
Can you remember?
How it was
I do
Remember, do you?

I used to ride the train to the same two stops
And look at the graffiti on the rooftops
Like the same song playing on the jukebox
Joint called Faded Polaroids In A Shoebox
Regardless to what the cadence is
It cant be forgotten like old acquaintances
I realize how depressing of a place it is
And when I notice my reflection whose face it is

I remember
Can you remember?
How it was
I do
Remember, do you?

I remember
Can you remember?
How it was
I do
Remember, do you?

I remember
Can you remember?
How it was
I do
Remember, do you?

I remember
Can you remember?
How it was
I do
Remember, do you?

Its only human to express the way you really feel
But that same humanity is my Achilles heel
A leopard cant change his spots and never will
So Im forever ill
Now I can never chill
Whats keeping me from breaking out like Benadryl
When my baptism of fire resulted in a kill
Sometimes its as cut and dry as a business deal
You gotta cause the blood of a close friend to spill
But you remember still