Mama Told Me Lyrics

by Big Boi

Verse 1: Big Boi]
As the world shakes unharmed
Twan, calm in the middle of the storm bomb
Flow tsunami, ring the alarm
Big Boi for dummies come and get some
Uhh, wisdom, like yo back teeth
Or get the fuck on, like some bad chi
Negative energy not tolerated
You all about a dollar and I'm exonerated
Freefalling, Tom Petty heartbreaker
Living legend, rap scholar, art major
Cause I make major art
Like Beethoven, Van Gogh, or Mozart so dont start
Around these parts we reign supreme
And stay Krispy Kreme clean
Blue jeans, Jordans
Number 3's, thats important

Be careful how you play your cards
(My mama told me)
Be true to self and youll go far
(That's what mama told me)
Try not to break too many hearts
(That's what mama told me)
I always knew Id be a star
(Thats what mama told me)

Mama used to say take your time
Well Im a pickpocket when I design rhymes
Every little step I take like Bob Brown
It's so profound that when I throw those nouns
We gon' get low low down until we get back up
Everything gravy, taters mashed up
You know I keep a full plate
And a full thing of hot ones, throw away 38's
But everything's straight, Bleed, shit
I got everything I can need
Me, boy, Im everything you cant see
Like three blind mice, on the chase of some great cheese
And Cheddar Man say he got some great trees
Say he serve me and my nigga Three G
Butt tees, Jordans, number 5, you niggas boring

Be careful how you play your cards
(My mama told me)
Be true to self and youll go far
(That's what mama told me)
Try not to break too many hearts
(That's what mama told me)
I always knew Id be a star
(Thats what mama told me)

Cause I travel like a rocket, I do
Mind riddle every socket for you
I sway on the edge of the lightning
Magnetic, cant stop
Just floating wont drop
I slip (I slip) I slide (I slide)
Back up the ride
I skippin' every mountaintop
I'm reachin' for the highest high

Be careful how you play your cards
(My mama told me)
Be true to self and youll go far
(That's what mama told me)
Try not to break too many hearts
(That's what mama told me)
I always knew Id be a star
(Thats what mama told me)