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Stressed Out

I really know how it feels to be stressed out, stressed out
When youre face to face with your adversity
I really know how it feels to be stressed out, stressed out
Were gonna make this thing work out eventually

Yo, I aint one to complain but theres things in the game
(Whats your name?)
Consequence, Im tight, burnt like flames
(And whys that?)
American dreams, they got this ghetto kid in a fiend

Dont stress that 'cause its not in your bloodstream
Your whole being comes from greatness, dyou remember
Shatan got you caught in the storms of December
And brothers on the block packin' nines like September
Crazy situations keeps pockets on slender

Yo, I be on the avenue where they be actin' brand new
Im splurgin' on these Reebok joints for shorty boo
All of a sudden, I saw these two kids frontin'
Talkin' out they joints but they wasnt sayin' nuttin'
My hand was on my toolie, they was actin' unruly
Say word, yo, word up, yo, I was tight caught up
But I swallowed my pride and let that nonsense ride
Because Im positive, it seems that negative dies

Yo, we was at the dice game makin' these cats look silly
Flamin', steady, runnin' off at the Willie
I had my cash mixed, my rent due, with my play-dough
I gotta see some loot so all my girls I blow
Shook them shits in my palm let 'em hit the flo
Kept my eyeballs scopin' for them pigs po-po
I got to go on the ave, see my parole by fo
But I gotta steady freak these boys like Jo Jo

And I was doin it til I met Ike, Spike and Mike
One roll, they had my pockets thirstier than Sprite
Yo, I know the feelin' when you feelin' like a villain
You be havin' good thoughts but the evils be revealin'
And the stresses of life can take you off the right path
Jealousy and envy tends to infiltrate your staff
We gotta hold it down so we can move on past
All adversities, so we can get through fast like that

I really know how it feels to be stressed out, stressed out
When youre face to face with your adversity
I really know how it feels to be stressed out, stressed out
Were gonna make this thing work out eventually

You got the N.W.O., low cash flow
Your babys on the way and you dont know who
And crosstown niggaz tryin' to bust at you
Aiyyo, they got me stressed out and you dont know what to do
So frame this Kodak black and vision to my contact
With a poultry scrap, workers get pistol smacked
The switch hittin' Queens, niggaz liquid sword spittin'
With raw poppy and now your first love is krill
Your vision of the mil got crept like Hey Lover
Tried to rise to the top, you just couldnt recover
And all I want is my laceration of the pie
to get this whip cream before the water runs dry

Niggaz flashdancin', yo, I dont know why
Youre sick of snitchin', she got you cruisin' to the pokey like Smokey
The stress be tryin' to squeeze out a homey
While I be tryin' to get star status like Shinobi
So we can build a dynasty just like the Colby
And all I want is the world to know my steez
These money hungry niggaz is seven thirty
And got me stressed out like these frog MCs

I really know how it feels to be stressed out, stressed out
When youre face to face with your adversity
I really know how it feels to be stressed out, stressed out
Were gonna make this thing work out eventually

Dont worry, we gonna make it
Dont worry, we gonna make it
Dont worry, we gonna make it
We gonna make it

Dont worry, we gonna make it
Were gonna make it
Dont worry, we gonna make it
We gonna make it

Dont worry, we gonna make it
Dont worry, we gonna make it
Dont worry, we gonna make it
We gonna make it

Dont worry, we gonna make it
I know we gonna make it
Dont worry, we gonna make it
We gonna make it

Dont worry, we gonna make it
We gonna make it
We gonna make it
Know were gonna make it

We gonna make it, gonna make it
We gonna make it, know we gonna make it
We gonna make it

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