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Chris Webby - Pieces Of My Life

hip hop

© All rights reserved Chris Webby © YouTube

Everybody got a story man
This is mine!

See I been walking on this tightrope
Feeling like it's life or death
Music is my life though,
All I need's a quiet set
To go under those headphones,
Write a couple rhymes and vent
Only time I feel like I've actually got my mind in check
Listening to music till
I was losing all my sense of stress
Everything just melts away
My problems went ahead and left
Tapped into my brain
And now it's working like Professor X
Got some rapping superpowers
Never give the pen a rest
Grew up bumping DMX, Eminem, and Red & Meth
Ludacris and Tip brought
The south up to Connecticut
Back when Wu-Tang
Was telling people to protect they neck
When I discovered rap and I ain't left it yet
I was just a crazy kid just tryna find my way
Now these people listen
When I look into the mic and say
Now it's flipped around cause
I'm the music that these kids will play
Just like how I was bumping Big and Dre
Shit how crazy is that

Started out as just a kid who could rap
And now it's gotten so much bigger than that
Now that I got it ain't no giving it back
So now it's time to take my victory lap
It’s time to take my victory lap
Since I started knew my life would be different
Cause it's my dream and I've been dying to live it
I've been out here paying dues
But you know that's just the price of admission
So just appreciate these pieces of my life when I spit it

Yeah this music is my lifeline,
Use it as a getaway
Since I started really learning in seventh grade
Wrote the words to Renegade Em and Jay
On the wall of my college room
So I would look up to it every day
I've been on that shit, making records, rehearsing
Now it's time for the Wizard
To go and step from the curtain
I shed my blood and tears
And all of my sweat from the working
I spent all of my younger years
Trying to perfect what I'd turn into
To be listened to and critiqued by
Anybody who’s surfing the internet
But remember I'm a regular person
Whose parents bought him CDs
And they would check for the curses
So I was stuck listening to The Chronic Edited Version
Till I took’em both aside,
Said mommy you gotta see
This hip-hop shit is me,
And it's always gonna be
And now all these years later and they truly believe
This the life I was meant to lead real shit

Started out as just a kid who could rap
And now it's gotten so much bigger than that
Now that I got it ain't no giving it back
So now it's time to take my victory lap
It’s time to take my victory lap
Since I started knew my life would be different
Cause it's my dream and I've been dying to live it
I've been out here paying dues
But you know that's just the price of admission
So just appreciate these pieces of my life when I spit it

You know for a true artist
Someone who really cares about what they do
There's nothing that comes before the music
Cause the music, in essence,
Is really just an extension of that person
It doesn't matter what color you are,
Where you come from
What religion you look to during hard times
And good music is good music
And it's easy to get sidetracked
By the money and the women
And everything else that comes along with the fame
But I'm in this from the music,
At the end of the day this is my dream
You know, making music is therapy for me
And I'll never let anything get in the way of that, never

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