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HOMELESS lyrics : "Arms (An Open Letter to Asher Roth)"


I know that Im a nobody, you likely never heard of me

So now youre probably thinking, why the running commentary

fair enough Mr. Roth, you have ascended to the top,

Of the radio charts and all I gots a soap box, but

Ima use it, til Im blue in the face

and lay to waste the rampant apathy consuming all my ear space.

I have never had beef with that feel good music

but preaching binge drinking anthems is entirely useless

Given white major label privilege; now youre abusing it

Children glued to the tube who cant see through the foolish

Who am I to call the shots, I know Ill swiftly be dismissed

Im just skeptical youre proud of what youre selling as hits

Putting pen to paper after one too many bongs

And now the Tween demographic is all up on your thong

You sit gimmicky clown, and no one knows what you mean

Sold nursery rhymes for your soul and MTV wet dreams


That Roth boy has already left the building

And its killing me to see these artists dodge responsibility

Youre tryin to gain fans, but youre losing emcees

Man to man, dont wanna see you squander opportunity

That Roth boy is leaping off of the building

And its killing me to see these artists be so elementary

Dont get me wrong I drink, smoke, and kick it to a song

but the focus is off; hip hops priorities are gone



Now this is not a diss record, but I had to be honest

Youve got some backing but the packaging is better than the product

All this damn college talk you still got nothing to say

Fan bases grow up, to see you get played by the game

Sacrificing self-pride so you can ice out your name

I dont care if youre getting paid, how important is what you say

Gaining fame, but just for fifteen minutes

We dont need to hear about it just because you claim to live it

You are proof that dollars dont need to make sense see

Im bent over what seems like a lack of authenticity

spinning kids dizzy with cartoon Disney rap

so silly in fact on our behalf I had to react

Keep stacking your compliments and faulty reviews

to forget the vast divide between your music and your interviews

I am well aware the industry can be fluid

But you got sucked in quick and forgot what you were doing


That Roth boy has already left the building

And its killing me to see these artists dodge responsibility

Might be tryin to gain fans, but youre losing emcees

Man to man, dont wanna see you squander opportunity

That Roth boy is leaping off of the building

And its killing me to see these artists be so elementary

Dont get me wrong I drink, smoke, and kick it to a song

but the focus is off; hip hops priorities are gone


Maybe Im being far too harsh on you dood,

I cant say I know what I would do if I was in your shoes

This is not a prophecy; I aint the emcee police

I just keep my ear to the streets and call it like I see it

Youre not the first rapper to be damaging on a track

I got a disappointment bone to pick with all commercial rap

Im not throwing the first stone, not perfect by any stretch

But if we dont fix this art form, were seconds from a wreck

A million hits a day is motivation for potential

Yet people prefer their ignorance and purchase detrimental

Tenfold over Ill repeat my sentiment

In the name of every prophet relegated to the basement

You can either face it or maybe you need the Lasik

To remember why you started in the first place, kid

I hope you use your new record to take a different route

But I doubt it; wont spend the ten bucks to find out


That Roth boy has already left the building

And its killing me to see these artists dodge responsibility

You might be tryin to gain fans, but youre losing emcees

Man to man, dont wanna see you squander opportunity

That Roth boy is leaping off of the building

And its killing me to see these artists be so elementary

Dont get me wrong I drink, smoke, and kick it to a song

but the focus is off; hip hops priorities are gone


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