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KENDRICK LAMAR lyrics : "Power Circle"

[Intro: Rick Ross]
If Michael Jackson came alive right now

He'd ask you to smoke one for him
So in his honor
You ^!$$%s Spud Webb, coming up short

Think you're Dee Brown, jump if you want
I put it on my momma and her very last nerve
Ricky made off everything I deserved

The square root of a kilo is me ^!$$%
The square root of a kilo is me ^!$$%
Do the math, I'm a mother$#[email protected] G ^!$$%

[Verse 2: Gunplay]
It's all on me now, as you can see now

I'm gon' get this money and I will not be denied
Been %#@!tin' on you $#[email protected] a long time, time to pee now
When you finish first they hate you worse, startin to see now

I'm at the round table, where your seat at?
Where your plate, where your lobster, where your sea bass?
We ain't never left, actin' like we back

You should see us now taking pictures acting like we rap
This the circle that'll murk you, blackout, short circuit
Somebody show them square $$# ^!$$%s the first exit

This here reserved for soldiers most definitely
So watch what you say and where you step more carefully
If I fall in the field and ain't no more air for me

Pour some on the ground and put one in the air for me
Tell my enemies $#[email protected] 'em, they know already but $#[email protected] 'em
Tell 'em again with a middle finger and a chuckle

You don't know nan ^!$$%, nope, uh uh
This famous that'll still throw copper
Cross so heavy crack the tabernacle

Fire the ganja back up
Throw some blow in my tobacco
Then crank the Lac up

One match left, this the last turn
Santeria candles in my sanctuary burn
I'mma earn 'til the last court adjourn

'Til the last gavel drop we gon' have it locked
We gon' have it locked
We gon' have it locked

[Verse 3: Stalley]
I'm part of the small percentage of ^!$$%s who make it out the ghetto

But ^!$$%s tried to pull me back cause misery loves company
It's funny how they come for me when they see me living comfortably
But when I was broke and sleeping on floors they ain't want nothing from me

My future's so bright but my past so ugly
And I just try to correct it all but it all still haunts me
Tried to section off the past but it still haunts me

So I accept what got me here, reflecting in this rocking chair
All this space created, all that hard work it got me here
So what I look like tellin' a ^!$$% that I should be here

Power to the people so the people shouldn't live in fear
And I'll be that raising voice and tell the people treat us fair
Warring in the streets tell them soldiers to meet us there

Out in the open all alone I felt the coldest air
Secluded in my thoughts in fear
No one to talk to, no one there

Not even a voice, not even an ear
No one alive, no one to care
Now I got a power circle, now I'm on a power trip

And they calling me counterfeit cause I ain't gave a coward %#@!
Stole me, throw me a pile of %#@! but you won't pull me out of it
It's funny how it comes full circle

Now they wanna be a part of the power circle
They wanna be a part of the power circle

[Bridge: Wale]
May the wind be at your back
May the bad be in your past

May the kids take all your good
And your wife have class
And you realize your goals

And what's life without grind
Those ^!$$%s, yo' ^!$$%s?
Hope those ^!$$%s real as mine

[Verse 4: Wale]

There's a difference between underrated and hasn't made it
Once you successful they relentlessly giving you hatred
There's no applause for ya and success is hard for ya
There's enemies, envy, with green my ^!$$%s lawnmower
And I'm on tour, Jordan 4's, Tom Ford

And I ain't thuggin, they clappin at me, a encore
Got a dark heart, bright mind, make women crazy
I give her D, I throw up two, I call that %#@! a safety
%#@! is crazy when entertainment ain't entertaining
And my inner sanctum need real estate I'm out my cabeza

Jealousy's for the weak, you ain't happy I made it
I be feeling like brother Malcolm just out of the nation
Allah got us cause if we hollered a lost numbers
I seen hustlers turn cluckers out ^!$$%s grandmothers because the dealers needed to hustle to make some money
So shut the $#[email protected] up and listen, $#[email protected] all them stuck up musicians

My circle small but regardless, my circumference official
My clothes different like quarterbacks at a closed scrimmage
They gon' blitz us but ain't no way that they gon' hit us
I'm so elusive, so my ^!$$%s be goin' through it
Guess it's a wrap when your co-defendant make soul music
Cash rule the world -- at least it do with girls

At least it do with churches, seek the truth and true it hurts
If they real, then they real -- my ^!$$%s deserve it
And we don't deal with weak squares in this power circle
We don't deal with weak squares in this power circle

[Verse 5: Meek Mill]
I'm like welcome to the power circle

I came a long way, I started with a powdered circle
Clique full of real ^!$$%s that'll probably murk you
Cause they about that murder game you do a lot of verbal
Lotta talking, lotta Tweeting, 'til you hear that chopper speaking
Kill my dog, I kill your dog, we tied even, I'd believe it
If you see it then you got it, ^!$$% never give up
Cause if you grindin' you gon' be rich before you can look up

My cousin Knock told me never teach ^!$$%s to cook up
Cause you can sell 'em hard for the low and give 'em the hookup
And still make the profit
The streets say I'm the hottest and a ^!$$% still modest
I'm just being honest
Back to the wall, never let 'em get behind us
Mack in my draws fitting right in my designers

Look at my persona, I dreamed it, woke up and conquered
And there was commas after commas, I eat 'em like Benihanas
Put the shrimp over the pasta, the pasta over the lobster
And the lobster over the table, power circle a mafia
Just talkin' money, talkin' money what you talkin' bout?
Probably talkin' bout us, we the only thing to talk about
Cause we the only thing to talk about

Cause we the only thing to talk about

[Verse 6: Kendrick Lamar]
Look inside the eyes of the last Mohicans survived
You won't last a weekend outside
Seen a pastor tweaking, then sunk his teeth in a rock his demise
Later on that evening you heard the grieving of angels that cried

See a demon don't compromise
And so I walk alone with a cross and a diamond stone
I'm a diamond inside the rough that's too mighty for maricons
I might as well put all my killers in YSL
Put my voice on this microphone, put you #[email protected] ^!$$%s through hell
Hell's fire, I never lie, you will never grind
I know the priors they runnin' by us when we do crime
I know that section eight wanna discontinue my Moms
When they heard that Ohio state gave me 30 racks in July
Oh Lord, this can't be life, no it can't be life
When they day breaks and you earned them stripes and you learned that strike
From upstate will adjourn that life and confirm that life
It's good bait for the warden that might get awarded and write
Now your fate can record it denied a reporter replied
The death rate will eventually climb, so eventually I'm
On a track race for the dough before time get a clock that resigns
So about face if it ain't business, I get offended, I mind
Now one fake, I'm a realist in strive, I'm a bilion in five
Well a billion cause the limit is the sky and I live on cloud nine
And I recognize my nemesis gon' try to put a finish in my shine
But #[email protected], where it hurt you
Life in the power circle

[Outro: Rick Ross]
Regardless of how it goes down
Life goes on, am I right?
Tried to warn you ^!$$%s
I tried to warn you ^!$$%s
It's too late now
Double M-G
Too much cake
Too much power
Too much respect
Bow down, ^!$$%

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