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MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS lyrics : "Bolo Tie"

[Verse 1 - Macklemore:]
I never won the spelling bee
I could read people's energy

Listen to what have been said to me
Heard the voices in elementary
That I wouldn't amount to anything

Oh girl, she used to beg to me
Like, if we just had a nice house and a mortgage
And a front lawn, and a $#[email protected] wedding ring

I danced in Paris, [?]
I swam in oceans, felt the scales
Put my CD in Starbucks, it did not sell

Get the CD out the car, turned it into myself
These piano keys hold some weight
In a bolo tie I escort my date

She ordered shrimp scampi on a porcelain plate
The accordion played, I put my fork in a steak
Afternoons need a coffee boost

Attitude needs a confidence boost
Yeah, I'm sort of the dude
But where's the self-esteem when the costumes removed?

Thanks for the invite, can't make it
I could blame it on a flight to Vegas
But, truth be told, rather not socialize

And go and waste my time with an acquaintance
These relationships need maintenance
Everybody got expectations

Text back, so impatient
Where were you when I was in in-patient?


[Hook - Macklemore:]
Mother$#[email protected], you ain't my accountant
You don't know what I'm doing

Focusing on what I'm giving back
Man, make better music
$#[email protected] preaching on top of the mountain

People can see through it
Keeping my name in your mouth, just don't bite
Your tongue while you chew it


[Verse 2 - Macklemore:]
Exactly, I got the man of the year

Source magazine was like our Vanity Fair
In a mansion, picking out a chandelier
But got a bone to pick with the man in the mirror

Questioning the purchase while I'm standing there
Questioning the purpose of my rap career
Thinking "Man, what the hell happened here?"

Feels like yesterday in a van packing gear
What am I gonna go and give back this year?
There's a whole lot of struggling rappers here

Want a co-sign and a whole track this year
If you know mother$#[email protected] start acting weird
Lot of backstabbers and some actors here

Lot of has-beens and over-reactors here
I remember laughing and cracking beers
Now I climbed the ladder and you're mad I'm here


[Hook - Macklemore (YG):]
Mother$#[email protected], you ain't my accountant

You don't know what I'm doing
Focusing on what I'm giving back
Man, make better music

$#[email protected] preaching on top of the mountain
People can see through it
Keeping my name in your mouth, just don't bite

Your tongue while you chew it
(400)
Mother$#[email protected], I'm gone


[Verse 3 - YG:]
Judging me off of my past

You don't see what I'm doing
When I got shot that was headline news
You used me for views, I ain't stupid

Cause what about all the good?
The non-profit for the kids in the hood
That ain't got no option in them shelter homes plotting
%#@!, I'm just doing what I should
They must want no one to know

Cause they don't put that on the news bro
They entertained by the culture, they vultures
They suck us like leaches 'til we broke
But I know the game so I play it like chess
Act like a square but really be the threat

The next time my name in the press
Talk about how YG gave them kids Christmas

[Hook - YG:]
Mother$#[email protected], you ain't my accountant

You don't know what I'm doing
Focused on what I'm giving back
Man, make good music
Preaching on top of the mountain
People can see through it

Keeping my name in your mouth, just don't bite
Your tongue while you chew it, mother$#[email protected], I'm gone

[Macklemore (YG):]
$#[email protected], hey, woo
Mother$#[email protected], I'm gone

(Four, four, four...)
Hey where'd he go though?
(400)
Mother$#[email protected], I'm gone
(I am the victim not the mother$#[email protected]' suspect)
And he's gone, gone

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