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22​/​26 | Wants, Needs, and Fiends (Produced by Tellingbeatzz)

from Canto II - The Mixtape by Eric Washington



22 - Money (Produced by Tellingbeatzz)

Never knew wealth only knew blessings
See a gift from God was the fixings and the dressing
Never into dancing with the Devil, but I’d hit a whip ‘fore I hit a lick
Honestly, would’ve flipped a brick, but being behind bars would make my momma sick
Finessing my collections with credit, can’t afford legal fees
Already chained to my pennies, might never get free
Can’t see the light of day, these bags in my eyes
Can’t even sleep at night, my heart beat is high
I’m just trying to get by, I’m just trying to get by
I’m tired of the stress, I’m tired of the heart attacks
Just trynna make enough to pay my momma back
Held it down on her own ‘fore I was even running tracks
Praying to the Lord, trust I need more . . .

I want it, I need it, I’m fiending, I want some more

Dreams of paying off that student loan, I’m in my zone
This ink from this pen gonna get me from rent to own
Got a game plan for these mills, mind like Jigga man
Ye said you ain’t got it till you got eight figures man
All I need is seven for this God given dream
Heart ain’t evil but account looking mean
What you see? Open my eyes, look at the lies
They teach us we free, then sever all ties
Whether saggin’ or wearing ties
They kill us cause we ain’t got the wealth
To buy politicians that look like ourself
What’s health? What’s wealth?
They say our family makes us rich
What happens when they starve and our palms still itch?
Beautiful babies feeling that burning in their core
Still praying to the Lord, trust I need some more . . .


from Canto II - The Mixtape, released March 25, 2019
Written by Eric Washington (www.ericwashington.net)

Performed by Eric Washington (www.ericwashington.net)

Produced by Tellingbeatzz (tellingbeatzz.com)

Engineered by Kevin Carafa (goo.gl/XW4Z9f)


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