Take It Like A Man (Earth Bound Mix)

from The Joshua Story (Earth Bound Mix) by J.Smo, Quique Cruz

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lyrics

i had to stand there and take it like a man,
this girl is preganant with the proof in her hand,
what you gonna do? ain’t nothin’ you can do,
they do what they want, they do what they choose,
her first inclination was pay to terminate,
come on miss thang, we ain’t makin’ two mistakes,
slow down, breathe, we can figure this out,
I’ll take the kid, we don’t need you in this house,
oh...wait… she likes that check,
so when the baby came, it was who’s got next?!
shattered to pieces, yes I was lost,
next thing you know, piling up court costs,
mediation puts a price on his head,
she gets what she wants and I’m left for dead,
I raised my son from birth til 3 years,
now I’m drinkin’ all these bottles and fillin’ up with tears,
DAMN!!!

i had to stand there and take it like a man,
badge around they necks, no warrants in they hands,
what you gonna do? ain’t nothin’ you can do,
they do what they want, they do what they choose,
couch cushions, cabinets, don’t forget the mattress,
my son only 3, so I told him it was practice,
and damn it, I was right, they didn’t find nothin’,
moved it all the day before them crooked cops came huntin’,
yeah, I was that guys, they smelled me smugglin’,
had a good hustle but my house was crumblin’,
they offered me case if I’d turn their tricks,
I don’t work for police, I ain’t nobody’s bitch,
they left me a number, I threw it on the ground,
this is your sign - come and follow me now!
I really hate to say but this is a true story,
but just a part of this book about my days of glory.

I had to stand there and take it like a man,
her with her thoughts and me on the stand,
what you gonna do? ain’t nothin’ you can do,
they do what they want, they do what they choose,
they judge you how they please, and they do it all the time,
they hand down the sentence and you hold all your lines,
run the numbers, see the figures, then they do the math,
weigh against all the strikes from mistakes in the past,
time to rise another level, they don’t want me underground,
assume what we are, so they try to beat us down,
dare to dream big so they pop the balloon,
in hopes we give up and wear the costume,
unplugged from the matrix, yes, I will remain,
always lookin’ down from another plane, borderline insane,
but also known as genius,
call me what you want but I’ll never stop believin’

credits

from The Joshua Story (Earth Bound Mix), released February 28, 2021
written and performed by J.Smo
produced, mixed, mastered and additional hooks by Quique Cruz
(c) 2021 MPC Recording Company / Earth Bound Sound
publishing administered by Unlimited Sounds Publishing & Distribution, LLC

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J.Smo of BUNKS Sacramento, California

J.Smo has been releasing music independently since 1999, originally as part of BUNKS (Manchester, Tennessee). Now a father of 3, husband, CMO, COO, musicpreneur, and jedi-of-many-trades, J.Smo continues to share his journey in lyrical form.

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