Leaves In The Pool Lyrics

Neighborhood

Wake me up for school even though we’re always late
You were watching twenty kids just to make sure that we ate
and I’m proud of you
No one did it quite like you
Living with our cousins just so we could pay the rent,
you were always working late trying to cash in on those tips
I was mad at you
But now I understand that too

I’m thinking how you were my age making minimum wage,
Two little boys and you’re keeping them safe
No time for yourself, we needed your help, that’s true

‘Cause I remember the Yugo and the minivan,
We got Top Ramen noodles, give me anything
‘Cause you deserve dreams for all of those things
We always had you

I know you’re tired, I’m making good
I promised you a neighborhood
You know I’m trying but I’m just getting started ‘cause
I promised you a neighborhood

You were always on my side, even when you were yelling
Maybe I was smoking weed but at least I ain’t selling
Got in trouble with the law, you knew I was no felon
Me and my brother stressed you out, so I just gotta tell you
 
That I’m sorry for the selfish things we did
We should’ve thanked you more for the way we lived
You were young but you did what you could though
Got a man and we know he’s a good one

‘Cause I’ve grown but I’ve watched you grow too
And I hope it don’t sound like old news
When I tell you’re the reason for the good I got
And I’m trying hard to give you everything you want

Like our family living on a block
You wanna see your sister, take a little walk
‘Cause you deserve dreams for all you gave me
We always had you

I know you’re tired, I’m making good
I promised you a neighborhood
You know I’m trying but I’m just getting started ‘cause
I promised you a neighborhood

Dumb Luck

I never really got much from my looks
I’m better off with my nose in the books, I know
I didn’t do that either, now I’m stuck
Where the hell is all my luck right now

Don’t give me that bullshit baby
Don’t give me that pay bills with your smile
They give me two options lately
Get a job or date rich for a while

I wish I had dumb luck like you
Born without a flaw or an attitude
I got some humor and some wit, but I guess that’s really it
Well that’s how I’m gonna get through life

I wish I had dumb luck like you
Instead of all the bullshit I gotta do
Just to try and make this work when I’m short of all the perks
But it’s probably gonna be alright

I’m overdrafting every other day, can’t take no one on a date
I don’t got the pretty face I’d need
To make it all a charming little phase while I’m working on a raise
This apartment ain’t the space I’d need

I’m living that credit card life though
I’m working that part time job right now
I’m living that watch your FICO
But no one showed me shit so I don’t know how

I wish I had dumb luck like you
Born without a flaw or an attitude
I got some humor and some wit, but I guess that’s really it
Well that’s how I’m gonna get through life

I wish I had dumb luck like you
Instead of all the bullshit I gotta do
Just to try and make this work when I’m short of all the perks
But it’s probably gonna be alright

Way Too High

This shit is sus’ I’m way too lost
What’s going on here, gosh
Don’t put me on
I just don’t know what’s true

I’m getting this feeling in my gut that I should listen to
So hard to know what’s really up when I’m not next to you

Maybe I’m way too high
Or is there something going on I can’t see with my eyes
With my eyes though

Is someone telling lies
I could be tripping but it seems like something’s just not right
Just not right here

Am I acting paranoid oh lord don’t tell me I’m slipping
That’s just stress I can’t afford so please tell me this is different

I got sweaty palms when I shake your hand, I don’t take no chance
Girl you ain’t my girl and you ain’t my mans and no
I don’t trust nobody at first glance at all
Out to take my soul or take my capital

They tell me I’m stressing on things that ain’t real well
That may be true but I can’t change how I feel so

Maybe I’m way too high
Or is there something going on I can’t see with my eyes
With my eyes though

Is someone telling lies
I could be tripping but it seems like something’s just not right
Just not right here

Don’t wait ‘til it’s way too late
Don’t let them get over
You might have to make them pay
Regret that shit all summer

Don’t wait ‘til it’s way too late
Don’t let them get over
You might have to make them pay
Regret that shit all summer

Maybe I’m way too high
Or is there something going on I can’t see with my eyes
With my eyes though

Is someone telling lies
I could be tripping but it seems like something’s just not right
Just not right here

Imperfections

When I got bad skin and some b.o.
She’s still sleeping with me bro
And this ain’t me talking with my ego
But this is me saying confidence is all you need though

If you’re the one complaining a lot
Baby change all your thoughts
‘Cause I swear that’s all you have to do

Maybe they don’t pay me a lot
But she still wanna lay at my spot
‘Cause my attitude

Yeah my girl loves me for my imperfections
When I’m bad with good intentions
Got no whips and I got no mansion
It’s a good thing I got imperfections yeah

I told her I don’t fuck with makeup
So leave it alone when you come to my home
And she knows when I talk that I’m straight up
If those feelings get hurt then it ain’t gonna work at all

She got it on hard as fuck for me
But I ain’t doing nothing but being myself
She tells me that all her love is free
And I ain’t got a thing that you might call wealth

If you don’t wanna be what you are, you don’t see what you are
Take a look for free
If you don’t really like what you got then you might wanna come
Take a tip from me

‘Cause girl loves me for my imperfections
When I’m bad with good intentions
Got no whips and I got no mansion
It’s a good thing I got imperfections yeah

I don’t act nice just ‘cause I’m sweet
I don’t wanna waste your time
I don’t like them if they don’t like me
And they ain’t even on my mind

I could be tripping on why they might not like what I got
I don’t have time to waste and that seems like a waste of thought

‘Cause girl loves me for my imperfections
When I’m bad with good intentions
Got no whips and I got no mansion
It’s a good thing I got imperfections yeah

Spoken For

Can you teach me how to curb this emotion
It ain’t easy to ignore someone who’s all you’re looking for
In the shadows hoping that their bond is broken
Got no time to feel a way about someone who’s spoken for
 
I don’t wanna talk to you about this
But nobody else would know what we missed
Do you ever think about if we kissed
I don’t wanna walk away and be pissed
 
I know you got a man you care about and
He don’t deserve to be lied to
A couple things need some airing out though
I’m better than him and I like you
 
You got my love you know
You got my time alone
We might be friends out there
But that ain’t true down low
 
I wanna tell you here
You got my heart and soul
I know you feel the same
Too bad you’re spoken for
 
Can you teach me how to curb this emotion
It ain’t easy to ignore someone who’s all you’re looking for
In the shadows hoping that their bond is broken
Got no time to feel a way about someone who’s spoken for
 
So we’re friends and we both agree to that
Maybe we should talk about the meaning then
As far as I know, you know, I know we feel differently
But we pretend
 
Either way I know you care for me
Either way I know I want you in my life
It’s not about what’s fair for me
But don’t you wonder what it would be like
 
You got my love you know
You got my time alone
We might be friends out there
But that ain’t true down low
 
I wanna tell you here
You got my heart and soul
I know you feel the same
Too bad you’re spoken for
 
Can you teach me how to curb this emotion
It ain’t easy to ignore someone who’s all you’re looking for
In the shadows hoping that their bond is broken
Got no time to feel a way about someone who’s spoken for

Right Away

I’m never really sprung like this
Creeping through my mind all night and day
I watch you like you’re on my wrist
Come over I need you right away
 
I’m never really sprung like this
Creeping through my mind all night and day
I watch you like you’re on my wrist
Come over I need you right away
 
I know it’s a lot to take in
But there’s something here if I’m not mistaken
My usual feeling is less than impressed
But I’m scared just to ask you if you’re not taken
 
I need everything in front of me
I breathe to give you what you want from me
A little bit of time that we got so true
That little bit of time I want to spend with you
 
I know you’re right for me
I know don’t hide from me
You got good energy
So don’t waste it away now mama
 
I’m never really sprung like this
Creeping through my mind all night and day
I watch you like you’re on my wrist
Come over I need you right away
 
I’m never really sprung like this
Creeping through my mind all night and day
I watch you like you’re on my wrist
Come over I need you right away
 
Too old to be hiding our feelings
Too young to just know what is right to say
To smart to be walking on ceilings
Too soon to just go and celebrate
 
This shit is good, this shit is good though
I wanna savor everything it’s good for
Got game for you, got game but no need
For you to do anything but get to know me now
 
You’re right for me
I know don’t hide from me
You got good energy
So don’t waste it away now mama
 
I’m never really sprung like this
Creeping through my mind all night and day
I watch you like you’re on my wrist
Come over I need you right away
 
I’m never really sprung like this
Creeping through my mind all night and day
I watch you like you’re on my wrist
Come over I need you right away

Blink of an Eye

Love you forever, never been a problem
That don’t mean there might not be somebody else tomorrow
Look at the statistic, let’s be realistic
Flames don’t burn forever even though we’re gonna miss it
 
You know I want ya, more than just a sancha
Trying not to let the moment go passed
A cynic in my thoughts, I try to make it stop
I grew up on relationships that don’t last
 
Oh let’s enjoy what we’ve got
And ride this wave ‘til it’s done
You know that we’ve both learned a lot
It might be time to move on so
 
I’ll be back in the blink of an eye for you
Truth be told I would die for you
Run this out, let the well run dry for you
‘Cause it was never meant to last that long
 
Back in the blink of an eye for you
Truth be told I would die for you
But when it’s over I won’t cry for you
‘Cause it was never meant to last that long
 
I like to please you, never wanna need you
Tell me am I predictable yet
I’ll let you kiss me ‘til you don’t miss me
That’s when we both begin to forget
 
Sometimes I wonder if you might be ready for more
But you bite your tongue when I’m near
I’m trying to tell you that we could make a pact in blood
But it’s never gonna be clear
 
And when I get older I’ll let you know
If I ever gave it a chance
But right now I’m not sure and I’m thinking maybe
That this shit ain’t gonna last
 
I’ll be back in the blink of an eye for you
Truth be told I would die for you
Run this out, let the well run dry for you
‘Cause it was never meant to last that long
 
Back in the blink of an eye for you
Truth be told I would die for you
But when it’s over I won’t cry for you
‘Cause it was never meant to last that long
 

This Ain't Love

This ain’t love, this ain’t love
Maybe we don’t need to know
Maybe what feels good is good enough
 
This ain’t love, this ain’t love
Hate to say I told you so
You never know what’s true until it’s done
 
If I spend all my time looking for the one
I’ll be spending time getting nothing done
Got no one to call when I’m out of town
But we can say it’s you when you come around baby
 
I still care in a way that’s real, I just know ahead of time
This ain’t gonna last forever
This might be about sex appeal, I don’t really mind
If you’re holding out for someone that’s better
 
We got too much time
We got too much time to be settling
Got you on my mind
Ain’t that enough for now though
 
This ain’t love, this ain’t love
Maybe we don’t need to know
Maybe what feels good is good enough
 
This ain’t love, this ain’t love
Hate to say I told you so
You never know what’s true until it’s done
 
Even though we might never see it through
I’ll always come around when you need me to
Should the one you love ever treat you bad
I won’t hesitate to go and beat his ass baby
 
Late night if you want it intimate, I’ll always be into it
We ain’t gotta do the whole dance though
Come through, chill for just a little bit, leave here when you’re sick of it
Always tell the truth when I ask you
 
We got too much time
We got too much time to be settling
Got you on my mind
Ain’t that enough for now though
 
This ain’t love, this ain’t love
Maybe we don’t need to know
Maybe what feels good is good enough
 
This ain’t love, this ain’t love
Hate to say I told you so
You never know what’s true until it’s done
 

Wait For Me

I’ve always had one foot out the door
I don’t wanna play this game no more
I don’t wanna let you down
I don’t wanna see you drown
 
I’ve always had one hand on your heart
The other one pulling us apart
I don’t wanna let you go
 
Why do you wait for me
And let me hurt you
Why can’t I set you free to someone
Who deserves you
 
Don’t tell me that you’re fine
Don’t say it’s worth it
I might spend my whole life
In search of something perfect
 
GIve me all your love, give me all your time
And I’ll show you how to carefully throw it away for sure
‘Till there’s no more
You’ll never get it back no no no no no no
 
Please don’t ask me how I say nice things
When I know right now what the future brings
I know damn well that this ain’t my dream
But somehow I still don’t know what it means
 
Sitting in the car trying to tell you that you’re wrong
Tell you that you’re crazy but you knew it all along
I put that on, I never meant to try and put you on
How did you stay here so long
 
Why do you wait for me
And let me hurt you
Why can’t I set you free to someone
Who deserves you
 
Don’t tell me that you’re fine
Don’t say it’s worth it
I might spend my whole life
In search of something perfect
 
It ain’t crazy that I want you
But it’s crazy that I got you
Even crazier I take for granted everything
I used to worship
 
Now it’s obvious my dreams are yelling out to me
And I paid a couple shrinks to spell it out for me
There’s no way for this to go without a casualty
I just can’t imagine me ever having apathy for you
 
Tell me what else I need to know
I got your unconditional
Devoted affection and
I ain’t learned my lesson yet
 
This is the thick of it, why can’t I just admit
I might be sick of, girls there’s no trick to this
Never be late again, you’ll never wait again
As long as I’m not your friend, why can’t I just leave you alone
 
Why do you wait for me
And let me hurt you
Why can’t I set you free to someone
Who deserves you
 
Don’t tell me that you’re fine
Don’t say it’s worth it
I might spend my whole life
In search of something perfect
 

Nothin's on Fire

I’m falling for my same old tricks
Nothing really changed I guess
Tell me how to make them go away
 
It just never occurred to me
I’m the one who’s hurting me
Saving solutions for rainy days
 
Nothing’s on fire, why am I so tired
Baby are we about to get it on, ‘cause I need it oh
Nothing’s on fire, why am I so tired
Baby are we about to get it on, I’ve need it so long now
 
Maybe letting go is best
Focus on somebody else
The path of resistance just leads to pain
 
Maybe distractions are good
I can if someone else could
I promise myself that one day I’ll be sane
 
Nothing’s on fire, why am I so tired
Baby are we about to get it on, ‘cause I need it oh
Nothing’s on fire, why am I so tired
Baby are we about to get it on, I’ve need it so long now
 

The Truth

I never read the newspaper
I barely believe what I see right here
Trying to keep the lies out of my mind
 
I never bother with cable
I guess I’ll miss all the bullshit this year
If I’m being honest that’s just fine
 
Won’t someone tell me the god damned truth
‘Cause all these people talking got no proof
If they don’t wanna keep it straight up
Alright fasho then, I guess I won’t have a clue
 
Tell me what the difference is
How do I know who’s really down
Tell me what it looks like when they’re lying
 
They try to make it simplistic
No shades of gray to figure out
It doesn’t even look like they’ve been trying
 
Won’t someone tell me the god damned truth
‘Cause all these people talking got no proof
If they don’t wanna keep it straight up
Alright fasho then, I guess I won’t have a clue
 
So they fight, they fight and don’t know which is right
See it on the news when you’re getting home at night
Who’s wrong, wrong a broken record song
Why can’t we admit that we don’t know and move along
 
‘Cause I can’t even have a conversation
Please don’t bring up politics and just stick to the basics
You don’t have the facts and I don’t think I have the patience
Every source of information that we have is tainted
 
Aside from the facts, opinions are broad
And that’s just some shit you can’t argue
I’d like to be right but it’s not looking good
And I don’t wanna play the fool
 
Won’t someone tell me the god damned truth
‘Cause all these people talking got no proof
If they don’t wanna keep it straight up
Alright fasho then, I guess I won’t have a clue
 

Leaves In The Pool

Now there’s leaves in the pool
Where there used to be you
Used to be you
 
I can’t help feeling like a fool
Wishing it was still June
It was still June
 
Don’t figure it out too soon
If you do what am I gonna do?
When I explain my favorite memories
They sound so dumb
 
I never tried to grow up quick
Guess I did a pretty good job of it
My biggest fear was being old and wishing I was still young
 
But isn’t that everybody’s problem
Youth’s done with you when you’re not done
Make peace and give in
Love what you’re given
 
It’s strange when you stop and look how your life changed
We’re just trying to make sure it’s the right change
I’ll pause my mission
For ones I’m missing
 
Now there’s leaves in the pool
Where there used to be you
Used to be you
 
I can’t help feeling like a fool
Wishing it was still June
It was still June
Secrets that you couldn’t hold
Forgive me for the lies I told
These little things that seem so big
When we were still so young
 
Hold on with a grip that’s loose
And let go with the lives we choose
We’re far apart but never too far to come undone
 
Call me up in the middle of the late night
Talk you through something if it ain’t right
They say it goes by
And now I know why
 
It’s like this when you look where your life is
We’re just trying to stay put where the light is
I’ll pause my mission for one’s I’m missing
 
Now there’s leaves in the pool
Where there used to be you
Used to be you
 
I can’t help feeling like a fool
Wishing it was still June
It was still June
 

Almost Famous

Don’t you worry about me
Baby nothing’s changing
This is how it’s supposed to be
When you’re almost famous
 
I’ve had dreams about these dreams
Since I was a baby
This is how it’s supposed to be
When you’re almost famous yeah yeah
 
A lot of time that I’ll probably be gone
So I don’t have the time to sit and watch a re-run
Man you think that I’m busy but I’ve hardly begun
And right about the time I die is when I’ll be done
 
So give me both your eyes while I’m around to love
Don’t complain and say I’m never down for stuff
I’m doing all of this because I care for you
And everything I make I wanna share with you
 
I got a lot to get used to
Who are these people singing
Yeah, still got a lot of things to prove
Pinch me if I’m dreaming
 
Don’t you worry about me
Baby nothing’s changing
This is how it’s supposed to be
When you’re almost famous
 
I’ve had dreams about these dreams
Since I was a baby
This is how it’s supposed to be
When you’re almost famous yeah yeah
 
I want a lot of things that I can’t afford
I got a lot of friends that I can’t support
I never took a class on something
Don’t tell me that I skipped for nothing
 
Ten years missing summer
‘Cause I gotta buy a house for mama
So you gotta sit there and wonder
If it ever really was a come up
 
I got a lot to get used to
Who are these people singing
Yeah, still got a lot of things to prove
Pinch me if I’m dreaming
 
Don’t you worry about me
Baby nothing’s changing
This is how it’s supposed to be
When you’re almost famous
 
I’ve had dreams about these dreams
Since I was a baby
This is how it’s supposed to be
When you’re almost famous yeah yeah
 

Come For You

I’ve tried hard to be smooth
I don’t know what to do
I’m already a fool
Don’t make me come for you
 
Believe me I understand
You might be out of my league but still
I really wanna think I can
I just don’t want my ego killed
 
I’ve always been the underdog with the upset game
When the sunset came,
I really used to have no shame I would take low aim
So I could just get brain
 
But things changed for me
Desire for connection came to me
Casual affection ain’t the same to me
A player’s never really what I aimed to be
 
I just need someone who’s sharp enough
To know when I’m a fraud
Think I need someone to hold me
Just in case I fall apart
 
I’ve tried hard to be smooth
I don’t know what to do
I’m already a fool
Don’t make me come for you
 
Why I gotta make things tough
Expectations way too high
I require way too much
For such an average looking guy
 
That’s why I’m change on deck
Got the chains on neck
Can you wait a sec
 
I know you think I’m self obsessed
I would change all this
If you would just say yes
 
‘Cause things changed for me
Desire for connection came to me
Casual affection ain’t the same to me
A player’s never really what I aimed to be
 
 
I just need someone like you
Who sees right through me with one glance
I know I’m aiming for the stars
But I’m willing to take that chance
 
I’ve tried hard to be smooth
I don’t know what to do
I’m already a fool
Don’t make me come for you
 

10 Karats

Every detail of this look to me is crucial
40 minutes in the mirror that’s only for my approval
All this jewelry I’d do without it
But your girlfriend gave me dap because she’s digging my outfit
 
Love me for my soul or you love me for the way I shine
Either way that shit ain’t on my mind oh
Pay me what you owe full in cash and never waste my time
Give me my piece or give me peace of mind oh
 
Don’t ever flex ‘cause your diamonds make you feel good
Everyone knows it don’t matter in the real world
Take off my rings when I’m up in her thing
‘Cause she tells me that it stings but I think that she still would
 
‘Cause 10 karats is enough to wear on my neck
Who’s looking at me now
I don’t care about who the fuck to impress
But who’s looking at me now
 
Who’s looking at me though
 
I ain’t saying that you don’t deserve it
‘Cause you put in the work and I’m sure it was worth it
Maybe you should be embarrassed
Making them feel bad they can’t afford what you’re wearing
 
Know you wear brands
But those brands you wear are all played out
Know you got bands ‘cause it’s all you ever talk about
 
I’m in the stands with a jersey that I got discount
Call me the man ‘cause I’m still laced out though
 
I’m cashing checks buying shit that I can write off
I kiss her neck I know those panties coming right off
Gold in my teeth I ain’t trying to be sweet
When I bite on her cheeks I can chew all that I bite off
 
‘Cause 10 karats is enough to wear on my neck
Who’s looking at me now
I don’t care about who the fuck to impress
But who’s looking at me now
 
Who’s looking at me though