After All (The Stress)

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Imago Dei:
My grand mother dropped out at fifth grade, started cotton picking/ Now my daughter got racks on racks for college tuition/ Went from sharecropping/ To share copping/ From stocking shelves/ To stock options/ And I ain't saying that I’m living a dream/ Reflecting on the past some memories sting/ When me and my wife eloped, we didn't have rings/ And I'll be dame if every meal we didn’t have beans/ The hue of life is blue with out any green/ And back then money was tight like skinny jeans/ Could make the budget stretch enough to fit around the bills/ Had that Prozac stress, but I didn't down those pills/ Now things changed we eating salmon for meals/ Vacations in Cancun but I know how it feels/
To stay in the house, rationing fuel/ But now we drive around town just to capture
the view/

Anderson Scott:
...Victory's so sweet/ Especially when snatched from the grips of defeat../ The words I'm kickin over beats/ got me equipped to kick it with the fiscally elite/ My plans for success are officially complete (sweet)/ anything less is obsolete/ My belief is nothing is brighter than my mystique/ so I'm gon keep doing me despite your critique/ Peep, I went from scraping up scraps/ to waking up listeners by making up raps/ From taking up space to occupying minds/ I'm too preoccupied with my grind to wait in line/ Designed by the Divine, then he broke the mold/ Behold, a nigga turning granite into gold/ Granted it was cold but damnit I was told/ that I can do it all, so I refuse to fall


from Bare Essentials, track released January 2, 2012
(Written by J. Anderson, J. Murphy)
Produced by Imago Dei
Recorded at Soul Aesthetic Studio
Contains Sample from "I'm Doing Fine" by Albert King (Irving Music Inc)



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