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Live By The Code

from As God Intended by Apollo Brown & Che' Noir



Live by the code

Verse 1

I was still workin a 9-5
times when I
was attracted to thugs and the flyest guys

Back when my occupation was being his ride or die
But now we autistic cus now it’s hard to see eye to eye

I’m on a different type of time
ain’t ready to be his house wife or bride
was around 5 or 9

Found my purpose took my whole life to find

But I had no intentions to fill they shoes I’ll rather go find my size

Never understood when rappers get a nice hand of stacks
Then they spend it all on clothes nice fancy bags
Quis told me save some money you can buy land with that
But if you go broke don’t try to blame the white man for that

They use our face as a token to show blacks get support

We play dumb But we know what it’s actually for

But in order to beat the system you gone Have to conform
Be the wolf in sheep clothes, spook who sat by the door



Live by the code
Drive by the foes
Hide by a chrome
Get Advice from the pros

Imma do it Until God say it’s Time to go
Took a pen turned my thoughts to a pot of gold

Verse 2

Tote Cus I had too
Turn the Stones that they Throw to a statue

Words that I spit came from the heart that I wrotes like a Tattoo

Reminiscin on them days we was Broke it was past due
We had no heat I Wore a coat just to go to the bathroom

Floatin right past you
10 toes when I pass thru

I use to tell jokes in my classroom
To cope with a bad mood

My ex told me stay alert cus Po po gone harass you
they pull you in for questions keep ya mouth closed when they ask you

I made it out Standin tall
With my right Hand to God
The neighborhood block drug dealers was our Santa Claus

Freedom is a privilege you only get when you train ya thoughts
wisdom is the key to unlock the cuffs when they chain ya arms

you only get what you give
Food for thought never spoils if it’s been in the fridge
Niggas talk about money they use to get as a kid
but that type of shit don’t matter if you can’t get it again



from As God Intended, released July 10, 2020


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