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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Fences - Otherside (Ryan Lewis Remix) lyrics

Oh, girl, this boat is sinking
There's no sea left for me
And how the sky gets heavy
When you are underneath it
Oh, I want to sail away from here
And God
He came down (down [7x])
And said (down [8x])
Nothing (down [8x])

He rolled up asked him what he was sippin' on
Said "Lean, you wanna hit it dawg?"
That's the same stuff Weezy sippin' huh?
And tons of other rappers that be spittin' hard
Yep, yep, he had five up on
When he passed him that Styrofoam
The Easter pink, heard it in a rhyme before
Finally got to see what all the hype was on

And then he took a sip sittin' in the Lincoln
Thinking he was pimpin' as he listened to the system
Little did he know that it was just as addictive as bass
Not the kind of hit from the kick drum

Hot box let the bass bump
Take it to face, gulp
Months later the use went up
And every blunt was accompanied by the pink stuff
But goddamn he loved that feeling
Purple rain coated in the throat
Just so healin'
Medicine alleviate the sickness
Liquid to fix and it comes with a cost

Wake up, cold sweat, scratchin', itchin'
Try to escape the skin that barely fit him
Gone, get another bottle just get a couple swallows
Headed towards the bottom
Couldn't get off it
Didn't even think he had a problem
Though he couldn't sleep without getting nauseous
Room spinnin', thinking he might of sipped
Just a little bit too much of that cough syrup

His eyelids closed shut
Sat back in the chair, clutching that cup
Girlfriend came and a couple of hours later said his name
Shook him, but he never got up

Never got up, never got up
We live on the cusp of death, thinkin' that it won't be us
It won't be us [3x]
Nah, it won't be us

Oh, girl, this boat is sinking
There's no sea left for me
And how the sky gets heavy
When you are underneath it
Oh, I want to sail away from here
And God
Came down (down [7x])
And said (down [8x])
Nothing (down [8x])

And he just wanted to act like them
He just wanted to rap like him
Us as rappers underestimate the power
And the effects we have on these kids
Blunt passed, ash in a tin
Pack being pushed, harassed by the feds
The fact of it is most people that rap like this
Talkin' about some shit they haven't lived

Surprise, you know the drill
Trapped in a box declined record sales
Follow the formula
Violence, drugs and sex sells
So we try to sound like someone else
This is not Californication
There's no way to glorify this pavement
Syrup, Percocet, and an eighth day
Will leave you broke, depressed and emotionally vacant
Despite how Lil Wayne lives
It's not conducive to being creative (down [8x])
And I know 'cause he's my favorite
And I know 'cause I was off that same mix

Rationalize the shit that I try
After I listen to dedication
But he's an alien, I'd sip that shit
Pass out or play PlayStation
Months later I'm in the same place
No music made, feeling like a failure
And trust me, it's not dope to be twenty five
And move back to your parents basement

I've seen my peoples dreams die
I see what they can be denied
And "weeds not a drug" that's denial
Groundhog Day, life repeat each time
I've seen Oxycontin take three lives
I grew up with them, we used to chief dimes
I've seen cocaine bring out the demons inside

Cheatin' and lyin'
Friendship cease, no peace in the mind
Stealin' and takin' anything to fix the pieces inside
Broken, hopeless, headed nowhere
Only motivation for what the dealer's supplyin'

That rush, that drug, that dope
Those pills, that crumb, that roach
Thinkin' I would never do that, not that drug
Growin' up nobody ever does
Until you're stuck lookin' in the mirror
Like I can't believe what I've become
Swore I was gonna be someone
And growin' up everyone always does
We sell our dreams and our potential
To escape through that buzz
Just keep me up, keep me up
Hollywood, here we come

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Cover: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Fences - Otherside (Ryan Lewis Remix)
  • Vs. (The Vs. Re-Release)

  • Year
  • 2010

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