Questions

This is…just a basic concept.
This is…another rhyme.
This is…just a basic concept.
So if you have any more questions…

For years I did these lyrics,
And they said I would fail,
Once I stepped to this mic, haters caught the hell
and brimstone, that I left in my wake, shook like an earthquake
I did all of this in an effort to be great
Began the day when I awake, road narrow and straight
Met with a world with an axe to grind, I hate
the moments that I fell, felt the knell of death’s bell
Too many points where I should’ve been put in jail
But true to the game, I used my rep to protect my truth
That the truth is, I’m like everyone else, here’s the proof
That I failed, see the proof that it is the truth
If you got any questions, listen now for the truth.
That I made my own morals, shattered then I broke them
Because when I looked I had so many naysayers, I wanted to choke them

This is…just a basic concept.
This is…another rhyme.
This is…just a basic concept.
So if you have any more questions…

I didn’t believe in kind words
Thought that shit was for the birds
Because all I caught in life was evil slurs
And side-eyed looks, I should’ve stole like a crook
Instead of reading the book, about how I should live my life
I should’ve just shook everyone who said something wrong
Said something rude, or anytime I found myself in a pissed off mood
Instead of being the nice guy, whose morals stood high
I should’ve been the dog who fucked off and lied
I should’ve did the shit that was worth apologizing when I died
And saw God and pleaded for forgiveness because I tried
To survive in a world that was so torturous to live
in, so hard to survive in, so difficult to thrive in
It seemed that everyone evil got the shit they wanted so why not
Do the shit in life which made your blood run so hot
Instead I kept the story going, kept the gray from showing
Kept my rage in check, even though it was growing
I learned a few crucial lessons and most ain’t even funny.
It’s hard owing the entire world and keep saying, ‘Easy Money.’
Be worth someone’s time and be worth someone’s frustration
So you’ll finally feel right when asking for someone’s dedication
All I’m looking for is someone to clutch when I clutch
Even in something as simple as a game of double dutch

This is…just a basic concept.
This is…another rhyme.
This is…just a basic concept.
So if you have any more questions…
So if you have any more questions…

What began as a warning shot, I now bid goodbye
Ask all your questions before I hang my head and die
Because I’m now at a crossroads, point of life or death
Both are gifts that I can easily give to myself
So here are all my questions before I take my path.
What if I could leave my enemies in a nice blood bath?
Why did it always fall on me for the world to see?
Why is it a curse to wake up and be me?
Why does the world itself no longer feel my tears?
Why is my life so hard after 27 long years?
What kind of torture is to be unhappy with all I need?
What luxuries I could’ve afforded if I didn’t believe?
Would life be better if I did what i want because I can?
Like look the devil in the eye and give him a swift backhand?
What if I walked away at 20 and kept saying no?
Would my spiritual life not gone to that miserable low?
Would my mental psyche be back to the point of my prime?
How does one look at MY past and leave it behind?

This is…just a basic concept.
This is…another rhyme.
This is…just a basic concept.
So if you have any more questions…
So if you have any more questions…

–inspired by Eminem – Survival