Still I’m Me

Still I’m me…
Who else would I be?

Every time I step to this gun range
I guarantee all the sucka niggas will start to blame
All the lyrics on the King, tell me that I dream
Hoping that I believe I’m lower than what I seem
But in my mind, I’m higher than them all,
Taller than them all, rise everyday, watch em fall
I had so many failures I’m used to all the pain
I’m used to the moment where I fail in the game
But now I stand as a man so tired
New passion in this game, watch a nigga get hired
I’m done, shawty, call the fatlady, game over
Luck has run out on ya, forget your 4 leaf clovers
New game new vision, started today on 10/23
I look at everything and describe what is me
Walked away from everything and started over
Turning frowns into smiles, I’m leaning on his shoulders

I ain’t changed, I ain’t whipped
I ain’t cold, I ain’t heartless
Still I’m Me, no matter what
Still I’m Me, no matter what
I ain’t changed, I ain’t whipped
I ain’t cold, I ain’t heartless
Still I’m me, no matter what
Who else would I be? No matter what

So when I make a stand and move, they call me cold
But I look at ya and say that the story is so old.
When I’m constant and the same, everything so cool
But the secret is that everything is not cool
I remember the times I had to cry myself to sleep
Cuz of a story that hurt me from the head to the feet
Confused as hell, I didn’t know what was going wrong
But all I know that the hate was there so strong
I remember my depression, years of crying and lying
But now I know that all I gotta do is keep trying
I keep trying to grind, keep trying to improve
Maintaining a lil rhythm, trying to stay in the groove
Not letting the chance slip by, so I gotta move.
And I gotta stay real and gotta stay cool
And remain true to my morals and my rules

I ain’t changed, I ain’t whipped
I ain’t cold, I ain’t heartless
Still I’m Me, no matter what
Still I’m Me, no matter what
I ain’t changed, I ain’t whipped
I ain’t cold, I ain’t heartless
Still I’m me, no matter what
Who else would I be? No matter what

Look at my feet, straight as they can be
But watch me put on shorts, bow-legged as can be
I bust my ass on the iron since I was scrawny as hell
But trust me, every injury I got is a story to tell
A G spent on an MRI, arthritis at 27
Wonder if I die on the iron, would I make it to heaven?
Pinched nerve in the arm sent pain through all sensors
The weight lowered down faster than I can yell, ‘Timber’
I’m going smarter now, not just going harder
I look at my results and say Los go harder
I look at my past and say Los go harder
I look at my present and say Los go harder
I look at my future and say Los go harder
I look at God and tell him I can go harder
I believe that through him I can go harder
So no matter what I do, I will go harder
To still be me, I have to go harder
I won’t stop at anything, I will go harder
I will keep to my dream, I will go harder
No matter what, I’m me, I simply go harder

I ain’t changed, I ain’t whipped
I ain’t cold, I ain’t heartless
Still I’m Me, no matter what
Still I’m Me, no matter what
I ain’t changed, I ain’t whipped
I ain’t cold, I ain’t heartless
Still I’m me, no matter what
Who else would I be? No matter what

–inspired by T.I. – No Matter What