CLEmishibai Man[ Cleveland ]

CLEmishibai Man[ Cleveland ]

演唱歌手:Overdrive Juan

所属专辑:In the Fields

发行时间:2022-05-31

歌曲热度:22

On one street stands a memorial to the over one thousand children and young adults who have died from violence in greater Cleveland since 1990

When they get off a plane somewhere and someone says where you from

They’re not going to say Hudson or Bay Village or Cleveland Heights

They’re going to say Cleveland

East Cleveland is to me its in a state of emergency

It’s entire streets that’s abandoned

And I can’t help but to imagine that these kids have to walk pass this area to go to school

The roof has collapsed at East High

And I arrived there and school was in session

Stood in the building and looked up and there was the sky

And Cleveland once a economic powerhouse is now one of the nations poorest cities

Cleveland done made a man of me

East Cleveland done made a man of me

Cleveland done made a man of me

Coming from the land of poverty

Cleveland done made a man of me

East Cleveland done made a man of me

Cleveland done made a man of me

Coming from the land of poverty

Yeah

July 3rd I was a product of the burbs

Momma left my father early way before I caught his words

Life sentence served

Its a trap before you start

Houston Texas to East Cleveland

Don’t know shit bout living hard

A single parent

You was forced to be a man

Momma working about 3 jobs

She was grinding for them end

Meat always on the table

No internet or cable

Og’s had the cain and seemed to make it Abel

To stay fly

Early figures that influenced me

A smart kid

A’s and B’s turned to truancy’s

Big sister said don’t let them streets ruin me

Them books don’t pay the bills shit is real for a urban teen

No peer pressure

Gear fresher

Im the man now

No bank account my money come in rubber bands now

More haters watching

Pack the tools to lay a man down

The reason that im breathing

Cleveland made me what I am now

Cleveland done made a man of me

East Cleveland done made a man of me

Cleveland done made a man of me

Coming from the land of poverty

Cleveland done made a man of me

East Cleveland done made a man of me

Cleveland done made a man of me

Coming from the land of poverty

My first case let me know that shit was real

Im getting money

City love me

Yet my momma tears revealed

The heartache if I was taken from her life

Facing seven 9 months pregnant

Now im stressing still must grind

Expensive lawyer whole re up on the case

I can’t turn into the father that I never knew today

Its got to shake

Weight drop it on me

Out on bond baby hungry

Trapped

Im trapping till the morning

Even when they tried to take me out

The smartest souls come from the ghetto

We can make it out

Shit done rumbled with the devil

Severed a lot of fines

It had me looking at myself like im destroying me

American dreams are born in poverty

The way it seems

The system’s made for me

Us

And all of those who look alike

Born at a dis advantage

That advantage made me overdrive

Juan

Without adequate schools Cleveland will have trouble competing in the global economy

And middle class families will continue to flee to the south

This may be the worst area in Cleveland that I have ever seen

A lot of people out here on welfare

A lot of people on social security

Some peoples not paying their taxes

You can’t operate without tax

You got have revenues coming in

But then again you stop and you say why do this have to be like this

Its overdrive baby

On one street stands a memorial to the over one thousand children and young adults who have died from violence in greater Cleveland since 1990

When they get off a plane somewhere and someone says where you from

They’re not going to say Hudson or Bay Village or Cleveland Heights

They’re going to say Cleveland

East Cleveland is to me its in a state of emergency

It’s entire streets that’s abandoned

And I can’t help but to imagine that these kids have to walk pass this area to go to school

The roof has collapsed at East High

And I arrived there and school was in session

Stood in the building and looked up and there was the sky

And Cleveland once a economic powerhouse is now one of the nations poorest cities

Cleveland done made a man of me

East Cleveland done made a man of me

Cleveland done made a man of me

Coming from the land of poverty

Cleveland done made a man of me

East Cleveland done made a man of me

Cleveland done made a man of me

Coming from the land of poverty

Yeah

July 3rd I was a product of the burbs

Momma left my father early way before I caught his words

Life sentence served

Its a trap before you start

Houston Texas to East Cleveland

Don’t know shit bout living hard

A single parent

You was forced to be a man

Momma working about 3 jobs

She was grinding for them end

Meat always on the table

No internet or cable

Og’s had the cain and seemed to make it Abel

To stay fly

Early figures that influenced me

A smart kid

A’s and B’s turned to truancy’s

Big sister said don’t let them streets ruin me

Them books don’t pay the bills shit is real for a urban teen

No peer pressure

Gear fresher

Im the man now

No bank account my money come in rubber bands now

More haters watching

Pack the tools to lay a man down

The reason that im breathing

Cleveland made me what I am now

Cleveland done made a man of me

East Cleveland done made a man of me

Cleveland done made a man of me

Coming from the land of poverty

Cleveland done made a man of me

East Cleveland done made a man of me

Cleveland done made a man of me

Coming from the land of poverty

My first case let me know that shit was real

Im getting money

City love me

Yet my momma tears revealed

The heartache if I was taken from her life

Facing seven 9 months pregnant

Now im stressing still must grind

Expensive lawyer whole re up on the case

I can’t turn into the father that I never knew today

Its got to shake

Weight drop it on me

Out on bond baby hungry

Trapped

Im trapping till the morning

Even when they tried to take me out

The smartest souls come from the ghetto

We can make it out

Shit done rumbled with the devil

Severed a lot of fines

It had me looking at myself like im destroying me

American dreams are born in poverty

The way it seems

The system’s made for me

Us

And all of those who look alike

Born at a dis advantage

That advantage made me overdrive

Juan

Without adequate schools Cleveland will have trouble competing in the global economy

And middle class families will continue to flee to the south

This may be the worst area in Cleveland that I have ever seen

A lot of people out here on welfare

A lot of people on social security

Some peoples not paying their taxes

You can’t operate without tax

You got have revenues coming in

But then again you stop and you say why do this have to be like this

Its overdrive baby