Oddisee - The Gold Is Mine

from Odd Renditions by Oddisee

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Take a seat any city I know the spots to eat/ the rougher side of town I'm round unless it's proper bleak/ Made it to Paris without the use of a private jet/ check in an Ibis yet check me out, I'm the flyest yet/ They exhibitionist & we're both in the exhibition/ Them to be seen, & for me to see the collection, listen/ Most of my people, they're missing out on the point of living/ To be rich or enriched is our own decision/ prone to the latter I am but most of my people isn't/ they focus different, they tend to see me as broken vision/ Man I'm trying to be a leader, if I'm shinning/ Well, that's the blind leading blind then/ Women want me cause they think that I'll complete them/ I just compliment them better than some nigga that's beneath/ I ain't talking about remarks about their hair or what they wear/ I'm just a puzzle piece when mother's start to ask when I'ma meet him/ yeah, I know my role so we rolling/ we're in a part of I know she probably don't be going/ Price is rather cheaper, the decor is rather meager/ But it's nice, it's all about the spice that the throw in/ like life, off I'm ain't showing/

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Not bronze nor silver I'm forever winning/ Not the given, but my own definition/

Last minute dot com/ I'll have you sitting next to palms where the weather's rather warm/ that's the type of shit that I be on/ spontaneity with charm & it ain't costing me an arm/ Legs up & I'm looking at the Adriatic/ Hustle off down time young I got to have it/ but not for long, yes I'm a workaholic/ drunk off the feeling of getting it cracking/ thinking of something, put it to action & seeing it happen/ laying a snare, layered with clapping/ to seeing them clapping/ conversations finding their way in the shit that I'm rapping/ See all about exchange, it ain't all about the fame/ I'm living upper middle class & people hardly know my name/ cause the dollars that I gain ain't at the cost of rotting brains/ I'm from a time that's been forgotten where the scholars entertained/ Music with a message, message with the music/ records for living reckless & records for wreck improvement/ Practicing what I'm preaching, the good and bad in me meeting/ To much of one or the other mean your perception is skewing/ fix up & care less of others doings/ ambition ain't bout results, what you perusing/

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from Odd Renditions, released May 15, 2012

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