Selfish (Prod. B​-​Rad Beats)

by Cam James

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about

Tryin' to surround myself with the right people, in case I ever see success. Loyalty is everything.

lyrics

Sometimes I sit and think about my potential to make it
not just in music, 'cause there's other boundaries to break in
-stead of hoppin' into spaces and hopin' that I can fake it
I'll put some serious time in then turn the page like Sudeikis
it's Wilde, tryin' to make amends,
but at the same time tryna make ya ends
meet halfway, on that ya fate depends
workin' on loadin' docks, or customer service n ignore the clock
while you watchin' stars get hoes on a yacht
when you was younger what you thought yo destination was?
another broke nigga standin' in line to pay the club?
half of ya paycheck for VIP wit' bottles
comin' bout every hour in showers impressin' models
that's cool I guess, do you but they ain't leavin' thinkin' you the best
them dudes'll flex, when you need 'em askin' "what we doin' next?"
all 'cause you lack conviction, too many parallelograms inside ya circle
half they asses matchin' that description

Chorus

then they gon' call you selfish
(hol' up, I thought that this was my money,
they standin' in line for me)

it's human nature, man they can't help it
(ain't gon' happen to me, my patnas got loyalty
n they gon' die for me)

then they gon' call you selfish
(hol' up, I thought that this was my money,
they standin' in line for me)

they smilin' and they pretend, long as paper comin' in
if you lookin' for the devil watch ya family and friends

Verse 2

Listen,
When I was young I never was the nigga women followed
stayed lookin' for somethin' deep and them chickens was hollow
genetics kicked in, looks caught up wit' my talent
went to college, and next thing I knew I was knockin' boots wit' models
huh, everybody get they day in the sun,
yes some, get more than others, but life is a game of runs
make yo comeback, I'm forcin' my doubters to pay respects
Jay Elect, I might leave bitch but my uzi weighs a ton
fans support the tapestries that fall out my mouth
but I got a few that hated, if only you knew what it took to make it
Loyalty ain't common nowadays, dry snitchin' and swagger jackin'
somebody tell me what happened
'cause navigatin' my life, is like headin' to work in traffic
backpackers n actors in front of me packin' mattresses
temptation to sleep on me, the power's strong with this one
give me a mic and one minute, I'm killin' Sonny Liston
Loyalty is, havin' the same vision
same purpose in the long run, like it's Usain sprintin'
one hunnid, my DBs deep, y'all better run it
lockdown my circle make all of them squares punt it
Got some homies that drink, some homies that steal,
the latter was my particular vice to be real,
I had a brain full of plans, not all of 'em panned out
but my day one crew? we out here payin' bills
and one day

my kids gon' call me selfish...
hope to God I got the strength to spend money on these fools
but I want 'em, guess I can't help it...
I guess that's part of growin' up, ain't it

damn

my kids gon' be callin' me selfish...
hope to God I got the strength to spend money on these fools
but I want 'em, guess I can't help it...
I guess that's part of growin' up, ain't it...

credits

released October 26, 2013
Written, Recorded & Mixed by The Concept in Orlando, FL
Produced by BRad Beats
Cover Art designed by The Concept
Photo Credit: Ariana Rose

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Cam James Atlanta, Georgia

Cam James is gonna act like he's not narrating this joint. All y'all gotta know is that I'm passionate about the art, and hopefully that shows in every track you hear. ATL.

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