Square One (Prod. 5 Star Beats)

by Cam James



Inspiration for all those familiar with the struggle.



Looked up to my idols
thought them niggas was gods, my right hand on that Bible
this life gon' take yo ammunition, them bullets out of that rifle
been daydreamin' bout rings, nobody takin' my title

Verse 1

Ain't feelin' that,
'cause yo heart sayin' you made it, that confidence is inflated
you workin' hard for that praise, just to get it degraded
lost in Frankie Beverly's Maze, man yo rhymes lookin' outdated
take my advice, I'm feelin' like, you gotta stick to yo basics
what you know best, square one and make plans to hit that next spot
no big chains, fresh drop in yo present,
but they recognizin' yo presence, them mixtapes is yo message
and they listenin', strangers support yo craft
got no time to get gassed though
day job for that gas dough,'cause payin' the bills get real
you come home to yo seeds, they need time and they need meals
like Daddy, go spit that real, rock them stages to get that deal
get rid of that pride first, 'cause this business divine cursed
them groupies define thirst, end up like Jevon Kearse
raided, but you can't hate it when you panty-line worshippin'

Picturin' contracts, write ya name in cursive when
radio bumpin' yo shit, people see you in person 'n
scream, endorsements out the ass, face up on the screen
man that's what you get for chasin' down ya dreams, for chasin' down ya dreams


Came to win it, my time n' imma spend it
ain't no guarantees, nigga nothin' is infinite
these rappers ain't no gods, be a man about yo limits
runnin' man pass GO, n imma catch you at the finish
man I chase

Verse 2

Bullshit in yo past, stay focused on yo present,
make big moves off definites, yall strike out w/ that guessin
I feel like a villain in essence cause,
I use yall struggles, and yall pain
for my song topics, my gain
but that shit mine too
most of y'all been lied to, n expect to fail
to be the next nigga in jail
cocked up what I got locked up
got a microphone and I spit like hell
javelin, discus, they throwin' shit at my business
all I wanted was a better whip and some free time on my wish list
huh, I love when they dismiss these messages I be kickin' out
just quit announce that you movin' on, quick to bounce to my newest song

step into these 13s, handle all my pride
holdin' back my vision, this motivation inside
I grind long as I'm livin', but I'm still takin' my time
my mind tellin' me wait for it, my watch says about time
game over

Chorus, Bridge


released June 28, 2013
Written, Performed & Mixed by The Concept in Orlando, FL
Produced by 5 Star Beats



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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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