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Geto Boys - My Mind Playing Tricks on Me

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I sit alone in my four-cornered room staring at candles. Oh, that shit is on? Let me drop some shit like this here, real smooth.

At night, I can't sleep. I toss and turn. Candlesticks in the dark. Visions of bodies being burned. Four walls just staring at a nigga. I'm paranoid, sleeping with my finger on the trigger. My mother's always stressing I ain't living right, but I ain't goin' out without a fight. See, every time my eyes close, I start sweating and blood starts coming out my nose. It's somebody watching the Ak, but I don't know who it is so I'm watching my back. I can see him when I'm deep in the covers. When I awake, I don't see the motherfucker. He owns a black hat like I own. A black suit and a cane like my own. Some might say take a chill, B. But fuck that shit! There's a nigga trying to kill me! I'm popping in the clip when the wind blows. Every twenty seconds got me peeping out my window. Investigating the joint for traps. Checking my telephone for taps. I'm staring at the woman on the corner. It's fucked up when your mind's playing tricks on you.

I make big money. I drive big cars. Everybody know me. It's like I'm a movie star. But late at night something ain't right. I feel I'm being tailed by the same sucker's headlights. Is it that fool that I ran off the block? Or is it that nigga last week that I shot? Or is it the one I beat for five thousand dollars? Thought he had 'caine but it was Gold Medal flour. Reach under my seat, grabbed my popper for the suckers. Ain't no use to me lying. I was scareder than a motherfucker. Hooked a left into Popeye's and bailed out quick. If it's going down, let's get this shit over with. Here they come just like I figured. I got my hand on the motherfucking trigger. What I saw'll make your ass start giggling: three blind, crippled and crazy senior citizens. I live by the sword. I take my boys everywhere I go because I'm paranoid. I keep looking over my shoulder and peeping around corners. My mind is playing tricks on me.

Day by day, it's more impossible to cope. I feel like I'm the one that's doing dope. Can't keep a steady hand because I'm nervous. Every Sunday morning, I'm in service. Praying for forgiveness. And trying to find an exit out the business. I know the Lord is looking at me, but yet and still it's hard for me to feel happy. I often drift while I drive, having fatal thoughts of suicide. Bang and get it over with. And then I'm worry-free, but that's bullshit! I got a little boy to look after. And if I died then my child would be a bastard. I had a woman down with me, but to me it seemed like she was down to get me. She helped me out in this shit, but to me she was just another bitch. Now she's back with her mother. Now I'm realizing that I love her. Now I'm feeling lonely. My mind is playing tricks on me.

This year Halloween fell on a weekend. Me and Geto Boys are trick-or-treating. Robbing little kids for bags until a law man got behind our ass. So we speeded up the pace. Took a look back, and he was right before our face. He'd be in for a squabble, no doubt, so I swung and hit the nigga in his mouth. He was going down we figured, but this wasn't no ordinary nigga. He stood about six or seven feet. Now that's the nigga I be seeing in my sleep. So we triple-teamed on him, dropping them motherfucking Bs on him. The more I swung, the more blood flew. Then he disappeared, and my boys disappeared, too. Then I felt just like a fiend. It wasn't even close to Halloween. It was dark as fuck on the streets. My hands were all bloody from punching on the concrete. God damn, homie. My mind is playing tricks on me.

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Duration: 4 minutes and 59 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Views: 246
Posted by: on Aug 14, 2013

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