I came from a place I forgot I woke up in a parking lot Far from a meal and a cot On the corner Where all the streets got the same name Maybe my brains on the brink of insane Pain between the papers while sleepin' on the train This the land of milk and honey Know what I'm sayin' The invisible man times three Black, down and out Out standing on a corner no doubt Now a nation of homeless Sleepin' in bus stations Another win for the pilgrims Who said no more Haitians As I proceed Someone to feed me is what I need Through three blocks of dealers Tryin' to hit me off wit weed Avenue and boulevard hungry as a Motherfucker Hope to get a ride from a trucker Everybody know I ain't no sucker Everyone used to drop 30 at the rucker Away from crazy kids in generation wrecked Dissin' pyramids while praisin' projects Walk past old folks gettin' no respect Callin' young folks a bunch a no good rejects And I walk on
An eye for an eye I can't recognize the man in the mirror Is it I, it is I now who this cat I'm lookin' at Cause I've been waiting so long to get where I'm goin' An eye for a eye in this country tis of thee Now how the hell can I be free Who this cat I'm lookin' at Cause I been lost so long without anybody knowin'
So I move on and I walk on Past the preachers and the pimps gettin' their talk on Now why do home gotta be where the negative roam To be or not to be so I roll alone I'm trapped within this skin and these bones Temporary kings on cellular phones Can I last as I walk past Cigarette Billboards and Malt Liquor Ads Walkin' on broken bottles and potato chip bags Everyone I see got the nerve to brag Where they from what they got And don't own squat Disrespect where they from and ya might get shot Zombies askin' me what the latest Bomb Bay Should shot the fuckin' sheriff and the fuckin' deputy For OK in the drug trade and lettin' it be But I know prison for me is an industry So I Walk I heard the best things in life be free Didn't god make the land the air we breathe Not for the homeless don't give a damn about me In the mirror somebody else is starin' at me Maybe prison is the skin I'm within All this time I been sufferin' can't fix it wit a bufferin' Plus they said I'll never work in this town again Damn so I keep on walkin'
An eye for an eye I can't recognize the man in the mirror Is it I, it is I now who this cat I'm lookin' at Cause I've been waiting so long to get where I'm goin' An eye for an eye in this country tis of thee Now how the hell can I be free Who this cat I'm lookin' at Cause I been lost so long without anybody knowin'
Lil day day is big day and just did time Seen him standin' on the unemployment line Which collided wit the line of the health clinic I seen Crazy Stacy her ass standin' up in it No more welfare cut her medicaid Damn my mama used to do her braids I keep walkin' so they don't see me But I doubt if they doin' any better than me So I walk on never take the planet for granted I paved the concrete, asphalt and granite I walk pastast three brothers sittin' on the porch Wit a yard of dirt and littered wit Newports Talkin' how they comin' up while they sittin' on their ass As I walk past em I'm a target of their laughs And one said lets get em for his fuckin' stash As I walked fast past the other yards wit grass Had a lil' cash tried to make it last From a few deals I made from cleanin' windshields I ran like a rally they caught me in an alley Can't get out the ghetto from New York to Cali I thought I had nothin' till I felt the knife And now I ain't even got a life