[Mad Child]
Man, I can't believe I have to go through all of this again!
I gave you your position

[Prevail]
What?! I thought we were friends!
I didn't ask, you offered! You are short tempered and demanding
It's my energy on stage that makes our shows so outstanding!

[Mad Child]
Look, when we first hooked up, my first thought was you're a pansy
You couldn't even rap on beat you little four eyed geek!

[Prevail]
Yeah? And at the clubs there's a reason we don't hang out that much
You're double fisted with 2 Heinekens, actin' like a lush!

[Mad Child]
That's better than a leech! I tried to teach you to be tough
I guess it's hard to squeeze strength out of a creampuff!

[Prevail]
Oh you're rough?!

[Mad Child]
Yeah, that's right.

[Prevail]
Eh, let me pass you a pen, so you can fill an application at the Hair Club For Men

[Chorus: x2]
I meant everything I said
Everything I said, I meant
When this much is on the line,
yo, there's times you gotta vent
We're magnificent together,
it's a perfect combination

[Prevail]
Man you know how many times I've had to swallow my pride?!
Put my feelings aside, so that we wouldn't collide

[Mad Child]
I know I'm hard to get along with, and much harder to work for
But I'm breakin' my back, while you're hangin' out at the book store!

[Prevail]
Yeah, but when I'm there I'm reading Icarus, Kinetics and English
So when we make songs at least our music sounds distinguished

[Mad Child]
c'mon man, I made this happen! You don't appreciate shit!

[Prevail]
Yeah?!

[Mad Child]
I'm the one who hustled yo, you never put in 1 cent!
You're dead set in your ways, you're stubborn as shit!

[Prevail]
What?!

[Mad Child]
How you think we got this far?! It didn't happen from luck!

[Prevail]
If I had a buck for every kid I battled and slayed,
I'd have enough to start my own fuckin' record label anyway!

[Chorus: x2]

[Mad Child]
I hope you realize these songs weren't made for free

[Prevail]
Man, I know. But once the cash comes back, you can recoup your dough

[Mad Child]
Yeah bro, but you ain't even signed a contract!

[Prevail]
No, that's wack!

[Mad Child]
I could get stabbed in the back!

[Prevail]
You should know better than that!

[Mad Child]
Well it's frustrating to me, I got a lot on my plate!

[Prevail]
Well you're the one who put it there, I thought we already ate!

[Mad Child]
Alright look, where was I back 3 years ago?

[Prevail]
Minimum wage

[Mad Child]
That's right, an' where we at now?

[Prevail]
Yeah, different page

[Mad Child]
OK, so what's the significance of the point I'm tryin' to make?

[Prevail]
We sound magnificent together so let's drop this whole debate
How many states?

[Mad Child]
Not many
How many countries?

[Prevail]
Plenty
How old are both of y'all?

[Mad Child & Prevail]
Let's just say we're in our 20's
How'd you come up with the name Swollen Members?

[Mad Child & Prevail]
Drunk at Denny's
Any last words?

[Prevail]
Step up an' you'll get kicked to the curb
Who's strippin' your verbs?
We're rippin', you're a victim of words
We're both putting in work tryin' to get what we deserve

[Chorus: x2]
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Ventilate Lyrics

Swollen Members – Ventilate Lyrics