Elletta Manley

Anacostia Senior High School

Grade:

12

Mindset

Just want you to Listen, want you to pay attention

Listen to my mindset

set set

yeah.

 

Check out my mindset

if you can’t understand me that’s a blind check

you can say I can’t make it that’s a real threat

I’mma take my spot

I’m coming real quick

 

woah

 

Going hard showing perseverance

when something blocks my goals that’s an interference

 

uh

 

Taking off showing no leaves,

having my parents coming back like remember me?

 

ahh,

 

Where was you in the beginning?

wanna have me now

You didn’t hold me down to the finish.

 

woah

 

Now I fall back, got trust issues hope you know that

all my haters that be hatin did you hear that?

I got a lot of aggression

So take a few steps back

 

When I fall short mom got my back

When I skip a beat dad catch dat.

 

Uh, yeah, real parents ain’t raise me,

been wit my first cousin since a baby

it’s a shame and yeah it’s crazy

I was born by people who were lazy

 

uh

 

bio mother was a drug addict

she was never around such a sad absence

 

uh

 

bio father couldn’t raise me

he was 50 yrs old, that’s crazy

 

woah.

 

Just want you to listen, want you to pay attention, listen to my mindset,

set set

yeah.

 

This is my mindset if you come incorrect

get rite checked people want me to smile I can’t do that

if nothing ain’t funny then forget that,

 

uh

 

blame it all on the past things

my momma left me wit bad dreams

Moms popped pops wit a frying pan I was 4 yrs old

man I shoulda ran

 

but my real mama don’t listen

try to talk to her she don’t pay attention

wanna be a mom and friend

know the difference

 

wish she would pick one and stop all the switchin

mama got it hard cause she don’t wanna listen

 

steady rep the streets rollin blunts

selling some

thinking it’s ok if she stay on the run

 

finally got caught now she sitting in a cell

in jail

Wish ya daughter pay ya bail

calling me up wit a hunnid excuses,

 

steady running game trynna be so exclusive

I ain’t wit the bull

cuz I know she still using

 

Ain’t foolin me knowing what she been doing,

ain’t finna speak like it when I’m weak

like it when I cry

 

man the time went by, growing up fast

still dwelling on the past

 

oou!

 

Just want you to listen,

want you to pay attention

listen to my mindset

 

set set

yeah.