All Falls Down

It seems we living the American dream

But the people highest up got the lowest self-esteem

The prettiest people do the ugliest things

For the road to riches and diamond rings

We shine because they hate us, floss cause they degrade us

We trying to buy back our 40 acres

And for that paper, look how low we a’stoop

Even if you in a Benz, you still a nigga in a coop

We buy our way out of jail, but we can’t buy freedom

We’ll buy a lot of clothes when we don’t really need em

Things we buy to cover up what’s inside

Cause they make us hate ourself and love they wealth

That’s why shorty’s hollering “Where the ballas’ at?”

Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack

And a white man get paid off of all of that

But I ain’t even gon act holier than thou

Cause fuck it, I went to Jacob with 25 thou

Before I had a house and I’d do it again

Cause I wanna be on 106 and Park pushing a Benz

I wanna act ballerific like it’s all terrific

I got a couple past due bills, I won’t get specific

I got a problem with spending before I get it

We all self conscious I’m just the first to admit it

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Still one of the best Kanye West tracks of all time.

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