J. Cole - p u n c h i n ' . t h e . c l o c k lyrics

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J. Cole - p u n c h i n ' . t h e . c l o c k lyrics

[(J. Cole) & Damian Lillard:] It ain't nothing I want more Ain't nothing I want more I ain't c– I told you, when I first came here, I said, "I ain't come here to waste my time" I came here They gave us a chance to get in, like we asked for And that's, that's what we here to do (Yeah, ni**a, 26) The job still ain't done (Straight up) But I, I said, "You, you know what I'm here for" [J. Cole:] Back on top, punchin' the clock, clutchin' sanity I got more cribs than Habitat for Humanity sh*t profound, we propagating more profanity Paid off collections from recollections of calamity (Oh sh*t, look, that ni**a gonna shoot) The sh*t pop off, I learned to duck under the canopy (Oh sh*t, run, ni**a, run) 'Til it cool off, they murked a ni**a right in front of me Told him to come off his chain for tryna floss Died over a cross just like the start of Christianity When I was a boy, the teacher often reprimanded me (Jermaine) Thought it was toys, it was a Glock this ni**a handed me I busted the trees, was barely strong enough to squeeze Bullets traveled through leaves, it probably killed somebody randomly Ran in the crib and played it off amongst the family Nightmare scenes, the police finally apprehended me Woke up screamin', seen a demon had his hand on me Still sport the scar on my arm from where he branded me Like a Que Dog, my ni**as burnin' with the mute off Loud pack smoke through the cracks, I catch a contact Triggerin' a paranoid mindset, now I'm back Teeterin' between enlightened and insanity Now that I'm rich, I feel nobody understandin' me All I can do is cut the mic on, holler at you Can't let the fame scare me off from speaking candidly All them ni**as is so Kane, they started singin' like Danity Now I'm left here, paid like I planned to be, damn [Damian Lillard:] A lot of times, those situations are, um, are handled way before the time comes In the summer, I think when you truly prepare yourself, and With training and conditioning, and things like that When you cheat yourself, you fail in those moments You know, you crash, and when you really put the time in and Whether people see it, or whether people know it or not You know, it always come to light