Via Local

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when this was written, in early 2010, fatty was commuting from crown heights to the upper west side for work. fatty wrote the lyrics in a note on her phone over the course of a few weeks.


slant like dickenson, anne like sexton
images organic like a frost collection
and i'm at best when the rest is stretched thin
bext tooks text books yes dyslexic
many times tested not yet bested
little kids flex street cred get tucked in bed
i don't give a fuck not interested
i'm a lyricist lyrics what i'm blessed with
same complexion as eminem and asher roth
haters make it racial saying i should never rap at all
they be better off not pissing masters off
maybe it's a gay thing i should write a folk song
i would say the joke's on you but i can't
cuz i'm still broke better get a new plan
just calm down gotta contact my producer
get a new sound get found be a true star

you have or you have not
you talk about your talent or your treasure
you don't stop
attractive and clever? even better
you'll go pop
and nobody will notice til the moment your show stops
train slows down at the station and it's utica
crown heights now
you're impatient for your future
better calm down gotta contact your producer
get a new sound get found be a true star

yes i'm anonymous trying to get on with this
job but it's honestly gotten so monotonous
on the clock i'm robotic no consciousness
on the block i'm nobody no audience
and i gotta get gold gotta profit from my poetry
gotta book a show or how the hell they gonna notice me
god i'm getting old, going on and on about a dream
but i ain't gone slow until the road rip out from under me


i'm out of contact aside from judge combat
people keep on calling me from parties i belong at
but i don't want that ya'll have got the wrong fatts
ya'll had better guess again, let me kiss my dog tags
ya'll are all at the platform i belong at
i'm riding local but i'm eyeing that express track
kinda hopeful every time i get a check cashed
maybe loco wishing somehow i could press fast
forward i'm on tour around the world signing autographs
selling out in stores around new york, order more of that
thanks for the support, every corner store a fatty hat
anyone ignoring me before had to take it back
never faking facts, only stating hope and fears
take the tape and play it back
try to say it's smoke and mirrors
only magic here is real, fattymac be lacking peers
abracadabra rapping tracks into cadavers yeah


from Old Bad Habits, released September 8, 2012
produced by the dishonorable judge combat
mixed & mastered by th3ht


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