Paint By Numbers feat. Courtney Crooks

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produced by IG88

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[Intro: Casey G and Good Matters]
First step, second step, third step, run. (First step, second step, third step, run.)
First step, second step, third step, run. (First step, second step, third step, run.)
First step, second step, third step, run. (First step, second step, third step, run.)
Brace yourself child, we only just begun. (First step, second step, third step, run.)

[Verse 1: Casey G]
I've ridden this same wave before
It was a mistake last time, I must be crazy to have expected more
Test my own floor lookin for loop holes
But loose boards aside I think I'm in this for the long haul
What's wrong with me? Are we supposed to pray?
This normal to wake up a decade older than me yesterday?
I never meant to be a smoker or a hypocrite
But then again, I never realized what knowing women meant
Speaking of which, what the fuck have I accomplished yet?
Except get flagged as a crook in a room full of accomplices
You ever looked in the mirror and felt like you were being lied to?
Recognize the paint, but not the painter in side you?
Side view. Enjoy the profile of my landscape
Got this rhythm from my God for a dime bag and a handshake
The most happily strange person you'll ever meet
Are those your expressions in my pocket or you just happy to see me?
Oh I see. So now we playing coy huh?
My second favorite bait to lure me out of these doldrums
Her face say no duh, but these games she play so faux pas
So what? This is my mistake to repeat y'all

[Chorus]
You say you got conviction
You say you play the game
If you wanna get that money honey
It's time for you to act your age
(Repeat)

[Verse 2: Good Matters]
I've been counting up my good deeds, for a karma withdrawl
As if these Lead Belly blues songs had me swarming with calls
Instead they'll probably tell me that the cadence is wrong
And my girl is on the phone yelling, "Fuck ain't you home?!"
Is it normal that my brain doesn't know where to begin?
And is it possible that polished gold is probably tin?
I'm eight dollars with of lyrics and a quarter of sin
And I'll approach with social phobia and hide behind friends
I'm a weirdo, heard it by the earful
Had me feeling tearful, forever feeling fearful
Because I'm always nervous, I suffer from the anxious
Ain't no way to curb this. Life is feeling thankless
Cuz I'm a lone wolf howling at the moon with a mouthful
Only call me for the slick vocals on the outro
Heard me hiding in the cave, but never call me out though
Thing that scares me more than sun is fools letting their mouth go
Stand tall. Don't slouch though. Ass off the couch bro
To wait for the moment is to look like an asshole
Eat right. Stay straight. Yeah that's nice. Hey thanks
Start on that tomorrow, which I'm sure will be a great day


[Scratch break: DJ Idlhnds]

[Chorus]
You say you got conviction
You say you play the game
If you wanna get that money honey
It's time for you to act your age
(Repeat)

[Outro: Casey G & Good Matters]
First step, second step, third step, run. (First step, second step, third step, run.)
First step, second step, third step, run. (First step, second step, third step, run.)
First step, second step, third step, run. (First step, second step, third step, run.)
Brace yourself child, we only just begun. (First step, second step, third step, run.)

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from Eloquent Scoundrels Vol. 2, released September 24, 2013
mixed and mastered by IG88 and Jesus Chris Willis

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The Bad Tenants Seattle, Washington

The Bad Tenants are three guys who write dope raps and play instruments and sing blues and spin vinyl and combine it all for a sound that’s soulful and unique.
The live show is memorable. See it for yourself and you’ll understand.
Seattle, by way of Bellingham, Wa.
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