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Chorus: Gotta work hard, gotta do it yourself X4

Gotta work hard, gotta do it yourself
When there's nobody else to help
You do what you gotta do
To make it through
From the life that you knew
To the life that you wanna know
One where you get paid to flow
Believe me I know
It takes hard work to achieve your dreams
Even if it seems
Sometimes people get money for nothing
It's all luck and
No sense of accomplishment
Comes from the money they get for free
Just like winning the lottery
I've been doing this hip-hop M U S I C
For over three
And a half years
Just rapping for my peers
And my own ears
Trying to make it big with someone else's risk
Nothing's ever happened and it's
Taught me to do it myself
Work hard and sacrifice or else
I'll never achieve
Or receive
My dreams
Instead I'll just retrieve
Some cream
From a half eaten donut that I find in the trash
That sounds rash
But without dedication
And an education
Nothing
Happens
You just get a big slap in
The face
And you'll fall down one day when you aren't braced
By those you call your friends and your family
They got sick of you asking for money
And a place to stay
When all you do all day
Is watch some soaps and eat some food
They'll kick you out and say I should
Have done that long ago
No more
Support
If you ain't working
Acting like a jerk and
Abusing
The system
Always hitting
People up for all they have
Never looking before you grab
Now you're stuck on the street
With nothing to eat
And no place to sleep
And you blame everyone else
Because you were too lazy to help yourself
And now there's no one else
To turn to
Too bad you blew
It with your own life
A little hard work would have avoided all the strife
That's why you...
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One day you walk by a TV with the news
And you see your best friend from high school
And he's a billionaire
Your jaw drops as you exclaim where
Did he get all that money from
'Cause you always thought that he was dumb
Just then you remember
That even though he never
Had a report card like yours
He always had more
Desire, dedication
And motivation
Then you ever had
Now you're mad
And feeling sad
'Cause you never thought how bad
Your life would be
When you turned down Mickey D's
And Wendy's
At 17
And you dropped out of college
Because you were too lazy to work for that knowledge
Then you watch the news some more
And you see how your best friend founded the store
That made him rich and successful
Famous yet humble
He starts into a speech and he mentions you
And how you
Never worked hard with your brains
And how it taught him to work hard and now it's driving you insane
You sit there and cry
Looking at the sky
Wondering why
No one ever helped you
Then it hits you
But it's too
Late
You look at your life's slate
And you see nothing
'Cause that's what you are
You used to have something
Special in your head
Now you're almost dead
Because you can't go far
Without hard work
Just then you realize what a jerk you've always been
Just then you fall asleep never to again
Wake
Because you made one grave mistake
The last thing you saw before you died
Was the smile of that guy
On the TV
That you used to see
Every day in high school
Your last thought was "damn he's cool"
And "why did I throw away my life?"
But now you're dead and that's how you ended your strife
The greatest lesson in your death is that...

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