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Crunch Time

Crunch Time Lyrics J. Cole

Mixtape: Truly Yours

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[Intro]
Tick…
This is for my niggas in the fourth quarter
Just watching that clock tick, yeah…

[Verse 1]
You said, "at what point do you start seeing bread?"
Been out hustling for years, shoe box right under my bed
I move the work out my momma’s house, got me a little old crib
I always fantasize if I had went to college instead
Would I be happily married instead of broke and unwed?
My nigga made a major move I said I hope for the best
I told my sister as I kissed her cheek I’m better off dead
'Cause fuckin' with this white, it’s all been downhill like a sled
Now listen, I understand they say you make your own bed
But tell me who supplied these sheets with this cheap ass thread?
In denial about the feds, he can’t see past bread
Now do exactly what the man in the ski mask says, okay?
These are the times, survival my only crime
I gotta be on my grind, a lot of my homies gone
Inside of me Lord I know, it’s a lie that we gon' be fine
But momma I’m tired of cryin', just lie to me one more time

[Hook 1]
'Cause it’s crunch time
'Cause it’s crunch time
Shit real, man, a nigga got bills, dog, it’s crunch time
Crunch time...
Shit real, man, a nigga got bills, look...

[Verse 2]
Look, scavenge these records of these days MP3’s
Looking for the samples to put a nigga on MTVs
This is for niggas with empty dreams and empty jeans
Still holding on to the word "maybe"
Cause this 9 to 5 shit is driving you stir crazy
Comin' home tired just to hear it from your lady
Hollering about your baby, need this and need that
And all you want is peace and quiet
Maybe some feedback, on these raps
'Cause labels ain’t hollering, and niggas ain't downloadin'
Nobody see your vision, they walking around blindfolded
All this time holding on to possibilities
You step outside, you smoke a blunt and then you feel the breeze
Fuck what they talkin', it ain’t like life come often
Only thing worse than death is a regret-filled coffin
So try before you die or always wonder what if?
I thank the lord for this wonderful gift
Looking for strength in this crunch time

[Hook 2]
Lookin' for strength in the crunch time
This shit real dog, a nigga got bills, dog
It’s crunch time...
Yeah - nigga, it’s crunch time
This shit real dog, a nigga got bills, dog

[Outro]
I feel your pain, my nigga, trust me
For all my niggas out there still tryna get it
Few niggas I know - few niggas I don’t know
Shout out to my nigga Filthy
Nervous Wreck
Shout out to Marcus, my nigga, I forgive you for all that shit you said
I understand my nigga
Still love, yeah…

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