We need to have a conversation
[Verse 1: LL Cool J]
I made you, why would I play you?
Trade home base for a California angel
Swing at a fast bitch, foul out betray you
When I won't even wanna hit it in a day or two
Straight home I'd run, well that's debatable
I can't front, I hit a slump, all players do
But tough times are minor, to a major dude
We all lose sometimes, I call it paying dues
Now you're searching other clubs for what's available
A year ago my slot was unassailable
My feast is a famine without you to cater to
If these walls could talk, what would they say to you?
Don't understand what we're going though
But it's like you don't know me
And I don't know you, no more
Not no more!
And it's like, damn how the hell we get here?
No idea, but we're not what we were before
Could it be that I don't love you
And you don't love me no more?
That girl don't live here, not no more!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, that girl no more!
[Verse 2: LL Cool J]
The dining room has an empty chair
The mirrored staircase has an empty stair
House full of company, but no ones here
We're saying cheers while we're holding back tears
To keep up appearances in front of our peers
We play holiday card tricks every year
Black jack, poker, make the joker disappear
The ace can't breathe when there's tension in the air
Three clubs in one night, but nobody cares
Cause it's still not a full house without a pair
You tipped your hand, but the text wasn't clear
You're dealing from the bottom queen of hearts, play fair!
[Verse 3: LL Cool J]
Slip in the door, you hold my hopes so
All I hear is love don't live here anymore
We can tear the house down or build some scaffold
We're sitting on a fence, so where you wanna go?
You're the architect of your life, it's your show
You create the blueprint and how the rooms flow
Before you burn the house down, think, take it slow
Even arsonists needs shelter, let me know!