SEE I WOKE INTO A MATRIX OF MY OWN, MAKING OR WAS IT IN FULL EFFECT, BEFORE MY CAREER TOOK ITS FIRST STEP? I RELIED ON SPITE FOR FUEL BUT NOW IT SEEMS THAT EVERYONE'S FAKING, SMILES OR COULD IT BE THAT NOW THEY REALLY SEE ME? SEE ME ON BILLBOARDS AND MAGAZINES MADE IN? MY OWN GRAVEN IMAGE WEARING A CHARISMA, MADE OF CASH AND INTERVIEWERS CAN'T SEE PAST ME TO THE REAL ME BUT ORIGINALLY ME WAS TIMID BUT NOW I'M BOLD AND COLD AND FRESH, AS IN MY BED WAITING FOR THE BIG FLASH AND THE BAND TO BRING THE LOVE DOWN EVERYTHING'S BETTER NOW SO WE ROUND IN GIN AND JOVIAL GRINS BUT A MAN CAN'T SWIM, FORGOT HOW FAME FEELS FLASHING FACE CARDS, FANTASIZING HOW WE USED TO POUND THE PAINT OR PUSH THE TAPE,? BUT YESTERDAY IS JUST AS FAKE AS TODAY "REMEMBER WAY BACK IN THE DAY, MAN?" HE'LL SAY, "THESE SHORTIES WITH NO NAMES AND FACES THAT LIVE IN THE WALLETS WILL, IN THE TOILET, FLASH."

SEE I WOKE INTO A MATRIX OF MY OWN, MAKING OR WAS IT IN FULL EFFECT, BEFORE MY CAREER TOOK ITS FIRST STEP? I RELIED ON SPITE FOR FUEL BUT NOW IT SEEMS THAT EVERYONE'S FAKING, SMILES OR COULD IT BE THAT NOW THEY REALLY SEE ME? SEE ME ON BILLBOARDS AND MAGAZINES MADE IN? MY OWN GRAVEN IMAGE WEARING A CHARISMA, MADE OF CASH AND INTERVIEWERS CAN'T SEE PAST ME TO THE REAL ME BUT ORIGINALLY ME WAS TIMID BUT NOW I'M BOLD AND COLD AND FRESH, AS IN MY BED WAITING FOR THE BIG FLASH AND THE BAND TO BRING THE LOVE DOWN EVERYTHING'S BETTER NOW SO WE ROUND IN GIN AND JOVIAL GRINS BUT A MAN CAN'T SWIM, FORGOT HOW FAME FEELS FLASHING FACE CARDS, FANTASIZING HOW WE USED TO POUND THE PAINT OR PUSH THE TAPE,? BUT YESTERDAY IS JUST AS FAKE AS TODAY