Thanks for Life

from by CheckMark

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Verse 1:

They say “A man can be judged by the success of his son”

Congratulations, your successor’s getting it done.

My whole life I’ve been holding it in: never succumb

To another man’s short comings- that was lesson 1.

I’ve just begun to accept, the fact that you left,

Before I ever took a breath, or a step, you stepped.

Scored the best girl in the world, the trophy was a baby.

You never picked me up, so of course you couldn’t raise me.

And I ain’t bitter, I’m just bigger.

I don’t attempt to comprehend the conscience of a quitter.

I’ve literally taken on everything that’s tested me

And never accepted suffering as my destiny.

Success can be taken from failure, if we learn from it.

Your pride, your joy, and your pleasure was in that girl’s stomach.

And you denied it all completely.

You should hate yourself for never wanting to meet me, but thanks for life!



Chorus:

It’s been a mystery, but still we try to see,

How something good could hurt so bad.

Caught on a one way street, the taste of bittersweet,

Love will survive somehow, someway.



Verse 2:

They say “You’re supposed to teach your son to be better than you”

And you achieved that before I reached my terrible twos.

My mom said I skipped those, but what’s terrible too,

Is that you moved on to others to be terrible to.

When I was younger, I used to run with Michael and Anthony,

And later on, Momma told me that they we’re family to me.

Half-brothers from the same man that had vanished on me,

How you go from planting one seed, to abandoning three?

Strong trees still come from dirt.

Helped me get my feet on the concrete of the earth.

Then you left your little man in a big city,

Slim chance, wearing big pants that didn’t fit me.

But I survived, no help from you.

Gave me your genes, but I got no belt from you.

Since the nursery, had adversity to teach me.

You should hate yourself for never wanting to meet me, but thanks for life!



Chorus:

It’s been a mystery, but still we try to see,

How something good could hurt so bad.

Caught on a one way street, the taste of bittersweet,

Love will survive somehow, someway.



Verse 3:

They say “To hold a man down, you gotta stay down with him”

I been let go, and through that unrest, I’ve risen.

Since the passing of my mom, my passion is beyond

Looking back at the past, happy as the day is long.

Cause I’m traveling the world, and have a little girl,

Same shell as my mother, so I had to give her pearls.

It’s wisdom I got from you,

First man to show me firsthand, what not to do.

But as a baby, it would haunt me.

Hated feeling that the one that made me didn’t want me.

Sounds crazy, but you probably didn’t like YOU,

Obviously, I would be the one to break the cycle.

I’ve been nothing like you from the beginning,

You’re a deadbeat, and I’m alive and winning.

And my child completes me..

You should hate yourself for never TRYING to meet me, but thanks for life!



Chorus:

It’s been a mystery, but still we try to see,

How something good could hurt so bad.

Caught on a one way street, the taste of bittersweet,

Love will survive somehow, someway.

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from Vita Matta Pt. 1, released June 7, 2020
Produced by DC The Midi Alien

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Hailing from Cambridge, Mass- Skitzofreniks have been a staple of the Boston HipHop scene since the mid-90’s. CheckMark (Mark Girardin) & Eddie Bones (RIP) epic live shows were revered as that of playground legends, while their grassroots method of promo, boom-bap beats and clever rhymes have earned them lifelong supporters. ... more

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