Any Man In America

This song includes a guest appearance by Ray C. His lyrics are in italics.

I lost my head and my cool
I lost my head
My head
I lost my head and my cool

I only know spending time away
I only know the truth is spoken best when brutally
So honestly, I’ll let you know
You set the standards lyrically for me

One single middle finger, saying raise it up
My speech will always be free
Like Martin Luther King you had meaning to me
Single-handedly
Saving music’s starving industry
A hip-hop legend with skin like invisible ink
Like even though he was whiter than me
He was the first to be colorless
Speaking for all of us
And then you let us into your family
Mother
Father
Brother
Sister
Wife
Daughter
Damn, right in front of me.
That’s when I missed my daughter desperately
Your ‘Mockingbird’ put dents in me
While touring, press, and reliving my song ‘Hate Me’
I was losing custody
I never even saw that shit
How she played me and planned and sought it fit
To turn the trick
And financially she would benefit
My first and probably only Billboard hit
Was gonna pay for my two year olds college
I should have hid that shit
So she couldn’t spend that shit
It took twenty years of working just to earn that shit
Now word for word
I’ve listened, heard and I’m done
Done

You don’t know
You act like you believe it
That you’re in control
It’s just your legal system though
They don’t think about you
They don’t care about you
Now every man in America
Take back your control
You don’t know
You act like you believe it
That you’re in control
It’s just your legal system though
They don’t think about you
No, they don’t care about you
Now every man in America
Take back your control

So I kept business quiet
Just like my lawyer said
And I tried to focus all my anger in my work instead
I was succeeding and self reliant
But inside my soul is dead
I had to be the sole provider
But not allowed to be the Dad.
Literally they took her from me
Legally they did, they did
But I’m not a fuckin’ book
“So fuck your book in Lincoln” I said
“Fuck that judge,
Fuck that county,
Fuck your family too,
Fuck everybody that took away my baby girl, Blue.”

I’m way too strong
I work my ass off all day long
And I’m gone for months at a time
When you keep sittin’ there lying
Bitching, “Come back home!”
I hate you, hate you,
And then you came back home
And filed for another fucking divorce
I’m sick of all the trying
I’m sick of you instead
But I’m not sick up in my head
Any other man in America can get screwed just like me

You don’t know
You act like you believe it
That you’re in control
It’s just your legal system though
They don’t think about you
No, they don’t care about you
Now every man in America
Take back your control
Well you don’t know
You act like you believe it
That you’re in control
It’s just your legal system though
They don’t think about you
No, they don’t care about you
Now every man in America
Take back your control

Ray C
Let me talk to you right quick
You don’t understand
Probably never will.
Listen slowly, I’ll let you know the deal
Lying ass play the judge with your crying ass
You had your nose wide open when you saw the cash
Grimy bitch growing tired of you trying shit
Women run the courts, men provide the chips
Well eat up bitch until you had enough bitch
But take my kids; you can kiss both my nuts bitch
Telling lies cause daddy’s always on the road
But you the one fucking like a groupie at a show
Money hungry so you try to take my youngest from me
You a dummy honey I’ll chase you across the country
Bring the drama to you mama and you mama’s mama
Cause we all know you chasing half the ???
Couple checks, few houses, and Gucci blouses
You changing dicks like you changing outfits
Constitution now a day’s got the daddies losing
Lot of fathers getting fucked by the constitution

Well, you don’t know
You act like you believe it
That you’re in control
It’s just your legal system though
They don’t think about you
No, they don’t care about you
Every man in America
Can lose control

Well, you don’t know
You act like you believe it
That you’re in control
It’s just your legal system though
They don’t think about you
No, they don’t care about you
Now every man in America
Take back your control

Well, you don’t know
You act like you believe it
That you’re in control
It’s just your legal system though
They don’t think about you
No, they don’t care about you
Now every man in America
Take back your control