I’m feeling empty
[Chorus]
It’s alright, alright now
Don’t worry, it’s alright, it’s alright now I’m feeling empty
You feeling empty? [Verse 1]
Born on the 11th, life gave me lemons
I squeeze the juice and drank it sour
Thanked it for its presence
Weapon was my poetry, the ink was all my venom
To allow me not to be okay so I can stop pretending
The voices in my head belonged to other angry rappers
To help me try move forward and to help my pain go backwards
I had memorized their bars to help me start to practice
Eradicate these chapters of my life that cause my sadness
[Pre-Chorus]
And the books that I read said
And my imaginary friends said
And all my lines that I penned said
And all the tears that I wept said
[Chorus]
It’s alright, alright now
Don’t worry, it’s alright, it’s alright now
It’s alright, alright now
Don’t worry, it’s alright, it’s alright now
[Verse 2]
July gave me wisdom, carried in a Ruby
Got my gems from Lauryn Hill till I discovered Rumi
Was casually addicted to all endings that were gloomy
Unrequited love and the ugliness of beauty
Didn’t understand why everything around me moved me
Didn’t like to sleep in case I dreamt about a new me
And woke up feeling bookie ’cause I can’t escape this movie
‘Cause this truly is real life and this is how my parents drew me
When daddy left, I could barely reach the letterbox
It was a weird day, nobody really said a lot
And everybody knew it wasn’t for a better job
Granny said it would be okay but it never was
[Pre-Chorus]
And the books that I read said
And my imaginary friends said
And all my lines that I penned said
And all the tears that I wept said
[Chorus]
It’s alright, alright now
Don’t worry, it’s alright, it’s alright now
It’s alright, alright now
Don’t worry, it’s alright, it’s alright now
[Bridge]
See in this system that we citizens in
This everyday compartment that we living is
Restricting all our spirit to a minimum and
Limiting the message that we intend to hit ’em with but
We’re not allowed to change, we’re not allowed to evolve
We’re not allowed to let go of nothing out of the soul
Till we’re running out of control
Till we’re something they can’t resolve
‘Cause when they put us back together
Out two halves make a whole
You feeling empty?