GARREN – Wrong Way

Don’t be scared to go the long way
When I make a change, when I rearrange?
Athens park on El Segundo niggas showed me love
And I kept my poise, kept my poise
All I’m tryna do is see their face
Lord help the people operatin’ off of hate
Niggas all around me gang bang, dope slang
Still put in the work
If you handle life the wrong way, the wrong way
Got up on my knees and prayed
Man I had to go the long way, long way
I’m already talkin’ to my dad through the mail

No idea what I’m bout to get in
I didn’t even want to bang, I wanted brotherhood
I can’t let all this energy just go to waste, nah nah
Fuck it then I ain’t gon’ bang, I love my life, I’m good
That’s the smartest thing I done
[Chorus]
[Verse 1]
My homie just got sprayed today
And he already in his grave
Niggas all around me gang bang, dope slang
Only problem is I didn’t really fit in
Yeah I had to go the long way, long way
Tried to stunt like my daddy, thought I was a crip

I made that choice, made that choice
I remember I was twelve ’bout to be a blood

He got back out then went back in
But when you really from the gang you dyin’ for the hood
I was grindin’ I was gettin’ money, drummin’ for the church

Lord help me see the way
Lot of niggas took the short way
Still ain’t in my life, oh yeah
Yeah I was on the wrong shit
Man I had to go the long way, long way
I don’t wanna see my life go down the drain, nah
And I kept my poise, kept my poise
Rolled another dice, gotta pay the price, had to miss my life
[Chorus]

Lot of niggas didn’t see today
Man I had to go the long way, long way
[Chorus]
Yeah I had to go the long way, long way
Get up out the struggle, stay up on my hustle
So I had to go my own way
Yeah I had to go the long way, long way
[Outro]
You gon’ pay, yah
That’s the day I gave myself a little worth
Save your momma from the hurt and pain
Please keep all my family safe
I made that choice, made that choice
It’s the summer of the eighth grade
I ain’t tryna to die, I ain’t tryna to go to jail
That’s the smartest thing I done
He made another sale, got another strike
Niggas all around me gang bang, dope slang
And if I stay up in them streets, I’ll end up hurt
So I had to go my own way
So I had to go my own way
[Verse 2]
Don’t be scared to take your own way
Lot of niggas made their momma pay