Atmosphere Dreamer Lyrics

When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Like the Rest of Us
  • 2 Puppets
  • 3 The Skinny
  • 4 Dreamer
  • 5 Shoulda Known
  • 6 You
  • 7 Painting
  • 8 Your Glasshouse
  • 9 Yesterday
  • 10 Guarantees
  • 11 Me
  • 12 Wild Wild Horses
  • 13 Can’t Break
  • 14 The Waitress
  • 15 In Her Music Box
  • She got a condition of the heart
    A heart condition
    So as a kid she had to adapt to smarter living
    Not much room to rebel because of health
    No drugs, no booze, just kiss and tell
    Well known on the scene
    Jail bait queen
    Had the first baby barely eighteen
    Father of the child was after one thing
    When the daughter came the dad was unseen
    It don't matter he ain't got a job
    So she had to go to work and leave the baby with her mom
    Second shift till the neck is stiff
    But she worked it and built her own nest to live
    Soon after that baby's daddy slash lazy bunk
    With no cash he want to come over and crash
    He want to play his part
    So she let him move in to that garden level apartment
    She knew better she did it anyways
    Explain better when your trying to see some better days
    The suns up catch those rays
    Butterfly style who's got chase

    [Chorus: x2]
    But she still dreams after she woke
    Tight hold on that hope
    Sometimes it can seem so cold
    Do what you got to do to cope

    Two years later two months pregnant
    Same daddy same broke *** situation
    This time the doc said that her heart might break
    Praise god that the job got her health benefits straight
    She believes in the right to choice
    But she loves baby girl and she wants a boy
    Makes more now a days on the day-shift
    Balance that with night class
    Take some time and space and make it all fit
    The apartment they now live in is overcrowded
    Raised her voice and made her point
    Told that boy go get employed
    He put on his best shirt
    Said he wasnt coming back till he gets work
    She knew what that part meant
    So she swept every piece out that apartment
    Peace out keep out
    Take the scenic route
    Rather only have to feed three mouths
    She adapts to everything know
    And nobody asks what she dreams out

    [Chorus: x2]

    Little girl was the first reason to breathe
    And the little man was the first man she believed in
    She gotta live right and do right by self
    She do for self she don't want your help
    Afraid of being alone
    But fear ain't enough to knock her off of that stone
    Gonna make that home her home
    With or without a man that she can call her own
    Big boss at work is anxious
    Continues to hand her the wrong advances
    She passes the test
    She knew the answers
    Quit the job to go take a chance
    With life
    This is life we all scream
    While we pray for dollars and we work for change
    Its all the same, we all struggle
    Sometimes you gotta say **** you
    When you smile and she doesn't return it
    Give her room and don't disturb it
    If it makes it hurt less to curse and fight
    Go ahead and hate the world girl you've earned the right

    [Chorus: x3]

    Written by: Antwoine Collins, Michael Mcgregor
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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