XV Pictures on My Wall Lyrics

Zero Heroes Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Wichita
  • 2 Heroes Eventually Die (interlude)
  • 3 When We're Done
  • 4 Smallville
  • 5 That's Just Me
  • 6 Awesome (remix)
  • 7 Pictures on My Wall
  • 8 Textbook Stuff
  • 9 All for Me
  • 10 U.F.C.
  • 11 Foreign Exchange Student
  • 12 Swervin
  • 13 Best Days of Our Lives
  • 14 Ending Credits (interlude)
  • 15 The Last Hero
  • [Intro:]
    I can't breath in this space that's filled with your sound
    Can't call a spade, a spade in this town
    Dug a hole that I can't get out
    I can't figure, I can't figure it out, out, out

    [Verse 1: XV]
    It was a pin up, the magazines would print up
    That made me pick that pen up, that kept a niggas chin up
    That turned losers to winner, in that minute we would give up
    Couldn't die down the expectations they thought we'd live up
    It was everything, most parents hate it
    Niggas with dreams, wearing bling, screaming that they made it
    New York rapper said 'son', West Coast niggas said 'cause',
    Mid-West dude said 'fam', Damn no wonder I related
    Related to my grandmother that bought me comics
    To be honest, it ain't bother her as much as momma
    Drama expected, like the nomination of Obama
    Kept me in my room, hiding out like Osama, Step father didn't dig it,
    They were shoveling dreams to an underage teen whose real father couldn't visit
    So I put on those headphones and just listened
    As the murals on my wall turned to kingdom from a prison
    I hear them singing

    [Chorus:]
    Keep your head up high
    Keep mine deep in the ground
    Hide away the love that I found,
    It's a world that I can't get out
    I can't figure it, I can't figure it out

    (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    (Hanging Pictures on my wall)

    Always on my mind (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    I can't figure it out (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    Always on mind (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    I can't figure it out (Hanging Pictures on my wall)

    [Verse 2: XV]
    I know it's crazy to think my pictures talked
    And we created a rocket, I got in and lifted off
    Well maybe the ladder was kind of gone
    And the formal was kind of wrong
    So all I have is these song and posters up on my wall
    Sometimes I took them to school to feel cool
    Couldn't bring the CD, the case was a jewel
    And I refused to burn money, I'm saving green in my room
    You walk in and think it was FernGully
    And beef wasn't allowed, Pac was next to Biggie, and Dre was next Eazy
    The idea was profound,
    I turned the music loud and put on my own recital
    In a room full of my idols, made me less suicidal
    Traded pencil sharpening for urban marketing
    Lawyer, doctor, went from street scholaring,
    White collar from Police collarin', mom and pops hollarin'
    But I just tune it out, the tune is loud as I begin and says

    [Chorus:]
    Keep your head up high
    Keep mine deep in the ground
    Hide away the love that I found,
    It's a world that I can't get out
    I can't figure it, I can't figure it out

    (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    (Hanging Pictures on my wall)

    Always on my mind (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    I can't figure it out (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    Always on mind (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    I can't figure it out (Hanging Pictures on my wall)

    [Verse 3: XV]
    Knocks on my door came from the same fist that just knocked me to the floor
    Punched me in the chest and then clocked me in the jaw
    'What's wrong with Dad! I haven't done a thing in school that was this bad! '
    His ass doesn't care, trying to fight back but it doesn't fair
    Why my mom let this nigga come in here
    She begins to come to tears, I'm screaming 'it's all your fault! '
    He says what's this bullshit up on your wall
    As I look up at the ceiling, too weak to respond
    With these poses of mere mortals that singing like gods
    Trying to stand up to my feet and just even the odds
    But he just knocks me back down and screams at my mom
    He starts seeing a bond between me and these pictures
    He says 'look at these niggas, what are they? Father figures? '
    Now it's hard to ignore that all I live for is now balled up on the floor
    And it's

    [Outro:]
    Always on my mind (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    I can't figure it out (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    Always on mind (Hanging Pictures on my wall)
    I can't figure it out (Hanging Pictures on my wall)

    I can't breathe in this space that's filled with your sound
    Can't call a spade, a spade in this town
    Dug a hole that I can't get out
    I can't figure, I can't figure this out, out, out

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