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I Don’t Know Why

(Intro)

Yeah, Edgar Allen Floe
My homie J Wheels
VA to NC, we do it like this
yeah, I don’t know
I don’t know man, yeah
Let’s speak on it though (c’mon), ayo

(Verse 1)

It’s like, the clock’s forever move making
while you sitting on your ass, scared of move shaking
They asked what you wanted to be when you was younger
now your life you just wanting to flee, you going under
Dreams of an architect, now for self you lost respect
but you can build a lot before you cash the boss’s check
A foundation built on Knowledge of Self
even though the scholars thinking only college will help
You can move from the bottom up, brick by brick
Step back, notice your progress tick by tick
tock by tock, nail your thoughts stick by stick
By choosing the right hammer, ‘cause clip by clip
You could see some delays, missed deadlines and fines
or on the front page, with the headline of crime
It’s hard to do right, let’s try to level the playing field
You scared to say this is the house that your brain built

(Chorus: Ad Libs)

I don’t know, why is that
What’s really going on out here man
Let’s be real for a second
Nobody can give me an answer
Nobody can speak the truth
I tell you one thing though
Floe’s gonna give it to you
Let’s go, c’mon

(Verse 2)

Aye yo, and I know why, you just don’t give a fuck
and I know why, you just wanna live it up
With fly chains and cars, steady buying out the bar
‘cause that shit feels good, superstardom like it’s Hollywood
North Carolina’s capital we call it Raleighwood
kids idolize ballers and shit I probably would
If I was their age, ‘cause the parents ain’t making the grade
kids unguided, the bond is fading away
It used to take a village, to raise one child
now the village runs wild, exchanging crack viles
weed sacks, and bongs, what the hell is going on
then they blame this generation for the wrong
Take a good look in the mirror momma
a grown ass child, that’s where your daughter got the drama, and uh
I ain’t forget about you father
Scared to shaq up, biological didn’t bother, wow

(Chorus: Ad Libs 2)

Yeah, where y’all at man
can anybody, anybody out there, give me an answer
What’s up yo? What you think about that?
Let’s get down to it man
We gotta start digging real deep, you know
Yeah

(Outro: Ad Libs 3)

That’s real man
EA Floe, North Caroline
J Wheels, VA
We represent the real man
We got to speak on it man
Ain’t nobody else speaking on it
Need to break it down man
Let’s go

(End)

credits

from Floetry In Motion, released June 19, 2012
(D. Sams, J. Wheeler) // Published by Floe Almighty Music Publishing (ASCAP), I Need My Publishing (ASCAP)

Produced by: J Wheels for I Need My Publishing

Recorded & Mixed by J Wheels at The Attic, Norfolk, VA & Slicemysta at Corporate Floe Studios, Durham, NC

Wurlitzer 200, Fender Rhodes Seventy Three, Yamaha Motif Rack ES, Roland Fantom XR, Hammond XK-1 Organ, Drums, Percussion & Pro Tools Editing by: J Wheels

All Raps Written & Performed by: Edgar Allen Floe

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Edgar Allen Floe Durham, North Carolina

Edgar Allen Floe is an award winning hip hop artist from North Carolina, gaining acclaim as a member of the hip hop collective, The Justus League.

In 2011, he was nominated for a Juno Award for his work on the song "Don't Turn Around" with Canadian emcee Ghettosocks. In the same year, "Don't Turn Around" had also won an ECMA Award for "Rap Single Of The Year".
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