I play hardball without a glove School of hard knocks is what I’m speaking of I just need respect, I don’t need the love I give it my all can’t you see the blood? Soul laid out on the pavement Spiritual arraignment Physical realm of containment They say life is like a deck of cards So I must be smoking aces It’s a whirlwind as the world spin What you fell in? A dreamlike experience Who you tellin’? What choice do you have? I could whisper it or START YELLIN'!