Bright lights & loud music,
She gets on stage and starts to twerk.
Dancing to the rhythm.
This is what she does for work.
She’s got bills to pay,
A daughter to feed
And Her man’s away.
She never loved to read,
So she dropped out, after she conceived.
It all started out as a hobby.
Now she’s lost in another hotel lobby
Shaking the silver beads off her waist,
She gets off the stage.
² Rain drops trickle down the roof top
The rainstorm won’t stop their plans tonight
It’s an hour past midnight,
Time to rob.
They bang hard on the gates and break in
Gunshots fired, they are now in
Adrenaline rushes through their veins.
They get the money and rape the wife,
Then off they go!
³ The bounty has been dispersed
So he goes to the club and watches her twerk.
The life of a misfit.
He always wanted to be a soldier,
Now he’s the leader of a robbery gang.
And as He watches her get off the stage
Those silver beads are still on his mind.
Back in high school, they were lovers.
Skipping class and taking drugs
They hated the system.
Then the conception
But she didn’t want an abortion
So he fathered the child,
When he was orphaned.
He’s back at the club staring at his baby mama work.
He can’t wait to give her the money so she quits her job.
The cops rush in,
Guns pointed at him
” Hands up! Rakim!! ”
He bows his head and raises his hands.
To be a man.