[Intro: Lupe Fiasco] Diggy what's good mane? It's your big brother, Lupe, ha. Long time coming, it's like the future meets the future of the future. Ya heard? This is some of that laid back, light up that nag-champa, let it marinate! You know? Some of that make you wonder, make you ponder. What's here, much like what's beyond. It's a beautiful thing! (uh!)
[Verse #1: Lupe Fiasco] This gon be a fine ride, see it in my mind's eye Black man in a white man's world, blindside Sweeter than key lime pies, look how fast the time flies Where you going to be when the party's over and wine dries? Yea we got nine lives, but they got nine knives We gon get one chance, and they get nine tries Tell you that dime's fly, baby girl's a fine prize All I see is money when I look inside this dime's eyes! Life's a bitch, I'll be rich if I make her cry Tears soak tissue turns to money, if you let it dry Increase my worth if she get hurt, I'll make a fortune if she dies Take her off of that machine, I'll benefit from her demise! Damn, that's how we are Take a life, then buy out the bar! So let's celebrate, let's make a toast! To succeed in life, just make a ghost.