The land of opportunity where everybody stay
I just told myself, uh
The girls are pretty, the sun will shine 360 days
But I don’t always feel that way, today I need some gray

The land of opportunity, yeah, uh
[Intro]
[Chorus]
Experiencing breakdowns at 27 goes through
So please pardon my tardiness, I’m tryin’ to put my heart in this
I paid in cash and skipped the tax, ain’t asked for no receipt
Yeah, artists come and go these days it’s easy, they’re not hard to miss

Hungry for the world, that’s why I starve for this

[Chorus]
Yeah
Yeah, uh, please protect my soul before they weather it away
Here today, gone tomorrow, they fade into a dark abyss
[Chorus]
Staring at the man in the mirror, like I recognize him hardly
Yeah, uh, please protect my soul before they weather it away
But I don’t always feel that way, today I need some gray
Uh, yeah
Word, they tell me things will happen how they supposed to
Yeah, uh, please protect my soul before they weather it away
But I ain’t home, I’m on the road, the stage is where they found me at

But I balance like a gymnast, like Simone in the Olympics
Been tryin’ to keep your head straight
And dead-off all that bullshit, that’s just dead weight"
The girls are pretty, the sun will shine 360 days
‘Cause you don’t want to see heaven yet, where Janis Joplin knows you
Just don’t forget who you are, G
Welcome to LA
The land of opportunity where everybody stay
But somehow it seems I hurt all the people I get close to
When I get stressed I play the beat and split a Swisher Sweet
[Verse 1]
Burn my sins away and twist some parsley
The land of opportunity where everybody stay
But I don’t always feel that way, today I need some gray
Hollywood sold you a dream, like how the fuck you fall for this?
Welcome to LA
In another universe I coulda’ had a stroller and a car seat
Takes a toll on you, man, this shit will charge a large fee
The girls are pretty, the sun will shine 360 days
Yeah, uh, yeah
Welcome to LA
The land of opportunity where everybody stay
Stop and chill, these days I do it sparsely
[Verse 2]
Yeah
Have to know yourself or you just really gon’ get lost in this, sauce
They move out to this town where dreams, ambitions, and get lost in the party
The whole world’s outside knocking at my door like "Gerald, where the fuck that album at?"
I really paid the cost to be a boss
Give this shit my everything, every time when I start with this
The land of opportunity where everybody stay
So my personal interest, take a backseat to the business

On phone calls with Mama like she tryin’ to give me a earfull

She said "This is the town that happens in so just be careful
Damn, yeah, uh