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Joe Budden - "Downfall"
#1
Brand new leak from The Great Escape album, this one is produced by J Cardim.

Downfall
http://usershare.net/yldgfj4vnwjc
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#2
damn this album is gona be a classic!
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#3
I'm actually hearing now that the song is being left off the album due to a clearance issue. Which is unfortunate.
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#4
Can't wait to hear this!! Joey is workin hard!!
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#5
Cant wait 4 the album, this is gradually becoming my most anticipated of 2010.
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#6
this song is 1 of those special records...damn, joey is really on another level...i shed a few tears during that last verse

Y’all don’t know me
Honestly
I can’t say that I blame y’all
I don’t even really know my self………but!
Y’all prolly shouldn’t know me…….fuck it!

[Verse 1]
Last thing I’m tryna be is the good guy now/
I ain’t ever gave a fruck, why should I now?/
Like the world’s interrupting my song, wit an interlude/
Can’t y’all see I’m busy trying to balance out my chemical?/
Finishing up, what y’all ain’t even begin to do/
When your backs against the ropes it’s either him or you/
Y’all ain’t so important that my words are meant for you/
When did ey’body become so sensual/
Caught up in the he-say, she-say, blog sites/
Him and her, broke up, WorldStar, Nahright/
Dumb fans, they believe, everything that y’all write/
Found out, friends fake, couldn’t even facade right/
Pressures on, won’t fail, nigga got too much to prove/
Would’ve been, lost it, but I got too much to lose/
Say what you want about Joe, but I stood my ground/
BITCH, I picked up myself, you just put it down/
They say, “I put my whole life on display to my dismay…”/
Stop it, you’re carrying on without logic!/
Let me tell you this about Joe/
I only say what I want you to hear/
You’ll only see what I want to show/
Crushing up the Percocet, chasing the high/
Talli! I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried/
Before cash shows a downpour/
Yall just made God cry, praying for my Downfall/

[Transition]

This shit I’m talking ’bout right here
Let me tell you niggas something
You can be anything in this world that you want
Except for my Downfall

[Verse 2]
I’m a victim of society, circumstance or just feelings/
Was a nigga victimized? Or just willing?/
No blinds, no bags, just dealing/
No foundation of floor plan, just building/
Check it, nights bright, but the days dark/
Covered in tattoos, but hate art/
These eggshells I walk on are razor sharp/
Staring at the finish line, looking for a way to start/
I’ve been called everything, an extremist/
Is that a bad thing or what they really mean is…/
Anything a nigga do, a nigga mean it/
And I won’t let a person, place or thing come between it/
An opportunist is how they paint me/
But if the nigga only knock once can you blame me?/
Still I feel like my problems are great/
Shit, if I don’t never solve em’ I’m straight/
On the bright side God choose me to put a lot on my plate/
So he had to figure I wouldn’t be bothered by the weight/
I’m trying to change the pattern but it’s on loop/
Even an outcast in my own group/
What’s it mean when ey’body standing next of you/
Expects of you, ey’thing that comes wit a spectacle/
If ey’where I go, I just leave behind residue/
Tell me, trust me, I won’t think nothing less of you/

[Chorus]
I’m sorry I ain’t around more
Come up with me, or stay on the ground floor
I don’t need shelter from the downpour
Y’all can be whatever you WANT! Just not my Downfall
They tryna make me slow, tryna take me, no!
Can’t be my Downfall
They tryna knock my grind, I won’t stop, I’m fine
Can’t be my Downfall

[Verse 3]
No moment of clarity/
The next fight showing is a rarity/
Severity in me against my growin popularity/
Rappers won’t rap, I’m forced to believe they scared of me/
But can no longer use the scape goat, ‘They not aware of me’/
So y’all can go and throw your little pot shots/
Some dudes dissed me and temporarily got hot/
I’m getting my head right, recollecting/
Y’all looking for some website resurrection/
Being that I got too much to lose/
Or maybe a slight chance that a nigga guilty of all that I’m accused/
No longer amused, affected my loved ones/
Now they startin’ to bruise/
And I don’t want no parts of that abuse/
Wouldn’t wish or put my worse foe a day in my shoes/
That’ll just eliminate any excuse/
And why entertain em’?/
Old me would’a lost my senses, y’all just helping the new me regain em’/
Been punched in the face/
It was either feed my family or hunt wit the .38/
I ain’t want brunch to wait/
I’ve out grown Hip-Hop, it turned into a Day-Care/
So next time some shit is on my mind, it’ll stay there/
I’m staring at the man in the mirror/
But it ain’t helping see the man any clearer/
So I get M.I.A from around y’all/
Till God could stop answering these prayers for my Downfall/

[Chorus]
I’m sorry I ain’t around more
Come up with me, or stay on the ground floor
I don’t need shelter from the downpour
Y’all can be whatever you WANT! Just not my Downfall
They tryna make me slow, tryna take me, no!
Can’t be my Downfall
They tryna knock my grind, I won’t stop, I’m fine
Can’t be my Downfall

[Verse 4]
Tell me what am I to do/
If I ain’t have a soul a nigga always had you, pardon duke/
But I gotta speak candidly/
How the FUCK could you abandon me/
Wit 5 years of blood, sweat and tears/
But it was obviously a disconnect/
We turned that into a disrespect/
Said she been holding it inside for years, she’s unhappy/
So the girl I wan’ marry was afraid to come and tap me/
So I went away on tour……..and you went on one of your own/
But while you was on the horn all day wit ol’ boy/
Did you ever think about what it would do to your home?/
What’s his name? Where’s he live?/
What is it he offers? What’s he got to give?/
And I love you so much that when I caught on to your fibs/
I hit you like a man, you wore it in your ribs/
I was heated/
But had to be strong enough to remove the infidelity and see what’s underneath it/
Come to find out you felt lied to and cheated/
Mistreated, and kept it a big secret/
Or are you just loose?/
And I’m so naive I’m tryna give you an excuse/
Now that I refuse to believe, we life partners/
Only want her I would never never come and try and part us/
Can’t use anything I ever gave you to bury me/
You supposed to be the one to bury me/
You wan’ leave? Then goodbye/
Think the grass look greener on the other side. But it’s dye/

[Chorus]
I’m sorry I ain’t around more
Come up with me, or stay on the ground floor
I don’t need shelter from the downpour
Y’all can be whatever you WANT! Just not my Downfall
They tryna make me slow, tryna take me, no!
Can’t be my Downfall
They tryna knock my grind, I won’t stop, I’m fine
Can’t be my Downfall
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#7
Thats horrible that this didnt make the album, this is so deep and perfect for an album. That last verse damn near had me in tears...its crazy what women can do to us, haha but EFFeX do you know when this album is sposed to drop??? I'm fienin for it. haha
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#8
yeha im lovin this track to my only concern is if this has been kept out because it doesnt go with the whole flow of the track.. as in their are goin to be no other heart felt sort of songs like this
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#9
(01-29-2010, 10:11 PM)beagle link Wrote:yeha im lovin this track to my only concern is if this has been kept out because it doesnt go with the whole flow of the track.. as in their are goin to be no other heart felt sort of songs like this

joey said it was 1 of his favorite records FOR the album..but due 2 SAMPLE CLEARANCE ISSUES, it was NOT going to make the cut..so he leaked it 2 his fans
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#10
(01-29-2010, 10:11 PM)beagle link Wrote:yeha im lovin this track to my only concern is if this has been kept out because it doesnt go with the whole flow of the track.. as in their are goin to be no other heart felt sort of songs like this

Haha no offense homie, but do you listen to Joe Budden?? haha cuz all his stuff is heart felt, thats what he does best and thats why his fans love him...pause. lol
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