We Stay Broke (Bouncing)

An ode to my unemployed recent school grads...Keep Ya Head Up, your time is coming:

We stay broke, no joke you know this (Bouncin')
Got no job, late bills , this is bad business (4get a bachelors )
I'm still broke, no joke you see this
Stay in debt, bad checks, dont cash this (Bouncin')

Ya girl writing letters (Cover) I got a resume (2 page)
I can show you my degree if need be (Bachelors)
Still dream high (focused) waiting for some pay (dollar dollar)
Got Skills? Wait let me see (Bouncing)
Now I'm networking, emailing (Suck up)
Pull out big words, brown nose for days on end (smiling)
Going to stop all mean mugging (pleasant)
Changed email address, Kept Dot E D U on End (Bouncing)
Cus it cost ma big bucks, see me on stage got the folder shucks (with the proof in it)
Wasn't guaranteed a job after (Why not?)
And the banking kids are dying of laughter (Lehman)


We stay broke, no joke you know this (Bouncin')
Got no job, late bills , this is bad business (4get a bachelors )
I'm still broke, no joke you see this
Stay in debt, bad checks, don't cash this (Bouncin')


Speed up, job post will be gone by midday (Click Send!)
So, I type real fast, include the G.P.A (Spell Check!)
Ask 'bout insurance and 401 K (Dental)
And include the clips from the days of unpaid (Bouncin)
I include two phone numbers (Start Callin)
While I read over, start checking mast heads (Feenin)
Daydream, thinking bout last summer
Flashbacks of high hopes, once called reporter (Intern)
2K4 Culture Now 4 Sho (Hey Abby!)
2K5 Holler on Radio (Word, W N Y C)
And then last year, entered publishing mag game
Found out I liked it, and women's lifestyle wasn't lame (Martha!)


We stay broke, no joke you know this (Bouncin')
Got no job, late bills , this is bad business (4get a bachelors )
I'm still broke, no joke you see this
Stay in debt, bad checks, don't cash this (Bouncin')

You right I can't buy that
Still keep 20 in the pocket (Train Fare)
But the debit card is no longer what I cop with (Money's Gone)
Missing the Fed. Work study ... (Weird.)
Need an allowance to roll in B K, NYC
But got to get to Manhattan's Macy's (Interviewing Suit)
Spin through Lord and Taylor to find a dress (Spending)
Cant show up looking a hot mess
Ivy grad, no paper, living in the rent's house (Bouncing)
So when I sue, homeboy sue back
Paralegal Apps. where all the real money's at
I got to do graduate school soon (N.Y.U.)
Letters of recommendation from Cambridge (Masters)

We stay broke, no joke you know this (Bouncin')
Got no job, late bills , this is bad business (4get a bachelors )
I'm still broke, no joke you see this
Stay in debt, bad checks, don't cash this (Bouncin')


All of us need to stay focus
when your dealing with your future lives/careers
You know the game, Law, Banking, Media Job,
Nepotism ain't the only
We Did our time and we born to fly
This ain't about degrees or dollars
But about getting what you worked hard for,
Ya dig, another day another letter
Ballin' real soon


We Stay Broke (Bouncing)--written by me
Original-We Stay Fly (Balling)--Jim Jones -Come Back by Jay-Z (Brooklyn)
H.A.U.L.

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