I had to get my Mind Right

I can’t go back to my old ways

Watching cartoons contemplating on making a move

Listing all my dreams down but not making a move

Kissing on different women playing myself like a fool

Letting everything get to me I didn’t realize all the time I would lose

Lost out on many ideas because I was scared to prevail

A black man who came from nothing they didn’t want me to excel

I had to learn quick that I couldn’t feel sorry for myself

I had to learn quick that no one felt sorry for me

As a black man I have to work even harder to be worthy of a mention

I had to get my mind and lead myself in a positive direction