First Name is Cole

[opening hook]
Last name is DeRuse, First name is Cole
Let take you on a journey to get a glimpse of my soul
25 years old, some people say I can flow
but some others have different opinions...

[verse]
If I did this for another’s approval, i woulda caved /
Went to college and to student loans became a slave /
Worked a 9-5, that rarely gave out a raise /
and I woulda quit rappin’ throwin’ this passion away ugh /
That ain’t no shade, I’m just sayin’ that ain’t me /
I was made to rock the stage, into the crowd I must leap /
I don’t own a mask and cape, I won’t fake like halloween /
Homie this ain’t no masquerade, I don’t hide behind a thing /
You can blame my, creative writing teacher in high school /
She got me high on poetry welcome to flight school /
My homework assignment was writin' some poems /
and now Im spittin’ fire out the mouth like i’m a Samoan /
Okay I’m blowin’ this a little bit out of proportion /
But if it wasn’t for that class I would not be recordin’ /
You see forgettin' your beginnings could lead to misfortune /
and that’s why sharin’ these snippets of my journey’s important yeah /

[hook]
Last name is DeRuse, First name is Cole /
Let take you on a journey to get a glimpse of my soul /
25 years old, some people say I can flow /
Some others have different opinions, I don’t really care though /
nd if you didn’t know, I represent K.C. MO /
Video games are my favorite and Mexican food is gold /
I could eat it every day and afterwards want some more /
Some other have different opinions, I don’t really care though /

[verse]
If I did this for another’s approval I would be dead now /
Slit my wrists from the pressure and laid there 'til I bled out /
Left a note for my wife, tellin’ her I loved her /
But without me in her life, this is probablythe best route /
But i stepped out, away from the shadows of disapproval /
I didn’t let it break me though at time’s it sought my life’s removal /
Those times were crucial, moldin’ my character /
Every time they hated on me, I just I through up a barrier /
Except for this one day, when my father sat me down /
He said to stop rappin' if I wanna make this family proud /
Man that was hard to shake, like a shot to the face /
But now when I get up on stage, I can see him standing in the crowd /
The lesson learned, is I just need to be me /
Aimin’ to be excellent even when life ain’t easy /
Some will be there for me, while others I need to delete /
and if you can relate to my story it was worth the repeat, yeah /

[hook]
Last name is DeRuse, First name is Cole /
Let take you on a journey to get a glimpse of my soul /
25 years old, some people say I can flow /
Some others have different opinions, I don’t really care though /
nd if you didn’t know, I represent K.C. MO /
Video games are my favorite and Mexican food is gold /
I could eat it every day and afterwards want some more /
Some other have different opinions, I don’t really care though /