Joe Budden - In My Sleep (2009)

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Joe Budden - In My Sleep lyrics

Baby girl told me in my sleep I was talking
so it’s only natural I asked her what I said
she said she woke up
when she heard me she was so damn tired she couldn’t make out a word
she said she was trying to see if eventually I would scream the name of a bird
I told her that’s absurd
and then gave her the face like word
and then she replied yea said it was quite weird and she was type scared
I said that’s the side effect that you get when you trade bad dreams for some great nightmares
when I closed my eyes I escaped the poltergeist
My escape from reality just what I needed
Brings me to a place where shorty never cheated
And even if she tried and succeeded
In this other world I wouldn’t even get heated
Fuck the details I don’t care about why
Im chillin with my grandmother she aint die
I was browsing online and seen Mike on a banner
that said you can be like me and beat cancer
Anything I touched I’d feel
no exception but it seemed so real

was leaving out the casino with a nympho
Yes Ray it can be so simple
Heres how I woulda brought her with my kinfolk
Learned how to build me a house with no windows
And that’s when I think I saw a ribbon in the sky but it wasn’t from an intro
Cuz where im at theres no rumors and gossip
Still got love for ms info

She said in my sleep I be laughin
But shit be funny to me
Look, my ice cream was 200 degrees
If it drip I get a hole in my dungarees
See my anonymity is my protection
And me and hip hop have no connection
Which got me to reflect
And is that why the mirror won’t show my reflection

When I close my eyes there’s no dollars
So we can scratch that one as an excuse
Of why folks do the things they do
Or why people act so brand new
I had wings on flying out a prison with a ratchet
Was only there cuz someone snitched
Look, no one’s poor but no one’s rich
Just my way of creeping if life’s a bitch

Took a walk on the ceiling just to get my mind right
That was yesterday so in hindsight
Since I was able to haul off
I took it as God telling me I’ll never fall off
Got rid of name brands and the jewelry
Most people just use it as medicine
Like it take them somewhere they aint never been
But here you better off not better then

Stuck in a room with an elephant
Opened the closet and dapped up my skeleton
Had a convo with a man with no ears
And all of a sudden everything became so clear
Have no fear
I just bought a first class trip to nowhere
Everybody goes there
But they don’t stay the whole year
Me I got 365 shows there

My girl said in my sleep I be walking
So I asked baby where I go
She said I be walking slow
But she don’t never want to get out of bed so she don’t know
I went to see a man walking on water
Asked if he would ever get things back in order
I’ve been there 2 years over a quarter
But every time I open my eyes it’s like torture
He said please I gave you a whole ‘nother world for you to go do with as you please
Just so you appeased mixed with a couple of signs about real life while you make believe
So I, teleported out of there with a grin
Met a bum with a mansion invited him in
Then we politic, about politics
Said something bout def jam I aint acknowledge it

I went to see a virgin with aids
Yea I thought about smashing that
Yea her ass was phat
So appealing
Tattoo on her
and her thighs saying she doing better than she was feeling
I think I seen shorty before
Maybe in a club or something more
Maybe in VIP
but wasn’t nobody there but me
and the club was all red
the sheets started playin with my head
and then I came
then I asked shorty was her name
and it was weird cuz she fucked around and disappeared
like what a cruel joke
cig lit but from it was no smoke
flicked in an ash tray
and seen stacks face slashed to a school hallway on a half day
was getting chased couldn’t tell by who
then the hallway turned into a cliff
screaming piff before I was dead
somehow I jumped my ass up out that bed

then baby girl told me in my sleep I was screaming
so I said that’s a lie
she put her right hand in the sky
she said you was but I don’t know why
got to go, goodbye