Alex Lagos – Square One Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I’ve been workin my ass off, really it’s incredible
Trust my intuition, put my music on a pedestal
I’m seein’ signs, but the font is kinda blurry
Tryna read it, but the writing on the wall isn’t legible
Opened up my calendar, jam packed schedule
Watchin people eat, while I’m starving they’re gettin’ full
I know it could be worse, I’m not dying
But if you don’t live like you are, you’re not trying
My talents are just too widespread
Toes in too many waters, I’ve chosen too many daughters
Too many ideas growing roots in my head
It’s like I can’t stay on a topic, got the ball I can’t drop it
I’m complaining ’bout a blessing ’cause I’m versatile as ever
I’m standing on the trapdoor, please don’t pull the lever
I’m not stressing ’cause I might not be successful
I’m just scared ’cause it’s myself that I don’t even know what’s best for
I can give advice, but I’m the last one to take it
My road to the top is unknown, don’t have a place yet
I need an avenue, when people reach and grab for you
They see what’s on the surface, but they never see the battle wounds

[Hook]
And you don’t know me
But someday I’m gunna shine
And it gets lonely
But please just take the time
‘Cause if you’ll throw me
One minute of your time
You’ll get to know me
And maybe then you’ll realize

[Verse 2]
‘Cause I’m beyond categorical, above the metaphorical
Vision of an oracle, I’ll answer the rhetorical
Can’t help but think I’m not part of it all
Can’t help but drink when there’s parties involved
Tryna make the summer last, do my best not to fall
But it’s hard not to sink when the water gets tall
Heart on my sleeve like badge of honor
Girl from overseas, you would think I bought her
Got other artists sayin’ they admire me
I’m hot now, but think what I can make this fire be
This is one shot, cannot miss my chance to blow
This opportunity’s new to me ready, set…go
I’m goin’ feet first, landed on the concrete runnin’
Call the sheriff, you can tell him I got raw heat comin’
Just take a minute, put yourself in my position
Tell ’em you make music and people think you’re kiddin’
But you won’t see my plan until it’s already done
And if they take the time to criticize, I’ve already won

[Hook]
You don’t know me

But someday I’m gunna shine
And it gets lonely
But please just take the time
‘Cause if you’ll throw me
One minute of your time
You’ll get to know me
And maybe then you’ll realize

[Verse 3]
Growin’ up I was cool, never was a misfit
But never thought for a second that I’d be doin’ this shit
Words in my mind, started searchin’ to find
A way to make cake like Bisquick
Late nights, Lord as my witness
Why so serious? Because I’m ’bout my business
Knockin, who is it?
Check the peep hole and it looks like opportunity
Gotta let him in like a gated community
Bring em out, bring em out
It’s hard to yell when no one will hear you out
Competition in my way, I’m bout to clear ’em out
Ears plugged with dreams so I’m never hearin’ doubt
For All Mine, I Love You…that’s my FAMILY
Spell it out for ya, hope you’re understandin’ me
Rough around the edges like fresh cut denim
King cobra, all I spit is venom
All star level, man, I can’t be touched
Leg up on the competition, can’t be crutched
Tryna go from “underrated” to “tell ’em I made it”
But this is square one, patience, it can’t be rushed
Dive in with ’em head first, swimmin’ with the sharks
Sick of being in the back, it’s like I sit with Mrs. Parks
It’s time to make a change, not stayin’ in my lane
You’d think I’m hatin’ agriculture how I go against the grain
This is out the ordinary
Undoubtedly more than buried
I body ’em, mortuary
I got ’em, it’s horror scary
Always workin’ hard, can’t coast it
Gotta go now like a kid on a road trip
Gotta get a grip if I wanna hold it down
And you never see slip, got my feet on the ground
With my head in the galaxy, no man can challenge me
I don’t watch the throne, I’m too focused on my palace dreams
Teeter on the balance beam, bring my people ’round with me
Keep some dudes around who’re down for sleepin’ in the ground with me
If push comes to shove, I push for the love
My ability to do anything is from above
All star level, man, I can’t be touched
Leg up on the competition, can’t be crutched
Tryna go from “underrated” to “tell ’em I made it”
But this is square one, patience, it can’t be rushed
For real…
This is square one, patience, it can’t be rushed
Stay with me…