Jackboy – Protecting My Energy Lyrics

[Intro]
(Reece, take ’em to church)

[Chorus]
I feel like niggas ain’t as real as me
So I’m protecting my energy
I’ve been talked down by family
So nowadays, we don’t speak like we enemies
Look in my eyes say I’ve been crossed before
They hurt a boy so bad he can feel it in his soul

[Verse 1]
Dripped in the latest, I guess that’s the reason these niggas hating
Ain’t never throw no shade, I grind hard and patiently waited
I’m gambling with my life but I promise I’ve never been to Vegas
In the hood, shootin’ dice, clutchin’ on a dirty .380
I’m good anywhere, I earned my stripes just like a zebra
Cold world, I’m in the projects, huggin’ on my heater
I took for me to get a million for her to see I ain’t regular
I moved on, I don’t need you, bitch, don’t call my cellular
Big gun in my Moncler, I’m not a wrestler
Steppin’ on niggas, check the score, I’m way ahead of ya
Got crossed by a couple niggas I ain’t expect, hate it
We had plans to ball together but instead the love faded

[Chorus]
I feel like niggas ain’t as real as me
So I’m protecting my energy
I’ve been talked down by family
So nowadays, we don’t speak like we enemies
Look in my eyes say I’ve been crossed before
They hurt a boy so bad he can feel it in his soul

[Verse 2]
I was raised by the streets, it’s hard to adapt to the fame
Young nigga with a old soul, look in my eyes, you see pain
All these scars on my body, covered it with diamond chains
Hunnid K in cash, I can act an ass with Johnny Dang
Know I love to spazz ’em, thumbin’ through the racks, I do my thing
Livin’ life, I still can’t crash, I’m in my own lane
I came from the bottom, it’s only right they let me touch the top
And how I’m saving up this bread, you woulda thought it’s ’bout to rot
They gave my nigga twenty-five, he don’t never watch the clock
Rather beat on people’s kids than do his time in the box
He forgot how to feel, but he know my love real
And he know I’ll spend my last just to see him when I appeal

[Chorus]
I feel like niggas ain’t as real as me
So I’m protecting my energy
I’ve been talked down by family
So nowadays, we don’t speak like we enemies
Look in my eyes say I’ve been crossed before
They hurt a boy so bad he can feel it in his soul