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Another Day
1/2/2021

Living in a single cell, spending a lot of time alone

Making plans for my life, what I’m gonna do when I get home

Looking back over two decades, can’t believe the time I’ve lost

Still haunted by my mistakes, hard to accept how much they cost

Staying out of trouble, trying to make it to a minimum security

Homeboys say I’m getting soft, I like to think of it as maturity

Yeah I’m tatted up, but I never joined a gang

Never one to follow the crowd, stay in my own lane

Know a dude who just left, after doing 12 years

No one came back to pick him up, saw him holding back tears 

Didn’t have any goals, just the same old schemes

Guess he comes from a place, where people don’t believe in dreams

As for me, I almost drowned, but somehow I stayed afloat

I’m not on dry land yet, but I can see it from the boat

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