J. Cole - A Tale Of 2 Citiez Lyrics



Since a youngin' always dreamed of gettin' rich
Look at me my nigga
Fantasize about a white picket fence
With some trees my nigga
Used to want a pathfinder with some tints
That's all I need my nigga
Throw some 20's on that bitch and get it rinsed
But now I see my nigga
That the worlds a lot bigger ever since
Picked up the paper and they say my nigga Eddie caught a body, I'm convinced
Anybody is a killer, all you gotta do is push 'em to the limps
Fuck being timid in the Civic
Politicin' with the pushers and the pimps
I'm tryna write a story, can I get a glimpse?
Yeah can I get a glimpse?

Last night I had a bad dream
That I was trapped in this city
Then I asked is that really such a bad thing?
They robbin' niggas on the daily
Can you blame a nigga that ain't never had things?
Guess not, last night they pulled up on my nigga at the light like
Uh, nice watch, run it
Hands in the air now, hands in the air, run it
Hands in the air now, hands in the air, run it
Hands in the air now, hands in the air
Hands in the air now, hands in the air

Small town nigga Hollywood dreams
I know that everything that glitters ain't gold
I know that shit ain't always good as it seems
But tell me till you get it how could you know
How could you know? How could you know?

Listen up I'm about to go and get rich
Fuck with me my nigga
We gon' circle around the Ville and hit a lick
Cop some tree my nigga
And some powder, bag it up and make it flip
You gon' see my nigga
One day we gon' graduate and cop a brick
And that's the key my nigga
Listen up I'm bout to go and get rich
Stand back and watch if you want to nigga
Me I want my pockets fat, a badder bitch
Tired of seein' niggas flaunt, I wanna flaunt too nigga
Watch some rollers in the fuckin' Crown Vic
Tryna lock a nigga up, that's what they won't do nigga
Wanna know a funny thing about this shit?
Even if you let em' kill your dream it'll haunt you nigga

Last night I had a bad dream
That I was trapped in this city
Then I asked is that really such a bad thing?
I look around like do you wanna be another nigga, that ain't never had things?
Guess not, last night we pulled up on a nigga at the light like
Uh, nice watch, run it
Hands in the air now, hands in the air, run it
Hands in the air now, hands in the air, run it
Hands in the air now, hands in the air
Hands in the air now, hands in the air

Father forgive me for my childish ways
I look outside and all the clouds are gray
I need your hands to take me, miles away
Your wish is my command, my command, my command, but
Before you go I've got to, warn you now
Whatever goes up surely, must come down
You get your piece but no peace, won't be found
So why just take me man, take me man, take me man
Your wish is my command, my command, my command




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J. Cole A Tale Of 2 Citiez Comments
  1. Aidan Maravel

    Ass in the air now Ass in the air

  2. thatsavageboyjayy -

    still fire in 2020 🔥🔥

  3. Christopher Scott

    Another tik tok sound

  4. Phoenix

    This whole song hits different

  5. Alex Gonzalez

    True true!

  6. Saba789

    I love the outro on this song! Amazing.

  7. keece64

    Love this song and I was sleepin on kendrick till I heard him on this beat too

  8. J4CK599

    Keep going back to this and black friday. I can only hear Kendrick and the same with Alright. Kenny owns this beat "Please Cole"

  9. Eddie Love

    Drake and Cole the legends 🔥🔥🐐🐐
    “They act like two legends cannot coexist”

    - J Cole

  10. drg.

    Love the Mr Nice Watch reference. Cole OGs know.

  11. Samir Samir

    Still Fire🔥

  12. Statza Choatejr1

    That hook be flying over heads, coles man's got his watch stole then they pulled up on that dude in the second hook "Nice Watch" !

  13. Alex Valenzuela

    Anyone listening in 2020💯

  14. Enrique Geronimo

    Who Still Listenin in 2020?? 🔥

  15. Robert Watson

    Listen up im bout to go and get rich ...💪💪

  16. FullMetalKaliber X

    Hurt people hurt people

    Endless cycle type shit

  17. Titus Gipson

    Ok , I get it , Kendrick rap his beat then Cole rap on Kendrick beat

  18. KermTheGamer

    It’s 2020 and I’m still bumping this heavy! 🔥🔥🔥

  19. •Menace Time•

    “Nice watch *CLICK CLACK* run it”

    That’s shit went hard

  20. ImAsTeAlYoUrPrEsEnTs cAnDy

    J,Cole be havn the most fire beats

  21. La Chicana

    I love this album

  22. AK-THE DESTROYER

    7.7k people were pulled up on the light like🔫

  23. Alex

    Played this song next to my fish tank, now he's JAWS!

  24. Shyanne Marinez

    This song slaps

  25. Hadi Haidar

    The last part is everything!

  26. Joao Vitor

    "Me chame de Latrel o foda
    Que deixou esses cara pálida
    De cadeira de roda"

    †rap King

    Maluco é brabo

  27. Quincy Lamar Edwards

    This is fucking sick and I’m an old 90s head

  28. Garrett Bennett

    If you're listening in 2020 you the goat

  29. AugCooFdaGooF ss

    "whats the value of a thing"

  30. Aiden Spencer

    Kendrick killed this beat tho

  31. Aiden Spencer

    First thing that came to my mind “Oh Lord, gotta be the yams
    Billboard list need 2Pac, damn
    But number 9 makes sure he lives on, yeah
    Hoochie, coochie, pussies in a trance”

  32. Melanin Views

    Ass in the air !!!!

  33. zöio MC

    "me chame de Latrell Spencer, o foda.
    Que deixou esses cara pálida na cadeira de rodas"

  34. Samuel Jurgensen

    Debussey

  35. MyLife

    Wanna know a funny thing about this $#!+? Even if you let em kill ya dreams it'll haunt you n!¢¢@ haunt you n!¢¢@...

  36. Edward Newgate

    LIGUEI O MODO FODA-SE

  37. Derek Urriaga

    Album of the decade cause this shit still slaps in 2020

  38. Ivan Enriquez

    2020 who still bumping this heat 🔥🔥👐

  39. Tae Ho Kim

    🔥🔥🔥🔥

  40. Maximiliano Delgado

    5 years later it’s 2020 and this song still fire

    lakalia edwards

    Really it is

  41. chronicsofcoldchamp

    2020 I'm here

  42. Richard

    Whose bumping this in 2020?

  43. Brandon Oelofse

    Absolutely without a doubt the most cleanest gun cock I've ever heard in a rap song... 2020 still rockin this. 🔥

  44. Wivine Rwabukamba

    Ass in the air now, ass in the air 💃🏽. Me before reading the lyrics

  45. Noname Nolast

    ass in the air now ass in the air!

  46. x ABSOLUTEx

    Legendary

  47. Connor McDonald

    how could you know?

  48. Mr Blunts

    Ima bump this going into 2020

  49. sarahmusicaddy

    910 all day

  50. Tone Malik

    It's funny how people say things like "still dope in 2019" bitch this gon be dope till 3005 and so on.

  51. container hauler rivers

    Still hit 2019

  52. Jeshua Camarena

    December 22 2019 4:21

  53. Denilson Silva

    Venho aqui agradecer por vc ter feito essa track , por sua causa o coruja fez o modo f a melhor que já ouvi até hj.

  54. BIG ROOSTER

    RIP TO ALL MY Fallen ARTIST

  55. Zucan MC

    Me chamem de latrel spencer, o foda

  56. Hanna Abeytia

    This shit doesn’t ever get old. Fym

  57. Hanna Abeytia

    No one has commented for years??

  58. erick01ish

    https://youtu.be/YugV-pLexVw

  59. ADRIAN LLANAS

    I can’t believe this is my first time hearing this , I was sleep in on this album wtf 😭💤💤

  60. THIERTRA

    *LAST NIGHT I HAD A BAD DREAM*

  61. Ismail Naji

    Who still boping to ets in 2019 🤷🏼‍♂️😈🔥

  62. adamowsley98

    It's basically 2020 I'm gonna bump this the next 5 years 💯🔥

  63. Kevin Dambuwatta

    3:42 !!

  64. Raymundo Morales

    2020 listeners

  65. No Name

    legendary

  66. tiki than

    Listen to this at 1.25 speed. Ur welcome.

  67. Kame Fukuro

    You Know We Still Here.

  68. Adam Abdulkadir

    Since a youngin' always dreamed of gettin' rich
    Look at me my nigga
    Fantasize about a white picket fence
    With some trees my nigga
    Used to want a pathfinder with some tints
    Thats all I need my nigga
    Throw some 20's on that bitch and get it wrenched
    But now I see my nigga
    That the worlds a lot bigger ever since
    Picked up the paper and they say my nigga Eddie caught a body, I'm convinced
    Anybody is a killer, all you gotta do is push 'em to the limps
    Fuck being timid in the Civic
    Politicin' with the pushers and the pimps
    I'm tryna write a story, can I get a glimpse?
    Yeah can I get a glimpse?
    Last night I had a bad dream
    That I was trapped in this city
    Then I asked is that really such a bad thing?
    They robbin' niggas on the daily
    Keep on blamin' nigga that ain't never had things
    Guess not, last night they pulled up on my nigga at the light like
    Uh, nice watch, run it
    Hands in the air now, hands in the air, run it
    Small town nigga Hollywood dreams
    I know that everything that glitters ain't gold
    I know the shits not always good as it seems
    But tell me till you get it how could you know
    How could you know? How could you know?
    Listen up I'm about to go and get rich
    Fuck with me my nigga
    We gonna slug around the Ville and hit a lick
    Cop some tree my nigga
    And some powder, bag it up and make it flip
    You gon' see my nigga
    One day we gon' graduate and cop a brick
    And that's the key my nigga
    And listen up I'm bout to go and get rich
    Stand back and watch if you want to nigga
    Me I want my pockets fat about a bitch
    Tired of seein' niggas flaunt, I wanna flaunt too nigga
    Watch some rollers in the fuckin' Crown Vic
    Tryna lock a nigga up, that's what they won't do nigga
    Wanna know a funny thing about this shit?
    Even if you let em' kill your dream it'll haunt you nigga
    Last night I had a bad dream
    That I was trapped in this city
    Then I asked is that really such a bad thing?I
    I look around like do you want to be another nigga
    That ain't never had things
    Guess not, last night we pulled up on my nigga at the light like
    Uh, nice watch, run it
    Hands in the air now, hands in the air, run it
    Father forgive me for me, childish ways
    I look outside and all the clouds are gray
    I need your hands to take me, miles away
    Your wish is my command, my command, my command, but
    Before you go I've got to, want you now
    Whatever goes up surely, must come down
    And you get your piece but no peace, won't be found
    So why just take me man, take me man, take me man
    Your wish is my command, my command, my command

  69. Tay Kyles

    Eh you know what the fuck it is, nigga. Run that shit goddamn
    *Click*
    Oh shit

  70. Vinicius Chavosim

    Essa é melhor

  71. Chris Ruhl

    Try rhyming more than just nigga.....your garbage

  72. Abby Mcinnes

    J Cole is the only thing saving hip hop right now

  73. Devin Ray

    One of the hardest most grimey songs of this decade

  74. Chris Wansley

    If you haven't heard him perform this live, damn that energy is trill 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  75. aintreallynootherwaytoputitg

    wanna know the funny thing about this shit? even if u let em kill ya dream it'll haunt u nigga

  76. Ricardo Orozco

    Thiss Shittt Slappp.

  77. Jay Alpha

    My beat im taking over🔥

  78. April A

    I wanted a Pathfinder too lmao... damn

  79. No Hassle

    There are 17 ways to interpret this genius level borderline creepy 3rd verse

  80. AxJx

    Going into 2020 I still fw this

  81. Silent

    Since a youngin' always dreamed of gettin' rich
    Look at me my nigga
    Fantasize about a white picket fence
    With some trees my nigga
    Used to want a pathfinder with some tints
    Thats all I need my nigga
    Throw some 20's on that bitch and get it wrenched
    But now I see my nigga
    That the worlds a lot bigger ever since
    Picked up the paper and they say my nigga Eddie caught a body, I'm convinced
    Anybody is a killer, all you gotta do is push 'em to the limps
    Fuck being timid in the Civic
    Politicin' with the pushers and the pimps
    I'm tryna write a story, can I get a glimpse?
    Yeah can I get a glimpse?

    Last night I had a bad dream
    That I was trapped in this city
    Then I asked is that really such a bad thing?
    They robbin' niggas on the daily
    Keep on blamin' nigga that ain't never had things
    Guess not, last night they pulled up on my nigga at the light like
    Uh, nice watch, run it
    Hands in the air now, hands in the air, run it

    Small town nigga Hollywood dreams
    I know that everything that glitters ain't gold
    I know the shits not always good as it seems
    But tell me till you get it how could you know
    How could you know? How could you know?
    Listen up I'm about to go and get rich
    Fuck with me my nigga
    We gonna slug around the Ville and hit a lick
    Cop some tree my nigga
    And some powder, bag it up and make it flip
    You gon' see my nigga
    One day we gon' graduate and cop a brick
    And that's the key my nigga
    And listen up I'm bout to go and get rich
    Stand back and watch if you want to nigga
    Me I want my pockets fat about a bitch
    Tired of seein' niggas flaunt, I wanna flaunt too nigga
    Watch some rollers in the fuckin' Crown Vic
    Tryna lock a nigga up, that's what they won't do nigga
    Wanna know a funny thing about this shit?
    Even if you let em' kill your dream it'll haunt you nigga

    Last night I had a bad dream
    That I was trapped in this city
    Then I asked is that really such a bad thing?I
    I look around like do you want to be another nigga
    That ain't never had things
    Guess not, last night we pulled up on my nigga at the light like
    Uh, nice watch, run it
    Hands in the air now, hands in the air, run it

    Father forgive me for me, childish ways
    I look outside and all the clouds are gray
    I need your hands to take me, miles away
    Your wish is my command, my command, my command, but
    Before you go I've got to, want you now
    Whatever goes up surely, must come down
    And you get your piece but no peace, won't be found
    So why just take me man, take me man, take me man
    Your wish is my command, my command, my command

  82. Brady Portillo

    Who gonna slap this till 2069⛽️🔥💯

  83. Eamon Calhoun

    It’s been 4 Years 😳🌎🙏🏾🌟

  84. Raymond Fleming

    1st Couple times I thought Cole was saying ASS IN THEE AIR, MY 6AG 6RO LOL...

  85. Samanta Lobos Lastra

    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍👌🏼

  86. Karl last

    Tryna lock a nigga up...that's what they WON'T do nigga!!!

  87. 4am 2hwin

    이 새끼 오토캐!

  88. ling

    When I hear this song I feel like a stripper dancing in slow motion in a dark club with confetti and money everywhere 🤣🤣

  89. Master Tommo

    Father forgive me for my childish ways.

  90. Twenty Years

    the whole industry been in shambles, everybody fugazi im jus changing the channel, kendrick lamar the people's champion im animal for analysts

  91. Solomon Phillips

    "You'll get yo piece but kno peace won't be found"

  92. Dakoda Bender

    Haha, Pops calls this the goat song cause of that noise 🐐🤣😭

  93. 파이크장인

    이새끼 어뛓게

  94. Liam Jonas

    2:28 made me think someone was tapping on my fucking window
    and I'm listening at 3 a.m

  95. Matheus Tavares

    Caso 'cês não entendam as rima agora, esperem mais 3 anos pois fiz pensando em 2020🔥🔥