J. Cole - Ville Mentality Lyrics



How long can I survive with this mentality?
How long can I survive with this mentality?

Trials and tribulations
I'm facing in this age of information, I hate this shit
Cause niggas hit my phone when they want some shit
Bitches hit my phone when they want some dick
Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
You call it runnin', I call it escapin'
Start a new life in a foreign location
Similar to my niggas duckin' cases
Can't take the possible time that it faces

How long can I survive with this mentality?
How long can I survive with this mentality?
How long can I survive with this mentality?

My dad, he died, he got shot cause his friend set him up.
And I didn't go to his funeral..and sometimes when I'm in my room, I get mad at my momma when she mean to me.
And she..and she say, clean up..I say..

Nigga play me, never
Give up my chain, never
Give up my pride, never
Show my pain, never
Dirt on my name, never
Dirt on my name, never
Dirt on my name, never
Dirt on my name, never
Nigga play me, never
Give up my chain, never
Give up my pride, never
Show 'em my pain, never
Dirt on my name, never
Dirt on my name, never
Dirt on my name, never
Dirt on my name, never

How long can I survive with this mentality?
How long can I survive with this mentality?

I get mad, I slam my door and go in my room..
And then, I get mad and I say, "I wish my dad was here"




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J. Cole Ville Mentality Comments
  1. Chandler Bing

    3 years since this album has been out, it’s his best work so far. Time flys so fast. Damn.

  2. Joshua Lara

    "I get mad and say I wish my dad was here"......... I wish I was there too

  3. Offshore Driller

    This album carried me through a point in my life when I had fell deep in love with a girl in a most complicated situation of her getting pregnant with someone else's baby when we were on a break. A conflicting and dark period in my life these songs remind me of being with and without her, and the holidays we spent together that year. This song right here is a timeless and classic masterpiece but it tears me apart. It's really crazy how music can bookmark periods of our lives in that type of nostalgic fashion.

    CeaJay Morris

    Offshore Driller facts

  4. Mr Fuego

    This song is so grounding. Till this day

  5. Gustavo Gamboa

    who else going into 2020 still bumpin

  6. judah dennis

    Str8 classic

  7. Master Tommo

    UNBREAKABLE COMMENTS
    Everything is free for me in December.
    666
    JESUS
    FLEX

  8. Quen Cooper

    12/5/2019 ❤️

  9. JOHNSON DAILY

    Vibing music

  10. 김도훈

    -0.75😍😍

  11. tamera barnes

    I wish he made a video to this song, dressed in a nice ass suit at a local dinner where they’re playing some nice jazz music, people dancing, based in the 60s. And him on his own just rapping

  12. John Jefferson

    This song is speaking directly to me. Thanks J for giving me this. Helps me when needed.

  13. Reinis Talla

    Masterpiece.

  14. Syah Blose

    show ma pain neva 🤞

  15. Just Chill

    1,0580758th

  16. Deandre

    It may be me, but in towards the end of the last verse, when he’s repeating *”Never!”* the violin sounds similar to crying.

  17. Chuck Norris

    Real recognize real

  18. Gakeye

    Some songs you can just listen certain parts of it. This is not one of them

  19. Kemi Beats

    This is a over hated album 😔

  20. Malachi Austin

    Dirt on my name NEVER!!!!

  21. EL WETTO

    Smokin the fattest blunt on the porch while raining to this

  22. nutt y

    Bruh this song hits hard even if you haven’t experienced this

  23. Big RJ

    Anyone else get kind of a jazz vibe from this?

  24. obadiah 6

    2019: This album got me coming back and will continue to do so. 1st album i ever bought and kept. Cole better drop another album like this one that bring people back to earth off their ever so high egos.

  25. Elijah Browne

    This song gets into my soul

  26. Donald Melton

    Who jamming in 2019

    Yoruba Boy

    Fuck outta here with that bullshit

  27. Dionne Cameron

    Think J.cole & Nipsey Husstle Whoooo too early rest up MR.HUSSTLE

  28. ForgedbyFire

    The 910 mentality

  29. Caleb

    The academic scholarship,magma cum laude presents itself on this album.the man is book smart and wise with the spiritual and subjective view of reality of a black man (which isn't bad at all remember black America created jazz a free flow form of expression.Also try to tell a black man how to think or do something and watch his reaction)

  30. U G L Y

    *Vibes....*

  31. Gage B-Bird

    J. Cole music taught me so much ugh I love it

  32. Kianna Grigsby

    Just realized its called "Ville mentality" and not "Vile mentality"

    Skyra

    Kianna Grigsby realized that a little bit ago as well

  33. OG NICK MARSH

    SO FUCKING BAD

  34. OKT 11

    The beat kind of gives me The Boondocks vibes

    Sid H

    Some of the sample is from a soundtrack for an anime called Lupin the 3rd

  35. Cristofer Ramirez

    I want everyone to do good in life. Y que viva la vida

  36. Jose Bustos

    Nobody:
    J.cole trying to hum like kid cudi: heeee heeee heeee

    Omar-_-

    Jose Bustos lol kid cudi is trash😂

    S1LV3R 3DG3

    IBamboozle he used to be good. Then Speeding Bullet to Heaven came out

  37. Art Byraquel

    These piano notes 🔥

  38. Pinchestoner 4life

    This is real music 💯

  39. Lloyd Jean

    Play this on 1.25x (you won't regret it)

  40. Fat Yoink

    I didn’t go to his funeral why tho😯

  41. haggai isaac

    Bitches hit my phone and they want some dick

  42. naka

    Song is so underrated!

  43. grownChILd -

    People are not gonna like this but fuck y'all, my brother gave me this device to use in whatever way I want

    2014 FHD = Modern Classic
    4YEO = Classic

    How do I know it's a classic? Cause people hate it for no apparent reason. It's different, that's the point!

    I played this song to a homeless man a few years back, that dude became the president of America🔥

  44. ShadTheGhad

    Cole one the best at the vibes. It's the subtle things.

  45. boi thunda

    0:49 this repeat makes so much sense. Reoccurring thoughts of death and anxiety. Cole is a genius

  46. Dale Denton

    How long can I survive with this mentality

  47. Daniel McQueen

    damnit.....wont be long 'fore i disappear

  48. Angel

    i play this song every time I feel like disappearing and starting a new life in a foreign country (:

  49. Gonzo Stonefist

    This some downtown Fayetteville music

  50. Niklas Hinterkeuser

    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    Trials and tribulations
    I'm facing in this age of information, I hate this shit
    'Cause niggas hit my phone when they want some shit
    Bitches hit my phone when they want some dick
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    You call it runnin', I call it escapin'
    Start a new life in a foreign location
    Similar to my niggas duckin' cases
    Can't take the possible time that it faces
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    My dad, he died, he got shot, 'cause his friend set him up
    And I didn't go to his funeral, and sometimes when I'm in my room
    I get mad at my momma when she mean to me, and she say
    And she say, clean up I say
    Nigga play me, never
    Give up my chain, never
    Give up my pride, never
    Show my pain, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Nigga play me, never
    Give up my chain, never
    Give up my pride, never
    Show 'em my pain, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    I get mad and I slam my door and go in my room,
    And then, I get mad and I say, "I wish my dad was here"

  51. felvin kwofie

    https://m.soundcloud.com/joel-kwofie-704689832/against-the-walll-frestylee-themanni Please listen

  52. BeastGodSpider

    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    Trials and tribulations
    I'm facing in this age of information, I hate this shit
    'Cause niggas hit my phone when they want some shit
    Bitches hit my phone when they want some dick
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    You call it runnin', I call it escapin'
    Start a new life in a foreign location
    Similar to my niggas duckin' cases
    Can't take the possible time that it faces
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    My dad, he died, he got shot, 'cause his friend set him up
    And I didn't go to his funeral, and sometimes when I'm in my room
    I get mad at my momma when she mean to me, and she say
    And she say, clean up I say
    Nigga play me, never
    Give up my chain, never
    Give up my pride, never
    Show my pain, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Nigga play me, never
    Give up my chain, never
    Give up my pride, never
    Show 'em my pain, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    I get mad and I slam my door and go in my room,
    And then, I get mad and I say, "I wish my dad was here"

  53. Yolanda Steplight

    What I’d

  54. Yolanda Steplight

    Akin did

  55. Callme E’Jay

    I felt this cus in my early years of me grown into a maturity I would have arguments with my trying mother about stuff that she couldn't control stuff I could control stuff my sister could control stuff my brother could control and at the end of the day I just broke down in my room crying out of nowhere thinking of why my father is in jail and I had a Ville Mentality.

  56. mysteryj

    This is what a picaso painting would sound like

  57. Miguel Valencia

    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    Things fall down, but don’t stop now
    Oh, can’t stop now
    Oh, won’t stop now

    [Verse]
    Trials and tribulations I'm facing
    In this age of information, I hate this shit
    Cause niggas hit my phone when they want some shit
    Bitches hit my phone when they want some dick
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    You call it runnin', I call it escapin'
    Start a new life in a foreign location
    Similar to my niggas duckin' cases
    Can't take the possible time that he faces

    [Hook]
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    Things fall down, but don’t stop now
    Oh, can’t stop now
    Oh, won’t stop now

    [Interlude]
    My dad, he died—he got shot 'cause his friend set him up. And I didn't go to his funeral—and sometimes when I'm in my room, I get mad at my momma when she mean to me. And she—
    And she say, "clean up"—I say—

    [Bridge]
    Nigga play me, never, give up my chain, never
    Give up my pride, never, show 'em my pain, never
    Dirt on my name, never, dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never, dirt on my name, never
    Nigga play me, never, give up my chain, never
    Give up my pride, never, show 'em my pain, never
    Dirt on my name, never, dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never, dirt on my name, never

    [Hook]
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    Things fall down, but don’t stop now
    Oh, can’t stop now
    Oh, won’t stop now

    [Outro]
    I get mad and I slam my door and go in my room—
    And then, I get mad and I say, "I wish my dad was here"

  58. Amaure Medina

    "Cause his friends set him up." Let that sink in.

    We cooling Cuhh

    Amaure Medina fr crazy how she knows that it has to be tough explaining that to the little girl

  59. Annonda Wilkins

    One day ...

  60. Averon Destinee

    Anyone else listen to music on here just to read the comments & see how others view the song? lol

    civil surfer

    Bro I do that for a lot of music. It's interesting seeing other peoples take on a song.

  61. Michael C

    You know the "Kill or be killed mentality"

  62. Roamy Roam

    This song needs 10 more verses

  63. Victor Morales

    Trials and tribulations i'm facing in this age of information, i hate this shit

  64. krystian neely

    This the shit 🤟🏾

  65. Fastulfr Stunnah

    Losin hope, till this reaches 200M ✊😭

  66. R.I.P STEEZ

    This song is Sooooo underrated man, it’s ight tho, only a small group really fw it

  67. Mistah Maskapone

    Amazing.... this is in 12/8, isnt it?

  68. Scottie Hicks

    My heart bleeds every time I hear this song. I wish my dad was here too 😭

  69. Valerie loves Abel Tesfaye

    This song has been stuck in my head for 2 days now. I really like it!

  70. mysteryj

    Am I the only one that heard Kendrick's voice in the beginning, or am I just hearing ish

  71. janey dope

    Won't b long for i disappear

  72. ahm 916

    The piano in the back makes me feel like I’m at a diner late at night on a rainy day thinking.

    Kemi Beats

    Same here bro damn

    Sauce Giver

    ahm 916 onggg😌

    Sparta Lee

    @ahm 916
    Rain is falling now lol. I'm playing this song 🎶

    Kemi Beats

    @Sparta Lee yo It also rained here where I live but it was around 4 pm when it rained

  73. jacob

    Im not even a j cole fan *yet* but this is officially the best song ever

    Jay 2k

    jaccc join the culture bro

    PhillyOjo

    nah it's Change

  74. Andrea Robinson

    Love it, yes J!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. Daniele Bulgari

    WHO ELSE FROM FAYETTEVILLE!? Yeah Cole represent!! Fayettenam!

    Antonio Gaitan

    I'm from Daygo Southern Cali but we love Cole for the Respect he gives us

  76. Gagi Ugrekhelidze

    idgaf what y'all say this is Cole's best album. every track is good, production is great, original and catchy hooks/melodies, conscious album and emotional album.

    civil surfer

    Not a huge Cole fan but this definitely my fav out of his discography.

    D'Angelo Parks

    kindsof

    yourfellowman11

    I consider FHD better but 4YEO is thematically Cole's strongest

    Josh Mickelson

    yourfellowman11 honestly can’t get enough of any of his albums tbh, except maybe KOD. Folding clothes hits different tho, like it took me a couple times before it clicked for me

  77. JayOneOfTheChosenOnes

    song still fire ......I like the jazz influence on this ...this shit is so smooth 🔥.....

  78. Black Rose

    Everybody sleep on this song it’s one of my favorites from him

  79. Ian Smart

    This is a beautiful piece about how the trauma of our youth infects our present perspective and relationships.

    The music is so smooth that its almost distracts you from how truly sad this song actually is.

    Pimp Den

    Let em know

    Bruno Ruggiero

    Most of this album is sad as hell. While it’s one of his best albums I try not to listen to it too much because of the emotions that it triggers in me

    John Callahan

    Bruno Ruggiero that’s what’s special about his music. It triggers real emotion and thoughts. A true feeling! Get the shivers sometimes at how good it is

  80. Blake Go Wavy

    This me right now.

  81. Jonah Lane

    Vile mentality

  82. Maliha Arosha Hasan

    Ville Mentality

    J. Cole

    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?

    Trials and tribulations
    I'm facing in this age of information, I hate this shit
    'Cause niggas hit my phone when they want some shit
    Bitches hit my phone when they want some dick
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    Damn it, won't be long 'fore I disappear
    You call it runnin', I call it escapin'
    Start a new life in a foreign location
    Similar to my niggas duckin' cases
    Can't take the possible time that it faces

    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?

    My dad, he died, he got shot, 'cause his friend set him up
    And I didn't go to his funeral, and sometimes when I'm in my room
    I get mad at my momma when she mean to me, and she say
    And she say, clean up I say

    Nigga play me, never
    Give up my chain, never
    Give up my pride, never
    Show my pain, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Nigga play me, never
    Give up my chain, never
    Give up my pride, never
    Show 'em my pain, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never
    Dirt on my name, never

    How long can I survive with this mentality?
    How long can I survive with this mentality?

    I get mad and I slam my door and go in my room,
    And then, I get mad and I say, "I wish my dad was here"

  83. Pedro velazquez

    She's mind part 2 is close to my heart!

  84. Pedro velazquez

    One of my favorite songs from J.Cole💝

  85. Soul Covers

    Me: alexa play the best song of all time.
    *plays ville mentality*

    Ninja Fr33fall

    J cole isnt a song

    Soul Covers

    Ninja Fr33fall omg I kept this up here and did not reread what I comment 😂I’m dumb asf

    Ninja Fr33fall

    @Soul Covers lol

  86. Goat Me

    They sleep on this album

    LABRON JAMES

    Cuz he's not mumbling

    Simon N

    im literally sleeping

    Darius

    Simon N that was funny but not every album gotta be super lit

    Nate Dog

    It’s ironic the sheep still haven’t truly heard anything that matters 😢

    Dope Mango

    Nate Dog facts

  87. Kevin lopez

    I can't do it this anymore cole... I'm hanging on a thread

    bister mean

    @Dale Denton damn fam.

    Manuel Estrada

    Keep your head up Kevin!!

    Bruno Ruggiero

    Keep your head up dawg, better days are approaching. For now enjoy the raindrops hit your skin for the sun is soon to come

    Cloud Jitsu

    Hey brother, you still have things to live for. You will feel bad if you end it early. Just know that if you need someone to talk to, call a hospital or counselor. Keep hanging on buddy, it'll be alright.

    Chandler Bing

    You got this man.

  88. Jewell 246

    This is beautiful love you cole

  89. Carlos Hidalgo

    Anyone else feel like this song isn't long enough? sometimes i play it twice when it pops up my spotify

    Sauce Giver

    Carlos Hidalgo I agree I wish it was longer aswel

  90. Clifford Northern

    Nigga play me?

  91. tana b

    Just saw u at KOD tour in Arizona. I'm from there... love u J.Cole❤❤❤❤

  92. tana b

    I'm soooooo confused how come he only has 2m subs? And here jake Paul has like 10m? Bullshiitt

  93. WhyYouBullyMe69 *

    Where are all the views at though?

    Black Rose

    WhyYouBullyMe69 * this isn’t his channel

    WhyYouBullyMe69 *

    Maxx Ambitions don’t matter it’s still the king 😢

    khalil altman

    WhyYouBullyMe69 * In the sales 😂

  94. Explorin 12

    Just saw you in SA on your KOD tour -Best experience ever, thank you Cole

    Sammy Ochoa

    Thisss songgg thoooughhh..

    Isaac Cuevas

    @Dora Hernandez I was there ! Best concert ive ever been to, it was amazing af 🔥

    Rusell Mabuza

    when did he come to SA???

  95. William Gurr

    63,969th

  96. AL Fonzo

    Best song on the album

    Emily

    I like she’s mine part 2

    Gena Mcghee

    Yep, but I think the whole album is good.

    VasquezOO7 can build

    Immortal

  97. George McDonald

    man livin inside sin trying find escaped