Joe Budden - Playing Our Part Lyrics




Mic, mic, mic
Yeah we good now
Turn the vocals down a little bit, just a little bit
I want it loud

Here's my moment of clarity
I've been misleadin' you all, givin' you half of me
I've been blazin' a trail and leavin' casualties
I've diagnosed myself, I think it's apathy
So lettin' go became easy, grabbin' ahold, that's the hardest
I know our expiration date soon as we start it
You come around and you feel safe while you're a target
You feelin' like I let you inside, while I'm guarded
It's genius when arrogance seems like it's modest
Look past the insanity, glance at the logic
Appears optional, all of it is stipulated
Watch and learn how emotions get manipulated
Now you in dire need of help
You the victim, made to think you did it to yourself
Speakin' of, rest in peace Sandra Bland
I'm believin' everything that wasn't on that cam
But back to you, beauty, let me address our lil' movement
You in therapy but I don't see the improvement
Oh whatever's been made now days is ruined
So every few months I ponder what the fuck are we doin'
Let me watch my words again
You easily got one of the best pussies that I've ever been inserted in
You real kind, real sweet, real nurturin'
Yet every time we link back up, you just get hurt again
You put all men in a box, I ain't one of 'em
Funny how you got all the answers and none of 'em
You only dated three men so I'm scared of you
Cause with no point of reference, what the fuck are you comparin' to?
You good one minute, psycho the next
No longer lettin' it ride, too much Jekyll and Hyde
Then you subtweet some weeks, busy settin' your pride
I'm grown, don't really need that sort of mess in my life
But wait, you of age, you old too
I control my emotions, yours control you
You bright enough to know when you get impulsive
For me, that's repulsive, how do you not know this?
And then we go our separate ways
Just to link back on better days
Though I know it's short term and you never stay
You always a sucker for that text that say

"Yo what up? Are you good?
Hit me up whenever you in the hood"
Then we fuck, and it's fine
Then you get all this bullshit on your mind
I'm waitin' for you to talk, but you won't
Then you wait for me to react but I don't
Then you go, and I watch
We know how this movie go, but we watch

Cause we just playin' our parts
You're watchin' how I perform and it's breakin' your heart
You home alone backtrackin', replayin' the start
You realize this whole script you've been playin' a mark
That ain't stop you from takin' a part
I guess we're both just playin' our parts

Yeah, and so the pussy ain't enough now
They keep thinkin' it should be enough, how?
Fuck sex, baby, later for that
This mind game I'm playin' is a greater climax
Not a franchise player, I can't pay you the max
I can't say it to you so I just say it in raps
I got a rep that I made all by myself
One I hate all by myself
That comes from decisions created all by myself
I can't shake it all by myself
See I grew up in the spotlight, where your every move is eyed
The truth becomes lies when you're that scrutinized
No mentorship, I was unsupervised
Had to learn on my own every rule to survive
Still I manned up in caught those wrongs
Go ahead and judge Joe, I got my court clothes on
Y'all see the front, behind the scenes more goes on
Check my back catalog, it's in all those songs, forreal
So I can be at peace forever
I left the puzzle right there, nigga, piece it together
But back to you, beauty, small waist, fat booty
It's cool for the moment but don't permanently move me
They come through tossin' me ass like it's their duty
But who I was ain't who I am, I say it truly
Yeah I am shootin' 'em down without the Uzi
Unlike them niggas you know, don't try and group me
Watched myself on TV, was unruly
How the fuck they cast me wrong in my own movie?
They say you are what you attract
Here I am, screamin', "Fuck all that"
Then I'm forced to believe I attract and adore
Bunch of unstable broads with character flaws
With plenty luggage, I greet 'em with their bags at the door
If that's true then it's some shit I'd rather ignore
Cause check it, whatever helps you get by
So when they hit me, I always reply

They always be like, "what's up? Are you good?
Hit me up whenever you in the hood"
Then we fuck, and it's fine
Then you get all this bullshit on your mind
I'm waitin' for you to talk, but you won't
Then you wait for me to react but I don't
Then you go, and I watch
We know how this movie go, but we watch

Cause we just playin' our parts
You're watchin' how I perform and it's breakin' your heart
You home alone backtrackin', replayin' the start
Realize this whole script you've been playin' a mark
But that ain't stop you from takin' a part
I guess we're both just playin' our parts

Just where I'm at lately
Look at the monster this industry done made me
Shit I loved the most, I let it jade me
Cryin' out for help, somebody save me
But I can't let 'em know all that
They take it as weakness when you show all that
So I just live in my mind 'til this hoe call back
Every time I'm knocked down you see Joe crawl back, forreal
Nowadays they all the same
Enhanced body parts, smaller brains
They don't get a hi in fact
Mums the word, baby girl, it's now quiet for that, forreal
If you got nothin' to offer
Sorry Mrs. Jackson, gotta off ya
But as long as you leave 'em alone
It's when they send that same text to the phone

They always be like, "what's up? Are you good?
Hit me up whenever you in the hood"
Then we fuck, and it's fine
Then you get all this bullshit on your mind
I'm waitin' for you to talk, but you won't
You wait for me to react but I don't
Then you go, and I watch
We know how this movie go, but we watch
Cause we just playin' our parts
I guess we're both just playin' our parts
I play mine well
Better than you
And it go... baby, baby!





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Joe Budden Playing Our Part Comments
  1. Merge

    Joe be saving my life otc

  2. BXhomie5

    TALK TO EM JOEY!?!

  3. Jerry Oliver

    My dude be killin em jersey is in da building u heard.

  4. Trav I

    Joe, you talkin to me bro.. this is currently my exact situation

  5. Dawn Herzog

    I fuck with joe budden. hes the realist rapper about shit. idc what anybody has to say. he been hurt and been thru it and I fuck with it

  6. Cozman sibbs

    👏 Dope

  7. DepDonEazy Puropapi

    I’ve always added Joe Budden onto rap conversation about who are some of the best... got to give credit when credit is due... I control my emotions yours control you...
    @depdon_livhie

  8. Tiyi Chauke

    Man...man...this crazy

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  10. Mnikazi 06

    So trippy! Am not sure which character relates more to me in this! #JoeBudden 2018! 🙌

  11. Rodney Franklin

    Been rockin with Joe since them Desert Storm days with Fab and DJ Clue....easily one of my top 5....I rarely hear music from him that I don't like 🔥🔥

  12. Brand Gadfly

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  13. Trill Jones

    If you not a Mack or Player you definitely wouldn't understand this track

  14. Charles Cunningham

    Go ahead and judge me, I got my court clothes on🐐

  15. Abeautiful Fairytale

    💕💕📿

  16. Zay Moss

    RETORICALZz

  17. Zay Moss

    RetoricalZ

  18. Zay Moss

    29iz IS UNKKJOE IN THIS BITCH

  19. Merge

    Saved my relationship with this album Joe

  20. TheWakeup011

    Chronicles of a narc and codependent.

  21. Heather Hoyt

    Hittin home 💯

  22. Cori Wilson

    This project is the best mood muzik in the series

  23. Dat Persian King

    🔥🔥🔥

  24. willy lump-lump

    This sounds like he was left off bad and bougee 🎼

  25. Vivid Beauty

    Let's Go Joe!!!! Mood Musik!!

  26. Wild McCloud

    I Heard budden say he's not as good with syllables like em , crook , and Royce . While this may be true but besides that he's the best at conveying relatable feelings on tracks . Very Retrospective 💯

    Jacob Salas

    For real, Crooked I is amazing with that and I feel like he's the best one of Slaughterhouse but I think I relate to Joe a lot more which is why I like him more. I think Immortal described me perfectly.

    Fearless Q8

    He also said he rather makes the pen bleed to see the feeling we get

    Z O

    “I suck at all that syllable shit I rather make the pen bleed”

    TrueSavage66 Wilson

    Joe Budden the best in Slaughterhouse

  27. P-DOT Transport LLC

    Lyrical genius

  28. ksparkle83

    Love this!!!!

  29. Ant Welz

    1 top DOE!

  30. GetHighMyLife

    Is it me or does the parental advisory shape like a razor ?

    kGrizzy Beats

    bro i never noticed that before

    Lana Montana

    Now that u mention it , yeah Lol

  31. john brooks

    Joe is the #1 underrated lyricist in this rap game

    Karissa Stulpin

    john brooks yesss 💯💯 I've said that for years now

    Jean Diakite

    Too much slept on. Too much joked. But they ain't know wassup

    HEAVY HITTAZ PRODUCTIONS

    A legend cant be underrated. Hes already made his numbers. People r just ignorant to real pure hip hop

  32. Woods Master

    Son all his records are ducking FIREEEEE

    Woods Master

    FUCKING*

  33. I Am Legend

    I control my emotions yours control you....wow.....

    Solitary

    That's simple af

    Joseph Rudowicz

    @Solitary It is painfully clever but still never said before or truly realized. We just wish we came up with it.

    Joseph Rudowicz

    @Solitary It's simply genius. Simply profound. Simply true. Simply common sense. Common sense is simply slept on, though.

    Robert kaigler

    @Joseph Rudowicz common sense ain't "common"... it should just be called sense👌🏾

  34. Mrs E Grant

    joe mann ive,been oon him all day ..helping me get through a break up from a,man just like,him omg helping me understand that man

  35. Aldriphy ™

    I was just listening to another joe song, and it's soo hard to pick another.. soul food <3

  36. Knox Twinspirit

    😍😍😍😍😍

    Sihle Ncapayi

    I wasn't aware that there are South Africans who follow Joe.

  37. belissimahoney69

    Jesus Joe!!!!!!!!!!!! Man you saving my life tonight!

    belissimahoney69

    @lovehoes09
    nah not on facebook luv. Don't have one

    belissimahoney69

    @lovehoes09
    nothing. youtube

    Shore Amaze

    belissimahoney69 just youtube with no videos? catfish for sure

  38. Daily Scratchers

    No artist I've ever come across has stuck with me for as long as joe. Shits crazy 1999/2000 an 16 years later he still giving that mood music. I don't even like rap all like that anymore but always searching for new budden tracks.

    not necessarily this album it came out awhile ago and this an Some Love Lost are his best works..hands down..

    Jamarco Wilson

    I think the entire love lost trilogy is 🔥 🔥 🔥

    Crook Lesane

    STACK BUNDLES

    HEAVY HITTAZ PRODUCTIONS

    Quarter on the loose

  39. cj mac2g

    Joe budden is a real rapper or hip hop artist. His words are so powerful u don't know what he is anymore.

  40. Marcus Johnson, Sr.

    This the best song on this album by far...

    I Gaza Duppy I Menace

    The first 4 barz on this tho... #Relatable just like most his music

    Butter Jones

    Marcus Johnson, Sr. eye like unnecessary pain this is my 2nd

    Isaiah Blake

    Nah “Only Human” is the best

  41. Sfundo Ntshaba

    Joe Budden is the Man!...what a song,among so many other hits from the Relionaire Joe,this one also takes its tall.

    Daily Scratchers

    Idk he's had some great songs over the years

  42. SIr Rand Richmond

    u got it bro ur my favorite rapper don't stop I b needed u

  43. Christaen Strauch

    The realest shit

  44. Matt-Wade Hart-Wilson

    Thank you bro

  45. 540 Fastlife

    Shit is crack . Relatable bar wise , joe is a top tier guy

  46. Brian Banegas

    Jesus Joe your bleeding all over this album. I like it, Fuck I wish more rappers would show this much emotion.

    chinny17

    I agree

    Daily Scratchers

    for 16 years that's all he's about is emotions...no other artist can compare. Hopsin has good deep shit but it doesn't put u on that level budden does

    Daily Scratchers

    listen to Tsu Surf if you haven't already..not his battles obviously but his new shit is pretty deep too