Joe Budden - Skeletons Lyrics




[Verse 1: Joell Ortiz]
I look over my shoulder not knowing where it's coming from
But knowing that it's coming, I was bugging as a youngin'
Now I'm runnin from, somethin' that'll even out my dumb decisions
The night I shot and had him bleedin' out his lungs and spittin'
Do any sins go unforgiven? I hope not
Cause most of mine were hunger driven, nothing in my mother's kitchen,
Stomach sounds like the clouds ignited and the thunder hitting
So the well-schooled kid ended up with more than a couple missin'
So not a chef but the cocaine forever cookin'
I love kids but now I' selling to a pregnant woman
Stumbling through the projects in the AM with a cup in my hand,
Gun on my waist and, "I don't give a fuck" is my plan
You'll never understand my palm sweat
Followed by shortness of breath then my heart jets and I ain't find a calm yet
Go on let shorty sin
Cause ain't no way in hell this ain't Joell, that's brave enough to tell you everything

[Hook:]
I got some skeletons locked in the closet (yeah, yeah)
And I've been dyin', dyin' just to find an outlet
And I'm hoping that no one finds out about it (yeah, yeah)
Wishing maybe it'll disappear but I doubt it
I doubt it

[Verse 2: Crooked I]
Fuck all that rapping, I'm a let the conversation rock
I got skeletons in my closet
The living dead live in a nigga head, behind a combination lock
When will the occupation stop it? Make it a vacant lot
The black mamba when I crack vodka, I'm a take a shot
And Hope the stowaways go away before the anchor drop
Yeah thanks a lot, I'm a bottle drinkin' nutcase
Cover of XXL behind Em, I had the drunk face
I steadily dream about cleanin' these demons out
In order to clean them out, you gotta scream and shout
All of your secrets out loud
It started as a kid at my school desk
Aced every quiz but I wanted to pass the cool test
Ain't nothing cool about school shopping at the thrift store
And living in an abandoned station wagon cause you was piss poor
So I started stealing all of the clothes that the other kids wore
That's when the skeletons moved into my mind on the sixth floor
And more came through Crooked I's youth
I slowly started moving them out the closet to this mic booth
For real, bro

[Hook]

[Bridge:]
I thought I had it all locked away till forever
But no memories fade away, They seem to stay
Comfortable in my conscience you live in my dreams
They say time heals it all then whys the pain still with me?

[Verse 3: Joe Budden]
See the problem is, I know it all
Or maybe the problem is that I just show it all
Maybe they that thinking I should be ashamed of my actions but really there's no remorse
Maybe the lord will decide that I suffered enough and let me live with no withdrawals
Then again all it would mean is he deemed I'm much too important to focus all
We could talk about pain 24/7 dog, that's my department
Intercity blues cruise and I'm blasting that Marvin
Skeletons ain't in my closet, that's my apartment
And they like to hide behind thousand dollar fabrics and garments
It's all bleak to me
Tell my Pop I ain't bothered when he don't speak to me, I love you but it's weak to me
On one hand life is short and there's no excuse to do it
But you was missing half my life dog, I'm kind of used to it
Modern day Son of Sam, judge but you don't understand
Me against the world, I plan on winning, knowing I'm undermanned
Want to see through the eyes of a monster? Look through my glasses tint
My roommates can stay here, just take care of half the rent

[Hook]





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Joe Budden Skeletons Comments
  1. Slim Chain

    This is beyond dope

  2. Jason Armes

    I am still dying for an outlet since 2008

  3. Richard Bizzy

    Skelton ain't nothin I'm not not used to using got my feelings missing thoughts rotted pockets notted but not yet noticed or unnoted poetic pick pocket shell shocked eye opened but bomb hatching products u do some real shit too........

  4. homieBtotheJ

    Budden went iiiiiiiiiin though! Jeez, that verse got my feelings twisted

  5. Pawel 639

    "Do any sins go unforgiven? I hope not, coz most of them were hunger driven" wow...

  6. Dirk Diggler

    I'm here because a triggered Budden fan was losing his shit in a comments section on another video, ranting and raving about how real Budden is...this song was his example.

    Dave J

    Dirk Diggler lol. We are all like that. I used to hate on him too until I actually listened. Now he’s in my personal top 10

  7. Ry C

    [Hook: Kaydence]
    I got some skeletons locked in the closet (yeah, yeah)
    And I've been dyin', dyin' just to find an outlet
    And I'm hoping that no one finds out about it (yeah, yeah)
    Wishing maybe it'll disappear but I doubt it
    I doubt it

    [Verse 1: Joell Ortiz]
    I look over my shoulder not knowing where it's coming from
    But knowing that its coming, I was bugging as a youngin'
    Now I'm runnin from, something that'll even out my dumb decisions
    The night I shot and had him bleeding out his lungs and spitting
    Do any sins go unforgiven? I hope not
    Cause most of mine were hunger driven, nothing in my mother's kitchen
    Stomach sounds like the clouds ignited and the thunder hitting
    So the well-screwed kid ended up with more than a couple missing
    So not a chef but now the cocaine forever cooking
    I love kids but now I'm selling to a pregnant woman
    Stumbling through the projects in the AM with a cup in my hand
    Gun on my waist and, "I don't give a fuck" is my plan
    You'll never understand my palm sweat
    Followed by shortness of breath then my heart jets and I ain't find a calm yet
    Go on let shorty sing
    Cause ain't no way in hell this ain't Joell, that's brave enough to tell you everything

    [Hook: Kaydence]
    I got some skeletons locked in the closet (yeah, yeah)
    And I've been dyin', dyin' just to find an outlet
    And I'm hoping that no one finds out about it (yeah, yeah)
    Wishing maybe it'll disappear but I doubt it
    I doubt it



    [Verse 2: Crooked I]
    Fuck all that rapping, I'mma let the conversation rock
    I got skeletons in my closet
    The living dead live in a nigga head, behind a combination lock
    When will the occupation stop and make it a vacant lot
    The black mamba when I crack vodka, I'mma take a shot
    And hope them stowaways go away before the anchor drop
    Yeah thanks a lot, I'm a bottle-drinking nutcase
    Cover of XXL behind Em, I had the drunk face
    I steadily dream about cleaning these demons out
    In order to clean them out, you gotta scream and shout
    All of your secrets out loud
    It started as a kid at my school desk
    Aced every quiz but I wanted to pass the cool test
    Ain't nothing cool about school shopping at the thrift store
    And living in an abandoned station wagon because you was piss poor
    So I started stealing all of the clothes that the other kids wore
    That’s when the skeletons moved into my mind on the sixth floor
    And more came through Crooked I’s youth
    I slowly started moving them out my closet into this mic booth
    For real, bro

    [Hook: Kaydence]
    I got some skeletons locked in the closet (yeah, yeah)
    And I've been dyin', dyin' just to find an outlet
    And I'm hoping that no one finds out about it (yeah, yeah)
    Wishing maybe it'll disappear but I doubt it
    I doubt it



    [Bridge]
    I thought I had it all locked away till forever
    But no memories fade away, They seem to stay
    Comfortable in my conscience you live in my dreams
    They say time heals it all then whys the pain still with me?

    [Verse 3: Joe Budden]
    See the problem is, I know it all
    Or maybe the problem is that I just show it all
    Maybe they that thinking I should be ashamed of my actions but really there’s no remorse
    Maybe the Lord will decide that I suffered enough and let me live with no withdrawals
    Then again all it would mean is he deemed I'm much too important to focus on
    We could talk about pain 24/7 dog, that’s my department
    Inter city blues cruise and I’m blasting that Marvin
    Skeletons ain’t in my closet, that’s my apartment
    And they like to hide behind thousand dollar fabrics and garments
    It's all bleak to me
    Tell my Pop I ain’t bothered when he don't speak to me
    I love you but it’s weak to me
    On one hand life is short and there’s no excuse to do it
    But you was missing half my life dog, I’m kind of used to it
    Modern day Son of Sam, judge but you don’t understand
    Me against the world, I plan on winning, know I’m undermanned
    Want to see through the eyes of a monster? Look through my glasses tint
    My roommates can stay here, just take care of half the rent


    [Hook: Kaydence]
    I got some skeletons locked in the closet (yeah, yeah)
    And I've been dyin', dyin' just to find an outlet
    And I'm hoping that no one finds out about it (yeah, yeah)
    Wishing maybe it'll disappear but I doubt it
    I doubt it

  8. Alexander Nilsson

    Joe Budden is a legend that is much more talented lyricist than Eminem🙏🔥💯

    Brag Adino

    Alexander Nilsson Eminem suks

    iSvnz _M

    That's racist

  9. Daniel Vera

    2019 still a hard track 3/4 of slaughter house went in

  10. Christopher Whitener

    Fuck the stan dick suckers, this shit is fucking real. Eminem just smokes meth and fucking rambles

  11. dingle torres

    Crooked I really did it to em

  12. Swish

    1:38 that's it.

  13. dseer13

    crooked i is my favourite

  14. Lcarter52

    JESUS, CROOK!

  15. verbalmerc

    its crazy how overlooked crooked i is he bodied this

  16. Tyler Tonitis

    Where are all the stan's talking shit on joey on this one?

  17. Sarah Canterbury

    Sorry I killed him

  18. Ms.caramel Delight87

    This shit will always bang hard af! Budden murdered this track!!

  19. Fienx Sol

    KAYDENCE wrote the hook....never got credit for it. It came from one of her own songs actually. Credit must given. it's a great record, every part, from music, to Joe's verse, to Joell's verse, to Kaydence's hook. Respect the artists

  20. Seth james

    Eminem recognizes real shit

  21. Dela Owaker

    Love the keys, its awesome to get a track like this... I used to have hope for the future..

  22. Dela Owaker

    Love the keys, its awesome to get a track like this... I used to have hope for the future..

  23. Dela Owaker

    Love the keys, its awesome to get a track like this... I used to have hope for the future..

  24. Dela Owaker

    Love the keys, its awesome to get a track like this... I used to have hope for the future..

  25. duce Kong

    2017
    10:29 pm wensday!
    Popeye s & bud
    🍗🍃🌴🌳

  26. Robert McSweeney

    Still on heavy rotation......GREAT TRACK!

  27. S197 Cyclone

    Man. the course is too sick. Atleast when we hear tracks like this we know there are still real MCS out there...

  28. OG BonG HiTTeR

    I love jo nadesha n ak

  29. Jamie Barrington

    2017 and still loving this track!! 🔥🔥🔥

  30. Phila 88

    cant fuck wit um

  31. 2k18 Highlights

    Best song ive seen in a while. I like to listen to this at the skatepark

    cyclone Ryder

    2k18 Highlights wouldn't it be heard in a while not seen just sayn

  32. All in The Game

    "I love kids but I was selling to a pregnant woman". Real

  33. Jamie Barrington

    How underrated is this track though?!

  34. James Gibson

    All 4 of them are good but when there together can't nobody fuck with them. there to real for what most have come to except in the rap game

  35. Kristopher Kubsh

    make this mainstream

    dads ff

    the music companys dont like this for mainstream

    S197 Cyclone

    Why?? Mainstream and mainstream fans can't handle real music like this just saying....

  36. Ike Dollaz

    REAL SHIT!

  37. Ike Dollaz

    REAL SHIT!

  38. kumar shubham

    who is she singing chorus?

    L Lee

    +kumar shubham after like 20 minutes of research i found her. her name is Kaydence.

  39. King Of The City

    Had me in tears. Real Music SLAUGHTERHOUSE!!

  40. Chris From Tha Block

    The bridge may be the best part of this song

  41. Chris From Tha Block

    I really wish Royce had a verse on this one

    Chris From Tha Block

    Anyone notice how on All In My Head, Royce says "I would tell you to do some soul searching, but it's hangin up in my closet with the skeletons" then this song ends up being on the same album. That's cool

  42. Chris From Tha Block

    Skeletons in my closet

  43. Lee Buttersworth

    we can talk about pain 24/7 dog that's my department/ inner city blues cruise and I'm blastin that Marvin/ ewww

  44. Last Run

    Check out Last Run playlists, Hip Hop all day

  45. dads ff

    Why this kind of music get on the radio.dam it.sick song.all 3 killed it.back when Joe first came out back in the days I did not like him.he speaks real now.good for the turn around on him.

    Cody Cordeiro

    +danny floravit he never turned, hes the same joe, spitting nothing but the realist lyrics.

    Justin Negron

    Joey never changed.. people are listening now and realizing how nice he is... They changed...

    dads ff

    +Cody Cordeiro .i never like him when joe first came out.

    Taron Webb

    Justin Negron This is facts.

  46. Sh'anna C Anthony

    song is dope

  47. Josh S

    fkn got a Lotta luv for u joe...jerz rite here
    realest to EVA do it

  48. malik wilcox

    I want to see KXNG Crooked battle rap.

  49. Rehan Khalid

    First verse goes hard, Damn!

  50. Vintage_Michael

    Comment 420 awyeah

  51. Vintage_Michael

    Joel went N

  52. alien messiah da guru god

    stacks era n da hella bent degenerates brought me here

  53. DevilKey

    first time listening through I just had to rewind crookeds verse 3 times

  54. Le Gameur De La WWE

    My father acts himself as DJ, listen to : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2CjVcQYVMk

  55. Le Gameur De La WWE

    Subscribe to my chain :)

  56. Cau7ioN on Twitch

    Joel and Budden let it out on this one. Respect.

  57. danhex

    this shit hits home. 

  58. Dot Mob

    this is what we call music
    real life bars

  59. E Scott

    The beat sounds like Quantic - time is the enemy

    Grey One

    That's where the sample is from.

  60. warren t

    Theme Song To My Life!

  61. Fernando Z

    man that Joe Budden flow...

  62. Friday Goodish

    Damn good!!!

  63. Arm Garnett87

    This Songgg!!! Joeyyy FUCKKKK THE HATERS Bruhhh!!! Do Ya Thang My Boy! FUCK THE RADIO!!! Reals FANS Will Follow!!!

  64. Gentlemen Gaming

    joell murdered this track

    stuntmancr3w

    yes he did,

    stuntmancr3w

    he done did that shit bruh

    Rehan Khalid

    Yes man. Most here talking about joe and crooked. I guess u feel the one who u can relate to most

    My man joell killed this shit his verse sis on repeat

  65. Daniel Shamu

    Wat have I been listening to all this time......

    ian alderson

    +Daniel Shamu prolly lil wayne lol

  66. Josh Spidle

    idgaf is my plan!! dope

  67. Diesel6401

    They all went in, but Joe slaughtered that!

  68. James Tan

    man Joe murdered his verse hard! now thats hip hop :D

  69. SMK

    I real love your music guys my phone is full of your song that give me power to became the monster on the mic

  70. Prafit Beats

    who on the hook?

    Jack LoCicero

    Kaydence

  71. Taron Webb

    "Skeletons ain't in my closet, that's my apartment, and they like to hide behind thousand dollar watches and garments, It's all bleak to me, tell my pop I ain't bothered when he don't speak to me, I love you but that's weak to me, On one hand life is short and there's no no excuse to do it, but you was missing half my life dawg, I'm kinda used to it." Fuck, that's real!

    akabuca96

    fabrics not watches

    Taron Webb

    akabuca96 I'm not sure why the hell I typed watches when I know the lyrics so well. Actually, I do know, there is a 100% chance that I was gone off whiskey and vibing when I typed this, that's what I'm usually doing when I'm feeling a song so much that I feel compelled to comment about it on youtube. I could edit it, but I'm going to leave it as is so that your correction comment doesn't look crazy. Lol

    akabuca96

    haha keep it real my g

    Phila 88

    Taron Webb
    fabrics*****

    Kashif Ilyas

    Joe's verses are something else man. Damn they hit you deep within.

  72. Xolani Mbana

    all these dudes went in ey.. dope ish tight there, I FUXX with this..

    iSvnz _M

    Waar lelo yasemzini

  73. Cory Reinhart

    Lyrical. Lyrical. Lyrical. Love it.

  74. TheJFOShow

    Hey please check out my music and let me know what you think.

  75. mike khalil

    theres no point of arguing who the best is just enjoy this great music

    Frank Doket aka Nappy Zoe

    real talk

    Andre

    mike khalil pretty much

  76. Sel twk

    Amazing Song!! <3

  77. raven singley

    i love this song so much when i listened to it i loved it

  78. Kelly Krazee

    "I love kids but now I'm selling to a pregnant woman"  damn, real ish right there!

  79. Yashaiyah Ban Gad, Ban Yahsharala

    The truth....ain't no music out sounding like this man this too deep for most

  80. julian kozloff

    now I'm running from something that'll even out my dumb decisions, the night I shot and had him bleeding out his lungs and spittin'.....

  81. joe mcdonough

    Bringin that ny style back the game needs to respect what joey n slaughter doing

  82. casula

    All people do is say who the best in this song is. Stop comparing them and just listen to the music ffs

  83. tyler mastoon

    Good shit as always from joe

  84. TheRealMFast

    I know the whole "No one is probably gonna read this" is stupid as hell? lol,
    Cuz at least one person will,
    But i'm a rapper thats from Georgia
    Rapping about anything and everything
    But I'm worth your time I promise that. If u? give me a chance ill show u
    I would love nothing more than to have a decent following on youtube from people
    if anyone who reads this could press the "THUMBS UP" other people will see it
    just a simple button press would make me happy =) Thank You
    Dreamchasing...

    ReAl Entertainment

    TheRealMFast keep doing ur thing man....I'm at the same level u at...wit my music and shit...just keep doing what u love to do man and everything that is meant to happen for u will just continue better in ursef that's key

  85. Robyn QH

    heart and soul *

  86. Robyn QH

    Mike this is the best CD Joe ever did besides mm4...I resent your comment. ..joey knows me. .. everything he raps About represents my hearty and should like no other rapper had ever been able to do. ..esp the 3rd verse which is Joes ..it made me almost cry. .. small tears from a recent experience where I prayed God would let me forego suffering and not have to withdrawal from drugs. .joes so real and hits the realness in me to the core of my spirit and soul

  87. sky

    word, Crooked a nasty mc

  88. Anthony Webb

    This song is even better since there is not one unnecessary curse word. I hate when rappers use curse words as syllable fillers. It makes them sound dumb when they more than likely have a much better vocab than the average person

  89. KeepitThoro247

    I have demons in my head too... Life would be so much better if they were gone

  90. Malphas Mikaelson

    They all kill it though. Everyone has their weaker and stronger verses.

  91. Demetri Tremble

    Keep it up

  92. ZackSpade013

    Dear mr. 817dirty,

    No

    Thanks,
    Zackspade013

  93. Alex Holler

    crooked I took this song... as usual

  94. Chance Campbell

    listen to sickology 101, then re-read that comment and find whats wrong with it. crooked I is the second verse.

  95. TM91

    Being the weakest in Slaughterhouse isn't a bad thing because they're all ill lyricists and would all rap rings around most rappers but I'd say it goes 1) Budden 2) Crooked I 3) Royce 4) Joell Ortiz

  96. Scotty_-z

    As a rap fan slaughterhouse are the best thing thats happened in rap in the last decade. This song is real