Wale - The Friends N Strangers Lyrics




[Verse 1]
I keep my friends close
Enemies on a leash like,
Me and my haters is literally Siamese
I can define me but if I let my friends do it
They'll tell you I'm some bipolar, hard drug user
The J gets smaller, I'm up in my zone
Though surrounded by an entourage, I feel like I'm alone
A long way from normal, I try to keep it cordial
I made some new friends, meet recorder and touring
Shout out to my nigga
Its now for a nigga
Know some niggas back home, ain't proud of a nigga
They don't see my vision, grown man mission
They all see my life from a childish position
I'm the mouth of the District, nobody work harder
My heart is in the monuments, the life is in the harbor
So tell me all my followers, am I wrong for barking?
Am I wrong for thinking I was better off in college?
At least I'll be stable, Yea slightly less popular
But wouldn't be the topic of my few friends talking
A few niggas talk but they do without knowledge
I do self evaluate, Yea I know I've got some problems
Can't change who I am, I just try to get better
So in the mean time keep it moving on accept that
And you all will respect that

[Skit]

[Verse 2]
Yea,
You always say you wasn't ready for no man
But I wasn't having that, I gave you errything I had
No errything I had, or the very things you have
Tricking, king of the court, small forward, Cavs
Where your whereabouts baby? I care about you lady
And I left you all them letters in your mailbox waiting
And I ain't never plan to be famous
So I'm a take that rubber off, I wouldn't mind having babies
With a home girl best friend lover all that
Ex-boyfriend was wack, she had enough of all that
Look me in my eyes, say if you take it I'm a give it
And if I give it to you, don't you treat me like them bitches
Please Wale,
She used to call me late
One day she called me early, to tell me that she late
Fuck you mean? See my hands start to shake
I ain't looking in her eyes but her face
Cuz tears falling down make me ache
We should just ignore it, you know we can't afford it
She said I cannot believe that you say we should abort it
I will not support it, what happened to you courting
And I ain't want no nigga from the jump, you ignored it
You just had to force it, you had to keep going
Now that lil pre cum gone be having me swollen
As we go forward, I came back from touring
The DNA result, congrats ex-boyfriend

Smiles and handshakes
Everywhere I go
Girlfriends, groupies, then I'm all alone
So confused, these strange relationships
I think I've got some enemies disguised as friends

Smiles and handshakes
Everywhere I go
Girlfriends, groupies, then I'm all alone
So confused, these strange relationships
I think I've got some enemies disguised as friends





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Wale The Friends N Strangers Comments
  1. Charlisha Jett

    Banging in 2020

  2. O-Zone The Don

    I do self evaluate I know I got some problems Can't change who I am just try to get better So in the mean time keep it moving or accept that 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

  3. retrozombie2021

    Bro this is a flashback I was straight out of high school thinking I was the shit

  4. Christian Walls

    Classic

  5. Adrien Kasprowicz

    101 dick suckaz

  6. terrence samps

    How are people just now listening to this in 2019? Jesus H Christ!

  7. terrence samps

    This song brings back so many memories

  8. MessiComps

    2019.. only the real are here

    Matt Matt

    We right here....you know each other somwell look a rabbit....so

  9. DPooleThe1

    Classic memories

  10. It’s your boi Yaya

    Why isn’t this on Apple Music :(

  11. chery diemax le frechê

    The break up song or tupac?

  12. CoolBoyClick

    Still bumping this in 2019 I remember when this came out I was in high school this song still bumps great message great verses and amazing hook

  13. Jasmine Johnson

    But have you heard it in 2019? Straight banger

  14. Damonte24

    2019 and this is still nothing but fire! hopefully people will wake up on Wale!!!

  15. John Gonzales

    My favorite folarin song

  16. W1ckedEy3

    back when the sample and word play went hand and hand

  17. Yazzy B

    Song been hitting hard lately iconic

  18. Kurei0

    man i'm getting really pissed that so many banger songs from my old ipod aren't on spotify

  19. ERRAHH

    A long way from normal

  20. BathSaltZ0mbie

    This probably Wales best song. This shit is 🔥

  21. Mtthew 123

    To this day one of the best mixtapes

  22. tesla173

    Still rocking with this in 2019

  23. Xbeaumons

    9 yrs later still my shit Wale 🐐🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Damonte24

    people gotta stop sleeping on him

  24. Xavier Washington

    I just got chills listening back at this after about 6 years. Wale was ahead of his time with this joint

  25. Pepper Torres

    2019!!! 😘🙌👏🎺

  26. Reek 90

    Prolly one of my favorite mixtapes while in college when this dropped, that nostalgia definitely kicks in wen play this joint 💯

    Dub Deuce

    I know the feeling man. Same.

  27. Jon Rizzo

    Why are rappers sooo much better in the minor leagues

    This is still one of my top songs and track 1

  28. Robert Malden

    Still absolutely cranks. 2019

  29. Malik Carter

    First 2019 post here?

  30. B Serious

    Under rated 💯

  31. Darrion Hale

    He should have put this on Apple Music

    Matt Matt

    @Q shit done changed DatPiff was Apple music back then

  32. D’Andre Barr

    Still fire

  33. migi 305

    She use to call me late one day she called me early that tell me that she late

  34. M M

    Why did wale stop making music like this?? Damn

  35. OhJohnGone

    keep my friends close
    Enemies on a leash like,
    Me and my haters is literally Siamese
    I can define me but if I let my friends do it
    They'll tell you I'm some bipolar, hard drug user
    The J gets smaller, I'm up in my zone
    Though surrounded by an entourage, I feel like I'm alone
    A long way from normal, I try to keep it cordial
    I made some new friends, meet recorder and touring
    Shout out to my nigga
    Its now for a nigga
    Know some niggas back home, ain't proud of a nigga
    They don't see my vision, grown man mission
    They all see my life from a childish position
    I'm the mouth of the District, nobody work harder
    My heart is in the monuments, the life is in the harbor
    So tell me all my followers, am I wrong for barking?
    Am I wrong for thinking I was better off in college?
    At least I'll be stable, Yea slightly less popular
    But wouldn't be the topic of my few friends talking
    A few niggas talk but they do without knowledge
    I do self evaluate, Yea I know I've got some problems
    Can't change who I am, I just try to get better
    So in the mean time keep it moving on accept that
    And you all will respect that

  36. elieizah Lewis

    2018 and still hittin

  37. PurebreedFLA

    Yea, that chorus takes the song to another level. I remember when I first heard this mix tape, been a fan since. Glad that MMG phase is over. It was necessary for growth, but I am glad it's over.

    mapleleaf671

    Those were his best rapping days

  38. Darrion Hale

    I wish this was an album because this song is dope af

  39. C Pl

    Still play this in 2018

  40. Intelligent Lady

    Still on 201888888

  41. Isaiah Gourdine

    2018 Still Bumping

  42. k j

    Listening to this in 2018

  43. LBJTITAN23

    Smoooth

  44. FrozZen

    Jouce Money made an awesome sampel beat go check him out

  45. GRocvidz

    Still fire in 2018

  46. LahTwinny

    Man listen... I don’t know what gave dude the idea of the Seinfeld skits but it’s genius

    John Gonzales

    Wale has a nickname for him haha they're both close friends..... lil clean

    GRCTV

    Yeah that hook classic

  47. Aires Muchope

    Still listening in 2k18

  48. Cameron Johnson

    2018 and still bumping this. Wale so underrated

    Damonte24

    so slept on!!!! its crazy

  49. R&R TWINS REACTIONS

    2018 or nah

  50. Prolly Zoot

    Sounds even better in 2018

    Magnum_Koichi

    Prolly Zoot still dope

    Justin Cornes

    You should see 2019

  51. Dj Gree

    I'm still listening in 2018!!!!

  52. Dallas Cherry Jr

    2018 and still playing. Still relatable

  53. Steve Schmid

    I swear 2010 was the best year for hiphop... we got more about nothing, kush and orange juice, pilot talk 2, Zero Heroes....I could go on forever

    Fit Lyfe

    right!!!!!!!

    Mario Edwards

    Steve Schmid you ain't never lied

    Robert Malden

    Legendary year fr fr

    DR MG

    How bout 80’s and 90’s? The style was waaay better!

  54. phillydisco

    "What's the deal with Wale using Ronnie Laws entire song?" Maybe it should be credited as Ronnie Laws feat. Wale.

  55. Nicholas S.

    Why isn't this on spotify?!

  56. Adolfo Tristan 67

    Chorus is pure gold at .75x guys

  57. African Car Reviews

    Thanks to Famous Dex's snapchat story !!

  58. Ashton Seloka

    The old Wale never disappointed

  59. Shamika White

    2017 and this still rock. Wale is just that Dude. Rock wit it!

  60. Joedeci

    bruh this is timeless! miss this wale

  61. PurebreedFLA

    One of my favorite mixtapes

  62. Miles A

    first time I hear this
    dave grusin brought me here

  63. Brose’s Lifestyle

    Still a banger!!

  64. snorewak

    just recently downloaded the mixtape a couple days ago, this joint is gem right here, love all the seinfield skits throughout the mixtape

  65. Nima Mohseni

    I don't like Wale but this is gold, Jerry... GOLD

  66. moneybag shawty

    What happened to this Wale?

  67. INFINITY1664

    why am I just hearing this? This is deep. crazy how ppl judge others......

  68. rG vontaye

    Who's listening in 2017

  69. Ronald Mizell

    2017 & still bumping

  70. junior rodriguez

    I love Seinfeld

  71. Ava James

    my fave of his

  72. Neanie_80

    Still banging in 2016

    thejobloshow

    Best track on this mixtape.

    Phill Wavy

    anyone know the sample ?

    TheChilledScrub

    Phillip Mouton Original song Ronnie Laws- Friends and Strangers

  73. Autumn Prosperity

    u r so authentic. .. even n a synthetic world #MoonZ

  74. rebecca smith

    In the favourites you GO!

  75. BeBe BoobzBay

    ummmmmmm

  76. Big Kev

    Kramer pants are flooding!!

  77. BeBe BoobzBay

    Still bumping 4 strong!!!

  78. Devin Shannon

    why isn't this on iTunes

    V8Pills

    Its a mix tape you gotta go on datpiff or just look it up your not gonna be able to download it on an iPhone

    Ellis Gill

    it's on amazon music

  79. Brandi Cramer

    this is hip hop his talents ain't no good at MMG smh

    Darrion Take

    stalley dope too

    Joshua Ramey

    Rockie Fresh dope too

  80. TheClassicalKids

    this beat is so reminiscent of a classic instrumental... im going crazy trying to put my finger on it. anybody got any ideas, what this might remind you of?

    SweetPlumJuice

    ronnie laws - friends and strangers

    OmegaWeaponXV

    Ronnie Laws - Friends and Strangers

    Troy Lilly

    +TheClassicalKids

    Dave Grusin - Friends and Strangers (1979)

  81. WildfireWiffler44

    That chorus at the end is killer

    AUTHENT!C Music

    I swear I see you at every single hip hop song I'm at

    WildfireWiffler44

    @AUTHENT!C Music You must have dope taste, then! Salute, fam

    Terrin Allen

    WildfireWiffler44 love positivity! Respect

    Harold Hackett

    Facts that's my favorite part of the whole song

    Manny Fresh

    Nice way to go out I must say

  82. newbanbaby

    Mix this with Deep fried friends ooohwee

  83. R.D. STAKXXX LLC. Almes

    Yo, the best of philly.  Wale on vocals and Ronnie Laws on Horns

    Supreme5panel

    @David Almes Wale isnt from Philly....he's from DC

    wWMxMWw

    Supreme5panel .

    Jon Rizzo

    Foles the best of philly son

  84. dee t

    did mf doom do the beat sounds like a sample he would use

    KiLaM DaPro

    MF DOOM-Deep Fried Frenz

    dee t

    damn sure is the same sample good look bro

    KiLaM DaPro

    @dee hill No prob yo!

    TheClassicalKids

    @dee t good ear

  85. Gena Bobena

    I'm so glad I stumbled upon this. 

  86. Dale Monty

    Folarin and this- Wale's best mixtapes

    samuel salas

    👍👍

    Kenny Salvodon

    Dale Monty fact

    Marquis Pitts

    11 1 11 was a classic to

  87. thejobloshow

    Still love this

  88. Brian Dey

    Dc shout my team Bc

  89. Rathwan Mohamed

    29 people have a annoying friends

  90. kenn brown

    your right bro

  91. NativeTae

    Lol he still wasn't solo