Track: Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)
Artist: Pras, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Mýa
Album: Ghetto Superstar
they say “find a mirror, someone who reflects your mistakes”
always cracking glass to fill the cracks in my smile.
but i need to know there are shards of glass sharp as myself,
who swallow lead everyday to feel solid inside.
because i’m always ill in ways i can’t articulate,
secrets stuck under my skin like lava is in my veins.
trickling steady down a jagged mountainside
mapping the places i’ve been black before.
when you’ve been screaming at your body for 10 years,
you’re surprised at the voice that manages to escape.
but you echo back to me so fragile and sweet,
delicate words that aren’t meant for someone like me.