Common - Play Your Cards Right lyrics
(feat. Bilal) Yeah... ohhh... [x3] [Chorus: Bilal] Ohhh... Everything's gone be alright If you play your cards right Everything's gone be alright... [Verse 1: Common] It's do or die, your looking through the eye of a revolver I revolve around the world, a problem solver Alter your ego, and the way your walkin' Talk to people, still I stay regal Read through the bullshit Sometime to make peace, you need a full clip Roll dice with niggas who got bricks at a good price Talk shit, give good advice, rollin' through the 'hood right It's the good life, like T.I. said Gettin' it, how could I not be fed Get bread, get dough, get fed, get mo' In the old school Lincoln, thinking I sit low Let problems burn slow away I yearn for the day that it won't go gray Remember we were kings, back in the day Still can be, depending on the cards you play [Chorus 1 x2: Bilal] If you play (if you play), your cards right (cards right) Everything... gone be alright (well... alright [x3]) [Verse 2: Common] I ain't playin' with a full deck The government won't let me get a full check I'm taxin' marks, I got more heart than clubs The black spade, givin' 'em darker love Make 'em strip, like poker poker mag in his face You tried to smoke my ace, you know the stakes It's high like the ace is Get your squad face down like cards, before they get a facelift You get robbed, better yet jacked for diamonds Leave you victimless, like Jack in "Shining" Blocked your bluff, now your respect is stolen Took your chips, led my guys in Texas Hold 'Em Rolled the strips of Vegas, with money boss players Stacey Adams of different flavors, we major Gangstas and hustles, living moviestar life Dealt a bad hand, but I played my cards right [Chorus 1 x2: Bilal] If you play (if you play), your cards right (cards right) Everything... gone be alright (well... alright [x3]) [Chorus 2 x2: Bilal] Ohh... If you play (if you play), your cards right (cards right) Everything's... gone be alright (well... alright [x3]) [Bilal: Accapella] Yeah... Ohhh... Everything's gone be alright, if you play your cards right Everything's gone be alright...