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Good vibes, coconut milk and shaved ice
I’m surfing on the blue waves, hang loose on the rip tide
You’re laying under the sun, being protected by the palm trees
Friends laugh and smile gazing the ocean scene
This feels just right
But I’m only dreaming, this is just paradise

Bad Vibes, abandon houses and police lights
I’m seeing overgrown lawns and looted houses
Hearing ghetto birds at night
People running from gun shots
This doesn’t feel right
This is reality, not paradise

Sweet life, Grape vines, mango, peaches and lime
Where the weather is cool and feeling right
Driving Sport Cars, and Ferraris
Going on vacation everyday
While your feet is up on the wood grain
Having the life everyone wants
But this is a dream only thoughts

Thug life, high school kids with tattoos
Failing education, having no clue what to do
Students committing suicide because everyone doesn’t accept them
Being influenced by everyone else
But everyone makes wrong decisions
This is reality, thoughts that are true




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Alyssa S. said...
Nov. 1, 2012 at 10:57 am:
I like the line, "Thug life, high school kids with tattoos Failing education, having no clue what to do" because it explains most of teenagers life these days
 
jj77 replied...
Jun. 28, 2013 at 10:55 am :
I like the juxtiposition between paradise and reality.
 
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