It starts at home

Written By: Philip “Jamel Thomas” Romain

Intro written & performed by: Quincy “Watts Is Live” Romain

 

Intro (Watts Is Live) 

Turn ya head to the side bro, turn ya head to the side

Perfect, just like that just stay still…alright

As I was saying to you before, originality it’s all about originality

Discipline is freedom, so always remember to be true to being one’s self//

 

Verse 1

Still up in the zone like I’m still sixteen years old/

When I used to stay up all night with my first love on the phone/

Every summer my cuz came up from the States he put me on/

and my brothers played the classics, this culture starts at home/

We grew up, in the nineties and two thousands with the flows/

Hit the arcades all day coped our comic books from corner stores/

Freestyled at the house parties, in the parks and rocked the shows

we already laid the ground work now it’s time to hit the road/

And I’m rushin, way too many rappers gotta hit em all with something/

That they never heard before and have the summer bumping/

Baby girl I got no time and trust me I ain’t bluffing/

They can put their talents on the shelf and just do nothing/

So who are you supposed to be? Everything/

Around me made me who I was since I was 3/

Best believe, the key is never sleeping on a dream/

Either you stand up in this world or you end up on your knees//

 

Chorus

And whatever path you choose in this life it starts at home/

Sixty six or seventeen stay the same since you were young/

And what changes is the fact that we gotta get the dough/

Will you carry on tradition? will you give up what you want?/

And whatever path you choose in this life it starts at home/

Sixty six or seventeen stay the same since you were young/

And what changes is the fact that we gotta get the dough/

Will you carry on tradition? will you give up what you love?//

 

Bridge

It’s time to take off, are you ready or what?/

It’s time to take off, are you ready or what?/

It’s time to take off, are you ready or what?/

Trust me stoppin’s not an option baby girl where you from?//

 

Verse 2

If you coming from a place where the jewels of knowledge is wealth/

The key’s to put that to good use and add zero’s to that account/

Let’s put it all on the table, sum it up from the bounce/

The best things in life are free so right here’s one on the house and baby/

This is for the older cats, kids that skip or go to class/

Dreams that you thought were so gone, till you brought em back/

Staying true to where the hearts from, maybe more or less/

Life’s a long marathon run, a giant flight of steps/

Sitting with my brothers at home, surrounded by cassettes/

Thinking who’s going to carry it on? because we lost the best/

You might suffocate from a lack of breathing in success/

Not because you didn’t make it, you didn’t take the chance//

 

(Repeat Chorus)

 

(Repeat Bridge

 

Outro

Yo my brothers and cousins raised me in this

Tape cassette in the deck age 6 getting a fade in the basement

It all started at home for me, and it’s my responsibility to carry it on

Cuz this is my culture, ay never let your talents go to waste

Ya…well no doubt baby….it’s time to…..take this world wide

Cuz there ain’t much love in the 6

It’s time to take flight…..