Strong Friend
Royce da 5'9" Lyrics


Reflections of your strong friend
You need to check up on your strong friend
Nobody ever checks up on your strong friend
Uh, strong friend

I remember 2003, I hear screaming we next
I was gripping that 300, rocking Lexus GS
I put rhymestones on my du-rag, I put on leather pants
I went to parties just for Bacardi
I tricked I never danced
All my friends expected to be treated just as my next of kin
Eyebrows lift up if I'm out with them and let them spin
The question is, how is y'all problems becoming my problems?
I'm already hiding all of my problems behind my pop problems
When I was nine, seen my father beat the shit out of my momma
I'm smiling right now, I'm trying not to cry about her
Alcoholic, I just spent five thousand tryna' buy bottles
A Patron again, now sing along with your strongest friend

Suicide it's a suicide
Suicide it's a suicide
Suicide it's a suicide
Suicide it's a suicide

You need to check up on your strong friend
The one with strength that's never gon' end
The one with sense, take care of several grown men
Pay they rent and then they trade on him
The devil play to win
I remember I had my ear canbal in my Mercedes Benz
You probably thought she gave in to the plot of saving sin
She got demons greater than, you and I
And this message is to Denaun and Shady
You say we're friends?
Well, take care of Lyric, 80 and baby Quinn like they Hailie then
This shit is my funeral, ya'll should play on my songs too
Hope my body look beautiful, while I lay in my strong suit
Rumours spread about me that ain't true
That's how the fake do
If I'm the strong friend, then what the fuck do that make you?

Check up on your strong friend, uh
It's funny, they laugh at me because I'm different
But I laugh at them because they're all the same, Kurt Cobain

"We're all just suicidal kids telling other suicidal kids suicide ain't the answer"

Kendrick Lamar

"The worst thing to cause somebody is crazy
It's dismissive, I don't understand this person so he's crazy
That's bullshit, these people are not crazy, they're strong people
Maybe their environment is a little sick"

Dave Chappelle

"Black people don't know a god damn thing about therapy"
Self

Capital Steez, Taheim, Chester Bennington, rest in peace my strong friends

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Written by: Ryan Daniel Montgomery

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[Intro]
Reflections of your strong friend
You need to check up on your strong friend
Nobody ever checks up on your strong friend
Uh, strong friend

[Verse 1]
I remember 2003, out hear screaming, "We next"
I was grippin' that 300, Rockin Rye Lexus GS
I put rhinestones on my du-rag, I put on leather pants
I went to parties just for Bacardi, I tricked, I never danced
All my friends expected to be treated just as my next of kin
Eyebrows lift up if I'm out with them and let them spend
The question is, "How is y'all problems becoming my problems?
I'm already hiding all of my problems behind my pop' problems"
When I was nine, seen my father beat the shit out of my momma
I'm smilin' right now, I'm trying not to cry about it
Alcoholic, I just spent five thousand tryna buy bottles
Of Patron again, now sing along with your strongest friend

[Chorus]
Suicide, it's a suicide
Suicide, it's a suicide
Suicide, it's a suicide
Suicide, it's a suicide

[Verse 2]
You need to check up on your strong friend
The one with strength that's never gon' end
The one with sense, take care of several grown men
Pay they rent and then they trade on him, the Devil play to win
I remember I had Maia Campbell in my Mercedes Benz
You probably thought she gave in to the plot Satan's sin
She got demons greater than, you and I
And this message is to Denaun and to Shady, you say we friends?
Well take care of Lyric, 80 and baby Quinn like they Hailie then
Well shit is my funeral, y'all should play all of my songs too
Hope my body look beautiful, while I lay in my strong suit
Rumors spread about me that ain't true, that's how the fake do
If I'm the strong friend, then what the fuck do that make you?!

[Outro]
Check up on your strong friend, uh
"It's funny, they laugh at me because I'm different
But I laugh at them because they're all the same." - Kurt Cobain
"We're all just suicidal kids telling other suicidal kids suicide ain't the answer." - Kendrick Lamar
"The worst thing to call somebody is crazy
It's dismissive, I don't understand this person so he's crazy
That's bullshit, these people are not crazy, they're strong people
Maybe their environment is a little sick." - Dave Chappelle
"Black people don't know a goddamn thing about therapy." - Self
Capital STEEZ, Taheim, Chester Bennington
Rest in peace my strong friends



All comments from YouTube:

cobanermani456

I cry to this all the time. Thanks Royce for making music that can help release some emotions, I really appreciate it. I’ve been going through a lot mentally with my mom & I don’t know how to contain it sometimes but I get some understanding from this song. You are one of my favorite rappers, thank you Royce I really really really appreciate you with all my heart

Lyrics and Rhyme Inspirations (L.A.R.I.)

This entire album hit me hard in 2018. I am listening again now in January 2020 and couldn't help but to bust out in tears as I listened to "Strong Friend" then read your comment. Sad thing was in a laundromat in front a few people but my clothes dried and I left out. I'm good now. I relate so much to Royce and this album not just because I was born and raised in Detroit but because my father is a cocaine/crack addict and was abusive to my mother and us when they were together.

Plus I think Royce DOB is 7.5.77 mine is 7.17.78 but Cancers and both have three 7's in our DOB like E.D.I. Mean from the Outlaws 7.7.74, Mac from No Limit 7.30.77, and Napolean from the Outlaws 10.7.77. Something about the number 7.

Peace be unto you my friend. U will get through whatever you are going through. Keep the faith. God be with you.

Dejon Hilliard

Facts bro.... crying right now

Josh

Did not expect to see cobi ere

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cobanermani456 stay strong cobi I love your videos. I understand you are currently depressed, I hope it ends soon.

Exhaustion

Cobi are you coming back I've been watching for years and years, but take your time bro you deserve it.

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Malimations

This song is a masterpiece it helps me reflect on those other people that are going through bad times like I once have. Thank you so much for this song.

NAVEISDEAD

This is so good, jesus

Jr 87

Man, dope.

G K

Props to Royce for the message and acknowledging Chester and Co.

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