J. Cole – Punchin’ the Clock Lyrics

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Punchin the Clock Lyrics by J. Cole

It ain’t nothing I want more
Ain’t nothing I want more
Like I told you when I first came I said, “I ain’t come here to waste my time”
I came here

They gave us chance to get in, like we asked for
And that’s what we here to do
Yeah, nigga, 26, straight up
Job still ain’t done
But I, I said, “You-You know what I’m here for”

Back on top, punchin’ the clock, clutch insanity
I got more cribs than habitat for humanity
Shit profound, we propagatin’ more profanity
Paid off collections from recollections of calamity (Oh shit, look, I’m about to shoot)

This shit pop off, I learned to duck under the canopy (Oh shit)
‘Til it cool off, they murked a nigga right in front of me (Run nigga, run)
Told ’em to come off this chain for tryna floss
Died over a cross just like the start of Christianity
When I was a boy, the teacher often reprimanded me (Fuck me)
Thought it was toys, it was a Glock this nigga handin’ me
I busted the trees, I was barely strong enough to squeeze
Bullets travel through leaves, it probably killin’ someone randomly
Ran in the crib and played it off, it was the family

Nightmare scenes, the police finally apprehended me
Woke up screamin’, seein’ a demon had his hand on me
Still sport the scar on my arm from where he branded me
Like a “Que Dog”, my niggas burnin’ with the mute off
Loud pack smoke through the cracks, I catch a contact
Trigger and a paranoid mindset, now I’m back

Teeterin’ between enlightened and insanity
Now that I’m rich, I feel nobody understandin’ me
All I can do is cut the mic on, holla at you
Can’t let the fame scare me off from speakin’ candidly
All them niggas is so cane they started singin’ like Danity
Now I’m left here, paid like I planned to be damned

A lot of times, those situations are, um, handled way before the time comes
In the summer when I think you truly prepare yourself, and
With training and conditioning, things like that
When you cheat yourself, you fail in those moments
You know, you crash, and when you really put the time in
Whether people see it, or whether people know it or not
You know, it always come to light

Written by J. Cole
Album/EP; The Off-Season

J. Cole Punchin the Clock  Lyrics