21. Just My Paranoia
[Intro] I done been to jail for a lot of stupid shit And when you go to jail for a lot of stupid shit, you try not to go back And I...you know...I take precaution, you know However, sometimes you can take too much precaution To the point where it gets - ridiculous. Haha, aww man [Verse 1] Each day at my dope spot I watch him as he passes by (Hey black, hey black who dat man, who dat?) I say to myself he looks like the FBI (Yeah) A white man like him (White man like him?) What is he doing over here? (You know what I'm sayin? I don't know) I wonder what does he want Then he asks me "You got a light? You wanna help me smoke this blunt?" (aww yeah) [Chorus] It was just my paranoia (hey hey hey) Running away with me yeah It was just my paranoia Running away (aww yeah) [Verse 2] Down on my luck couldn't find no job I'd rather sell dope than rob, why squab? I know I can't do it forever So uh, I'ma do it quick and clever (quick and clever) However, drinkin my liquor, smokin endo (endo) Two cops ran by my window (aww shit) It's a raid (a raid?) - or that's what I assumed (yeah) I flushed two ounces in the bathroom I ran out the back before they could find me Come to find out, they raided the house behind me (You're trippin') Yeah man, they ran through my backyard, hopped over the fence, anyway [Chorus] It was just my paranoia (hey hey hey) Running away with me yeah It was just my paranoia Running away (aww yeah) For real boy [Afroman talking] I'm tellin you man your paranoia can get to you man I remember man I used to trip on everything you know what I'm sayin I'd be chillin with them And we'd be goin off man Hey, you know what I hate though (What's that man?) [Verse 3] I hate them late model cars doggonnit Look like bikes with all those antennaes on it Paranoid I used to sell yell man Trippin on the telephone and the mailman Treat customers like compulsive liars (compulsive liars) Raise their shirt and check for wires (check for wires) I got a little money but I need a little more Damn somebody's knockin at my front door Some guy in a shirt and tie (shirt and tie) Is it Homicide or FBI? (FBI) Does he have a warrant for Joseph Foreman? (Joseph Foreman) Oh you're a Mormon [Chorus] Just my paranoia (Come on in man) Running away with me yeah It was just my paranoia Running away (aww yeah) [Afroman talking] Hey man, you know where my paranoia really get me at man? (What's that?) When I'm walkin through the mall or shoppin man (Hell yeah) Everybody be lookin like undercovers, cause they be starin (Man you know) And I don't be knowin, you know what I'm sayin? [Verse 4] I hate sellin dope I think about stoppin Undercover cops follow me while I'm shoppin (damn) Trackin me with a hidden camera (hidden camera) Plottin to throw me back in the slammer They think I don't see em, but yes I do (yes I do) They some haters (haters), actin like they pickin tomatoes (pickin tomatoes) I'm ready for quick decisions (quick decisions) Keep 'em in my peri-fee-al vision (in my peri-fee-al vision) I see 'em in the airport, plain and clear Street clothes with that little wire in their ear They rush me, shake my hand "I'm your biggest fan, sign this for me Afroman" [Chorus] Just my paranoia (hey hey hey) Running away with me It was just my paranoia Running away It was just my paranoia Running away with me yeah It was just my paranoia Running away [Verse 5] You know I wrote a hit song "Because I Got High" (high) Signed with Universal Now my bank account's dry Universal records, yeah mon Took my money like Enron Broke and alone Things got hard However, it brought me close to God I changed my life and became a Christian, singer, rapper, and musician I've been high, I've been low, I've been rich, I've been po', I've been right, I've been wrong Since I been with God my paranoia's gone [Chorus: Repeat until fade] No more paranoia (hey hey hey) Running away with me yeah I have no more paranoia Running away (aww yeah)
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