it ain’t easy lyrics – cypress hill

i remember times i hustle, times i struggle
times i had to get over the everyday shuffle
people tryin’ to m*ffle my thoughts and all my dreams too
people who i thought were down and see true

but i blame me too ’cause it’s a chronicle
my life, i realize i’m responsible for obstacles
in front of me, my own self to blame
but i worked hard to receive the wealth and fame

it’s a worthless game but if you’re willin’ to play
there’s sharks in the water who are, willin’ to pay
the price of your soul but if you give it away
you silly motherf*ckers are all committed to stay

it’s a cold world but you still want a part of it
so then you’d better f*ck around and learn the art of it
don’t walk through life with your blinders on
’cause you’ll keep goin’ crazy ’til your mind is gone

it ain’t easy
but you got people tryin’ to put you down, believe me
i keep gainin’ ground, it ain’t easy
how many times, must you deceive me?

it ain’t easy
but you got people tryin’ to put you down, believe me
i keep gainin’ ground, it ain’t easy
how many times, must you deceive me?

i been around for many days, of musical mainstays
cypress, is worldwide and we like it that way
you can’t fader or compare to
the original pyscho-baiter

got the next rhyme and we’ll check you all later
can’t n*body f*ck with them cypress hill raiders
heard it all before and i don’t need no more
advice on the game and how to kick hardcore

played the game out here with the best
toured around the world and got big respect
now, what’s all there for this year 2000’s?
we puttin’ the smack down and we ain’t clownin’

not many have lasted since we first blasted
up on the scene, singin’ about the dream
recruitin’ for our team, n*gg*s know what i mean
d*mn, you defy, when you live or die

it ain’t easy
but you got people tryin’ to put you down, believe me
i keep gainin’ ground, it ain’t easy
how many times, must you deceive me?

it ain’t easy
but you got people tryin’ to put you down, believe me
i keep gainin’ ground, it ain’t easy
how many times, must you deceive me?

times i hated, times i waited
times i went by where i was drunk and faded
they said, “i wouldn’t make it”, but where are those people now?
still hatin’, creatin’ all the evil now

your insecurities are showin’, exposin’ you
you’re trippin’ on me and showin’ emotions too
don’t you spend your life full of envy, it’s deadly
heed me, as i spit the venom believe me

i keep my guard up, and always let you see my rage
i get p*ssed, like a pit bull in a cage
not that many can deal with the fury
attack and ransack and kill in a hurry

i kill and observe and go up an instant
i bring the pain like the rampark prison
i kept it right for the brother to the chullo
somethin’ i b*mp when your gates in the [incomprehensible]

it ain’t easy
but you got people tryin’, to put you down, believe me
i keep gainin’ ground, it ain’t easy
how many times, must you deceive me?

it ain’t easy
but you got people tryin’, to put you down, believe me
i keep gainin’ ground, it ain’t easy
it ain’t easy, yo, it ain’t easy

/ cypress hill lyrics