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The Game Will Eventually Belong To Me

One day I'll get back 

from a charity auction

to my manhattan penthouse

I'll take my diamonds off my neck

and toss them on the floor 

I'll take my pearls off my ears and

I'll toss them in the garbage 

I'll let my hair tumble

down over the straps 

of my vintage Dior dress

I'll roll a joint of the finest weed

money could ever see 

I'll use gold leaf papers

I'll sit down on my leather

couch  but I'll keep my

stilettos on my pedicured toes

Then I'll listen to 

The Games Belongs To Me

And let UGK take it away


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