Trust Nobody (Kam)

[ VERSE 1: KAM ] People make the world go around They ask me what's up, I tell em what's goin down Talk to me real if you feel you got a point to push Then trick, make it quick, don't beat around the bush I know we all lookin out for number one That's why brothers sell dope and girls get they nails done Tryin to get the same thing everybody else got If you a big name oh they'll be runnin game like snot So I keep my guard up and I read between the lines If we kick it long enough I can see the signs If your motives is righteous or wicked Do you want the knowledge or do you see me as a free meal ticket? I keep my eyes open and my mouth closed In a world full of white men, niggas and hoes Everybody want somethin from you, but ain't nothin free I do for people, but what can people do for me? Except lock me down or sell me out But anyway, what you say you had to tell me bout? Yeah, all that talk sounds good But rule number one when you come from the hood Is: don't trust nobody [ CHORUS ] No one's gonna trust you So don't you trust nobody [ VERSE 2: KAM ] I came into this world alone Ain't no doubt that's how I'm goin out, so let me get my live on Top of that I'm black in this white man's world Believe me, they don't care if your hair is jherri curled Especially for a male They can't kill me, they wanna put me under the jail You know my record's clean cause you just checked But to them I'm just another 'male negro suspect' A threat to the powers that be You got sweet talk for my sister, but it sours at me Cause you see the black man as a rival But this is anybody killer and it's all about survival So go for what you know from your country hick college This is '94 and I'm up on your trick knowledge Watchin devils like a hawk Excuse me, mister, why do white men whisper when they talk? Because that's a man snake hidin in that handshake Who won't hesitate to lie, cheat and take I know you think they act nice But you be wise and just take this advice And don't trust nobody [ CHORUS ] [ VERSE 3: KAM ] Ain't no shame in my game, I got a lot to learn But I'm learnin trust is somethin you got to earn You might be able to rap or make the fans mob But never send a boy out to do a man's job Cause you really couldn't handle it You be at they memorial tryin to keep a candle lit Though they was fit, it don't matter if you muscle-bound Out here it's all about who can put they hustle down So I kick it with the O.G.'s They say experience cost as we floss on the gold D's You gotta work for your milk and honey Second rule in the hood: all money ain't good money Don't get excited and don't be emotional Never run your mouth in front of none of them hoes you know Bro, because fools and they money soon part You might know they name but you never know they heart It's a cold game, but somebody gotta play it You probably wouldn't know if I didn't say it So all it really boils down to is respect Just like the tat on his neck, it said 'trust nobody'