Chief Don't Run
by Jidenna
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Verse 1
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No the chief don't run
The chief don't
No the chief don't run
Verse 2
Oh the chief don't run
Oh the chief don't run
Oh the chief don't run
Oh the chief don't run
Verse 3
Before the red cups and the Backwoods smoke
Me and mom in the shack in the woods, bro
I was sleepin' on the floor with the oven door open
While I dreamt about the places that I would go
We would go door to door to door all day
We were begging 'em to lay up in the foyer
I was sittin' with the hookers in a motel hallway
Waiting on a blind audition like it's Broadway
Now these Madams looking like a fleet of foxes
Rat Pack chief of staff like Sinatra
Eat, drink, swank, nigga that's the mantra
Betta stand when I speak, nigga, fix your posture
Chief don't run, baby, word to poppa
Wanted me to-be-a lawyer, engineer or doctor
The new Godfather, keep your old mobsters
Matter fact, you can keep your old Oscars
It's tomorrow never dies now
I'm on yacht with a prince in Dubai now
I'm with the Dalai Lama's homies in the sky lounge
Cocktails got me loosenin' my tie now
They say a prophet never honored in his homeland
That's fine, I'd rather have my own land
Gotta plan for a hundred Roman numerals
Long live the chief, nigga, welcome to your funeral
Verse 4
Oh the chief don't run
Oh the chief don't run
Oh the chief don't run
Oh the chief don't run
Verse 5
It's my time, hit the gong out here
They gon' need to build a bigger wall out here
I live a different set of laws out here
Know my rights even when I'm in the wrong out here
Look what we did with one song out here
Like a locksmith opened every door out here
You dealing with a king, not a kong out here
You a pawn, but we can get along out here
You in my house actin' too free though
We know you foul-nigga, two free throws
Chiefy, chiefy in a new chief cloak
I ain't even said a word, but my suit bespoke
I got a new agenda, that I gotta carry through
When your father's enemies are tryna bury you
And the royal families are tryna mary you
Long live the chief, nigga, welcome to your funeral
Verse 6
Oh the chief don't run
Oh the chief don't run
Oh the chief don't run
Oh the chief don't run
Verse 7
Everybody wanna run, they don't want it like us
Paid my dues, but they still tryna Wesley Snipe-us
Tell me why we gon' still win tonight
Breakin' bread, we got everybody right
Verse 8
Chief don't run
Chief don't run

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Copyright: JIDENNA THEODORE MOBISSON, NANA O AFRIYE, RAUL CUBINA, LESLIE GRAY, ANDREW HOROWITZ, IRVIN NATHANIEL, ROMAN IRVIN, NANA KWABENA TUFFUOR, MILAN WILEY, MARK WILLIAMS, JOSEPH YOUNG



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