Lyrics

[Verse 1]

A time comes to advance, what's the plan?
All you want is getting to the bag with your fam
You got the mind and the passion for the sport
So you prepare for the passing of the torch
Now your vision's on point like a cursor
You can see the future but we're stuck in inertia
Beef comes between the bread like a burger
Fighting with your father coz you're trying to take it further
Very seldom on this path you'll be a man at ease
You got to care for your staff and their families
If you make this choice off of the vanity
Understand that the glamour isn't guaranteed
At our peak we reinvest in the base
Then we store the profit in stock and real estate
Might take a hit but we're never shook in bad years
So we come out looking like crooks in cashmere
[Refrain]

This is the life that we made
Under fire we just walk right through the blaze
On the cheddar chase like mice in maze
It don't stop til we rock ice for an age
Crooks in cashmere

[Verse 2]

They were waiting for a dub in their business
Had their breath baited like a judge with the sentence
They claim too much has been done just to end it
But there's a thin line between love and dependence
Contract lost, another week without a win
Her man storms off, doors slamming off the hinge
The pressure for the rent has him plunging in a binge
While she searches for peace with the plunge of a syringe
With memories of the holidays abroad
Before the Range Rover was traded for an Accord
There's a - dangerous energy that my people absorb
The need to make it rain so there's something to applaud
Your peers treat you different when you fall behind the measure
Shunned like a leper if you never find a treasure
An ugly truth, I hope you don't mind the lecture
Not everybody's built to handle this kind of pressure

[Refrain]

But that's the life that we made
Under fire we just walk right through the blaze
On the cheddar chase like mice in a maze
It don't stop til we rock ice for an age
Crooks in cashmere

[Verse 3]

You got love for your clan, there's no denying it
But weak links ain't who you're riding or dying with
They're bothered by it, and there's some trouble hiding it
But the truth hurts when you're on the wrong side of it
It's kinda sick your fam ain't really with you
You're coming up faster than them and that's an issue
You cop a new whip to show that your stats official
Expect a couple haters to call up the tax officials
For showing them your heaven they deliver hell
Coz there's a give and take with the kiss and tell
You would think that they would wish you well
Betrayed by your own blood like sickle cell
And your mind says 'If I survive this sabotage
How the hell could I return to this sham of ours?'
Now the bond that you built's another Santa Claus
But this is just the cost if you plan to boss

[Refrain]

Coz it's the life that we made
Under fire we just walk right through the blaze
On the cheddar chase like mice in a maze
It don't stop til we rock ice for an age
Crooks in cashmere