Y.B.P.

Danny Brown

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Verse
C 
 When me change the channel with the pliers 

D7                       G7 
Wet clothes on the porch we ain't have a dryer 

D7 
Spending food stamps wait 'til ya leave the store 

    D7 
Too many in the bed had to sleep on the floor 

          C7 
'cause my cousin always be getting whipped in the morning 

      D7          C7 
Every night can't sleep got me tossing and turning 

     D7                        C7 
Late night in the kitchen hear 'em always fussin' 

D7         G7 
Got my ass beat I ain't even do nothing 

         D7            G7 
Seen her crying in the kitchen and I don't know why 

          D7 
Caught my aunt smoking crack and she got a black eye 

       D7                    C 
Living on Focus: HOPE and we tryna get by 

        Dm 
Sippin' on WIC juice wash it down with chili fries 

Dm                      C 
Homie shot at the coney hope he survive 

C                      G7 
Only go to church when someone die 

G7                    C 
Kids raisin' kids all tryna be grown 

C 
Things never fix when we come from broken homes 


Chorus
       C 
We was young black and poor being raised in Detroit 

D7                         C 
You can never learn what a nigga been taught 

            D7                         C 
Said we was young black and poor being raised in Detroit 

D7                         C 
You can never learn what a nigga been taught 

            D7              A7         C 
Said we was young black and poor being raised in Detroit 

D7                         G7 
You can never learn what a nigga been taught 


Verse
            D7              A7 
Said we was young black and poor being raised in Detroit 

D7 
You can never learn what a nigga been taught 

D7 
Detroit city that's where I live 

           D7                            G7 
Feels like Poetic Justice you get killed at the drivein 

         D7                           G7 
Who gon' front you some work Who gon' front you some work 

       D7 
We was fresh from the dirt put you on a Tshirt 

      D7 
Wanna run like Barry shoot like Zeke 

           C 
But in the hood with a nine on me like Rodney Peete 

D7 
Motor City the Motown the Fab Five 

D7 
Police violence that's how Malice Green died 

                     G7 
Coleman Young Dennis Archer Kilpatrick 

C7 
Pissy mattress in the alley doing backflips 

   D7                                   D7                              D7 
Uh   these hoes ratchet daddy's absent But the kids see us doing wrong  

              G7 
Ay they wanna be us when they grown 

    D7                  C            C 
But ask them why be out  like Butch Jones 


My city show no love 

C 
It's hard to fit in the murder mitten like OJ glove 

       D7                         C7 
We was young black and poor being raised in Detroit 

D7                         C 
You can never learn what a nigga been taught 

            D7                         C 
Said we was young black and poor being raised in Detroit 

D7                         G7 
You can never learn what a nigga been taught 

            D7 
Said we was young black and poor being raised in Detroit 

    D7 
You can never learn what a nigga been taught 

            D7                                C 
Said we was young black and poor being raised in Detroit 

D7 
You can never learn what a nigga been taught 

C                           D7 
Stuck in the middle between Blade and Dilla 

D7 
Surrounded by killers couldn't see the big picture 

       D7 
From a bird's eye view we ain't had no clue 

       G7 
Didn't know what was true had nothing to lose 

     G7                     C7 
Home where the heart is But where is the love 

        D7                           C7 
Feeling lost in the world they don't care about us 

D7                       C7 
Back to the war we ain't had no plan 

D7                             C7 
Everything about the city made me who I am 

        D7      C7        C 
You can make it here yeah yeah you know the rest 

      D7             G7          C7 
Every day was like a test if you fail it's death 

     G7            D7              G7 
Or a trip to Wayne county hope you don't get sent to Jackson 

D7        G7 
Middleman taxing to the story just a fraction 

        G7 
How the system made division but it don't add up 

     Dm7           G7 
Take away from the hood never giving back to us 

        G7 
How the system made division but it don't add up 

     G7                       D7 
Take away from the hood never giving back to us 

C 
Young black and poor 

D7            G7    C7 
You can never learn  


Chorus
           C7          D7 
See we was young black and poor 


You can never learn what a nigga been taught 

            G7                         C7 
Said we was young black and poor being raised in Detroit 

D7                         C 
You can never learn what a nigga been taught 

            C 
Said we was young black and poor being raised in Detroit 

C                                            C 
You can never learn what a nigga been taught  

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