Thanks for the memories
For 1st and 3rd of the month check deliveries
Agencies in the early 80's for givin' cheese
The families with parents who had drug dependencies
Dinner from the chicken lady, Miss Genevieve
For every lesson I received as I live and breathe
And all the blessings I believed in and been achieved
Thanks to my moms for never gettin' rid of me
And to my lady baby thank you for forgivin' me
I climb from the lower level to the mezzanine
Honestly I really wanna say thanks for everything
Images of strange fruits hangin' from the trees
Laces on my gym shoes, skatin' from police
Kids playin' on the stoops wearing dungarees
Unbeknownst to them they livin' in the city underseas
Honey and lemon teas, sincere sympathy
The power of positive energy as opposed
To hatred as a motivative, thank you to my enemies
From Memphis, Tennessee
And kitchen chemistry
Centipede Heineken and Hennessy
The barbershop that used to be at 6th and Emily
For all the history and all you did for me, thank you

It's such a blessing, blessing, blessing to know you
Blessing to know you
I learned my lesson, lesson, why would I hurt you?
Don't wanna hurt you (thank you)
I wanna thank you, thank you, thank you for givin' me
Thank you for givin' me love
I wanna thank you, thank you, thank you for givin' me (yeah)
Thank you for givin' me love

Places that I've known
Many of which I've outgrown, thanks for the ride home
Some motherfuckas tried to make give what's mine to 'em
Thank goodness for my decent when I close
Gangsta and fly hoes, freaks some side shows
Mistakes I've made in the past that only God knows
Usually my preference would be to travel the high road
Sometimes I stray from the path, that's no surprise though
I had this expression of my gratitude
That my attitude didn't limit my latitude
In cases what I had to do, what I had to do
Even though I was spazzin' boo, I wasn't mad at you
This oath broken talkin' of appreciation
For frequencies and stations not keepin' the people waitin'
For players who support it and remainin' completely patient
And each and every record in the basement
Listen, thank you