What's That Boys Story?

by Ro WALKER

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Here is a bonus track from Ro Walker Mills titled "What's That Boys Story?" The song features a beat originally from 2pac - Trading War Stories.

lyrics

Now, can your mind picture
my soul as a drifter
without a body to call home?

Yeah I consider-ed knock, knock
ask who’s there – but no body home...
so I let my soul roam.

Turns out -- wasn’t just a tom boy
That didn’t bring my Mom joy

To let go, and de-stroy - a daughter
that she raised and brought up
explain to a fish that they live in water - you can’t –

Gotta be a good talker
Gotta re-train your brain
Adjust to a new name
Ro ain’t short for any-thing.
In fact – its just right
suited back - when I was a butch dyke.

Ask myself - was I fooled before?
I was schooled before school
Psych! -ology,
what a waste of - a degree.
Everyone keeps - tellin me,
go get an education –sightsee’in.

So here I go, on the road
Livin behind the toad
In my humble abode
Dodging debt - just to get stoned

My own actions condoned by my inner me
My only real enemy
My only real friend
- Just the perfect blend
to keep myself motivated
passed all those that hated.
Feels like I’ve failed all those I’ve dated
Man I'm so frustrated – I just want someone to care
Someone not to care what I wear
Damn! Didn’t your parents teach you not to stare

I can feel all the spies
Investigatin'
but they won't look in my eyes - Can't see my truth.
Can’t see I’m like Superman up in the booth
No kryptonite though
So sit tight for the Ro-show.
Cause I aint going no where
Nah, I'm just gettin' started
I'm lion hearted. - -

Chorus X4

What's that boys story?
I'm out looking for allies
I aint like these other guys
Look in my eyes.


Took a chance on my life & it worked out
Worked out & got some perks out
But not by chance
This was no happen stance
Just one quick glance
I can tell your all dick no ro-mance
This Ro - a - man - see?
Emcee with an Empire - no Roman
This beat here - my omen
Watch out Lebron– I feel chosen
I'm seizin’ the moment
That mirror? Still my only opponent.

Gonna start sending my condolences
To all my queer kids. I feel your grief.
Don’t lose that belief that it’ll get better
I want you to know that we're in this together
Birds of a feather - flock together

And I know you wanna knock that jock in his rocks
Cause I was bullied and ignored,
Cause I scored a lot of points – won awards,
Sexuality I explored,
Cause with boys well? I was bored.
And that meant no invites to parties
Left bored on the weekends
Just pretend it didn't bother me
(At least I had someone to Father me)

So I go to the mall, spent some money so my hurt wasn't so overt
Just a tough girl in a polo shirt
who wanted to eat some cream pie for dessert,
now tell me what did that hurt?


Chorus X4


No safe haven, just a black raven tatted on my ribs
Reminds me of all the skids
(Past mistakes)
Reminds me of all the fakes
who taped masks to masquerade any doubt.
The Relationships I prayed would work out
but just pulled my jerk out
Yah I cheated.
Treated em bad.
Then Ctrl, Alt, Delete 'em.
Wanted to change. Actions repeated,
the after glow just left my light depleted.
So I'd go confess to it - huh? Leave 'em heated,
Each time leave with my ego defeated
But they keep saying I'm a player - so conceited
Truth is I needed something I couldn't get from others
Something I couldn't get from new lovers, under covers
Had to discover, why I keep seeking validation?
Maybe its that sneaking feeling of castration?
Translation. - didn't have a dick
felt like a Halloween trick - no treat.
So I would cheat

These are the ones that I owe to the black crow.
Now let it go. Let it rest -

Walking into a new place always makes me anxious
Won't show it on my face though
Can't tape this -

Won't let it show.
Put my cool on, tell my worries to lay low
They don't know the real you anyhow
So I bow, as they applaud
Yah I wear concealer, but I'm no facade.
This in no word of God, this is me in all my Glory
Now tell me... what's that boys story?


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released June 28, 2013

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Ro WALKER

Ro WALKER best identifies himself as a Transgender Man, with his artistic roots in spoken word and branching into the hip-hop genre. His masculinity is palpable, but not intimidating or ignorant, rather voicing for change.

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