Back Off (Single)

by Jesse Abraham

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“Back Off” is the first single to be released from “I Am Water”, Jesse Abraham’s new album, scheduled for a fall 2012 release. 100% of the proceeds from the album will go directly to Charity Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

By purchasing the single for $1 you will automatically be making a donation towards servicing a community in need of clean drinking water. Visit mycharitywater.org/JAisWater to make a donation now and learn more about JA’s campaign. Be on the lookout for more information about “I Am Water”, and how to further get involved in Abraham’s mission to complete a community water project, which will provide an entire village with clean, safe drinking water.

lyrics

“Jesse you're a wigger
Put your hat on straight
Your pants are getting bigger?
Still in that rapping phase?
Your earring isn't cute
Why'd you shave your head?
Is that your dad's suit?”
Bitch, my dad's dead
They try to give me shit
They don't know what's in me, shit
A fire burnin,
Smoke comin’ out my mouth
I'm on some chimney shit
Coaches had jokes
Teachers had jokes
Parents had jokes
Pack your bags folks and back off
My pants gonna sag and I ain’t takin my hat off
"Yo, you look like Asher Roth"
Hilarious. Mazel tov.
Should I complain?
"They're mean and rude"
Should I refrain from stayin true?
Should I behave the same as you?
What's lacrosse?
Who's Dave Matthews?
I didn't have two parents whose style I could inherit
So I cherished independence
Found merit in my spirit
Of rebelliousness
So listen close when I tell you this
Your opinions about my way of life they really don't mean shit

When I was a kid I ain’t never fit in
and no matter what I did people said I was wrong
But I ain’t throw a fit, I ain’t really give a shit
only thing that I said was back off
Back off
back off
back off
back off
back off
back off
Don't worry bout me, just worry bout you
And back off
back off
back off
back off
back off
back off


“Jesse you’ve got money
And you’re from Manhattan
You’re probably just a yuppy who wants to try his hand at rappin
Jump off the bandwagon
You’re fake, a disgrace
Whatchu know about the struggle?”
Aright, listen up shitface
First off, life ain’t about the surface, it’s about what’s underneath
Second, take a second, to learn about me before you suck your teeth
Yeah I got dough
Wallet ain’t delgado
I work for all my guap though
Oh my god bro
Back off
I bust my ass for everything I got, you jack off
“Yo you’re probably mad soft”
Shit like that I laugh off
No point in comparing you and me
What, you mad about the UMA?
Truthfully that lunacy wasn't new to me

When I was a kid I ain’t never fit in
and no matter what I did people said I was wrong
But I ain’t throw a fit, I ain’t really give a shit
only thing that I said was back off
Back off
back off
back off
back off
back off
back off
Don't worry bout me, just worry bout you
And back off
back off
back off
back off
back off
back off

“Jesse you’re annoying
Promote yourself too much
I’m over here enjoying twitter at my job at lunch
And you just keep on yappin
Blah blah, rappin rappin
I unfollowed you by accident”
Oh, that’s what happened?
What,
I'm gonna make an album and not tell heads about it?
Whisper it, not shout it?
Picture it, I doubt it
Blogs have red tape
"You should sound like Blu's tape"
"New York needs a purple tape"
Help good music circulate or back off
Lose that badge & take your journalist mask off
"It's my opinion, that's all"
Most of y'all are mascots
Ok, look, I'm an artist who is happy making art
Some websites just copy paste
and in their haste they're breaking hearts
But me, I just wanna write
Record some shit and share it
I don't care if I make carrots
Just want you to hear it
People ask me,
“Jesse, what are you tryin to do with this music shit?”
Umm, I'm tryin to make some music, shit

When I was a kid I ain’t never fit in
and no matter what I did people said I was wrong
But I ain’t throw a fit, I ain’t really give a shit
only thing that I said was back off
Back off
back off
back off
back off
back off
back off
Don't worry bout me, just worry bout you
And back off
back off
back off
back off
back off
back off

credits

released April 25, 2012
Prod. by K.O. Beatz
Mixed/Mastered by Alejandro "Sosa" Tello Jr.
Recorded at Ampliphonic Studios, Queens, NY
Artwork by Fresh Daily
Shouts to Anthony Mason

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Jesse Abraham Brooklyn, New York

UMA Lyricist of the Year Jesse Abraham was born in NYC. His debut LP, One Day, spent weeks on DJBooth’s Top 5 & was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2011 Underground Music Awards. In '12, HipHopDX declared him their “DXNext” artist, right at the start of Abraham’s push towards his next full-length LP, the project entitled I Am Water, scheduled for a 1/29/13 drop via Fat Beats Records. ... more

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