Mike Shinoda – I.O.U. Lyrics

I.O.U. by Mike Shinoda | from Album “Post Traumatic”

Released : 2018

Yeah, levitating off the black top
Used to struggle getting started now I can’t stop
Used to be the quiet kid in the sandbox
Now it’s hands up every time that your man rocks
You all just saw me coming in again
You mad, you thought we were synonyms
Too bad that’s the water you’re getting in
You’re too fat for the sharks that you’re swimming in
From where I’m sitting contenders
Are looking like fruits spinning around in a blender
Hardly a snack when I’m here looking for dinner
I eat ’em, delete ’em, they’re barely beginners
Main course is my main sport
Play major but minor’s my main forte
Put a chain around everything I came for
Look but don’t touch, suck it

Tell ’em take an I.O.U.
Say they want respect now
Thinking they deserve to have it next now
Tell ’em take an I.O.U.
Believe in what they’re making up
Talking loud but never really saying much
Tell ’em take na I.O.U.
I’ve been drawing plans out
And they think I’m giving them a handout
Tell ’em take an I.O.U.
Thinking they’re entitled to a piece, no
I don’t think so
Tell ’em take an I.O.U.

Levitating in a blackout
Used to drink a 40 ‘fore we mashed out
Used to think that working 40 was a max-out
Now I’m working even when I’m sleeping, do the math now
‘Cause even when I’m sleeping, eyes keep ’em open
Stripe across them both the color of your hemoglobin
A Hugh Jackman, like I’m known for being Logan
X-23, I’m keen to leave ’em with a femur broken
Taking it too far maybe
Friends like Mike, I don’t know who you are lately
But pride and hate has made naysayers mistake me
For wasted brain space, of ratings they gave me
I don’t need your respect, I got history
I’m ’81 Reagan with that nonsense, miss me
Father like Francis and a [?] John Misty
Not to be touched, sucker

Tell ’em take an I.O.U.
Say they want respect now
Thinking they deserve to have it next now
Tell ’em take an I.O.U.
Believe in what they’re making up
Talking loud but never really saying much
Tell ’em take na I.O.U.
I’ve been drawing plans out
And they think I’m giving them a handout
Tell ’em take an I.O.U.
Thinking they’re entitled to a piece, no
I don’t think so
Tell ’em take an I.O.U.

  • Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic (Album 2018)

01.  Place to Start
02.  Over Again
03.  Watching as I Fall
04.  Nothing Makes Sense Anymore
05.  About You
06.  Brooding
07.  Promises I Can’t Keep
08.  Crossing a Line
09.  Hold It Together
10.  Ghosts
11.  Make It Up As I Go
12.  Lift Off
13.  I.O.U.
14.  Running From My Shadow
15.  World’s On Fire
16.  Can’t Hear You Now

 

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