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Mac Miller – Back In The Day Lyrics

Back In The Day By Mac Miller

Back in the day, when it was a dream
Nobody believed in what I could be
But now I’m laughin’ at ’em like, “Ha-ha-ha”
‘Cause I’ma be okay
Back in the day, when it was a dream
Nobody believed in what I could be
But now I’m laughin’ at ’em like, “Ha-ha-ha”
‘Cause I’ma be okay

I used to have a dream, now it seem that I’ma live it in real life
Gettin’ free jeans, good weed, feelin’ real nice
Used to think that I was too short or too dumb
Just a newcomer to the game tryna do somethin’
Used to runnin’ after ice cream trucks
But now I just stroll, lace my Nike’s up
I’m a nice, clean cut, good lookin’ individual
Fillin’ up a notebook with rhymes when I be in the school
Learn quick that nobody here invincible
We feel big, but in reality we miniscule
Try and make a million bucks before I reach my pinnacle
Supernova status from basically invisible
Growin’ up thinkin’ it was cool to be a criminal
Until I saw a couple homies go down
See, now that isn’t me or anything I’m finna be
I want the money, cars, hoes, clothes, a kid can dream
I used to talk to girls that wasn’t even into me
Now they hit me up wantin’ intimacy
But nah, I got a girl and she down for me
My little Juliet chillin’ on the balcony
If I need it, she gon’ run a hundred miles for me
Love me for me, not who I’m ’bout to be
And if they didn’t believe, then I can do without ’em
‘Cause at the end of the day I’m just Malcolm

Back in the day, when it was a dream
Nobody believed in what I could be
But now I’m laughin’ at ’em like, “Ha-ha-ha”
‘Cause I’ma be okay
Back in the day, when it was a dream
Nobody believed in what I could be
But now I’m laughin’ at ’em like, “Ha-ha-ha” (Cheah)
‘Cause I’ma be okay

Hey, hey
Just a little snotty nose tryna find his pot of gold
Stayin’ up late on the phone, always callin’ hoes
Never thought I’d blow, no one took me serious
Now they see me walkin’ down the street like, “Oh, there he is”
As a kid, anything was possible
But momma knows the hottest flow don’t put me on the honor roll
Grades started slippin’, the classes I be skippin’
Tried to tell me that I was a fool, I wouldn’t listen, no
As a youngin’ I was playin’ pretend
My wonder years, never woulda thought they could end
Back, back in my glory days, way before the haters
A good night sleep had me energized for the day
When I would look up at the planets in they orbit
Before this life got distorted
Before the money was a plan
Before I ever thought that I would need to be a man
Somethin’ like a Peter Pan, nah, I ain’t tryna grow up
‘Cause bein’ old sucks, I just wanna go nuts
Before I drank a beer or ever took a hit of weed
When entertainment was my mom’s readin’ mysteries
Takin’ you back to them nursery rhymes
When I thought the world just deserved to be mine
Said I’m takin’ you back to them nursery rhymes
Back to the beginning, put the verse in rewind

Back in the day, when it was a dream
Nobody believed in what I could be
But now I’m laughin’ at ’em like, “Ha-ha-ha”
‘Cause I’ma be okay
Back in the day, when it was a dream
Nobody believed in what I could be
But now I’m laughin’ at ’em like, “Ha-ha-ha”
‘Cause I’ma be okay
Back in the day, when it was a dream
Nobody believed in what I could be
But now I’m laughin’ at ’em like, “Ha-ha-ha”
I’m laughin’ at ’em like, “Ha-ha-ha”

Haha, yeah
So this goes out to
Any of y’all, haha
That ain’t tryna get old, haha