No Role Modelz Lyrics: An In-Depth Analysis

J .Cole - No role modelz lyrics
J .Cole – No role modelz lyrics

No Role Modelz is a song by J. Cole, an American rapper, producer, and songwriter.

The track was released on December 9, 2014, as the third song on his album “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” which came out the same year .

The song was written and produced by J. Cole, along with Phonix Beats, and features a sample of “Don’t Save Her” by Project Pat

J. Cole no role modelz lyrics

Verse 1

First things first: rest in peace, Uncle Phil
For real
You the only father that I ever knew
I get my bitch pregnant, I’ma be a better you
Prophecies that I made way back in the Ville
Fulfilled
Listen, even back when we was broke, my team ill
Martin Luther King woulda been on Dreamville, talk to a nigga

Pre-Chorus

One time for my L.A. sisters
One time for my L.A. ho
Lame niggas can’t tell the difference
One time for a nigga who know

Chorus

Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved

Verse 2

No role models, and I’m here right now
No role models to speak of
Searchin’ through my memory, my memory, I couldn’t find one
Last night, I was gettin’ my feet rubbed by the baddest bitch
Not Trina, but I swear to God, this bitch’ll make you call your girl up
And tell her, “Hey, what’s good?
Sorry, I’m never comin’ home, I’ma stay for good”
Then hang the phone up and proceed to lay the wood
I came fast like 9-1-1 in white neighborhoods
Ain’t got no shame ’bout it
She think I’m spoiled and I’m rich ’cause I can have any bitch
I got defensive and said, “Nah, I was the same without it”
But then I thought back, back to a better me
Before I was a B-list celebrity
‘Fore I started callin’ bitches “bitches” so heavily
Back when you could get a platinum plaque without no melody, you wadn’t sweatin’ me

Pre-Chorus

One time for my L.A. sisters
One time for my L.A. ho
Lame niggas can’t tell the difference
One time for a nigga who know

Chorus

Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved

Verse 3

I want a real love, dark-skinned Aunt Viv love
That Jada and that Will love
That leave a toothbrush at your crib love
And you ain’t gotta wonder whether that’s your kid love
Nigga, I don’t want no bitch from reality shows
Out-of-touch-with-reality hoes
Out in Hollywood bringin’ back five or six hoes
Fuck ’em then we kick ’em to the do’, nigga, you know how it go
She deserved that, she a bird, it’s a bird trap
You think if I didn’t rap she would flirt back?
Takin’ off her skirt, let her wear my shirt, ‘fore she leave
“I’ma need my shirt back” (Nigga, you know how it go)

Pre-Chorus

One time for my L.A. sisters
One time for my L.A. ho
Lame niggas can’t tell the difference
One time for a nigga who know
Chorus

Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved

Interlude: George W. Bush

There’s an old saying in Tennessee—I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, fool me once… shame on… shame on you
Fool me—can’t get fooled again

Bridge

Fool me one time, shame on you (Ayy)
Fool me twice, can’t put the blame on you (Ayy)
Fool me three times, fuck the peace sign
Load the chopper, let it rain on you (Bop, bop, bop)
Fool me one time, shame on you (Ayy)
Fool me twice, can’t put the blame on you (Ayy)
Fool me three times, fuck the peace sign
Load the chopper, let it rain on you (Bop, bop, bop)

Verse 4

My only regret was too young for Lisa Bonet
My only regret was too young for Nia Long
Now all I’m left with is hoes from reality shows
Hand her a script, the bitch prolly couldn’t read along
My only regret was too young for Sade Adu
My only regret, could never take Aaliyah home
Now all I’m left with is hoes up in Greystone
With the stale face ’cause they know it’s they song

Pre-Chorus

She shallow but the pussy deep (She shallow
She shallow)
She shallow but the pussy deep (She shallow), yeah, ayy
(She shallow)
She shallow but the pussy deep (She shallow), haha
(She shallow)
She shallow but the pussy deep (She shallow
She shallow)

Chorus

Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved
Don’t save her, she don’t wanna be saved

[Produced by Phonix Beats & J. Cole]

Facts about no role modelz lyrics

FactDescription
Song Title“No Role Modelz”
Writer(s)J. Cole
Producer(s)J. Cole, Phonix Beats
Album/EP“2014 Forest Hills Drive”
Release DateDecember 9, 2014
Recording LabelDreamville, Roc Nation, Columbia
GenreHip-hop
Length4:53
Billboard Hot 100 Peak Position36
Samples“Don’t Save Her” by Project Pat
ThemeLack of positive male role models
Notable Lyric“No role models and I’m here right now, no role models to speak of”
Music VideoDirected by Ryan Staake, released on YouTube on February 15, 2016
AccoladesCertified 3x Platinum by RIAA
InspirationInspired by J. Cole’s own experiences growing up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and the lack of positive male role models in his life
ControversyThe line “Go check the numbers dummy, that’s just me gettin’ started / I’m artistic, you n****s is autistic, retarded” has been criticized for its use of ableist language

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