Matches – Song and Lyrics by Ab-Soul


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Matches’ by Ab-Soul. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Ab-Soul or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Ever since a nigga had recess
Motherfucker felt like a grown-up (Soulo)
Momma come and bitch about a curfew
I was still playing round the corner
7 years old saw my first porno
Damn that fucked me up
At 10 I bust my first nut
On this older ho gut, but so what
Let’s recap, the earth spinning too rapid
I’m living too fast, sin is a habit
I can’t hack fornicate, act as rabid
One bean short of an acid tablet
Security guards spark my cigarettes
The old head go ‘head and cop me a brew
Sometimes them Koreans be cool
These shades make me look 22
They say you learn when you get older
I just say that that ain’t true
That just means when you was younger
You ain’t get turnt up like us fool
Just got L’s so I’m riding high
Still in high school but I do
Everything I will do
When I’m 25, no lie

I was young with ambition
Fucked around with these hoes
Never needed permission
Went and lived the life that I chose
Premonition type visions, see the world as it goes
Tell them all what they missing
While I watch as it unfolds
Dodging my death
Confident kid I was trying to grow up with the best
Watching my step
Never know college but could find me nodding off always on test-day
I coulda been a great graduate
Woulda got one of those hoes from the Bachelor
Coulda been smart
Coulda been a doctor
Life full of drama, little soap opera
Falling in love, like she woulda caughtcha
Almost got her knocked up, woulda been a father
All about energy, make good memories
I’m the fucking Dalai Lama
Only 18 but I got my own business
Then I got fame like what the f*ck is this
Whole bunch of cameras, fake ass bitches
Everyone around wanna treat me all different
Oh I’m cool? Cause I got money
Back in high school none of the hoes was tryna f*ck me
I thought it was a conspiracy
Sometimes my thoughts are scaring me
You a parody, hilarity, that funny shit for the parakeets

They, they, they was looking for somebody like me
Big bag of weed and a money heist scheme
Something brand new, wonder what it might be
Coughing off them drugs, moving at a nice speed

If you 18 years and older
18 years and older
If you 18 years and older
18 years and older

I wanna rule the world, take care of my family, and take care of my girl
Plant a couple seeds, blaze a gang of trees
Want to see a rated R movie about me
They said you must be

18 years and older