In my world, even sure bets are not certain;
‘Cause you’ll get the picture, then find out it’s the cropped version.

Joe Budden, “Going Through the Motions,” Mood Muzik: The Box Set, 2012

Destiny made a mistake and gave my fate to someone else.

Joe Budden, “Going Thru the Motions,” Mood Muzik: The Box Set, 2012

I never cared, I was careless,
Fear bein afraid or maybe I’m afraid to be fearless.
Or fear bein’ fearless but fearful,
So even in my carelessness…gotta be careful.

Joe Budden, “Adrenaline,” Padded Room, 2009

Whatever you goin’ through, could always be much worse,
Don’t make a mistake, mistakin’ your blessings for a curse.

Joe Budden, “Welcome to Real Life,” Mood Muzik 4: A Turn for the Worst, 2010

Don’t ask for a cig’ – I’m so self-centered, I won’t even share this cancer.

Joe Budden, “40 Licks,” Mood Muzik 2: Can It Get Any Worse?, 2006

You good one minute, psycho the next,
No longer lettin’ it ride…too much Jekyll and Hyde.
Then you subtweet some weeks, busy settin’ your pride.
I’m grown, don’t really need that sort of mess in my life.

Joe Budden, “Playing Our Part,” All Love Lost, 2015.