I.O.U. Lyrics

Mike Shinoda
Yeah, levitatin' of the blacktop
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 oughta stop 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

When I'm sitting contenders are lookin' like fruits spinnin' around in a blender
Hardly a snack when I'm here lookin' for dinner
I eat 'em, delete 'em, they're barely beginners

Main course is my main sport
Play major, but Minor's my main fort
Put a chain around everything I came for
Look but don't touch, 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
Leavin' what they makin' up
Talking loud but never really sayin' much
Tell 'em take an I.O.U
I been drawin' plans out
And they think I'm givin' 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 s***e, 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, sin again like 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 an 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.