Back before the 2016 election I was toying with the idea of writing a full scale political revue to be called “Your Guide to Knowing how to Check Your Gun’s Gender in an Elementary School Bathroom”. Included was this Drake parody about the disappearance of The Middle Class and the Wage Gap. Sadly, timing and casting didn’t work out.

With the current Drake/Pusha T feud, I figured I would post the piece up on this site.

In other news, I think all white people should say “neighbor” in place of The N Word when singing along to rap songs. Sing it with me!

Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class drop to here.
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class here, Neighbor
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class here, Neighbor
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class drop to here.

I done been in debt since the jump.
Braces as a kid meant student loans as adult.
I was sick of renting. I Wanted to own.
Near some good schools. House to make a home.
Mortgage holder callin’ me like where you at?
We gave you the keys, but we can take it all back
Neighbor, I don’t even know where it goes.
Bear Sterns goes belly up, well there goes Suzy’s college fund.
Cause we

Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class drop to here.
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class here, Neighbor
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class here, Neighbor
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class drop to here.

When I was a boy I knew how to be a man.
Say I’d work real hard then retire, yeah I doubt it neighbor.
I sit my boy down and tell him like a man.
There ain’t really a chance of livin off my savings, neighbor
I just pay the credit when it’s due.
I’mma pay the min, an’ leave the interest for you.
Neighbor, just as a reminder to myself.
I lock every single chain, even when I’m in the house.
Cause we

Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class drop to here.
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class here, Neighbor
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class here, Neighbor
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class drop to here.

No new neighbors, neighbor we don’t need that.
Don’t you rent to no renters what’s your appraisal?
We Don’t want you taking down our home value.
Mortgage under water, I never changed it.

No new neighbors, neighbor we don’t need that.
Don’t you rent to no renters what’s your appraisal?
We Don’t want you taking down our home value.
Mortgage under water, though I never missed a payment!
Cause we

Started From the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class drop to here.
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class here, Neighbor
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class here, Neighbor
Started from the middle, now we here.
Started from the middle now my whole class here, Neighbor

Comedy writer, screenwriter and improvisor that always listens to the Star Wars soundtrack when driving in a snow storm. All work linked at eriksternberger.com

Comedy writer, screenwriter and improvisor that always listens to the Star Wars soundtrack when driving in a snow storm. All work linked at eriksternberger.com