Riff: T-Pain – “Second Chance (Don’t Back Down)”

Nov 20, 2017

I’ve been called the murderer, killer/I’ve just played with the hand that they deal us/I’ve been called a loser, an outlaw/Shut down in my very own backyard

from Second Chance (Don't Back Down) lyrics by T-Pain

The gentle piano marks the close of his comeback effort. As expected he divulges some of the things that have weighed heavy on his mind, and thus kept him out of the spotlight. He’s been accused of mayhem and murder, and called all sorts of names in the process. It was enough to send him into exile and now that he’s back he’s explaining to the masses that everyone deserves a second chance.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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