unfound underground

[LYRICS] Zico- Tough Cookie (ft. Don Mills)

[ZICO]

Hello to all the ignorant fools

Who still throw me nasty looks

Too bad for you

Block B swept all the charts

We were handed the trophy

Without sajaegi (1), I made it

Performance contracts and featuring requests

I wasn’t sure how to reject them

I’m the top of idol rappers

Fuck, I ain’t no snake’s head (2)

My competition is elsewhere

Nothing in the broadcast networks

J-Tong hyung who was my hater

Recruited me into Buckwilds

During the lawsuit I was contacted

Many times by big agencies

Honestly, I’m comfortable in a wild environment

To a company’s care, I say “No Thanks”

I’m always running, never satisfied

I’m totally gone, drunk man (3)

I’ll make you wet your underwear

Don’t try to stop me, ever

There’s no expiration date to my walk of life

In all eternity, I won’t ever rest (4)

You confess that,

“You have no glory days”, why?

My flow is fierce (5)

So the situation is over and dealt with

Draw attention, I’m clearing my name

That was tarnished

While taking part in Hallyu

I get looks of longing, what!

I’m not

Your friend

And I’m not

Your family

I’m not

Your comrade

Bite me wrong (6)

And all your teeth could fall out

‘Cause I’m a TOUGH COOKIE

TOUGH COOKIE

TOUGH COOKIE

TOUGH COOKIE

TOUGH COOKIE

'Cause I’m a TOUGH COOKIE

TOUGH COOKIE

TOUGH COOKIE

Bite me wrong

And all your teeth could fall out

[DON MILLS]
Friends, you’re listening right?
Yeah I made it
I did what I had to do and in the end,
I made it
Back from that time, when I got fired in just a day
Or that part time job where I was paid late all the time
Those bosses, you’re listening too, right?
Yeah I made it

Those garbage lyrics written by you
Overflows with individuality when I write them
You wear a mask and do the best you can
I overflow with power, you’re a gimmick
Even though you earnestly reveal it
They’ll just move on to the next Track
You moron, even if you act tough you’re faltering

Don Mills, hating me, saying I do networking HipHop
Don Mills, I started, without any connections in Korea
Don Mills, I promote my songs myself
Don Mills, I promote my name myself

Time is gold, can’t waste a bit
Released one album and got an important featuring
Finally, I hear my name here and there
What’s the name that I hear here and there?
Don Mills

(Thank you)

[ZICO]
I’m not

Your friend

And I’m not

Your family

I’m not

Your comrade

Bite me wrong

And all your teeth could fall out

Cause I’m a Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie
Cause I’m a Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie Tough Cookie
Bite me wrong, and all your teeth could fall out

Before a MusicCore MC,
I’m just a MC
My idol debut, is an advantage from your POV
But like when waddling penguins flock
You’ll get hurt if you overdo it (7)
Rappers these days lack skill
So all they have is a snapback fetish
You’re suck a ****** bitch


Even though you keep trying to cut me down
I get sculpted even better (9)
This isn’t ambition
My frequency attacks your erogenous zones
I can’t even accept the recognition I received
From Tablo and Gaeko
Like the freckles on my face
I don’t see any sign that (8)
My lack of a sense of accomplishment will disappear

Uh, a singer-songwriter from an overflowing group
Uh, an unfounded viral underground career
Fuck off, go piss somewhere else if you’re scared
This is my turf
Go grab your dick over there

Before dissing this industry
Let me see you piece
Can’t even compromise with that kind of skill
Just cause you lived without working
You naturally think everyone else doesn’t work
If you’re gonna diss major singers
Try having a go at me
Or just shrivel up yourself
Before I sprinkle salt on you (9)

I’m not

Your friend

And I’m not

Your family

I’m not

Your comrade

Bite me wrong

And all your teeth could fall out

Cause I’m a Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie
Cause I’m a Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie Tough Cookie
Bite me wrong

And all your teeth could fall out

Cause I’m a Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie
Cause I’m a Tough Cookie
Tough Cookie Tough Cookie

And all your teeth could fall out


1 Sajaegi is the practice of companies buying or hiring others to buy bulks of their product to boost sales numbers

2 The original proverb is that “It is better to be a snake’s head than a dragon’s tail”, meaning it’s better to be the best in a weaker/smaller group than the bottom of a stronger group. The English equivalent would be, “It’s better to be a big fish in a small pond”. My interpretation is that Zico is saying he’s not in the small/weak group at all.

3 Word play. “Satisfied” or “settled” is the same word as “snacks that go with alcohol”. If you don’t eat while or before drinking, you can get really drunk.

4 Can be read as “I won’t ever rest” or “I won’t ever spoil”

5 Can also be read as “You have no balls” why? Because my flow castrates

6 “To bite” also means to talk smack about someone.

7 “To flock” and “to overdo” have the same spelling
8 “A sign/indication” and “freckles” have the same spelling
9 “To squeeze up (shrivel up)” and “salty” have the same spelling

Translated by youngha @ blockbintl

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