[Verse 1]
I'm steady tryna find the motive (Motive)
Why I do what I do?
Freedom ain't getting no closer (Closer)
No matter how far I go
My car is stolen (Stolen)
No registration (-Tration)
Cops patrollin' (Patrollin')
Now they done stop me and I get locked up

[Chorus]
They won't let me out
They won't let me out
I'm locked up
They won't let me out (No!)
They won't let me out
I'm locked up
They won't let me out
They won't let me out
I'm locked up
They won't let me out (No!)
They won't let me out

[Verse 2]
Heading uptown to re-up (Re-up)
Back with a couple keys (Keys)
Corner block's on fire (Fire)
Undercovers dressed as fiends (Fiends)
Making so much money (Money)
Product's moving fast (Fast!)
Put away the stash
As I sold the last bag
Fucked around and got locked up

[Chorus]
They won't let me out
They won't let me out (My nigga, I'm locked up)
They won't let me out (No!)
They won't let me out
I got locked up
They won't let me out
They won't let me out (Baby girl, I'm locked up)
They won't let me out (No!)
They won't let me out

[Verse 3]
‘Cause visitation no longer comes by (Comes by)
Seems like they forgot about me ('Bout me)
Commissary is getting empty (Empty)
My cell mates getting food without me (Without me)
Can't wait to get out
And move forward with my life (Ooh no, with my life)
Got a family that loves me
And wants me to do right
But instead, I'm here locked up

[Chorus]
They won't let me out
They won't let me out (Ohh! I'm locked up)
They won't let me out (No!)
They won't let me out (My nigga, I'm locked up)
They won't let me out
Oh, oh, oh! (They won't let me out)
I'm locked up
They won't let me out (No!)
They won't let me out

[Outro]
Can you pay me a visit? (They won't let me out)
Send me some magazines? (They won't let me out)
Send me some money orders? (They won't let me out) (No!)
Pay me a visit, baby (They won't let me out)
‘Cause I'm locked up (They won't let me out)
Where's my lawyer? (They won't let me out)
I'm locked up (They won't let me out) (No!)
Get me out of here (They won't let me out)
I'm locked up, they won't let me out
They won't let me out (Baby, I'm locked up)
They won't let me out (No!)
Where's my niggas on the lock-down? (They won't let me out)
Damn, I'm locked up, they won't let me out
I'm locked up, they won't let me out
Ohhh! They won't let me out
Can you please accept my phone calls? (They won't let me out)
I'm locked up, locked up, locked up