Fifth – Cost of Doin’ Business (Official Music Video)

Fifth – Cost of Doin’ Business (Official Music Video)


♪♪♪ ♪ HEY YO, MY LIFE BE LIKE A BAD DREAM,
COULD’VE SWORN I WOKE UP ♪ ♪ I MARRIED MY RELIGION,
NOW I’M PRETTY SURE WE BROKE UP ♪ ♪ AND NOW MY FAMILY’S TORE UP,
HOSTAGE LIKE A HOLD UP ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING DAMN, WHEN’S THAT
COMMON SENSE SUPPOSED TO SHOW UP? ♪ ♪ I DECIDED TO GROW UP,
AND STOP BELIEVING FAIRY TALES ♪ ♪ I WAS ON A SLAVE BOAT,
NOW THAT SHIP HAS REALLY SAILED ♪ ♪ DADDY TOLD ME, “VERY WELL”,
NOW MY LIFE’S A LIVING HELL ♪ ♪ I LEFT THE “W”S,
THEY FIGURE I DONE TOOK AN “L” ♪ ♪ I TOLD MY FRIENDS
AND I CANNOT SAY THEY TOOK IT WELL ♪ ♪ I’M LOOKING AT THEM THINKING
DAMN, Y’ALL AIN’T LOOKING WELL ♪ ♪ EVERY TIME I LOOK UP,
THEY SEE ME AND BE LOOKING DOWN ♪ ♪ I’M LOOKING BACK AT THEM THINKING
Y’ALL ARE A BUNCH OF CLOWNS ♪ ♪ BIG BRAIN, COULDN’T FIT IT IN THE BOX,
THEY TOLD ME, “CONTROL THE THOUGHTS!” ♪ ♪ IF I SEE THEM,
WE’RE GOING TO BOX ♪ ♪ I’M SAYING, “IT’S ON SIGHT”,
FOR FREEDOM I’M DOWN TO FIGHT ♪ ♪ JUST TO BE AUTHENTIC
AND LIVE A REAL LIFE ♪ ♪ HEY YO, MY FAMILY
DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE MY EXISTENCE ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ I’LL NEVER MAKE THEM PROUD,
THAT’S JUST WHAT I GOT TO LIVE WITH ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ NO LONGER ON THEIR CONTACTS,
NOW I’M ON THEIR HIT LIST ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ I LOST EVERYBODY
I EVER KNEW AS A WITNESS ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ THEY SAY I HAD THE TRUTH,
WHY’D I TRADE IT FOR THE WORLD? ♪ ♪ MY ANSWER IS FREEDOM,
I WOULDN’T TRADE IT FOR THE WORLD ♪ ♪ MAN IT’S PRECIOUS LIKE A PEARL,
MY UNDERSTANDING IS THOROUGH ♪ ♪ THEY TOLD ME HOW TO THINK,
MAN THAT MAKES ME WANT TO HURL ♪ ♪ AFTER ALL OF THE SUPPRESSION
AND DEPRESSION I LEARNED A LESSON ♪ ♪ I’D RATHER HAVE QUESTIONS I CAN’T ANSWER
THAN ANSWERS I CAN’T QUESTION ♪ ♪ STEADY MAKING CONFESSIONS
TO MAN FOR GOD’S BLESSING ♪ ♪ THINKING ETERNAL FUTURE,
INSTEAD OF LIVING IN THE PRESENT ♪ ♪ I DON’T REGRET IT FOR ONE SECOND,
I NO LONGER COME SECOND ♪ ♪ NO LOOKING TO THE SKY,
I’M CREATING MY OWN BLESSINGS ♪ ♪ I FINALLY SEE THE GOD IN MYSELF,
AND WHAT I NEEDED, I JUST GOT IT MYSELF ♪ ♪ I DON’T RELY ON THE HELP ♪ ♪ NOW IF I GET IT, THAT’S A BONUS,
ON MYSELF I PUT THE ONUS ♪ ♪ I’M KNOWING THEY DON’T CONDONE THIS ♪ ♪ THEY WOULD RATHER SEE ME HOMELESS AND A WITNESS,
THAN WOKE AND SELF-SUFFICIENT ♪ ♪ HOPING I MIGHT COME BACK
FOR MY SIBLINGS KNOWING I MISS THEM ♪ ♪ HEY YO, MY FAMILY
DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE MY EXISTENCE ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ I’LL NEVER MAKE THEM PROUD,
THAT’S JUST WHAT I GOT TO LIVE WITH ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ NO LONGER ON THEIR CONTACTS,
NOW I’M ON THEIR HIT LIST ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ I LOST EVERYBODY
I EVER KNEW AS A WITNESS ♪ ♪ I’M THINKING, HEY, THAT’S
THE COST OF DOIN’ BUSINESS ♪ ♪ FIFTH ♪ ♪♪♪

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64 Comments

  1. Nice job Fifth! Not a rap fan but Iโ€™ve listened to this over and over since you first released it. You shaved the beard to film this!?!?

  2. This. Was. EPIC!!!!! Wow. Just wow. Felt this on the deepest level ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Keep this up, this was superb!

  3. I cannot stress how proud I am of you. Knowing the JW struggle firsthand and the emotional task of writing, creating and releasing a work of music to hopefully reach others… Just brilliant. #onward

  4. Ok 1st off I'm hella upset about the clean shaven face, 2nd this was the perfect representation of child indoctrination. A lifelong commitment that none of us exjw children knew & just like that getting dismissed from the parents just because we grew up & see life differently now. I thought the contract was the perfect visual. This is amazing fifth! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  5. Wow. That clip of the little boy being pressured to sign the contract… Just sums it up perfectly. Beautiful video and song!

  6. This is awesome Fifth. Itโ€™s challenging to deal with but the reality is that we lost our families so theyโ€™d be completely out of our way to let this type of creativity shine without having to worry about what they think. Iโ€™m proud of you and am inspired by your authentic expression๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธshiiid let's get it then!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

  7. ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ข so real

    Edit: I left in 1986 with 2 small children. The pain is so huge. I know exactly what he is saying and feeling, and I am grateful someone knows what I've been thru.

  8. Wow. Iโ€™m so glad I found you my dude…some serious shit. I was DFd last year and this shit hit hard. Keep making more

  9. The two things I know the best, hip hop and explaining the life i had raised in a cult. Great job Fifth. Looking forward to more bars fam.

  10. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  11. This was beautifully done. And perfectly captures the experience we have when we wake up and leave. That loss is the cost of doin business.

  12. I left 19 years ago at the age of 15 and it ruined the relationship between my father and I as well as with my brother and even still to this day I rarely see or hear from them. Thank you so much for this song!

  13. Very profound man! Being raised in that cult I like many others sure cuts to the heart โ˜น๏ธbut really excellent work!!

  14. Perfectly worded. I love this! โ€œIโ€™d rather have questions I canโ€™t answer than answers I canโ€™t questionโ€

  15. Damn, for me this hits hard, especially tonight. I went to my parents house tonight to ask for baby pictures and photos from my childhood. I went with good intentions but was met with bitter disdain, contempt, and threats of physical harm from my father. It was difficult but I did get some closure. Thanks for the share, this sums up tonight as a difficult transaction. Peace and Love, Fifth!!

  16. I was the caregiver to my second husband , a Vietnam vet. When he died I was facing homelessness. My j w mother and sisters didnโ€™t help me . A stranger on the other side of the country helped me . A stranger is my family.

  17. Very nice song & video Bro. Fifth. Let me know if you are ever in the ATL. My wife & I left the JWโ€™s in the 90โ€™s. We havenโ€™t looked back since.

    We were both raised as 3rd generation JWโ€™s, but we have found a fulfilling & rewarding life outside of the cult. Continued blessings to you.

  18. I never comment on YouTube videos but fuck!
    I JUST SCREAMED ALOUD IN MY ROOM FROM THE EXCITEMENT OVER THIS.
    Thank you for bringing our harsh realities out of the shadows Fifth. Cannot wait to show literally every fellow exJW this๐Ÿ™ – Zee

  19. Fifth muchas felicidades por tu vรญdeo , lo has hecho excelente. Estoy muy orgullosa de ti!!! Te he seguido desde que comenzaste en los medios. Un abrazo muy fuerte desde Copenhague.

  20. Excellent video fifth. Witnesses donโ€™t know when they get baptized they are actually signing a contract.
    During my judicial meeting for apostasy one of the elder blatantly said that it was a contract I signed. I got the proof he said that when I secretly recorded the meeting.
    What he said floored my husband and even now he keeps talking about it.

  21. Still cant believe you got baptized at 9… disgusting. I did at 15 and knew nothing of what i was doing.

    Lds tradition is 8 but i guess their shunning is less severe

  22. ๐Ÿ–๏ธFIFTH๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฏ!!!! This right here๐ŸŽ™๏ธ! AWESOME ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿค—! Ripping the contract…. VOLUMES! That's FREEDOM from the WT Non-Compete "CON JOB" Clause! Keep doing YOUR business bro w/o any inhibitions! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜„! NEXT๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ“€!

  23. Yo. This joint is fuego frfr ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ we gotta link up sometime get me to pull my production equipment back out ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

  24. Great song. I expected to come in here and hear some absolute trash but this was on point. Great production/Good lyric & Nice flow. Well done man. Just remember reality is far better then the lie and keep going strong! fuck fairy tales.

  25. You ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพbetter๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ be ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพout ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพhere๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ doing๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ it ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพBIG!!! This video was perfect! Side note- It was weird seeing you without the beard, lol! So happy for you and I know youโ€™re going to be successful!

  26. Great song and video! I will be sharing with other ex JW's. I was a witness in New York, too bad our paths didn"t cross back then.

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