Allday – That Phone Is A Brick lyrics

[Verse 1]

Yeah, aged twelve, first day at a new school

In a room full of pupils, pubescent, being brutal

It was casual dressed, which made it even worse

Me in my resting shirt, couldn’t let them see me hurt

They’re all in Ralph Lauren but me, I’m just poor as shit

At a private school and I’m only here on scholarship

The girls ignore me and I’m beat up by the older kids

But the teachers quiz me like

"I wonder what your problem is?"

Well, the kids in my neighbourhood all think I’m an asshole

And the rich kids hate me ’cause I don’t live in a castle

And my home life is fucked, I’m copping shit from my uncle

At school I get in trouble, these are things that I juggle

So I save my lunch money and starve for months straight

To get a phone of my own, I’ll be cool, you just wait

Then I finally get it and I show it to a kid

He’s like, "Ha, ha, ha, that phone is a brick!"

[Chorus]

The cool kids used to say this shit, like

That phone is a motherfucking brick

That phone is a motherfucking brick

Where the hell’d you find something that big?

And the hot girls used to say this shit, like

That phone is a motherfucking brick

That phone is a motherfucking brick

Why are you talking to me? You’re weird

[Verse 2]

I’m like, why are you laughing, motherfucker?

You have one of those, exactly like mine

He said, "You’ll find that was months ago

Of course I’ve got another phone, since I’m not poor

I already sold that old dinosaur to a pawn store

In fact, it was probably the same place you bought yours

But I understand, man, it’s not like you can afford more"

Damn, that flattened me, took everything I had in me

It was supposed to be my ticket to popularity

But it turned, out actually just more pain and tragedy

‘Cause adults can be mean but kids are really damaging

So I left at lunch, I was so fucking embarrassed

Head slumped in sadness, just to punch my mattress

Hating all the rich kids, what a bunch of actors

But pursuing their approval of pathetic double standards

Feeling so defeated like a total idiot

So I took my brick phone and binned it

[Chorus]

The cool kids used to say this shit, like

That phone is a motherfucking brick

That phone is a motherfucking brick

Where the hell’d you find something that big?

And the hot girls used to say this shit, like

That phone is a motherfucking brick

That phone is a motherfucking brick

Why are you talking to me? You’re weird

[Verse 3]

Now as I build up my life as a grown man

With the newest piece of shit on a phone plan

Home in a leafy street with more than enough things

I tell myself to remember how little stuff means

And then I think back

To all my memories of everything stressful

And realise it’s integral to the recipe

So really they were right, in this moment it clicks

My life is a wall and that phone is a brick

[Chorus]

The cool kids used to say this shit, like

That phone is a motherfucking brick

That phone is a motherfucking brick

Where the hell’d you find something that big?

And the hot girls used to say this shit, like

That phone is a motherfucking brick

That phone is a motherfucking brick

Why are you talking to me? You’re weird