Dear lord I understand all the problems I'm about to express to you Are things you already know Well here goes nothing
Dear lord I am on my knees and I'm begging please Just guide me father this time I'm really in need Feeling like I just can't go on, mama cryin' and she lost her home Tears runnin all down her face, judge gave her ten days to be gone My god what I'm gon' do now, so stressed that the day go by Devil on me and I don't know why , beg mama just please don't' cry Times get a little rough I know, when it come to givin' up I don't Got twins and they on their way, see 'em starve in the bed I won't Sometimes I ask myself would I be a good father 'Cause I've never had mine, would I give the world to my daughters Live and you learn, reap what you sow Regardless of wealth, grind like ?
Chorus: Only lord knows what the hell I dun' really been through All the nights I ain't have no food Dear god tell me what I'm gonna do Man only lord knows all the times I was under my grind He helped what I never could find, reach out when I couldn't get a dime Man only lord knows, lord knows, lord knows Man only lord knows what the hell I dun' really been through All the nights my mama couldn't move And all the pain I dun' put her through Man only lord knows
And I'm sick and tired of this pain Hate the lames in this game only down because of my name Rock Swiss because of my fame Lord knows the road where I came, lord know the nights that I cried Can't help the pain that's inside, lord wipe the tears from my eyes Ever seen the letter of eveiction, no place to go but you wishin That a blessing come and you lifted, yeah dog that's all in my vision I dun' been through hell and them trenches, I dun' seen the best of them fall Lost a couple of my dogs, miss them niggas like shit But they still reside in my heart, sore, ached and I'm scarred I''ma do it for Dale and Four Fifth, God damn it's hard Motherfuck this rapping, I really live this shit Blood, sweat and tears, I really live this shit
And everyday that I wake, I grind, no time never wait for mine Still waiting on the day I shine my soul, every bar, every line I remember when I had no food, lights off, bills overdue Lord knows that I've paid my dues, won't forget when I got that news They say my mama sickly thank god she seen her fifties I pray and ask forgiveness, please lord just keep her with me I was down and out, remember that like yesterday Made it out that struggle bracket, this year I'm blessed to say Man this world's so fucked up, gas prices are way too high Time's hard and I ain't gon' lie, bust ass just to try and get by So who the hell is y'all to be judging, made it away from literally nothing Yeah I'm talking literally nothing
And only lord knows I thank you jesus for guiding me, For keeping me In your name, I pray And only lord knows
Writer/s: ANTOINE MCCOLISTER, BRYAN JOHNSON, MEVIN RIVIERE
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., THE ADMINISTRATION MP INC
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