I speak on behalf of the people Hope, faith We all got a story, this is me
Okay, please forgive me father all the sinning I done did All the dirt I had to do All the trouble I've been in Went through Trials & Tribulations every day to make some ends I'm a walkin' testimony still I stand yet again You don't know shit that I been through, all this pain ain't that the truth So much tears that I done cried feeling like I ain't got shit to lose Why my granny passed away? Why my daughter didn't stay? Wish they both was here today oh Lord in Jesus name I done been through hell and back momma dodgin' heart attacks Ain't no A/C in the house just a broken thermostat Bill collectors on my line please don't fuckin' call me back Got me stressin' about this shit ain't no way I could relax I was only eighteen ain't no money comin' fast Had no choice but turn to God take some trouble of her back Everything just goin' wrong feel like nothin' goin' right I just seen my homie Dale and he died within the night Boy these streets ain't nothin' nice had to make way out the hood Don't nobody give a damn had to make sure we was good Just like that before you knew it I had got my record deal When you make it from the bottom just imagine how it feel Lord knows them niggas hate everybody had a doubt Who this nigga think he is that little black boy from the south They was laughin' at me then ain't no laughin' at me now And for those who don't believe ask 'em now who run the town Ain't no way I'm givin' up, ain't no way I'm givin' in I done lost it all before can't go through this shit again no (no) Lord forgive me, for what I'm about to do, forgive me for my sins, For the known, for the unknown, amen
Let me get it back to legit to quit Porsche got two percented tint Bitch I made so many hits look how quickly they forget Go ahead and count me out you can talk behind my back Don't give a fuck about what you say so you think my music wack That ain't what my banker said couple million wired in Hope I see a hundred more that's before retirement Motivation on you hoes ain't no waitin' on the dough Heard they prayin' that I fail tell them Ace will never fold I'm a walkin' testimony and I mean just what I say Looked my daughter in her eyes right before she passed away Watched them doctors pull the plug don't wanna live another day This was all in God's fate could not be no other way How I did it, I kept my faith They tried to break me but there ain't no way I kept my focus whipped up the potion And when you make it out the struggle you the chosen I seen the light, oh glory glory, trials and tribulations my life is a story And everything I did to make it made me who I am today We the Best is in my blood ain't no father around to thank I'm a lion in this field and my heart is made of steel Catch me speedin' to the top hollerin' God take the wheel Have mercy, and even though we all are not perfect, forgive me
Writer/s: ANTOINE MCCOLISTER, BRYAN STEPHEN JOHNSON, MEVIN RIVIERE
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Stephens Stills played timbales on the Bee Gees hit, "You Should Be Dancing." He was in the next door studio laying down a Crosby, Stills and Nash album and could hear Saturday Night Fever being recorded. Stills recognized its potential to be a monster hit and he wanted to contribute.