Testify

Album: Testimony (2014)
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  • I remember wakin' up, being broke
    But still it wasn't breakin' us
    I remember why I broke the rules,
    Cuz I ain't really have nobody to look up to
    I remember cuttin' class, bein' bad,
    Cuz I ain't have what them other kids had
    I remember wishin' that I knew my dad,
    Then I remember wishin' I could get him back
    For every single night that he told me he was comin' and he didn't,
    For every single dollar that my mama 'nem was missin'
    For every thing I wanted and was told I couldn't get it,
    And that I had to face it that my daddy was addicted (damn)
    That's right it wasn't easy growin' up,
    Mama was exposin' us to life as she knew it
    So we all went through it,
    I remember bein' down and out, sleepin', on my homie's couch
    In & outta trouble ever since my mama put me out

    Damn it's getting real, damn it's getting real
    Didn't graduate, I'm thinking damn I gotta deal
    So I hit da block, selling rocks just to eat a meal
    So I grabbed da Glock, kept it cocked
    Peace is being still

    In da back of da tracks, my nigga's stayed wit da packs
    And if a nigga was schemin', my brotha stayed with tha gat
    Yea, yea we stayed in da trap, yea everyday in da trap
    These ho's was chasin' da cheese, so we would stay wit da rat's
    And we was ridin' down, dippin' low, I stayed in da back
    In the X5 stuntin', we ain't know how to act
    Spendin' money like it's nothin', cuz we gone get it back
    17 never thought that I'd be gettin' dem racks,
    Had a dream but I said I wasn't fuckin' wit that
    Mel told me I would make it, I ain't fuckin' wit that
    But he told me that it wouldn't hurt to give it a try
    Hardest thing out in New Orleans never see 25

    Right then I woke up, broke out, told my nigga's had to roll out,
    Moved to the A and got motivated, that inspiration don't run out
    Heard my brother got gunned down and it hurt me to my heart,
    So I kept grindin', I kept pushin', he told me to go far
    So I can't stop at no crib, can't stop at no car,
    Gotta keep going like there ain't no tomorrow
    So I'm goin' hard everyday, 'til I got nothin' to say, nothin' can stand in my way,
    I gotta stay, to show my nigga's a different way

    Imma tell da truth and da whole truth,
    Cuz there ain't no need to lie
    And I ain't tryna keep it all inside,
    So I gotta testify
    For you and I, I testify

    Imma tell da truth and da whole truth,
    Cuz there ain't no need to lie
    And I ain't tryna keep it all inside,
    So I gotta testify
    For you and I, I testify

    Imma tell da truth and da whole truth,
    Cuz there ain't no need to lie
    And I ain't tryna keep it all inside,
    So I gotta testify
    For you and I, I testify

    Imma tell da truth and da whole truth,
    Cuz there ain't no need to lie
    And I ain't tryna keep it all inside,
    So I gotta testify
    For you and I, I testify

    I testify, I testify Writer/s: AUGUST ALSINA, RALPH JEANTY, ROBERT REESE, SAMUEL EUGENE III IRVING, SEAN MCMILLION
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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