We're All Alone
by Dave

Album: We're All Alone in This Together (2021)
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  • I remember when I used to be innocent, ain't shit changed
    I'm a young black belligerent
    Child of an immigrant, lifestyle frivolous
    'Round here we keep bad company 'cause them people pay dividends
    What's the point of bein' rich when your family ain't?
    It's like flyin' first class on a crashin' plane
    Dinners with the same niggas, just higher bills
    And all the models Himalayan, they got higher heels

    You know we're all alone in this together, right?
    (Quiet on set, places everybody)
    You know the seats in the Aston red leather, like
    (And action) Yeah

    I had dreams of doin' architecture
    Or sittin' through a Harvard lecture
    How the fuck I end up bein' Harvey Specter?
    Young black art collector, I could take the pressure
    Had the scales, now suits that come made to measure
    I drew the thin line between love and hate
    Double date, what you drinkin'? Let me cut the games
    Backstab a man, I'd rather that you cut my face
    If I ain't charmin' the women, it's all the fuckin' snakes
    You idolize the girl, there's no way I'd wife her
    She only fucks with rich niggas, that's the way I like it
    I can't fabricate the truth, it's just the way I write it
    You got points on your creative license
    Ask Rapz, that's a criminal graduatin' in civil law
    Nothin' ain't civil 'bout this Civil War
    Grip a four, Gryffindor, this'll have you lyin' on your chest
    I've got ninety-nine marks and wasn't trying on my test
    I'm blessed (why?)
    Because the pasta is gamberoni, the watch is a classic Rollie
    The pussy is sacred, it's holy like matrimony
    I'm payin' her alimony to numb all the acrimony
    The flight is to Santorini, the car is a Lamborghini
    The cheese, the cheddar, the mozzarella, the fettuccini
    The only aim, look at my ego in the day in a life
    And see what happens when you got the fuckin' game in a vice
    We're all alone

    I got a message from a kid on Sunday mornin'
    Said he don't know what to do and that he's thinkin' of killin' himself
    Me and him got more in common than he thinks
    But I tell him to see a shrink so I can go on and live with myself
    I knew that my life was a film
    From when I had to share a bed with my mum and I was pissin' myself
    I just want my flowers while I'm here
    So I can put them at the front of the grave that I've been diggin' myself
    I grew up in a two-bed flat with seven people livin' with me
    You don't know what I did for myself
    My mum's the one that gave me opportunities
    And put me in positions that I couldn't have pictured myself
    We're from Nigeria, Benin City, Sin City
    Don't know what it's like? Take a trip for yourself
    Poverty's killin' us, the government's killin' us
    If they ain't killin' us, then we're killin' ourselves
    I would die for the niggas I love
    My life's full of plotholes, and I'm fillin' 'em up
    I told mummy, "I ain't nothin' like my father"
    I'ma show her there's a different definition to love
    I tell my fans we're all alone in this together
    You can trust me, all the shit that you been feelin'
    You're feelin' with me
    We all took the wrong turns in different streets
    We all cry the same tears on different cheeks
    I got a message from a kid on Monday mornin'
    Said he's grateful I responded and he's feelin' at peace with himself
    Me and him got more in common than he thinks
    But I tell him it's nothin' big so I can go on and live with myself
    I knew that God had cast me as the leader
    Somethin' special when he messaged me and told me that I saved his life
    In twenty-three years, I done so much wrong
    But in that moment, I just felt like I had made it right

    "Hey Dave, it's Mollie Cowen
    Um, we sent to you a, um, movie
    An NDA to sign, um, in an e-mail and also by DocuSign
    For, um, a movie called-, um, which- is directing with-
    And Nina Gold is casting
    Um, there's very little info that we have
    But, um, I think we definitely want to put our hat in the ring for and go for
    If there is a way in which you could do a take out there
    Please have a look and get back right away, thanks, bye" Writer/s: Asei Kobayashi, David Orobosa Omoregie
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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