Everything Will Be Ok

Album: When It's Dark Out (2015)
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  • Even if I don't stay
    Everything will be okay
    Everything will be okay
    Everything will be okay
    (Okay, okay)

    Contemplating just who I could've turned out to be
    If I'd stayed and weren't heard, what would amount to me?
    If I had looked and ain't found, would I have founded me?
    I mean inside, would they loved me, never looked down on me?
    They say, "You know if you loved her
    Well then you would have stayed
    You could have made a perfect pair that people wouldn't trade"
    Trade for nothing, I did though, I had to chase it
    Face it, I wasn't born to live a life basic
    They say, "you turned your back on us just to go and be an artist
    What's a promise anyway when someone breaks it?
    I bet he finally gets a shot and then he wastes it
    I bet he don't come back for us when he makes it
    And if he do it be too late, you gotta face it
    'Cause by then there's someone new you've been replaced with
    Old friends I grew up with, the girl I fell in love with
    Love or hate me depending on how you judge it

    Even if I don't stay (even if I don't stay)
    Everything will be okay
    Everything will be okay
    (I promise it'll be okay)
    Everything will be okay
    (Okay, okay)

    I had to wander, I had to go tread my own path
    If you don't step through no mud well then it won't last
    The years pass it's crazy how they go fast
    Ask myself questions that you have but you won't ask
    Like, "you don't even come home enough
    Where were you when she was in the hospital, huh?
    It was only us," and that's deep and yeah I know it cuts
    But if it gets you, then you're weak
    'Cause we were here and it ain't broken us
    Still as close and stayed by her side when no one was
    Like when she lost her job and everything, how broke we was
    When she was sick and she needed some taking care of
    A fifteen year old shouldered the weight
    And when he was scared of
    The worst, I know that you stayed strong
    Don't say this enough
    But you made me just as proud as you made Mom
    Yeah, you got some anger but I don't blame you at all
    I know I don't call, but you're my brother, I love you

    Even if I don't stay (even if I don't stay)
    Everything will be okay
    Everything will be okay
    (I promise it'll be okay)
    Everything will be okay
    (Okay, okay)

    In that first grade class they came and got me
    "Your mom's outside, say goodbye now to everybody"
    U-Haul's waiting with all of our things
    At least what she could pack
    In the time my dad's at work and before he came back
    Way too young to comprehend what was happening
    "Are we going to grandma's? When are we coming back again?"
    Little did I know that we were leaving him by himself
    And ten years would pass before Mom sees anybody else
    Just us, in middle school I ain't understand
    Who Melissa was and why she wasn't another man
    Biased and confused they try to explain but nobody can
    Wanted what I thought was normal, she had another plan
    Such is life, even if it took time for me to accept it
    No longer Dad now, but a woman with whom she slept with
    Or for the years when a secret was how she kept it
    I ain't get it, admittedly I was skeptic
    I came around, happiness I see's what you may have found
    And that's what's most important
    I don't wanna see you breaking down
    I wanna see you smile, I don't wanna see you make a frown
    If she loves you, then that's all anybody needs maybe now
    By '05 things had gotten worse
    Moved to the basement, deep depressions a rotten curse
    Hiding in a dark space, her mind and her body hurts
    Becoming more reclusive and the pills should have been alerts
    So the worse it got, I became more and more afraid
    Until one night, I went into that room, on the floor she laid
    I shook her she was blue, her skin was cold, she wasn't breathing
    Screamed, "Melissa wake up" couldn't fathom that she was leaving
    Mom and bro was running down, I screamed "somebody help"
    Try pumping her chest, CPR, but it didn't help
    Toughest pill to swallow, but we lost, that's forced reflection
    While in her life you made her happy, thank you for the blessing

    Even if I don't stay (even if I don't stay)
    Everything will be okay
    (It'll be, it'll be okay)
    Everything will be okay
    (I promise it'll be okay)
    Everything will be okay
    (Okay, okay) Writer/s: Christoph Andersson, Gerald Gillum, Kehlani Parrish, Remo Rashid Green
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Marie Jones from Orlando, FlAll you can do is give honest love and hope that it's enough. At the end of the day, happiness is a choice and we can't make that choice for others, only for ourselves, and hope that the light of our happiness around those in the darkness, helps guide them. Enjoy the life you have with those that make you truly happy, with unconditional love.
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