• Uh, letter to my dad that I never wrote
    Speeches I prepared that I never spoke
    Words on a paper that I never read
    Proses never penned, they stayed in my head
    Jotted on dotted lines, "I'mma fight you, nigga"
    From stories that I heard, I'm just like you, nigga
    Must've been some pain in your past, too
    Must've been a karma that was past due
    Must it be the energy that passed through
    Must've been a pastor, many snafus
    Started a good man, you married my mama
    I was in her belly, you hurried that Summer
    She had two kids from a previous mister
    One family, I don't believe in half-sisters
    Never treated my brother like a step, Pop
    Remembered the many lessons when we stepped out

    What was you preparing us, for?

    Did you see the runt as the front-runner
    Leader of the pack, you see that in your youngins
    What ancestors did you summon to the summit
    To give me what I needed, what you need to take from 'em
    The tsunamis that I swum in to become in
    Had the cable with the anchor for the places that I sunk in
    Unc in a better place but you couldn't function
    Shot junk in your arms, more than your veins was punctured
    I punted on feelings, 'cause you said you was coming
    You couldn't kick the habit, I wish you said something
    You can't avenge these many sins with your own hands
    You wanna make God laugh, just tell him your plans
    Who would've thought I'd be the dad I never had
    Be the husband I've become, usually nothing come from that
    I forgive you as I live through the beautiful present of the past
    I'm just thankful that I get all these gifts to unwrap

    What were you preparing us, for? Writer/s: Ernest Dion Wilson, James Blake Litherland, Shawn Carter
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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