• Daddy, what's a will?

    Take those moneys and spread 'cross families
    My sisters, Hattie and Lou, the nephews, cousins and TT
    Eric, the rest to B for whatever she wants to do
    She might start an institute
    She might put poor kids through school
    My stake in Roc Nation should go to you
    Leave a piece for your siblings to give to their children too
    TIDAL, the champagne, D'USSÉ, I'd like to see
    A nice peace-fund ideas from people who look like we
    We gon' start a society within society
    That's major, just like the Negro League
    There was a time America wouldn't let us ball
    Those times are now back, just now called Afro-tech
    Generational wealth, that's the key
    My parents ain't have shit, so that ship started with me
    My mom took her money, she bought me bonds
    That was the sweetest thing of all time, uh

    Legacy, legacy, legacy, legacy
    Black excellence baby, you gon' let 'em see
    Legacy, legacy, legacy, legacy
    Black excellency, baby, let 'em see

    I've been listening to Wu-Tang and niggas like
    "Your seed, married his seed, married my seed"
    That's how we keep Carter money all in the family
    You see, my father, son of a preacher man
    Whose daughter couldn't escape the reach of the preacher's hand
    That charge of energy set all the Carters back
    It took all these years to get to zero in fact
    I hated religion 'cause here was this Christian
    He was preaching on Sundays, versus how he was living Monday
    Someday I forgive him 'cause strangely our division led to multiple religions I studied
    Muslim, Buddhist, and Christians, and
    I was running from Him, He was giving me wisdom
    See how the universe works?
    It takes my hurt and help me find more of myself
    It's a gift and a curse
    That's called the red queens race

    You run this hard just to stay in place
    Keep up the pace, baby
    Keep up the pace
    You run this hard just to stay in place

    Legacy, legacy, legacy, legacy
    Black excellence, you gon' let 'em see
    Legacy, legacy, legacy, legacy
    Black excellency, baby, let 'em see

    Day, someday, someday, we all
    Someday, we'll all be free, yeah Writer/s: Donny Edward Hathaway, Edward U. Howard, Ernest Dion Wilson, Shawn C. Carter
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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