Hey Mama

Album: Late Registration (2005)
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  • (Hey mama) I wanna scream so loud for you, cause I'm so proud of you
    Let me tell you what I'm about to do, (hey mama)
    I know I act a fool but, I promise you I'm goin' back to school
    I appreciate what you allowed for me
    I just want you to be proud of me (hey mama)

    I wanna tell the whole world about a friend of mine
    This little light of mine and I'm finna let it shine
    I'm finna take y'all back to them better times
    I'm finna talk about my mama if y'all don't mind
    I was three years old, when you and I moved to the Chi
    Late December, harsh winter gave me a cold
    You fixed me up something that was good for my soul
    Famous homemade chicken soup, can I have another bowl?
    You work late nights just to keep on the lights
    Mommy got me training wheels so I could keep on my bike
    And you would give anything in this world
    Michael Jackson leather and a glove, but didn't give me a curl
    And you never put no man over me
    And I love you for that mommy can't you see?
    Seven years old, caught you with tears in your eyes
    'Cause a nigga cheatin', telling you lies, then I started to cry
    As we knelt on the kitchen floor
    I said mommy I'mma love you till you don't hurt no more
    And when I'm older, you ain't gotta work no more
    And I'mma get you that mansion that we couldn't afford
    See you're, unbreakable, unmistakable
    Highly capable, lady that's makin' loot
    A livin' legend too, just look at what heaven do
    Send us an angel, and I thank you (hey mama)

    (Hey mama) I wanna scream so loud for you, cause I'm so proud of you
    Let me tell you what I'm about to do, (hey mama)
    I know I act a fool but, I promise you I'm goin' back to school
    I appreciate what you allowed for me
    I just want you to be proud of me (hey mama)

    Forrest Gump mama said, life is like a box of chocolates
    My mama told me go to school, get your doctorate
    Somethin' to fall back on, you could profit with
    But still supported me when I did the opposite
    Now I feel like it's things I gotta get
    Things I gotta do, just to prove to you
    You was getting through, can the choir please
    Give me a verse of "You Are So Beautiful To Me"
    Can't you see, you're like a book of poetry
    Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, turn one page and there's my mommy
    Come on mommy just dance wit me, let the whole world see your dancing feet
    Now when I say Hey, y'all say Mama, now everybody answer me (hey mama)

    (Hey mama), I wanna scream so loud for you, cause I'm so proud of you
    Let me tell you what I'm about to do, (hey mama)
    I know I act a fool but, I promise you I'm goin' back to school
    I appreciate what you allowed for me
    I just want you to be proud of me (hey mama)

    I guess it also depends though, if my ends low
    Second they get up you gon' get that Benzo
    Tint the windows, ride around the city and let ya friends know (hey mama)

    Tell your job you gotta fake em out
    Since you brought me in this world, let me take you out
    To a restaurant, upper echelon
    I'mma get you a jag, whatever else you want
    Just tell me what kind of S-Type Donda West like?
    Tell me the perfect color so I make it just right
    It don't gotta be Mother's Day, or your birthday
    For me to just call and say (hey mama)

    (Hey mama), I wanna scream so loud for you, cause I'm so proud of you
    Let me tell you what I'm about to do, (hey mama)
    I know I act a fool but, I promise you I'm goin' back to school
    I appreciate what you allowed for me
    I just want you to be proud of me (hey mama) Writer/s: DONAL RICHARD LEACE, KANYE OMARI WEST, KANYE WEST
    Publisher: O/B/O CAPASSO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Liz from Sunshine, CaIn an October concert, West performed this song and I could truly feel his emotions. I got goosebumps from hearing him sing it.
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