Always Knew

Album: All Things Work Together (2017)
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  • Yeah, this right here is dedicated to
    My family, my friends, my lady, everybody that held me down
    (Shine a light on me, shine a light on me) especially the Lord, you know what I mean
    Shine a light on me, shine a light on me
    Y'all a bright light in my life, you feel me? (yeah yeah, ay)
    Shine a light on me

    Learned a lot over the last few years
    Industry people ain't friends, just peers
    I learned that these girls is easy like the morning of a Sunday
    They don't love you until you gone like Harambe
    Still killing over colors, now it's black and blue
    We dyin' every day, B, we just don't make the news
    When you speak up for your race just watch
    They gon' twist and say you hate these cops, I'ma take these shots
    How can he love Jesus, Kanye, and K Dot?
    Martin, Malcolm, and Schaeffer, Mitsubishi, and Maybach?
    Contradictory, nah, it's complimentary
    Understanding me ain't for the simple and elementary
    Oh, I know this might go over some heads
    But I come from being government fed, could be running from feds
    But now I give the government bread
    'Cause you playing back the words that I said, that's crazy

    I can't believe we made it through (yeah yeah, yeah yeah)
    My momma say she ain't surprised, told me that she always knew (yeah yeah, yeah yeah)
    My day ones still the same ones, love to the crew (yeah yeah, yeah yeah)
    I told my lady I ain't never met nobody like you (like you)
    I thank you

    Now I remember, uh, I was sittin' in my room
    Glued to my television daily after school
    And I never saw me going to college
    Higher learning was a different world, I can acknowledge
    I used to imagine being in a black Range
    Gettin' paid from doin' this little rap thing
    And now I'm paying these professors couple thousand for a lesson
    Graduated in recession, Sally Mae just want a check and I'm stressin'
    Rap music, it was all a dream
    Now I'm in a session chasin' my dreams
    Who woulda knew man, it's crazy
    S1 introduced me to Jay-Z, never met my dad but I met the music that raised me
    I know this might go over some heads
    But I come from being government fed, could be running from feds
    But now I give the government bread
    'Cause you playing back the words that I said, that's crazy

    I can't believe we made it through (yeah yeah, yeah yeah)
    My momma say she ain't surprised, told me that she always knew (yeah yeah, yeah yeah)
    My day ones still the same ones, love to the crew (yeah yeah, yeah yeah)
    I told my lady I ain't never met nobody like you (like you)
    I thank you

    Listen, I know God did it, can't take the credit
    Paid off all of my debts but I still feel so indebted
    Been all over the world with these songs I wrote
    My life story oughta give y'all hope
    Without a doubt I've been doubted and counted out
    I've been down for the count, about to quit
    Mama told me keep going, 'cause I was made for this
    I either get a scholarship or I could get a hit
    I still can't believe I made it here

    I can't believe we made it through (yeah yeah, yeah yeah)
    My momma say she ain't surprised, told me that she always knew (yeah yeah, yeah yeah)
    My day ones still the same ones, love to the crew (yeah yeah, yeah yeah)
    I told my lady I ain't never met nobody like you (like you)
    I thank you

    Shine a light on me, shine a light on me
    Shine a light on me, shine a light on me
    Yeah yeah, ay
    Shine a light on me, shine a light on me
    Shine a light on me, shine a light on me Writer/s: LACRAE MOORE, RAMON OWEN
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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