Tie My Hands

Album: Tha Carter III (2008)
  • We are at war
    With the universe
    The sky is falling
    And the only thing that can save us now
    Is sensitivity and compassion

    But I know one thing's for sure
    I'm gonna get my kicks before it all burns down

    Some say tragedy is hard to get over
    But some time that tragedy means its over, soldier
    From the academy, league of rollers
    I deny being down though they seem to hold us
    My shoulders are strong, I prove them wrong
    I ain't doing nothin' but movin' on, let the truth be known
    But they talk that freedom matters, and didn't even leave a ladder, damn

    I work at the corner store
    We all got problems problems
    Who was gon' fight alone
    No one's gon' save us now
    How you feel, you're not alone
    We're all just jealous jealous
    We don't reach the sky no more
    We just can't overcome no

    Tie my hands
    What am I gonna be
    What have I done so bad
    What is my destiny
    Tie my hands
    What am I supposed to see
    What have I done so bad
    What am I gonna be

    I, knock on the door, hope isn't home,
    Fates not around, the lucks all gone
    Don't ask me whats wrong, ask me whats right
    And I'm a tell you whats life
    And did you know?
    I lost everything, but I ain't the only one
    First came the hurricane, then the morning sun
    Excuse me if I'm on one, and don't trip if I light one,
    I walk a tight one
    They try to tell me keep my eyes open
    My whole city under water, some people still floatin'
    Then they wonder why black people still voting,
    Cause your presidents still chokin'
    Take away the football team, the basketball team
    Now all we got is me to represent New Orleans
    No governor, no help from the mayor
    Just a steady beatin' heart, and a wish and a prayer

    These friends they come and go
    But I got family family
    These kids so fast they grow
    They learn so quickly now
    That there's no way to go,
    That there's no future future
    Don't make this seem so low
    That we can't overcome

    Tie my hands
    What am I gonna be
    What have I done so bad
    What is my destiny
    Tie my hands
    What am I supposed to see
    What have I done so bad
    What am I gonna be

    And if you come from under the water then there's fresh air
    Just breathe baby, gods got a blessing to spare
    Yes, I know the process has so much stress
    But its the progress that fills the best
    'Cause I came from the projects straight to success
    And your next, so try they can't steal your pride its inside
    Then find it and keep on grinding
    'Cause in every dark cloud there's a silver lining
    I know

    Right now we just riding on love
    A shot in the dark,
    We ain't tryna do nothing be at the heart
    We need love, that's all now

    You tie my hands, what am I gonna be
    What have I done so bad, what is my destiny
    You tie my hands, what am I going to see
    What have I done so bad, what am I gonna be Writer/s: DWAYNE CARTER, ROBIN THICKE, JAMES GASS
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Kayla from St. Paul, MnWOW..This song is really good. Its deep
  • Alejandro from Sacramento, CaMan...i didnt kno any rappers could do so good mixing rap with another genre!
  • Malyka from Hayward, Cathis is one of my favorite songs on tha carter 3
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