Album: This Unruly Mess I've Made (2015)
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  • They say boys don't cry
    But your dad has shed a lot of tears
    They say I should be a strong man
    But baby, I'm still filled with fear
    Sometimes I don't know who I am
    Sometimes I question why I'm here
    I just wanna be a good dad
    Will I be I have no idea
    They say girls shouldn't be tough
    And moms should raise their kids at home
    But baby, I know that that isn't true
    'Cause your momma's the toughest person I know
    I wanna raise you to be like her
    And watch you show the world how to do it on your own
    I'm still tryna figure out who I am
    I don't wanna mess this up or do this wrong
    I'm gonna be there for your first breath
    I don't know if I'll be there for your first step
    I can promise you that I'll try to work less
    But the tour's routed, and I got this album
    Put in so many hours, and I just want the outcome
    To be something that I can look back and I can be proud of
    Don't wanna be a dad that's living in FaceTime
    But I've got a world to sing to and you at the same time
    I won't spoil you, you can trust that
    For your sweet sixteen, you get a bus pass
    Had your heart broken, been there, done that
    I love you and I can't give you enough of that
    Get back to community that raised you up
    Read Langston Hughes, I suggest A Raisin in the Sun
    Listen to Sam Cooke, a change gon' come
    You put the work in, don't worry about the praise, my love
    Don't try to change the world, find something that you love
    And do it every day
    Do that for the rest of your life
    And eventually, the world will change

    I'll be patient, one more month
    You'll wrap your fingers round my thumb
    Times are changing, I know, but who am I if
    I'm the person you become
    If I'm still growing up, up, up, up
    I'm still growing up, up, up, up
    I'm still growing up

    I recommend that you read The Alchemist
    Listen to your teachers, but cheat in calculus
    Tell the truth, regardless of the consequence
    And every day, give your momma a compliment
    Take your girl to the prom
    But don't get too drunk hanging out the limo
    Slow dance with your woman in your arms
    Sneak her in after but boy, you better tiptoe
    Don't wake your mom up,do yoga, learn 'bout karma
    Find God, but leave the dogma
    The quickest way to happiness learning to be selfless
    Ask more questions, talk about yourself less
    Study David Bowie, James Baldwin and 2Pac
    Watch the sun set with best friends from a rooftop
    Wear a helmet, don't be stupid,jaywalk, but look before you do it
    If it snows, go outside, build a jump, get some help
    Get a sled, thrash the hill with your friends, 'til it melts
    Go to festivals, camp, fall in love and dance
    You're only young once, my loved one, this is your chance
    Take risks, 'cause life moves so fast
    You're only young once, my loved one, this is your chance

    I'll be patient, one more month
    You'll wrap your fingers round my thumb
    Times are changing, I know, but who am I
    If I'm the person you become
    If I'm still growing up, up, up, up
    I'm still growing up, up, up, up

    I'll be patient, one more month
    You'll wrap your fingers round my thumb
    Times are changing, I know, but who am I
    If I'm the person you become
    If I'm still growing up, still growing up, still growing up
    If I'm still growing up, still growing up, still growing up

    If I'm still growing up
    I'm still growing up, ooh
    I'm still growing up
    I'm still growing up Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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