GBKW (God Bless Kanye West)
by Murs

Album: Captain California (2017)
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  • He's running for his life
    The fucked up thing is, this happens every other night
    They see him comin', they like, "wassup cuz?"
    He in his uniform from Target so they sayin' he's a blood
    They know he ain't bangin', they do it for entertainment
    Let off a couple shots and they all start to chase him
    Heart racin', 'round the corner then he trip
    That's when he felt the chrome to his head and heard the click

    And every day he puts his backpack on
    His headphones in and he plays that song
    And now he doesn't feel so alone
    Walkin' out the door, he pray to God he make it home
    And he just want to make it home
    A young black man tryna make it on his own
    All this craziness going on
    He's just trying to survive but they saying that he's wrong

    So God bless Kanye West
    And every other brother of color that's under stress
    They wanna make you feel like you are less
    Even though you didn't make it, gotta deal with this mess
    Hold your head, and always do your best
    It's a long race, you gotta pace your steps
    And remember that you are blessed
    It's because God loves us that he puts us to the test

    He's running for his life
    The fucked up thing is this week it happened twice
    This time the eses, bald head and tattoos
    Mad 'cause he datin' they cousin and he a black dude
    Hopped in they Regal, they chased him down Pico
    He tried to hide in the crowd amongst the other people
    High off sherm so they don't give a shit
    They rolled down the window and emptied the whole clip

    And every day he puts his backpack on
    His headphones in and he plays that song
    And now he doesn't feel so alone
    Walkin' out the door, he pray to God he make it home
    And he just want to make it home
    A young black man tryna make it on his own
    All this craziness going on
    He's just trying to survive but they saying that he's wrong

    We in the struggle where the strong kill the strong
    Bodies dropping in the ghetto all night long
    Can't seem to find a way for us all to get along
    It's like they the new Marvin Gaye, what's goin' on?

    So God bless Kanye West
    And every other brother of color that's under stress
    They wanna make you feel like you are less
    Even though you didn't make it, gotta deal with this mess
    Hold your head, and always do your best
    It's a long race, you gotta pace your steps
    And remember that you are blessed
    It's because God loves us that he puts us to the test

    He's running for his life
    The fucked up thing is tonight is the black and white
    They rolled up and told him, "freeze, don't run!"
    And that might sound easy, but you see he's got a gun
    You know he ain't tryna be on no tough shit
    But every single night he was tired of gettin' fucked with
    He dropped the gun and it let off a shot
    So they returned fire as he ran down the block
    This is a story with three different plots
    In any of the three the hero could've been shot
    Who really did the shooting don't matter a whole lot
    Either way a young man was gunned down on his block
    And now he laying in the hospital
    After all these years of dodging so many obstacles
    It don't matter if I tell you who's responsible
    It sucks that we're living in a world where this is possible Writer/s: Nicholas Carter, Rodney L Gilcreast
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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