(Oh, I have ambitions, dreams But dreams don't come cheap)
I saw a demon on my shoulder, it's lookin' like patriarchy Like scrubbin' blood off the ceiling and bleachin' another carpet How my house get haunted? Why Toyin body don't embody all the life she wanted? A baby, just nineteen I know I dream all black I seen her everything, immortalizin' tweets all caps They say they found her dead
One girl missin', another one go missin' One girl missin', another
But niggas in the back quiet as a church mouse Basement studio when duty calls to get the verse out I guess the ego hurt now It's time to go to work, wow, look at him go He really 'bout to write about me when the world is in smokes? When it's people in trees? When George was beggin' for his mother, saying he couldn't breathe You thought to write about me?
One girl missin', another one go missin' One girl missin', another one
Yo, but little did I know all my readin' would be a bother It's trans women bein' murdered and this is all he can offer? And this is all y'all receive? Distracting from the convo with organizers They're talkin' abolishin' the police And this the new world order We democratizin' Amazon, we burn down borders This a new vanguard, this a new vanguard I'm the new vanguard
Writer/s: Fatimah Nyeema Warner
Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
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Will.I.am, literally dreamt up "I Gotta Feelin'." Said the Black Eyed Pea: "Have you ever had a dream where there's a melody in your dream? I'll wake up out of my sleep and record that! 'I Gotta Feelin' was one of those songs."