Father of 4

Album: Father of 4 (2019)
  • Yeah, you already know what it is (Swerve)
    It's noisy off the set path
    How can I make choices I've yet to discover we have?
    Must need rehab
    If you think you know me from the facets they show these folks to get money, I gotta laugh
    How funny it is you don't realize the skill lies in knowing within the truth there's still lies
    It's called being civilized
    But not to trivialize your belief in the semi-fictionalized
    I am who you see
    What you hear is part of me
    But there's so much more to me
    So much more to be than just alive
    A son, a brother, a husband, a father
    But still can go even farther
    With sheer will, can go harder
    In that time, I went the hardest
    More than this generic term: artist
    A reality smith, you love my craftsmanship
    Because I craft some shit to make my people proud
    And so I speak aloud, but not loud enough yet
    Or as loud as I can get
    They think I ain't a threat
    But all preconceived notions, I've arrived
    To Offset

    I was 17 years old when I had you (When I had you)
    Tryna find my soul when I had you (When I had you)
    I was oh so broke when I had you (When I had you)
    Locked up down the road when I had you (When I had you)
    Jordan, sorry I wasn't there for all your birthdays
    I tried to hit, I wasn't rich, and had no workplace
    My son Kody, he three, rappin' already like me
    Ridin' in the car, you don't play me, then he gon' scream

    Kalia, you my first, first daughter
    I missed the first years of your life, I'm sorry
    Tell the truth, I ain't really know if I was your father
    Tell the truth, I really don't even know your mama
    But I had to step up, my daddy had left us
    Even though we gotta catch up, pray to God that he bless us
    I'ma keep grindin' for my kids, never gon' let up
    I'ma put the money up for y'all, I can't be selfish
    Had a baby as a kid, mama kicked me out
    Had to go and hit a lick, tryna put food in your mouth
    Then I got caught for the shit, in the pen when she pushed you out
    Your mama tried to push me down, ain't let me stay at the house

    I was 17 years old when I had you (When I had you)
    Tryna find my soul when I had you (When I had you)
    I was oh so broke when I had you (When I had you)
    Locked up down the road when I had you (When I had you)
    Jordan, sorry I wasn't there for all your birthdays
    I tried to hit, I wasn't rich, and had no workplace
    My son Kody, he three, rappin' already like me
    Ridin' in the car, you don't play me, then he gon' scream

    I'm a father of four, gotta get that cash, gold
    Keep my past closed, 'member I ain't had no dough
    Spend a big bag on clothes, Gucci from the head to toes
    Not two, not three, all four, that's all they know
    Kulture, remind me of my grandma, feel like she is closer
    Gotta thank your mama, she hold me like holsters
    Gotta protect her from the world, I can't even post her
    Ups and downs in this fame, roller coaster
    If I don't ball, then everything 'round me fall
    I'm prayin' to God to watch my kids, that's my all

    I was 17 years old when I had you (When I had you)
    Tryna find my soul when I had you (When I had you)
    I was oh so broke when I had you (When I had you)
    Locked up down the road when I had you (When I had you)
    Jordan, sorry I wasn't there for all your birthdays
    I tried to hit, I wasn't rich, and had no workplace
    My son Kody, he three, rappin' already like me
    Ridin' in the car, you don't play me, then he gon' scream Writer/s: Joshua Luellen, Kiari Cephus, Leland Tyler Wayne
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Charlie Daniels

Charlie DanielsSongwriter Interviews

Charlie discusses the songs that made him a Southern Rock icon, and settles the Devil vs. Johnny argument once and for all.

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The Devil

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The DevilSong Writing

Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?

Donald Fagen

Donald FagenSongwriter Interviews

Fagen talks about how the Steely Dan songwriting strategy has changed over the years, and explains why you don't hear many covers of their songs.

When Rock Belonged To Michelob

When Rock Belonged To MichelobSong Writing

Michelob commercials generated hits for Eric Clapton, Genesis and Steve Winwood in the '80s, even as some of these rockers were fighting alcoholism.

Chris Rea

Chris ReaSongwriter Interviews

It took him seven years to recover from his American hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)," but Chris Rea became one of the top singer-songwriters in his native UK.

Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke ParksSongwriter Interviews

U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.