Crown

Album: Run The Jewels 2 (2014)
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  • Down with the shame
    Down with the shame
    Used to walk traps in the rain with cocaine
    Used to write raps in the traps as I sat in the rain
    And I prayed that God give me a lane
    Give me a lane
    Give me the fame
    Give me the fame and I promise to change
    Won't be the same
    Won't be the same type of man that puts cocaine in this lady's hand
    Heard she was pregnant, I'm guilty I reckon
    'Cause I hear that good shit can hurt baby's brain
    Heard he was normal 'til three and then he stopped talkin'
    Since then, ain't nothin been the same
    Seen her some years later out in Decatur told her that I'm sorry for causin' her pain
    "Causin' me pain?"
    "Causin' me pain?"
    She asked again and she grabbed my right hand
    Asked "Am I crazy, said look here, baby
    I release you from all of your sins and your shame
    'Cause I've been redeemed
    I found in Christ
    Whatever it take I hope you find it, Mike"
    The look on her face shown that glory replaced all the shame
    And the hate and that she wears a crown
    My late grandma Bettie had prayed with her heavy
    And told her to tell me lay my burdens down

    Can't pick up no crown
    Holding what's holding you down
    Can't pick up no crown
    Holding what's holding you down
    Can't pick up no crown, can't pick up no crown

    (Down with the shame)
    (Down with the shame)
    Carried the flag in some other men's name
    Loaded my weapon and swore to them vengeance
    And stepped with aggression right into the fray
    Into the haze
    Into the murk
    Told me to prove to them what I was worth
    We'll teach you to move without mercy
    And give you the tools to go after the causers of hurt
    You'll become death
    You will take breath
    This is for everything you've ever loved
    Use all the pain that you've felt in your life
    As the currency go out and trade it for blood
    You are not you
    You are now us
    We are the only ones that you can trust
    You'll become fear
    They'll become dust
    Before this moment you didn't mean much
    You are the smoldering vessel of punishment born to do nothing but justify us
    Give us your empathy we'll give you lust
    Let yourself go my son time to grow up
    Give up your childish obsession with questioning
    Anything we don't tell you is irrelevant
    Everything you've ever been is replaced
    By the metal and fire of the weapon you clutch

    Can't pick up no crown
    Holding what's holding you down
    Can't pick up no crown
    Holding what's holding you down
    Can't pick up no crown, can't pick up no crown

    Can't pick up no crown
    Holding what's holding you down
    Can't pick up no crown
    Holding what's holding you down
    Can't pick up no crown, can't pick up no crown

    Can't pick up no crown
    Holding what's holding you down
    Can't pick up no crown
    Holding what's holding you down Writer/s: Jaime Meline, Michael Santigo Render, Shaun Michael Fleming, Torbitt Castleman Schwartz
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, O/B/O CAPASSO, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Royalty Network, SC PUBLISHING DBA SECRETLY CANADIAN PUB.
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