Album: Heavy Is the Head (2019)
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  • Don't die on me
    I said

    Young black king, don't die on me
    You're my brother, you're my keeper
    I need you to keep an eye on me
    And no more fighting on the streets
    Walking 'round with all this pride on me
    Shit, shit's tough for us already
    Know that you can still rely on me
    Please, just stay alive for me

    And my young black queens, don't quit now (yeah)
    You're the only ones that got us
    I could never let my sis down
    You been too strong, for too long
    Yet, still you never sit down, wow
    That's the power of your loving
    And it's worthy of a king's crown
    And still you never let your kings down

    Even though most times, we don't deserve it
    The picture isn't pretty, but it's perfect
    Tedious pressures, so then I curve it
    Serena or Venus, the way I serve it
    I'm Mallory Blackman, the way I sell books
    I jump on the stage, and then the world looks
    All that banging' on my door, had my girl shook
    Now sorry officer, I only sell hooks
    Leave me alone
    Every little L I took, I hold it close to home
    Live and you learn, they'll always hate me for my tone
    For the shade of my skin
    And not the courage of my bones
    Now, I'm misunderstood
    Now, I'm feeling like Nina Simone
    The way I toured the world
    Would have thought that I was Sims
    See her on stage, I know that women can be kings
    I know that's fucked, they're overlooking what you bring
    I know shit's all good, but it's just the little things

    Black queen you're immaculate
    It's coming at the world
    They ain't ready for your magic yet
    And that was never your fault
    Man, I guess they couldn't hack it yet
    World domination, and you ain't even
    Taken off your jacket yet
    So effortlessly fabulous

    And my young black kings I hope it pays off
    Go and show 'em what you're made of
    Trying to scare us with some things
    That we are no longer afraid of
    Men are superheroes, let me see you take off
    I pray you never take your cape off

    Even though most times, we don't fly straight
    If I trust you bro, I promise we gon' die great
    Our burdens are heavy, but we ain't light weights
    Our parents were legends, they had to migrate
    So that's a reason not to sit around and chat shit
    I'm from the place where Michael Dapaah made a smash hit
    Where you can be a rapper, if rap you sick
    They're screaming, "What a flippin' time to be a black Brit!"
    We so alive, whole world gone out their minds
    But no we ride, tried to push us all to the side
    We know our rights
    Now we get the whole of the pie, then go inside
    When you see that merky flag in the sky
    Just know it's I
    The way I topped the charts
    Would've thought that I was Dave
    I am young, black, beautiful and brave
    Know that it's fucked, they're overlooking what we gave
    I know shits all good, so we pray for better days

    Pray they better than before (better than before)
    Young black king, you are everything and more (you are everything and more)
    I know one song's not enough to settle scores (not enough to settle scores)
    But from the bottom of my heart
    Man, I hope you're getting yours (getting yours)
    Man, I hope you're getting yours (getting yours)

    Young black queen, get your shine on
    All I see is innovators, and a bag of icons
    You can go and ask the whole world
    Where they got they style from?
    That's you, that's us, God's time
    And he never gets the time wrong
    I guess we just some ticking time bombs
    We soon blow (boom)

    I can make world come true
    All my dreams will see me through
    And if that won't get me down
    My dreams will turn things all around
    With a smile upon my face
    I can see a better place
    Doesn't matter what may come my way
    Believe me now, I will win some day Writer/s: Alastair O'Donnell, Brian Steven Harris, Jonathan Lee, Michael Omari Owuo Junior, Natalie Jordan, Nigel Lowis
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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