I.O.U

Album: Growing Over Life (2016)
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  • The way, when no one else was there you held my hand
    When I was weak you gave me strength to stand
    An lady who taught me to be your man
    I'll never forget that

    Big sis' you're more like second mum
    Mother's Day gifts you'll be getting a second one
    Breath of fresh air, I will give you my second lung
    Even when we do get it wrong we still get along
    Remember when we had a cat and dog? We used to fight like Cat and Dog
    Flickin' through the catalogue before I ever had a song but now you're in my catalogue
    Yeah, you take me higher than any E with a capital
    You know that I'm a G so I'mma always show you gratitude
    First is, second mum, how am I gonna thank you all?
    When mum wasn't here you'd be shouting in my ear
    Canon jumped into gear, it was like you had a manual
    Running out of words, this ain't a chapter, it's a verse
    I'll be free by your side until they trap me in a hearse
    I owe you everything I earn, everything is hers
    I'll write an I.O.U 'cause what's the man without the words?

    A, E, I.O.U, I vow forever
    A, E, I.O.U, yes I remember
    A, E, I.O.U, my best forever
    A, E, I.O.U

    First mum, second God
    I pray we always get along
    You're raising my princess, hope she reaches your echelon
    I didn't know a queen had to be a king too
    You worked every hour and you cooked and cleaned too
    That little bit of flour made a three-course meal
    That's why your hotels have always got a sea view
    You were the first to give me breath, the first to help me with my steps,
    Even the first to call me Wretch and now they call me 32
    Any time I'm on the stage, man I feel your presence
    If I only had a word I'd give you half the letters
    And if I ever done time you'd do half the sentence
    Lucky I never went, when I got my ass arrested
    'Cause you always kept me in when I was running the streets
    And any time I came late you was gunning for me
    I'm uncomfortable until you living comfortably
    And I will never take a penny 'cause I love you for free

    A, E, I.O.U, I vow forever
    A, E, I.O.U, yes I remember
    A, E, I.O.U, my best forever
    A, E, I.O.U

    The way, you loved me more than I did love myself
    The one that I can trust like no one else
    You picked me up and carried me from Hell
    I just want you to know that

    A, E, I.O.U, I vow forever
    A, E, I.O.U, yes I remember
    A, E, I.O.U, my best forever
    A, E, I.O.U

    A, E, I.O.U, I vow forever
    A, E, I.O.U, yes I remember
    A, E, I.O.U, my best forever
    A, E, I.O.U

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