Diamond Studded Shoes
by Yola

Album: Stand For Myself (2021)
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  • Everybody's saying
    That it's gonna be alright
    But I can't help but wonder
    If it's gonna be on my dime
    We are the powers
    Throwing up against the tide
    Burning our reserves of courage
    And working just to make it alright

    When we know it isn't
    We know it isn't, we know it isn't
    We know it isn't, it ain't gonna turn out right
    We know it isn't, we know it isn't, oh no
    We know it isn't, that's why we gots to fight

    You and I are trying
    But we don't get to decide
    When the man comes for our paychecks
    Don't you tell me it'll be alright
    We aren't the rich ones
    Some of us will barely get by
    They buy diamond studded shoes with our taxes
    Anything to keep us divided

    You know it isn't
    We know it isn't, we know it isn't
    We know it isn't, it ain't gonna turn out right
    We know it isn't, we know it isn't, oh no
    We know it isn't, that's why we gots to fight

    For the life and soul of the world we know
    Fight, 'cause the promise is never gonna be enough

    Watching and waiting for answers
    Hoping we might see the light
    You beat it into us like a hammer
    So don't you tell me it'll be alright

    When we know it isn't
    We know it isn't, we know it isn't
    We know it isn't, it ain't gonna turn out right
    We know it isn't, we know it isn't, oh no
    We know it isn't, and that's why we gots to fight

    For the life and soul of the world we know
    Fight, 'cause the promise is never gonna be enough
    Oh yeah (we know it isn't, we know it isn't)
    Oh yeah (we know it isn't)
    You know (we know it isn't, we know it isn't)
    You know (we know it isn't)
    We know it isn't, we know it isn't
    We know it isn't
    We know it isn't, we know it isn't
    We know it isn't Writer/s: Daniel Auerbach, Natalie Nicole Hemby, Yolanda Quartey
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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