“I” by Kendrick Lamar

“I” by Kendrick Lamar

July 9, 2018 0 By CPE

"I done been through a whole lot.

Trial, tribulation, but I know God.

Satan wanna put me in a bow tie.

Praying that the holy water don't go dry.

As I look around me, o many motherfuckers wanna down me.

But ain't no ****a never drown me, in front of a dirty double-mirror they found me."

 

"And I love myself. (The world is a ghetto with big guns and picket signs.)

I love myself. (But it can do what it want whenever it wants and I don't mind.)
I love myself. (He said I gotta get up, life is more than suicide.)

I love myself. (One day at a time, sun gon' shine.)"

"Everybody looking at you crazy. (Crazy)

What you gon' do? (What you gon' do?)

Lift up your head and keep moving (Keep moving)

or let the paranoia haunt you? (Haunt you)

Peace to fashion police, I wear my heart

On my sleeve, let the runway start.

You know the miserable do love company.

What do you want from me and my scars?

Everybody lack confidence, everybody lack confidence

How many times our potential was anonymous?

How many times the city making me promises?

So I promise this:

"And I love myself. (The world is a ghetto with big guns and picket signs.)

I love myself. (But it can do what it want whenever it wants and I don't mind.)

I love myself. (He said I gotta get up, life is more than suicide.)"

 

"They wanna say there's a war outside and a bomb in the street.

And a gun in the hood and a mob of police.

And a rock on the corner and a line full of fiends.

And a bottle full of lean and a model on the scene.

These days of frustration keep y'all on ducking rotation.

I duck these gold faces, post up fee-fi-fo-fum basis.

Dreams of realities peace

Blow steam in the face of the beast

The sky can fall down, the wind can cry now

The strong in me, I still smile."

Walk my bare feet (Walk my bare feet.)

Down, down valley deep (Down, down valley deep.)

I keep my fee-fi-fo-fum (Fee-fi-fo-fum.)

I keep my heart undone (My heart undone.)

I went to war last night.

With an automatic weapon, don't nobody call a medic.

I'mma do it 'til I get it right.

I went to war last night.

I've been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent.

Duckin' every other blessin', l can never see the message.

I can never take the lead, I can never bob and weave.

For my ****a that be letting 'em annihilate me.

And it's evident I'm moving at a meteor speed.

Finna run into a building, lay my body in the street

Keep my money in the ceiling, let my mama know I'm free.

Give my story to the children and the lesson they can read

And the glory to the feeling of the holy unseen

Seen enough, make a motherfucker scream, "I love myself!"

I lost my head.

I've must misread what the good book said.

Oh woes keep me, it's a jungle inside.

Give myself again 'til the well runs dry"

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