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[Verse:]
I feel you
To every girl who ain't never had a daddy, and every boy who ain't never have a mother
To that pretty woman lost in the world, who seem to think another man won't love her
All the homies locked up in the pen, who can never seem to dodge that trouble
Hold your head up high cuz there's better days, hard times I was praying for them better ways
I don't know a n****s struggle but I know pain
Cold world but a n***a trying to maintain
Still praying for a little change
Bills due and I can't pay
Or when your money low when your rent late
And doc say granny gone after thirty days
You don't even know the half of my heartache
Too many I done lost is a heartbreak
And they wonder why this young n***a goin' hard I done came too far from my boulevard
Couple war wounds, few battle scars, but I'm still here living gotta thank God.
It's a cold world, it don't love you
Funny what a little faith and a hope do
Lord

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And I know my momma praying for me,
And my granny praying for me,
I'm hustling for my family and that's every day and night,
And the day I witnessed my daughter born it was the greatest day of my life, my life.
Yeah take a look in my eyes, look how far a n***a came
You can search my soul, you understand my pain
N***a trust nobody, and that probably never change
With a little bit of hope, you can reach your dreams

[Verse 2:]
For anybody who done ever had a dream, you are just like me
Still beleving in myself even when them n****s hated and they told me that it could not be
You's a muhfuckin' lie, motivate a n***a when you see him on the block
Tell me how it feel when you struggle with the bills, and your momma take pills, and you never seen your pop.
That put a dent right into my childhood,
Still praying that I want to live good.
Selling dope get you hoes and them nice cars,
I'm just thinking if I really should.
Small city young n***a with a mindset
Ain't never trying to be another convict
See I can't lose, and I won't quit
As long as God in my heart then I'm conscious
Remember when they said I wouldn't be s**t?
People doubted that I ever had a gift
Who the f**k are you to judge me n***a? I will never let them sink my ship
Through the trials and tribulations, n***a still I stand, thank God in advance

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[Verse 3:]
Growing up I wanted to be like Jordan,
Even though I couldn't really afford it.
Who's to say I can't be an Obama,
A Tiger Woods worth about a billion dollars?
Everybody wanna sell a little coke,
Cuz it's cool to them n****s you know.
Nobody wanna be another judge.
Young n****s only looking for the plug (hope)
Watch your momma doing dope
Daddy locked in the pen
And you on your own
Gotta keep your head up
When you're tired and fed up
Better days gon' come
Better days gon' come

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