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I remember wasn’t so long ago
We had a one-room shack and the living was low
And mama by herself, raised me and my bro.
Wasn’t easy but she did it with the little that flowed
Worked hard got us off to school everyday
Keep our eyes on the star though the skies were gray
Gave us drive to survive really showed us the way
Now I really understand what she was trying to say

She said son there’ll be times when the tides are high
And the boat may be rocky, you can cry
Just never give up,(you can never give up) ( repeat )
In this life you can lead if you only believe
In order to achieve what you need
You can never give up,(you can never give up) ( repeat )
And it’s hope that keeps me holding on
It’s just hope that makes me carry on ( repeat )

Home grown couldn’t have made it alone
I got a wonderful life, two kids of my own
With a strong foundation that was carved in stone
Thank my mother for the love that made my house a home
Makes me wonder sometimes if it was meant to be
All this for a humble little guy like me
All ever really wanted was a family
Teach my kids the same values that she gave to me
Hook And Chorus
We nah turn no stepper, things a go better
Never let yourself be overcome by pressure
Cool yah me bredda, have faith instead a
Sid-dung and a watch and all a fight one another
Blaze like fire,nah go retire
God nah sleep and a him inspire
We fi reach higher a that him require
Haffi mek we mark before the time expire
chorus (repeat)

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