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Nas – everything lyrics

(feat. The-Dream & Kanye West)

[Pre-Chorus: Kanye West and The-Dream]
You'll live and you'll learn
See 'cause you've never been the same as anyone else
Don't think the same as everyone else
You'll live and you'll learn
See you'll never conclude with anyone else
Don't think the same as everyone else

[Chorus: Kanye West]
If I had everything, everything
I could change anything
If I changed anything, I mean anything
I would change everything, oh yeah

[Post-Chorus: The-Dream and Kanye West]
Dark boy, don't you cry
There's too much life left in those eyes
Don't you let that face go waterfall
Don't you learn to love your scars and all
Dark boy, don't you die, they're just human, let them lie
You just know your world and speak your truth
Let them come to you, for your love and your heart
See 'cause you've never been the same as anyone else
Don't think the same as everyone else
This is your court, there are no laws
See you'll never conclude with anyone else
Don't think the same as everyone else

[Chorus: Kanye West]
If I had everything, everything
I could change anything, I could change anything
If I changed anything, I mean anything
I would change everything, oh yeah

[Verse 1: Nas]
When the media slings mud, we use it to build huts
Irrefutable facts, merciful, beautiful black
Beloved brother, you fail to embarrass him, harassin' him
To my life, your life pales in comparison
So go write whatever blog, messiness is not ever the god
Do what's necessary, I'm never worried
Listen vultures, I've been shackled by Western culture
You convinced most of my people to live off emotion
That's why we competin'
Death by the chrome barrel, forgot the secrets
My Kilimanjaro bone marrow's the deepest
You can peep at the comments, but don't fall for that
We want freedom, I'm a scholar, an almanac
People do anything to be involved in everything
Inclusion is a hell of a drug
Some people have everything they probably ever wanted in life
And never have enough

[Chorus: Kanye West]
If I had everything, everything
I could change anything
If I changed anything, I mean anything
I would change everything, oh yeah

[Verse 2: Nas]
From the birth of a child, the world is foul
Excursions of a searchin' child
Should learn to take nothin' personal
A parent hates to watch his baby's face
Takin' his first immunization shots, but this is great
The child's introduction to suffering and pain
Understands without words
Nothin' is explained or rushed to the brain
Lookin' up at his parents' face
Like, "I thought you would protect me from this scary place?"
"Why'd you let them inject me?"
"Who's gonna know how these side effects is gonna affect me?"
Who knew I would grow to meet presidents that respect me?
If Starbucks is bought by Nestlé, please don't arrest me
I need to use your restroom and I ain't buy no espresso
Soon enough, assume the cuffs, the position
Not new to us, since back on the bus sittin'
Said "Screw that bus!" – boycotted that bus outta business
The future's us, yet every citizen's in prison

[Chorus: Kanye West]
If I had everything, everything
I could change anything
If I changed anything, I mean anything
I would change everything, oh yeah

[Verse 3: Nas]
Watch me as I walk through the folly, golly, New York to Saudi
In Italy, I'm Eduardo Wiccari
But Nasty the hustler, nasty like mustard gas, sulfur
And I could sell Alaska to Russia, no pressure
My first house, 11,000-square-feet mansion
It was a haunted by dead rich whites
Mad a nigga bought his crib to hang up pictures of black Christ
Circular driveways, black cars and black ice
My second house, still in my twenties, illin' with money
Chilled through my spine, spillin' wine, it's funny
Did good for a staircase loiterer, euphoria
What you saw when you seen a teen turn to a warrior
Did every Fourth of July, bustin' in the sky
It was important to a guy who was mob-minded
Future Murcielago driver 'til Lambos got average on me
I started likin' the look like I ain't had no money
Yellow taxi seats over Maybach seats
Just to remind me, just to inspire me
To stay focused, it's a real sick society
Just 'cause I got your support don't mean you're buyin' me
I'm buyin' back the land owned by the slave masters
Where my ancestors lived, just to say a rapper
Made a change; the pants-sagger put plans in action
'Til they claim the Pan-African made it happen

[Pre-Chorus: Kanye West and The-Dream]
You'll live and you'll learn
See 'cause you've never been the same anyone else
Don't think the same as everyone else
You'll live and you'll learn
See you'll never conclude with anyone else
Don't think the same as everyone else

[Chorus: Kanye West]
If I had everything, everything
I could change anything
If I changed anything, I mean anything
I would change everything, oh yeah

[Post-Chorus: The-Dream and Kanye West]
Dark boy, don't you cry, there's too much life left in those eyes
Don't you let that face go waterfall
Don't you learn to love your scars and all
Dark boy, don't you die
They're just human, let them lie
You just know your world and speak your truth
And let them come to you
For your love and your heart
See 'cause you've never been the same as anyone else
Don't think the same as everyone else
This is your court, there are no laws
See you'll never conclude with anyone else
Don't think the same as everyone else



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/n/nas/everything.html

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