เพลง Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst

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01 ม.ค. 56

เนื้อเพลง Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst

 

Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst - Kendrick Lamar

When the lights shut off

And it's my turn to settle down

My main concern

Promise that you will sing about me

Promise that you will sing about me

I said when the lights shut off

And it's my turn to settle down

My main concern

Promise that you will sing about me

Promise that you will sing about me

I woke up this morning

and figured I'd call you

In case I'm not here tomorrow,

I'm hoping that I can borrow

A peace of mind, I'm behind

on what's really important

My mind is really distorted,

I find nothing but trouble in my life

I'm fortunate you believe in a dream

This orphanage we call a ghetto

is quite a routine

And last night was just another

distraction or a reaction

Of what we consider madness,

I know exactly what happened

You ran outside when you heard

my brother cry for help

Held him like a newborn baby

and made him feel

Like everything was alright

and a fight he tried to put up

But the type of bullet that

stuck had went against his will

As blood spilled on your hands,

my plans rather vindictive

Everybody's a victim in my eyes

When I ride, it's a murderous rhythm

and outside became pitch black

A demon glued to my back whispering,

"Get em"

I got 'em, and I ain't give a fuck

That same mentality that told

my brother not to duck

In actuality, it's a trip how we

trip off of colors

I wonder if I'll ever discover a passion

like you and recover

The life that I knew as a young'n

in pajamas and dun-ta-duns

When thunder comes it

rains cats and dogs

Dumb niggas like me never prosper

Prognosis of a problem child,

I'm proud and well devoted

This piru shit been in me forever

 

So forever I'mma push it, wherever,

whenever

And I love you cause you love

my brother like you did

Just promise me you'll tell this

story when you make it big

And if I die before your album drop, I hope ---

 

Promise that you will sing about me

Promise that you will sing about me

I said when the lights shut off

And it's my turn to settle down

My main concern

Promise that you will sing about me

Promise that you will sing about me

You wrote a song about

my sister on your tape

And called it "Section.80," the message

resembled "Brenda's Got a Baby"

Whats crazy was, I was hearin about it

But doubted your ignorance how could you ever

just put her on blast and shit

Judging her past and shit,

well it's completely my future

Her nigga behind me right

now asking for ass and shit

And I'mma need that 40 dollars

even if I gotta

Fuck, suck and swallow

in the parking lot

Gonzales Park, I'm followed

by a married man, a father of three

My titties bounce on the cadence

of his tingling keys

Matter of fact, he my favorite ’

cause he tip me with E's

He got a cousin named David

and I seen him last week

This is the life of another

girl damaged by the system

These foster homes, I run away

and never do miss 'em

See, my hormones just run away

and if I can get 'em back

To where they used to be then I'll

probably be in the denim

Of a family gene that show women

how to be women

Or better yet, a leader,

you need her to learn somethin'

Then you probably need to beat her,

that's how I was taught

Three niggas in one room,

first time I was tossed

And I'm exhausted, but fuck that

"Sorry for your loss" shit

My sister died in vain,

but what point are you trying to gain

If you can't fit the pumps I walk in?

I'll wait

Your rebuttal a little too late

And if you have a album date,

just make sure I'm not in the song

Cause I don't need the attention bring

enough of that on my own

And matter fact, did I mention

that I physically feel great?

A doctor's approval is a waste of time,

I know I'm straight

I'll probably live longer

than you and never fade away

I'll never fade away, I'll never fade away,

I know my fate

And I'm on the grind for this cake,

I'mma get or die trying

I'm eyeing every male gender

with intentions of buying

You lying to these motherfuckers,

talking about you can help 'em

With my story, you can help me

if you sell this pussy for me, nigga

Don't ignore me, nigga, fuck your glory, nigga...

 

when the lights shut off

And it's my turn to settle down

My main concern

Promise that you will sing about me

Promise that you will sing about me

I said when the lights shut off

And it's my turn to settle down

My main concern

Promise that you will sing about me

Promise that you will sing about me

Sometimes I look in a mirror

and ask myself:

Am I really scared of passing away?

If it's today, I hope I hear a

Cry out from heaven so loud

it can water down a demon

With the holy ghost 'til it

drown in the blood of Jesus

I wrote some raps that make

sure that my lifeline

Reeking the scent of a reaper,

ensuring that my allegiance

With the other side may come soon,

and if I'm doomed

May the wound help my mother

be blessed for many moons

I suffer a lot, and every

day the glass mirror

Get tougher to watch;

I tie my stomach in knots

And I'm not sure why I'm infatuated

with death

My imagination is surely an

aggravation of threats

That can come about, ’cause

the tongue is mighty powerful

And I can name a list of your

favorites that probably vouch

Maybe cause I'm a dreamer

and sleep is the cousin of death

Really stuck in the schema

of wonderin' when I'mma rest

And you're right, your brother

was a brother to me

And your sister's situation

was the one that pulled me

In a direction to speak of something

that's realer than the TV screen

By any means, wasn't trying

to offend or come between

Her personal life, I was

like "It need to be told"

Cursing the life of twenty

generations after her soul

Exactly what'd happen if

I ain't continued rappin'

Or steady being distracted

by money drugs and four-

Fives, I count lives all

on these songs

Look at the weak and cry,

pray one day, you'll be strong

Fighting for your rights

even when you're wrong

And hope that at least one of you

sing about me when I'm gone

Am I worth it?

Did I put enough work in?

Promise that you will sing about me

Promise that you will sing about me

I said when the lights shut off

And it's my turn to settle down

My main concern

Promise that you will sing about me

Promise that you will sing about me

 

(Promise that you'll sing about me forever

Promise that you'll sing about me for-ooooh)

 

(Promise that you'll sing about me forever

Promise that you'll sing about me for-ooooh)

 

(Promise that you'll sing about me forever

Promise that you'll sing about me for-ooooh)

 

Tired of running, tired of hunting

My own kind but retiring nothing

Tires are steady screeching, the driver is rubbing

Hands on the wheel, who said we wasn't

Dying of thirst, dying of thirst, dying of thirst

Dope on the corner, look at the coroner

Daughter is dead, mother is mournin' her

Strayed bullets, AK bullets

Resuscitation was waiting

patiently but they couldn't

Bring her back, who got the footage?

Channel 9, cameras is looking

It's hard to channel your energy

when you know you're crooked

Banana clip, split his banana pudding

I'm like Tre, that's Cuba Gooding

I know I'm good at

Dying of thirst, dying of thirst,

dying of thirst

How many sins? I'm running out

How many sins? I lost count

Dreams of balling like Spalding

But only shotty bounce

The reaper calling, I'm cottonmouth

 

Money is power, yours is ours

Lay with a snitch, die with a coward

Hope we get rich, hope we can tower

Over the city with vanity with the music louder

The same song, a black flower

I'll show you how to dye your thirst,

dye your thirst, dye your thirst

What are we doing? Who are we fooling?

Hell is hot, fire is proven

To burn for eternity, return of the student

That never learned how to live righteous

but how to shoot it

Tired of running, choirs is hummin'

Tell us to visit, we lying 'bout comin'

Now back to business, loading the guns in

Back of the Buick, your hood is feuding,

and the beef is bubblin'

It's no discussion

Hereditary, all of my cousins

Dying of thirst, dying of thirst,

dying of thirst

Too many sins, I'm running out

 

Somebody send me a well for the drought

See, all I know, is taking notes

On taking this life for granted, granted,

if he provoke

My best days, I stress days

(Lord, forgive me for all

my sins for I not know...)

My best days, I stress days

Say "Fuck the world,"my sex slave

Money, pussy and greed;

what's my next crave

Whatever it is,

know it's my next grave

Tired of running,

tired of running

Tired of tumbling,

tired of running

Tired of tumbling

Back once my momma say

"See a pastor, give me a promise

What if today was the rapture,

and you completely tarnished

The truth will set you free,

so to me be completely honest

You dying of thirst,

you dying of thirst

So hop in that water,

and pray that it works"

 

 

 

 

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