On This Way Lyrics

?iyla Lyrics



And I think I've encountered my hardest days
Lord, won't You save me? Oh
You know what I've been prayin' for
And I never thought I'd see this day, yeah
I gotta make it change
And I think I've encountered my hardest days


Uh, writin' plans to make a new report
Grind hard and turn my basement to a jewelry store
If you don't do it for your kids, then who you do it for?
I'm tryna read and learn some sh*t I never knew before
Focused on investments build me up some nеw resorts
We can manifest it you'd rathеr hit the Louis store
Wastin' all your blessings, care about the ones who doubt you
Just to impress some hoes who never gave a f**k about you
Just what I discovered
Never believed in family, that word is really a cover
Just a t**le that have the advantage to keep you under
I got n***as I consider brothers more than my brothers
So watch it, you show your colors
We livin' in a world where prison walls is depravation
Livin' in a world where snitchin' calls for celebration
Livin' in a world where n***as crawl and segregation
Rainy nights and desperation, pray we fight the legislation
Protest until we flatline, paralyzed
They throwin' stones at my Black Lives Matter signs
Made a change but we still not satisfied
I can't smile half the time I'm still
I'm still waitin', sittin' plottin' on the couch
‘Cause I know that I ain't safe when all these cops is on the prowl
Tryna think of other ways, but we ain't got no other route
I'm startin' to understand that sh*t that Pac was talkin' ‘bout


And I think I've encountered my hardest days
Lord, won't You save me? Oh
You know what I've been prayin' for
And I never thought I'd see this day yeah
I gotta make it change
And I think I've encountered my hardest days
Lord, won't You save me? Oh
You know what I've been prayin' for
And I never thought I'd see this day, yeah
I gotta make it change
And I think I've encountered my—


Look, time is money and the clock tickin'
I teach my son love and respect, that's a God given
My sperm donor never been sh*t, just a flop
Listen, if it wasn't for my step-pops, I'd prolly turn out different
Probably be in a cell doin' a life sentence
Probably have twenty baby mamas and nine b*t*hes
Probably grow up misguided, twisted inside the system
Dropped out and failed ‘cause nobody listen to my admission
Sick of gettin' in fights with n***as less educated
Sick of gettin' advice from n***as who never made it
Sick of bein' polite to people with lesser patience
Oftentimes, I wonder where I would be if I never made it
The hatin' always comes from n***as
That wish they had all your blessings or the clout
And bad vibes forever, but I'm destined on this route
I'm startin' to understand that sh*t that X was talkin' ‘bout

And I think I've encountered my hardest days
Lord, won't You save me? Oh
You know what I've been prayin' for
And I never thought I'd see this day, yeah
I gotta make it change


Worst thing comes to worst
I f**kin' die a tragic death or some sh*t
And I'm not able to see out my dreams
I at least wanna know that the kids perceive my message
And were able to make something of themselves
And able to take my message
And use it and turn it into somethin' positive
And to, to at least have a good life


If it ain't black owned, I'm prolly gon' use it to chop crack on
Hard white for all them hard nights I had my back on
Roach-infested carpet, tip-toe in my mother's room
See a dresser and felt no pressure when takin' a twenty off it
Compton like a closed coffin, we walkin' to school coughin'
Often high off the gun smoke, Boston had at the front door
Cookin' cla**, I'm JAY, Hov', rock it up on they stove
Me and my teacher goin' back and forth like Noname and J. Cole
You said I would never be what? I wouldn't amount to what?
Now you in this Trader Joe's, same lines, sayin', “Wa**up?”
Talkin' ‘bout like how you like my songs, not knowin' it was me
Security had me in a headlock and I told you I couldn't breathe
Now it's Black Lives Matter and white letters on your shirt
Now how many black lives did you help, or did you hurt?
Did you handicap, block, push to excel or did you hinder?
Since hindsight's 20/20, I guess you don't remember
Now you with your mixed child, havin' all these mixed feelings
But do your black husband know you tried to burn down our village?
But never mind, from the line, that's for y'all to figure out
Just know that boy who wasn't sh*t bailed all his n***as out
And it's my black queen, I kiss her on her black lips
And she rock Off-White ‘cause she support black sh*t
And I'm blacker than a Steeler helmet or a Spike Lee flick
Black like the pick stuck in the afro of Kaepernick




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