Shackles


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i don’t blame my past
for any little struggles that i’ve had
cuz i’ve had a blast

and if you have to ask
i’ve been through some rough times
and i used to wear a mask

and i used to try to run away
from the main authority
all the good people tryin’ to help me

but i never could get away
and till this day
i’m thankful all the way

but i’d also like to say what’s up
to the people who were chumps
look i still came up
                                              
(motherfuckers!!!)

you won’t ever hold me down
cuz i swim not drown
look in my eyes now

oh you can’t
cuz now i’m a little too tall for you
all of the times that you said i was too small for you
i guess now i should be sayin’ fuck all of you
but i can’t so take my hand and won’t you come up too
                                   
(that’s right, just come up too)

if i can climb out from such a place
then just imagine where i soon will be

the shackles that i used to wear, i don’t need ’em
i broke out from the chains and then i yelled “freedom”
i murdered all the anger of my past
and found my hate and kicked his ass

with all the nasty things i’ve seen
and all the terrible demons i’ve been

FRIENDS!!!

i never thought that i would find ’em
i love ’em all and i’d just like to remind ’em

you’ve made this so called terrible journey become fun
i smile and i’d like to think i’m not the only one

you’ve made this so called terrible journey become fun
i smile and i’d like to think i’m not the only one…

always tryin to find a way to look up
if you’re a little thirsty take from my cup

the shackles that WE used to wear WE don’t need ’em
let’s break out from the chains and then WE yell freedom
(freedoooooom!!!)

if i can climb out from such a place
then just imagine where i soon will be
i never wonder where i should be
i’ll always know that there’s a place for me

i can not cry now
tears streak my face
i will not cry out cuz i have beat the pain

[the scars that i hold always remind me
to not hate the world and rise to glory]

always tryin to find a way to be me
because you know that you’ll never beat me

i pulled out the knife you stuck behind me
i hope that you know you’ll never kill me

the scars that i hold always remind me
to not hate the world and rise to glory

always tryin to find a way to be me
because you know that you’ll never beat me

i pulled out the knife you stuck behind me
i hope that you know you’ll never kill me

the scars that i hold always remind me
to not hate the world and rise to glory

always tryin to find a way to be me
because you know that you’ll never beat me

i pulled out the knife you stuck behind me
i hope that you know you’ll never kill me

(you’ll never-ever kill me)

if i can climb out from such a place
then just imagine where i soon will be
i’ll never wonder where i should be
i’ll always know that there’s a place for me

i can not cry now
tears streak my face
i will not cry out cuz i have beat the pain

always tryin to find a way to be me
because you know that you’ll never beat me…x3

i pulled out the knife you stuck behind me
i hope that you know you’ll never kill me

About Hakeem "Mordekai" Alexander 202 Articles
Musical Multi-Media, Guru-GrandMaster, Hakeem Alexander is Exercising Your Mind towards Universal Harmony and Spiritual Wisdom through Healthy Living and Self-Defense.

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