Be Myself

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This is my story of battling myself, and the ones around me who try to slow me down or steer me in a different direction.

lyrics

(Verse 1)
Why is it so hard for you to see who I be
yeah I changed a lot this is a newer me
this is my story that I write to a beat
so listen to me as my words soaking through the sheets
sorry that I can't match what you expect
I'm just trying to move my life on and tackle what is next
but all of the pressure that is on me has gotten me stressed
so I try to tell you, my words battle through the text
uh
you only see this as a hobby
but if it wasn't for music I'd have killed myself probably
left with nothing but words that I used to express me
feeling ignored like messages my ex texts me
we are different, don't expect me to think the same
way or act the same cause my brains in a different frame
I lost my innocence early, but who's to blame
I made it through the fire, yeah I marched on through the flames

(Verse 2)
(Love you mama)
sorry for letting you down mum
but I got goals, I can really see the outcome
of what it's gonna be, if I'm putting effort in
and I know this ain't what you wanted, sorry that's irrelevant
cause this is who I really am, this is not a phase
this my future, where I wanna be, it's not a game
and I am not afraid, to take the pain
you know I changed a lot and now I ain't the same
so wait
until I find where my callings at
I won't stop and you won't ever catch me falling back
there used to be a time where every friend was all I had,
now all they hear is, 'leave your number and I'll call you back'
but that's a joke they won't even get a glimpse of me
your birthday messages on facebook doesn't mean shit to me
all I needed from em was some help that I didn't get
so when you see me now I'll turn my head like we never met

(Refrain)
and I'm still not Where I wanna be
I see it right in front of me
but I gotta work till I reach it
I can improve on the daily
as I've been doing lately
this my dream I need to believe it

(Outro)
uhh
I'm in the league with elites now
where I can beat a whole drakee album with a freestyle
successs is waiting, and I'm ready for it
these rhymes coming quick to your ears like I got em on speed dial
mum and dad, I'll make you proud just to see you smile
I'll be back after I'm satisfied, that'll be a while
and to the haters, you can bet your ass I won't change for nothing
I'll stay the same, my times coming

K.I.A

credits

from Baby Steps, released January 24, 2017
Co-Produced, Mixed and Mastered by K.I.A
Lyrics: K.I.A

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