Kendrick Lamar DNA. Lyrics

DAMN. Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 BLOOD.
  • 2 DNA.
  • 3 YAH.
  • 4 ELEMENT.
  • 5 FEEL.
  • 6 LOYALTY.
  • 7 PRIDE.
  • 8 HUMBLE.
  • 9 LUST.
  • 10 LOVE.
  • 11 XXX.
  • 12 FEAR.
  • 13 GOD.
  • 14 DUCKWORTH.
  • I got, I got, I got, I got
    Loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA
    Cocaine quarter piece, got war and peace inside my DNA
    I got power, poison, pain and joy inside my DNA
    I got hustle though, ambition, flow, inside my DNA
    I was born like this, since one like this
    Immaculate conception
    I transform like this, perform like this
    Was Yeshua's new weapon
    I don’t contemplate, I meditate, then off your ****ing head
    This that put-the-kids-to-bed
    This that I got, I got, I got, I got
    Realness, I just kill **** 'cause it's in my DNA
    I got millions, I got riches buildin’ in my DNA
    I got dark, I got evil, that rot inside my DNA
    I got off, I got troublesome, heart inside my DNA
    I just win again, then win again like Wimbledon, I serve
    Yeah, that's him again, the sound that engine in is like a bird
    You see fireworks and Corvette tire skrrt the boulevard
    I know how you work, I know just who you are
    See, you's a, you's a, you's a
    *****, your hormones prolly switch inside your DNA
    Problem is, all that sucker **** inside your DNA
    Daddy prolly snitched, heritage inside your DNA
    Backbone don't exist, born outside a jellyfish, I gauge
    See, my pedigree most definitely don't tolerate the front
    **** I've been through prolly offend you
    This is Paula’s oldest son
    I know murder, conviction
    Burners, boosters, burglars, ballers, dead, redemption
    Scholars, fathers dead with kids
    And I wish I was fed forgiveness
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, soldier’s DNA
    Born inside the beast
    My expertise checked out in second grade
    When I was 9, on cell, motel, we didn't have nowhere to stay
    At 29, I’ve done so well, hit cartwheel in my estate
    And I'm gon' shine like I'm supposed to
    Antisocial, extrovert
    And excellent mean the extra work
    And absentness what the **** you heard
    And pessimists never struck my nerve
    And that’s a riff, gonna plead this case
    The reason my power's here on earth
    Salute the truth, when the prophet say

    I got loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA
    (This is why I say that hip hop has done more damage
    To young African Americans than racism in recent years)
    I live a better, **** your life
    (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
    This is my heritage, all I'm inheritin'
    Money and power, the makin' of marriages

    Tell me somethin'
    You motha****as can't tell me nothin'
    I'd rather die than to listen to you
    My DNA not for imitation
    Your DNA an abomination
    This how it is when you're in the Matrix
    Dodgin' bullets, reapin' what you sow
    And stackin' up the footage, livin' on the go
    And sleepin' in a villa
    Sippin' from a Grammy and walkin' in the buildin'
    Diamond in the ceilin', marble on the floors
    Beach inside the window, peekin' out the window
    Baby in the pool, godfather goals
    Only Lord knows, I've been goin' hammer
    Dodgin' paparazzi, freakin' through the cameras
    Eat at Four Daughters, Brock wearin' sandals
    Yoga on a Monday, stretchin' to Nirvana
    Watchin' all the snakes, curvin' all the fakes
    Phone never on, I don't conversate
    I don't compromise, I just penetrate
    Sex, money, murder—these are the breaks
    These are the times, level number 9
    Look up in the sky, 10 is on the way
    Sentence on the way, killings on the way
    ************, I got winners on the way
    You ain't **** without a body on your belt
    You ain't **** without a ticket on your plate
    You ain't sick enough to pull it on yourself
    You ain't rich enough to hit the lot and skate
    Tell me when destruction gonna be my fate
    Gonna be your fate, gonna be our faith
    Peace to the world, let it rotate
    Sex, money, murder—our DNA

    Written by: Kendrick Duckworth, Michael Williams Ii
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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