Kendrick Lamar FEAR. 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 don't think I can find a way to make it on this earth)
    What’s up family, yeah it's yo cousin Carl man, just given' you a call man
    I know you been havin’ a lot on yo mind lately
    And I know you feel like ya know people ain't been prayin' for you
    But you have to understand this man, that we are a cursed people
    Deuteronomy 28:28 says
    "The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness
    And astonishment of heart."
    See family that's why you feel like
    You feel like you got a chip on your shoulder
    Until you finally get the memo, you will always feel that way

    Why God, why God do I gotta suffer?
    Pain in my heart carry burdens full of struggle
    Why God, why God do I gotta bleed?
    Every stone thrown at you restin' at my feet
    Why God, why God do I gotta suffer?
    Earth is no more, why don't you burn this mu****a?

    (I don't think I can find a way to make it on this earth)

    I beat yo' ***, keep talkin' back
    I beat yo’ ***, who bought you that?
    You stole it, I beat yo’ *** if you say that game is broken
    I beat yo' *** if you jump on my couch
    I beat yo’ *** if you walk in this house with tears in your eyes
    Runnin' from poopoo and 'prentice
    Go back outside, I beat yo' ***, lil *****
    That homework better be finished, I beat yo’ ***
    Yo' teachers better not be *****in' 'bout you in class
    That pizza better not be wasted, you eat it all
    That TV better not be loud if you got it on
    Them Jordans better not get dirty when I just bought 'em
    Better not hear 'bout you humpin' on Keisha's daughter
    Better not hear you got caught up, I beat yo' ***
    You better not run to your father, I beat yo' ***
    You know my patience runnin' thin
    I got beaucoup payments to make
    County building's on my ***
    Tryna take my food stamps away
    I beat yo' *** if you tell them social workers he live here
    I beat yo' *** if I beat yo' *** twice and you still here
    Seven years old, think you run this house by yourself?
    *****, you gon' fear me if you don't fear no one else

    If I can smoke fear away, I roll that ************ up
    And then I take two puffs
    I'm high now, I'm high now
    I'm high now, I'm high now
    Life's a *****, pull them panties to the side now

    (I don't think I can find a way to make it on this earth)
    I'll prolly die anonymous
    I'll prolly die with promises
    I'll prolly die walkin' back home from the candy house
    I'll prolly die 'cause these colors are standin' out
    I'll prolly die because I ain't know Demarcus was snitchin'
    I'll prolly die at these house parties, ****in' with *****es
    I'll prolly die from witnesses leavin' me false accused
    I'll prolly die from thinkin' that me and your hood was cool
    Or maybe die from pressin' the line, actin' too extra
    Or maybe die because these smokers
    Are more than desperate
    I'll prolly die from one of these bats and blue badges
    Body slammed on black and white paint, my bones snappin'
    Or maybe die from panic or die from bein' too lax
    Or die from waitin' on it, die 'cause I'm movin' too fast
    I'll prolly die tryna buy weed at the apartments
    I'll prolly die tryna diffuse two homies arguin'
    I'll prolly die 'cause that's what you do when you're 17
    All worries in a hurry, I wish I controlled things

    If I could smoke fear away, I'd roll that motha****a up
    And then I'd take two puffs
    I've been hungry all my life
    I'm high now, I'm high now
    I'm high now, I'm high now
    Life's a *****, pull them panties to the side now, now

    When I was 27, I grew accustomed to more fear
    Accumulated 10 times over throughout the years
    My newfound life made all of me magnified
    How many accolades do I need to block denial?
    The shock value of my success put bolts in me
    All this money, is God playin' a joke on me?
    Is it for the moment and will he see me as Job?
    Take it from me and leave me worse than I was before?
    At 27, my biggest fear was losin' it all
    Scared to spend money, had me sleepin' from hall to hall
    Scared to go back to Section 8 with my mama stressin'
    30 shows a month and I still won't buy me no Lexus
    What is an advisor somebody that's holdin' my checks?
    Just to **** me over and put my finances in debt?
    I read a case about Rihanna's accountant and wondered
    How did the bad girl feel when she looked at them numbers?
    The type of ****'ll make me flip out
    And just kill somethin', drill somethin'
    Get ill and fill ratchets with a lil' somethin'
    I practiced runnin' from fear, guess I had some good luck
    At 27 years old, my biggest fear was bein' judged
    How they look at me reflect on myself, my family, my city
    What they say 'bout me reveal
    If my reputation would miss me
    What they see from me
    Would trickle down generations in time
    What they hear from me
    Would make 'em highlight my simplest lines

    I'm talkin' fear, fear of losin' creativity
    I'm talkin' fear, fear of missin' out on you and me
    I'm talkin' fear, fear of losin' loyalty from pride
    'cause my DNA won't let me involve in the light of God
    I'm talkin' fear, fear that my humbleness is gone
    I'm talkin' fear, fear that love ain't livin' here no more
    I'm talkin' fear, fear that it's wickedness or weakness
    Fear, whatever it is, both is distinctive
    Fear, what happens on Earth stays on Earth
    And I can't take these feelings
    With me so hopefully they disperse
    Within fourteen tracks, carried out over wax
    Searchin' for resolutions until somebody get back
    Fear, what happens on earth stays on earth
    And I can't take these feelings with me
    So hopefully they disperse
    Within fourteen tracks, carried out over wax
    Wonderin' if I'm livin' through fear or livin' through rap

    Damn
    Goddamn you
    Goddamn me
    Goddamn us
    Goddamn we
    Goddamn us all

    Verse two says you only have I known of all the families of the earth
    Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities
    So until we come back to these commandments
    Until you come back to these commandments
    We're gonna be in this place, we're gonna be under this curse
    Because he said he's gonna punish us
    The so-called Blacks, Hispanics, and Native American Indians
    Are the true children of Israel
    We are the Israelites according to the Bible
    The children of Israel, he's gonna punish us for our iniquities
    For our disobedience because we chose to follow other gods
    That aren't his son, so the Lord thy God chasten you
    So just like you'll chasten your own son
    He's gonna chasten you because he loves you
    So that's why we get chastised, that's why we're in the position we're in
    Until we come back to these laws, statutes and commandments
    And do what the Lord said, these curses are gonna be upon us
    We're gonna be at a lower state in this life that we live here in today
    In the United States of America
    I love you, son, and I pray for you
    God bless you, shalom

    Written by: Dale Ossman Warren, Daniel Maman, Kendrick Duckworth
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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