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Prayer Lyrics – Kendrick Lamar

Prayer Lyrics by Kendrick Lamar is latest English song with music also given by The Alchemist. Prayer song lyrics are written by Kendrick Lamar & The Alchemist.

Prayer Lyrics - Kendrick Lamar

Prayer Song Detail

Song Name: Prayer
Singer: Kendrick Lamar
Composer: The Alchemist
Lyrics by: Kendrick Lamar, The Alchemist

Prayer Lyrics


I was born on february 24th, 1970
The day I was delivered they said I would build a legacy
Picture me with influence that last generations
I was made out of love to keep you happy and educated
The first three letters of the alphabet my name
I made you laugh, I made you dance, I made you sing
I been around the world and back, you recorded my almanac
So dearly way before the fact me and pops was estranged
My father was a public figure, bigger than life
Lived as a winner, on stages alike
Rivers of people surely united, just to see our bond
Time carried on, that was a common thread
My perfect father had many flaws
Still they moved they legs and shook they heads in unison
He had more children, I was the oldest
We always played with each other before they ruined them
He told me his personal secrets
Childhood catching on beatings
Sexually touched and abused, never seen life in a school
The price of being iconic was demonic and screwed
I stood on stage and had to watch my father on the news
Stress on the head of my spirit, I was lost and confused
I knew both sides of the story
But still, I couldn’t choose
See, it was more than humiliation and being sued
They crucified my affiliation for points to prove
And now my purpose for living makes no difference to you
My total existence was for making a smiling move
They said that I’ll live forever
But the moment he died, more accusations arrived
I had to die too

I remember taking my first breath august 28th, 1963
The whole nation had saved the day, I made it on tv
My come out was a standing ova’, the crowd in disbelief
How could a group of words be so great?
Designed to make you think
Races and faces embracing my conscience in letter form
How gracious was I speaking on changes
Once outside the norm?
The person responsible, my creator
He never conformed or used hatred to form mass retaliation
Watch him perform with conviction
Two hundred and fifty thousand souls left they homes to listen
I gather his thoughts in abundance made to complete the mission
His life became heroic, then tables turned
My creator stripped from being a poet because he yearned
Other women, infidelity stricken
I can’t say he was perfect
It made me nervous, they tear him down and forget me
I prayed that I survived in the midst of the controversy
How many lives’ll fall on deaf ears if I’m not worthy?
I won’t justify his personal problems, that’s not my job
I was only born to make sure
Your children can play outside
And I imagine the other demons
He hid before he died
If they came to surface
This dream probably won’t be alive
Because of you

I was born in paranoia, it’s poison for us
We can’t create with joyous ambition, we’re out of luck
The critics formed a new coalition and huddled up
The non-creators are now elated and out of touch
Why can’t you gladly appreciate the influence we give?
Stop staring at me disgusted
My substance made sure you’d lived
You want the head of the messenger
And the history from him
Which eventually takes away from the good you accustom
Think of a life without the likes of imagination that’s prospering
The bodies that you consider genius
You like to box them in
The great debaters and thinkers
They gave you a voice
Why can’t you prosecute the crimes
And not the thoughts I employ?
Because your better judgement will always look down on me
But if I recollect how we connect, you’ll account on me
I got a theory that most of why all won’t allow to see
It goes like this, talent doesn’t choose morality
See, if daniel hale was a killer
Would you not want a heart?
If carl benz was a racist, would you stop driving cars?
I can’t help we jump in these bodies
And you called them a god
Just know the earth is just a rock without
The voices of art
Sincerely yours!

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