High Esteem Lyrics - Village Of Pharaohs


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Oh, man, being a single father in school, uh, it's tough
I tell you, 'cause it's just me, it ain't nobody else
You know? And you just feel like you know, hey
I know what single moms feel like
It's stressful 'cause everybody depending on you
But in the end, man, it's all about sacrifice, man
What you're willing to give up, man, to gain something else
And in the end you just feel like it's gonna be all worth it
That's why you keep pushing on, that's why pressing on
That's why you keep doing what you gotta do

Go into a quiet place where I can clear my mind
Then focus on what I should do
So I can find a way to get up out of this circle of debt and poverty
Seems like these deep thoughts have been a part of me
Success is all I really want, the cash will come later
Gotta keep my mind on my goals, forget the paper and the fame
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I gotta stop and think if I never would've done this would my life still be the same
But there's some things I can't change, that is out of my range
That is part of the game of living life on this plain
But I know I can do better, in my heart I know I can
I done made it this far and learned to be a man
In a house without a father who didn't even bother to attend my graduation
Or even had the patience to raise me as a son
But at least I got my mother and a couple of friends who down right to the end

So I keep my head high, yeah
Never low, gotta keep on my toes
So I keep my head high, yeah
You never know where life might go
So I keep my head high, yeah
Never low, gotta keep on my toes
So I keep my head high, yeah
You never know where life might go
So I keep my head high

Thank God for my father who was raised without a father
Who is raising me when he could've just left and said why bother
Dropped out of college, then he met my mother
Then he started a business to make life better for me and my brothers
Now looking at my father, look a tear he had
He taught me life ain't perfect so just try to dry your eyes
Then you lost your wife but you got your life
Then you got your head to pursue happiness tonight
Business card on fire, said you tried to retire
Said you getting too tired but the devil is a liar
Keep on building your empire, following your dreams
Always got your back and know I'm always on your team
And now I'm catching in old dreams that you sacrifice
When you gave me life and put your family first in life
And now you pray with me on your knees, knowing what you need
God knew I had to stand on you in order for us to reach our dreams

So I keep my head high, yeah
Never low, gotta keep on my toes
So I keep my head high, yeah
You never know where life might go
So I keep my head high, yeah
Never low, gotta keep on my toes
So I keep my head high, yeah
You never know where life might go
So I keep my head high

I'm going to a quiet place where I can clear my mind
I'm thinking about life and all the obstacles I've climbed
I'm out to find what life is, that's probably why I fight this moment
I'm on the third floor of my apartment, see, I started from the bottom
Ain't made shit yet, but I got this
I seem tired but I'm broke as fuck so I'm wired
To the game of life, I don't sleep at night so I'm trying to earn right now
'Cause we don't last forever and my parents' money ain't getting better
So I'll never settle for anything under a billion
Seems really extreme, but that's how I feel
Feeling good, feeling great, everyone better wait, 'cause I know that my paper will
You see the amount when I come to seal, this how I'm supposed to live
Life better when I'm Snoopy rich
I love my life and I know that you noticed it
When life gets hard, I work harder, we're gonna set a payout so I wait out
On the East coast pray that and I pray God
Don't take me with no A, y'all
And I pray y'all stop hating on my destiny
My family keep telling me this rap shit is for me

So I keep my head high, yeah
Never low, gotta keep on my toes
So I keep my head high, yeah
You never know where life might go
So I keep my head high, yeah
Never low, gotta keep on my toes
So I keep my head high, yeah
You never know where life might go
So I keep my head high

I keep my head high, high
I keep my head high, high
I keep my head high, high

If I had to paint a picture how I grew up in the system
That's working against my mental, I put it on instrumental
So I can stack some residuals, how I came from the pain
Oh, my private stake individual, make a name for my lane
Never cared if I'm famous if I'm getting my name's worth
And if you're slow you'll probably never get what I'm saying
'Cause the game was entertaining but what good is entertainment
If it can't stimulate your mind with every statement
If people wanna be famous, but what good is being famous
If I can't buy the shit I desire without a payment
Sure as planets revolve I send a plan to evolve
I evolved from a dog to the motherfucking boss
This crazy game can throw you off, have you feeling like you've lost
But you said you'll be strong, never said you wouldn't fall
So keep your head above it all, stay involved, get it all
Spin this record till you hear the blessing within these bars
I'm gone

So keep your head high



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