Dame D.O.L.L.A. - Hero (feat. Raphael Saadiq) (Bonus Track) (The Letter O Album) (2016)

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Dame D.O.L.L.A. - Hero (feat. Raphael Saadiq) (Bonus Track) (The Letter O Album) lyrics


[Hook]
I just want you to know (Everybody needs a hero)
There is so much more (Everybody needs a hero)
When you try (You should try)
When you try (You will try)
When you try (You should try)

[Verse 1]
I wanna see us all rise above that poverty line
Teach them how to cross the T's, put a dot on them I's
A lot of folks fell victim high, lot of them died
Swallow pride to survive and it got me some time
It's hard to play the block early, go to school late
I wonder what the world see when the product turn great
And start getting cake, fitting but he ain't fake
Can't put him in a box cause he attracting real estate
He went to college, got a degree and he polished
Respectful to say the least, and them records he just demolished
Proud of the place that bred him, give credit to his accomplice
Still involved with the streets, if they hit him he still responsive
It's a jungle out there, people watch your back
And watch your front because people be tryna front
I ain't got them kind of problems, never been the type to stunt
Where I'm from that gets you burnt and I'm not yearning for the sun
[Hook]
I just want you to know (Everybody needs a hero)
There is so much more (Everybody needs a hero)
When you try (You should try)
When you try (You will try)
When you try (You should try)

[Verse 2]
Growing up seemed like all the ones that was doing good
Was just around so they could say they loyal to the hood
I mean some was like football gods, that'll show the strength of them slumdog odds
Sometimes you gotta move away to make away
Devil wants you coming back when you should stay away
I learned to do it for myself and you could say today
That's the road that paper play, now we ain't saving paper plates
I swear I wish that I could drive that bus
With them hood stars and has-beens that grind like us
Try to shine like us, but it's a fine line
Trust me when I tell you we can thrive with a mind like us
A world different that'll kill you if you ask for
Something in the air we breathe, you need a mask for
I'd rather see my folks with stamps up on their passports
I stay in touch because I be feeling like the last source

[Hook]
I just want you to know (Everybody needs a hero)
There is so much more (Everybody needs a hero)
When you try (You should try)
When you try (You will try)
When you try (You should try)

[Verse 3]
I done been robbed at gunpoint, failed a couple classes
Grew apart from friendships I thought was everlasting
Changed me for the better, I ain't end up in a casket
Held on for the ride, my side seatbelt was fastened
Share my life experience because it just got sweet
And I can't recall a time when my guts got weak
Golly, you can't tell me we ain't capable of rising
Tryna get the people following like I'm Verizon
It's crazy how I feel the ones that genuine
When I'm hearing they stories feel like a [?]
Or we like one in the same, we like a synonym
I be defending them because I be really feeling them
My whole circle got degrees and weight up on they shoulders
Steady jobbing making sure them kids do what they supposed to
To the top with my seat hot, boy, I'm like Erik Spoelstra
For all the marbles, I'm colder than 2 from Villanova

[Hook]
I just want you to know (Everybody needs a hero)
There is so much more (Everybody needs a hero)
When you try (You should try)
When you try (You will try)
When you try (You should try)


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