Sing About Me I'm Dying of Thirst
Kendrick Lamar Lyrics


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When the lights shut off
And it's my turn to settle down
My main concern
Promise that you will sing about me
Promise that you will sing about me

I said when the lights shut off
And it's my turn to settle down
My main concern
Promise that you will sing about me
Promise that you will sing about me

I woke up this morning and figured I'd call you
In case I'm not here tomorrow
I'm hoping that I can borrow a piece of mind
I'm behind on what's really important
My mind is really distorted
I find nothing but trouble in my life
I'm fortunate you believe in a dream
This orphanage we call a ghetto is quite a routine
And last night was just another distraction
Or a reaction of what we consider madness
I know exactly what happened
You ran outside when you heard my brother cry for help
Held him like a newborn baby and made him feel
Like everything was alright
And a fight he tried to put up, but the type
Of bullet that stuck had went against his will
As blood spilled on your hands
My plans rather vindictive
Everybody's a victim in my eyes
When I ride it's a murderous rhythm
And outside became pitch black
A demon glued to my back whispering, "Get 'em"
I got 'em, and I ain't give a fuck
That same mentality that told my brother not to duck
In actuality it's a trip how we trip off of colors
I wonder if I'll ever discover
A passion like you and recover
The life that I knew as a youngin
In pajamas and Dun-ta-duns
When thunder comes it rains cats and dogs
Dumb niggas like me never prosper
Prognosis of a problem child
I'm proud and well devoted
This Piru shit been in me forever
So forever I'ma push it, wherever whenever
And I love you 'cause you love my brother like you did
Just promise me you'll tell this story when you make it big
And if I die before your album drop I hope

Promise that you will sing about me
Promise that you will sing about me
I said when the lights shut off and it's my turn
To settle down, my main concern
Promise that you will sing about me
Promise that you will sing about me

You wrote a song about my sister on your tape
And called it Section.80, the message resembled Brenda's Got a Baby
What's crazy was, I was hearin' about it
But doubted your ignorance, how could you ever
Just put her on blast and shit?
Judging her past and shit?
Well it's completely my future
A nigga behind me right now asking for ass and shit
And I'ma need that forty dollars even if I gotta
Fuck, suck and swallow in the parking lot
Gonzales Park, I'm followed by a married man, a father of three
My titties bounce on the cadence of his tingling keys
Matter of fact he my favorite 'cause he tip me with E's
He got a cousin named David and I seen him last week
This is the life of another girl damaged by the system
These foster homes, I run away and never do miss 'em
See, my hormones just run away and if I can get 'em back
To where they used to be then I'll probably be in the denim
Of a family gene that show women how to be woman, or better yet a leader
You need her to learn something, then you probably need to beat her
That's how I was taught
Three niggas in one room, first time I was tossed
And I'm exhausted
But fuck that "Sorry for your loss" shit
My sister died in vain, but what point are you trying to gain
If you can't fit the pumps I walk in?
I'll wait
Your rebuttal a little too late
And if you have a album date, just make sure I'm not in the song
'Cause I don't need the attention bring enough of that on my own
And matter fact did I mention that I physically feel great?
A doctor's approval is a waste of time, I know I'm straight
I'll probably live longer than you and never fade away
I'll never fade away, I'll never fade away
I know my fate, and I'm on the grind for this cake
I'ma get or die trying, I'm eyeing every male gender with intentions of buying
You lying to these motherfuckers, talking 'bout you can help with my story
You can help me if you sell this pussy for me, nigga
Don't ignore me, nigga, fuck your glory, nigga, you ain't shit

When the lights shut off
And its my turn to settle down
My main concern
Promise that you will sing about me
Promise that you will sing about me
I said when the lights shut off and it's my turn
To settle down, my main concern
Promise that you will sing about me
Promise that you will sing about me

Sometimes I look in a mirror and ask myself
Am I really scared of passing away
If it's today I hope I hear a
Cry out from Heaven so loud it can water down a demon
With the Holy Ghost 'til it drown in the blood of Jesus
I wrote some raps that make sure that my lifeline
Reekin' the scent of a reaper, ensuring that my allegiance
With the other side may come soon
And if I'm doomed, may the wound
Help my mother be blessed for many moons
I suffer a lot
And every day that glass mirror get tougher to watch
I tie my stomach in knots
And I'm sure not why I'm infatuated with death
My imagination is surely an aggravation of threats
That can come about
'Cause the tongue is mighty powerful
And I can name a list of your favorites that probably vouch
Maybe 'cause I'm dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death
Really stuck in the scheme of, wondering when I'ma rest
And you're right, your brother was a brother to me
And your sister's situation was the one that put me
In a direction to speak on something that's realer than the TV screen
By any means, wasn't trying to offend or come between
Her personal life, I was like, "It need to be told"
Cursing the life of twenty generations after her soul
Exactly what'd happened if I ain't continue rappin'
Or steady being distracted by money drugs and four
Fives, I count lives all on these songs
Look at the weak and cry, pray one day you'll be strong
Fighting for your rights, even when you're wrong
And hope that at least one of you sing about me when I'm gone
Am I worth it?
Did I put enough work in?

When the lights shut off
And its my turn to settle down
My main concern
Promise that you will sing about me
Promise that you will sing about me

Promise that you'll sing about me forever
Promise that you will sing about me for- (ooh)
Promise that you'll sing about me forever
Promise that you will sing about me for- (ooh)
Promise that you'll sing about me forever
Promise that you will sing about me for- (ooh)

Ayy, ayy, ayy, where you 'bout to go?
Nigga, the homie's brother
Nigga, right here, he gone, my nigga, he gone!
We on the block right now my nigga
Like we, nigga we right here
Nigga, they just killed the homie's brother, my nigga
We right here on the block, my nigga
Al-alright, nigga, nigga just call me, alright, alright
Just call me back, man, just call me back
Arghh! Fuck!
So what we gon' do, my niggas? What we gon' do?
Bro, we can go back right now, my nigga
Like nigga, I don't give a fuck, my nigga, we can go back right now
Fuck! I'm tired of this shit! I'm tired of fuckin' runnin'
I'm tired of this shit! My brother, homie!

Tired of running
Tired of hunting
My own kind
But retiring nothing
Tires are steady screeching, the driver is rubbing
Hands on the wheel, who said we wasn't
Dying of thirst
Dying of thirst
Dying of thirst

Dope on the corner
Look at the coroner
Daughter is dead
Mother is mourning her
Strayed bullets
Ak bullets
Resuscitation was waiting patiently but they couldn't
Bring her back
Who got the footage?
Channel 9
Cameras is looking
It's hard to channel your energy when you know you're crooked
Banana clip, split his banana pudding
I'm like Tre, that's Cuba Gooding
I know I'm good at
Dying of thirst
Dying of thirst
Dying of thirst

How many sins?
I'm running out
How many sins?
I lost count
Dreams of ballin' like Spalding
But only shotty bounce
The reaper calling
I'm cottonmouth
Money is power, yours is ours
Lay with a snitch, die with a coward
Hope we get rich, hope we can tower
Over the city with vanity with the music louder
The same song
A black flower
I'll show you how to
Dye your thirst
Dye your thirst
Dye your thirst

What are we doing?
Who are we fooling?
Hell is hot, fire is proven
To burn for eternity, return of the student
That never learned how to live right just by how to shoot it
Tired of running, choirs is humming
Tell us to visit, we lying about coming
Now back to business, loading the guns in
Back of the Buick, your hood is viewed
And the beef is bubbling
It's no discussion, hereditary
All of my cousins
Dying of thirst
Dying of thirst
Dying of thirst

Too many sins
I'm running out
Somebody send
Me a well for the drought
See, all I know, is taking notes
On taking this life for granted
Granted, if he provoke
My best days, I stress days (Lord forgive me for all my sins for I not know)
My best days, I stress days
Say, "Fuck the world," my sex slave
Money, pussy and greed was my next crave
Whatever it is, know it's my next grave
Tired of running, tired of running
Tired of tumbling, tired of running
Tired of tumbling
Back once my momma say
"See a pastor, give me a promise
What if today was the rapture, and you completely tarnished
The truth will set you free, so to me be completely honest
You dying of thirst
You dying of thirst
So hop in that water, and pray that it works"

Fuck! I'm tired of this shit!
I'm tired of fuckin' runnin', I'm tired of this shit!
My brother, homie!
Is that what I think that is?
I know that's not what I think that is
Why are you so angry?
See, you young men are dying of thirst
Do you know what that means?
That means you need water, holy water
You need to be baptized, with the spirit of the Lord
Do you want to receive God as your personal savior?

Okay, repeat after me
"Lord God, I come to You a sinner"
(Lord God, I come to You a sinner)
"And I humbly repent for my sins"
(And I humbly repent for my sins)
"I believe that Jesus is Lord"
(I believe that Jesus is Lord)
"I believe you raised Him from the dead"
(I believe you raised Him from the dead)
"I would ask that Jesus come into my life"
(I would ask that Jesus come in my life)
"And be my Lord and Savior"
(And be my Lord and Savior)
"I receive Jesus to take control of my life"
(I receive Jesus to take control of my life)
"And that I may live for Him from this day forward"
(And that I may live for Him from this day forward)
"Thank you, Lord Jesus
For saving me with Your precious blood"
(Thank you, Lord Jesus
For saving me with Your precious blood)
"In Jesus name, amen"
(In Jesus name, amen)




Alright now, remember this day
The start of a new life, your real life

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Kendrick Lamar's song Sing About Me I'm Dying of Thirst explore themes of mortality, redemption, and the struggles of life in the ghetto. In the first verse, Kendrick pleads with his community to remember him when he is gone. He reflects on his own mortality and the challenges he faces in his life, including the violence and poverty of the ghetto. He also tells the story of a girl who is caught up in the foster care system and forced to turn to prostitution to survive. Towards the end of the song, Kendrick reflects on his own sins and the possibility of redemption through faith. He ends the song by reciting a prayer of salvation.


Line by Line Meaning

When the lights shut off
When everything goes dark and my time to settle down comes


And it's my turn to settle down
When it's my moment to find peace and stability


My main concern
My biggest worry


Promise that you will sing about me
Promise me that you will remember and tell my story


I woke up this morning and figured I'd call you
I woke up today and decided to reach out to you


In case I'm not here tomorrow
In case I'm not alive tomorrow


I'm hoping that I can borrow a piece of mind
I'm hoping to find some peace and tranquility


I'm behind on what's really important
I'm falling behind on what truly matters


My mind is really distorted
My thoughts are extremely confused


I find nothing but trouble in my life
All I seem to find in my life is trouble


I'm fortunate you believe in a dream
I'm lucky that you believe in a better future


This orphanage we call a ghetto is quite a routine
Living in this poverty-stricken neighborhood is a repetitive cycle


And last night was just another distraction
And last night was just another way for me to escape reality


Or a reaction of what we consider madness
Or a response to the craziness we see around us


I know exactly what happened
I know precisely what occurred


You ran outside when you heard my brother cry for help
You rushed outside when you heard my brother calling for assistance


Held him like a newborn baby and made him feel
You embraced him like a fragile infant and comforted him


Like everything was alright
Like everything was okay


And a fight he tried to put up, but the type
And he attempted to defend himself, but the type


Of bullet that stuck had went against his will
The bullet that struck him went against his desires


As blood spilled on your hands
As his blood stained your hands


My plans rather vindictive
My intentions are somewhat revengeful


Everybody's a victim in my eyes
In my perspective, everyone is a victim


When I ride it's a murderous rhythm
When I rap, it has a dark and violent tone


And outside became pitch black
And the world outside turned completely dark


A demon glued to my back whispering, 'Get 'em'
A dark force attached to me, whispering to harm others


I got 'em, and I ain't give a fuck
I got them, and I didn't care at all


That same mentality that told my brother not to duck
The same mindset that influenced my brother not to hide


In actuality it's a trip how we trip off of colors
In reality, it's absurd how we focus on racial differences


I wonder if I'll ever discover
I wonder if I'll ever find out


A passion like you and recover
A passion like yours and recover


The life that I knew as a young'n
The life I experienced as a child


In pajamas and Dun-ta-duns
In pajamas and sneakers


When thunder comes it rains cats and dogs
When a storm comes, it pours heavily


Dumb niggas like me never prosper
Foolish individuals like me never succeed


Prognosis of a problem child
Diagnosis of a troublesome individual


I'm proud and well devoted
I'm proud and highly dedicated


This Piru shit been in me forever
The influence of Piru gang has been within me my whole life


So forever I'ma push it, wherever whenever
So I'll always represent it, wherever and whenever


And I love you 'cause you love my brother like you did
And I love you because you cared for my brother


Just promise me you'll tell this story when you make it big
Just promise me that you'll share this narrative when you become successful


And if I die before your album drop I hope
And if I die before your album is released, I hope


Promise that you will sing about me
Promise that you will continue to remember and talk about me


You wrote a song about my sister on your tape
You included a song about my sister on your recording


And called it Section.80, the message resembled Brenda's Got a Baby
And titled it Section.80, the message was similar to Brenda's Got a Baby


What's crazy was, I was hearin' about it
What's insane is that I was hearing about it


But doubted your ignorance, how could you ever
But I doubted your lack of understanding, how could you


Just put her on blast and shit?
Just expose her and criticize her?


Judging her past and shit?
Making judgments about her past and all?


Well it's completely my future
But it's completely my own future


A nigga behind me right now asking for ass and shit
A man behind me right now requesting sexual favors and stuff


And I'ma need that forty dollars even if I gotta
And I'm going to need that money, even if I have to


Fuck, suck and swallow in the parking lot
Engage in sexual acts in the parking lot


Gonzales Park, I'm followed by a married man, a father of three
In Gonzales Park, I'm being pursued by a married man who is a father of three


My titties bounce on the cadence of his tingling keys
My breasts jiggle to the rhythm of his car keys


Matter of fact he my favorite 'cause he tip me with E's
Actually, he's my favorite because he gives me Ecstasy drugs as tips


He got a cousin named David and I seen him last week
He has a cousin named David and I saw him recently


This is the life of another girl damaged by the system
This is the life of another girl harmed by the societal system


These foster homes, I run away and never do miss 'em
I escape from these foster homes and never miss them


See, my hormones just run away and if I can get em back
My emotions are out of control, and if I can regain control of them


To where they used to be then I'll probably be in the denim
To how they were in the past, then I'll probably be in a better state of mind


Of a family gene that show women how to be woman, or better yet a leader
From a family lineage that teaches women how to be strong and influential


You need her to learn something, then you probably need to beat her
If you want to teach someone a lesson, you might think violence is necessary


That's how I was taught
That's how I learned


Three niggas in one room, first time I was tossed
Three men in one room, the first time I was sexually abused


And I'm exhausted
And I'm worn out


But fuck that 'Sorry for your loss' shit
But I don't care about that insincere 'Sorry for your loss' sentiment


My sister died in vain, but what point are you trying to gain
My sister's death was meaningless, so what are you trying to accomplish


If you can't fit the pumps I walk in?
If you can't understand the struggles I go through?


I'll wait
I'll wait for a response


Your rebuttal a little too late
Your response is a bit too delayed


And if you have a album date, just make sure I'm not in the song
And if you have a release date for your album, make sure I'm not included in the lyrics


Cause I don't need the attention bring enough of that on my own
Because I don't need any more attention, I already have enough of it


And matter fact did I mention that I physically feel great?
And actually, did I mention that I feel physically well?


A doctor's approval is a waste of time, I know I'm straight
I don't need a doctor's confirmation, I know I'm fine


I'll probably live longer than you and never fade away
I'll probably live longer than you and never be forgotten


I know my fate, and I'm on the grind for this cake
I know my destiny, and I'm working hard for success


I'ma get or die trying, I'm eyeing every male gender with intentions of buying
I'm determined to succeed or die trying, I'm evaluating every man with intentions of investing


You lying to these motherfuckers, talking 'bout you can help with my story
You're lying to these individuals, claiming you can assist with my narrative


You can help me if you sell this pussy for me, nigga
You can help me if you sell my body for me, dude


Don't ignore me, nigga, fuck your glory, nigga, you ain't shit
Don't neglect me, dude, forget about your pride, you're nothing


Sometimes I look in a mirror and ask myself
At times, I gaze into a mirror and question myself


Am I really scared of passing away
Am I truly afraid of dying


If it's today I hope I hear a
If it's today, I hope I hear


Cry out from Heaven so loud it can water down a demon
A loud cry from Heaven that can overpower a demonic force


With the Holy Ghost 'til it drown in the blood of Jesus
With the Holy Spirit until it's consumed by Jesus' sacrificial blood


I wrote some raps that make sure that my lifeline
I wrote some lyrics that ensure the continuation of my legacy


Reekin' the scent of a reaper, ensuring that my allegiance
Exuding the presence of death, guaranteeing my loyalty


With the other side may come soon
With death may come soon


And if I'm doomed, may the wound
And if I'm destined to die, may the injury


Help my mother be blessed for many moons
Bring blessings upon my mother for a long time


I suffer a lot
I endure a great deal of pain


And every day that glass mirror get tougher to watch
And every day that mirror becomes harder to look into


I tie my stomach in knots
I feel intense anxiety in my stomach


And I'm sure not why I'm infatuated with death
And I'm not sure why I'm so fascinated by death


My imagination is surely an aggravation of threats
My imagination only worsens my fears


That can come about
That can occur


'Cause the tongue is mighty powerful
Because words have great power


And I can name a list of your favorites that probably vouch
And I can name a group of individuals who support you


Maybe 'cause I'm dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death
Perhaps because I'm a dreamer and sleep is closely related to death


Really stuck in the scheme of, wondering when I'ma rest
Trapped in the mindset of wondering when I'll find peace


And you're right, your brother was a brother to me
And you're correct, your brother was like a sibling to me


And your sister's situation was the one that put me
And your sister's circumstances were the ones that caused me


In a direction to speak on something that's realer than the TV screen
To speak on something more genuine than what's shown on television


By any means, wasn't trying to offend or come between
In any way, I wasn't attempting to offend or cause division


Her personal life, I was like 'It need to be told'
Her private life, I thought it needed to be shared


Cursing the life of twenty generations after her soul
Bringing a curse upon the lives of twenty future generations


Exactly what'd happened if I ain't continue rappin'
Precisely what would've occurred if I hadn't kept rapping


Or steady being distracted by money drugs and four
Or constantly being diverted by money, drugs, and women


Fives, I count lives all on these songs
In my lyrics, I count the lives affected by my words


Look at the weak and cry, pray one day you'll be strong
Observe the vulnerable and cry, hoping that one day they'll gain strength


Fighting for your rights, even when you're wrong
Standing up for your rights, even when you're mistaken


And hope that at least one of you sing about me when I'm gone
And hoping that at least one person will remember and talk about me when I'm dead


Am I worth it?
Am I valuable?


Did I put enough work in?
Have I put in enough effort?


Sometimes I wonder
Sometimes I question


Who am I really scared of?
Who am I truly afraid of?


Do I really feel God?
Do I truly feel the presence of God?


Do I really believe in Him?
Do I truly have faith in Him?


Do I really believe in myself?
Do I truly believe in my own abilities?


Am I worth it?
Am I deserving?


Did I put enough work in?
Have I put in enough effort?


And when the lights shut off
And when everything goes dark


And it's my turn
And it's my time


To settle down
To find peace and stability


My main concern
My primary worry


Promise that you will sing about me
Promise me that you will tell my story


Promise that you will sing about me
Promise me that you will remember and talk about me


Promise that you'll sing about me forever
Promise that you'll remember and talk about me for eternity


Promise that you will sing about me for- (ooh)
Promise that you will remember and talk about me forever


Promise that you'll sing about me forever
Promise that you'll never forget and continue to talk about me for eternity


Promise that you will sing about me for- (ooh)
Promise that you will remember and talk about me forever


Promise that you'll sing about me forever
Promise that you'll always remember and talk about me for eternity


Promise that you will sing about me for- (ooh)
Promise that you will remember and talk about me forever


Ay, ay, ay, Where you 'bout to go?
Hey, hey, hey, Where are you about to go?


Nigga, the homie's brother
Dude, the friend's brother


Nigga, right here, he gone, my nigga, he gone!
Dude, right here, he's gone, my dude, he's gone!


We on the block right now my nigga
We are here on the street right now, dude


Like we, nigga we right here
Like we, dude, we're right here


Nigga, they just killed the homie's brother, my nigga
Dude, they just killed our friend's brother, dude


We right here on the block, my nigga
We're right here on the street, dude


Al-alright, nigga, nigga just call me, alright, alright
Okay, dude, dude just call me, alright, alright


Just call me back, man, just call me back
Just give me a call back, dude, just give me a call back


Arghh! Fuck!
Arghh! Fuck!


So what we gon' do, my niggas? What we gon' do?
So what are we going to do, my dudes? What are we going to do?


Bro, we can go back right now, my nigga
Dude, we can go back right now, dude


Like nigga, I don't give a fuck, my nigga, we can go back right now
Like dude, I don't care, dude, we can go back right now


Fuck! I'm tired of this shit! I'm tired of fuckin' runnin'
Fuck! I'm exhausted from this situation! I'm tired of running


I'm tired of this shit! My brother, homie!
I'm tired of this situation! My brother, friend!


Tired of running
Exhausted from running


Tired of hunting
Exhausted from chasing


My own kind
My own people


But retiring nothing
But gaining nothing


Tires are steady screeching, the driver is rubbing
Tires are making a loud noise, the driver is rubbing against something


Hands on the wheel, who said we wasn't
Hands on the steering wheel, who claimed we were not


Dying of thirst
Being desperate for something


Dying of thirst
Being desperate for something


Dying of thirst
Being desperate for something


Dope on the corner
Drugs being sold on the street corner


Look at the coroner
Look at the person who examines dead bodies


Daughter is dead
A girl is dead


Mother is mourning her
Mother is grieving for her


Strayed bullets
Stray bullets


Ak bullets
AK-47 bullets


Resuscitation was waiting patiently but they couldn't
Efforts to revive her were waiting, but they were unsuccessful


Bring her back
Revive her


Who got the footage?
Who has the video evidence?


Channel 9
Broadcast channel 9


Cameras is looking
Cameras are watching


It's hard to channel your energy when you know you're crooked
It's difficult to focus your energy when you know you're corrupt


Banana clip, split his banana pudding
A large ammunition magazine, forcefully damaged him


I'm like Tre, that's Cuba Gooding
I'm similar to the character Tre from the film starring Cuba Gooding Jr.


I know I'm good at
I know I'm skilled at


Dying of thirst
Being desperate for something


Dying of thirst
Being desperate for something


Dying of thirst
Being desperate for something


How many sins?
How many wrongdoings?


I'm running out
I'm running low


How many sins?
How many wrongdoings?


I lost count
I stopped counting


Dreams of ballin' like Spalding
Dreams of achieving success like a Spalding basketball


But only shotty bounce
But only a shotgun bounce


The reaper calling
The figure of death is beckoning


I'm cottonmouth
I'm really thirsty


Money is power, yours is ours
Money represents power, and your money belongs to us


Lay with a snitch, die with a coward
Sleep with an informant, and die with a fearful individual


Hope we get rich, hope we can tower
Hope we become wealthy, hope we can dominate


Over the city with vanity with the music louder
Above the city, with arrogance and loud music


The same song
The same story


A black flower
A dark or tragic figure


I'll show you how to
I'll illustrate for you how to


Dye your thirst
Satiate your desperation


Dye your thirst
Satiate your desperation


Dye your thirst
Satiate your desperation


What are we doing?
What are we accomplishing?


Who are we fooling?
Who are we deceiving?


Hell is hot, fire is proven
Hell is incredibly hot, fire is undoubtedly dangerous


To burn for eternity, return of the student
To burn forever, the student's return


That never learned how to live right just by how to shoot it
Who never learned how to live correctly, only how to shoot a weapon


Tired of running, choirs is humming
Exhausted from running, choirs are singing


Tell us to visit, we lying about coming
Encouraging us to visit, but we're lying about actually coming


Now back to business, loading the guns in
Now back to our regular activities, preparing our guns


Back of the Buick, your hood is viewed
In the back of the car, we can survey your neighborhood


And the beef is bubbling
And the conflict is escalating


It's no discussion
There's no debate


Hereditary
Inherited


All of my cousins
All of my relatives


Dying of thirst
Being desperate for something


Dying of thirst
Being desperate for something


Dying of thirst
Being desperate for something


Too many sins
Too many wrongdoings


I'm running out
I'm running low


Somebody send
Somebody send


Me a well for the drought
Me a source for the dryness


See, all I know, is taking notes
You see, all I know is learning from my experiences


On taking this life for granted
On not appreciating life enough


Granted, if he provoke
Although, if he provokes


My best days, I stress days (Lord forgive me for all my sins for I not know)
My best days are filled with stress and worry (Lord forgive me for all my sins because I don't know)


My best days, I stress days
My best days are filled with stress and worry


Say 'Fuck the world,' my sex slave
Say 'Screw the world,' my object of sexual pleasure


Money, pussy and greed was my next crave
Money, sex, and greed were my next desires


Whatever it is, know it's my next grave
Whatever it may be, know that it will lead to my downfall


Tired of running, tired of running
Exhausted from running, exhausted from running


Tired of tumbling, tired of running
Exhausted from falling, exhausted from running


Tired of tumbling
Exhausted from falling


Back once my momma say
Again, my mother said


'See a pastor, give me a promise'
'See a pastor, give me a pledge'


What if today was the rapture, and you completely tarnished
What if today was the end of the world, and you were utterly defiled


The truth will set you free, so to me be completely honest
The truth will liberate you, so be completely honest with me


You dying of thirst
You're desperate for something


You dying of thirst
You're desperate for something


So hop in that water, and pray that it works
So jump into that water, and hope that it brings you salvation


Fuck! I'm tired of this shit!
Fuck! I'm exhausted from this situation!


I'm tired of fuckin' runnin', I'm tired of this shit!
I'm tired of running, I'm tired of this situation!


My brother, homie!
My brother, friend!


Is that what I think that is?
Is that what I believe it is?


I know that's not what I think that is
I know that's not what I believe it is


Why are you so angry?
Why are you so upset?


See, you young men are dying of thirst
You young men are desperate for something


Do you know what that means?
Do you understand what that signifies?


That means you need water, holy water
That means you are in need of water, sacred water


You need to be baptized, with the spirit of the Lord
You need to be baptized, with the influence of God


Do you want to receive God as your personal savior?
Do you want to accept God as your individual savior?


Okay, repeat after me
Okay, say these words after me


'Lord God, I come to You a sinner.'
'Lord God, I come to You as a sinner.'


('Lord God, I come to You a sinner')
('Lord God, I come to You as a sinner')


'And I humbly repent for my sins'
'And I humbly ask for forgiveness for my sins'


('And I humbly repent for my sins')
('And I humbly ask for forgiveness for my sins')


'I believe that Jesus is Lord'
'I believe that Jesus is the Lord'


('I believe that Jesus is Lord')
('I believe that Jesus is the Lord')


'I believe you raised Him from the dead'
'I believe you resurrected Him from the dead'


('I believe you raised Him from the dead')
('I believe you resurrected Him from the dead')


'I would ask that Jesus come into my life'
'I request that Jesus enters my life'


('I would ask that Jesus come in my life')
('I request that Jesus enters my life')


'And be my Lord and Savior'
'And become my Lord and Savior'


('And be my Lord and Savior')
('And become my Lord and Savior')


'I receive Jesus to take control of my life'
'I accept Jesus to take charge of my life'


('I receive Jesus to take control of my life')
('I accept Jesus to take charge of my life')


'And that I may live for Him from this day forward'
'And that I may live for Him from this day forward'


('And that I may live for Him from this day forward')
('And that I may live for Him from this day forward')


'Thank you, Lord Jesus
'Thank you, Lord Jesus


For saving me with Your precious blood'
For saving me with Your valuable blood'


('For saving me with Your precious blood')
('For saving me with Your valuable blood')


'In Jesus name, amen'
'In Jesus' name, amen'


('In Jesus name, amen')
('In Jesus' name, amen')


Alright now, remember this day
Okay now, remember this day


The start of a new life, your real life
The beginning of a new life, your true life




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Iman Jordan, Kendrick Lamar, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Quincy Jones

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