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I take the good with the bad
Breaking ground without ever breaking down.
A young man reaching new heights
without a case or a brick,
you'd think to be this free
it must be a privilege.
I sometimes question the journey
or the purpose of the game.
I hope there's still a heaven,
after enduring all this pain.
God has a way about making sure
Your earn your blessings,
Because you can be seconds away from losing everything
or simply gaining new perspective.
I thought Granny's prayers were my guarantee,
she covered me in the word
so that I could move more fearlessly.
And like a stream of bad luck
the problems kept finding me.
Just spent my last hundred
paying off that last hundred;
ain't that some shit...
Woke up and my car wont start.
So what now?
Who gon' pay my rent?
I got family in the hospital,
Great Granny just laid to rest,
You would swear this shit was regular
How I never broke a sweat.
Ten toes down on a mission
trying to find it, feeling trapped
a horse with the blinders,
keep the faith, down and back.
People changing like the climate,
but I always read the signage.
If that's the only one way out,
then I'll bet you I could climb it.
Ten steps up,
Sometimes twenty steps back,
At times that's the difference
When you ain't got the map.
That's kind of how it go
When you don't know the plan
You thought you had it right
Til you talked to The Man..
Put my faith in God only,
won't be judged by a man,
got to trust the process because
this the only life that we get.
Dom Root 2019