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Lyrics HOPE – NF

I’m on my way I’m coming
Don’t lose faith in me
I know you’ve been waiting
I know you’ve been praying for my soul

30 years you’ve been draggin’ your feet
Telling me I’m the reason we’re stagnant
30 years you’ve been claiming you’re honest
And promising progress, well where’s it at
I don’t want you to feel like a failure
I know this hurts
But I gave you your chance to deliver
Now it’s my turn

Don’t get me wrong
Nate you’ve had a great run
But it’s time to
Give the people something different

So without further ado i’d
Like to introduce my
My album
My album, my album
My album
My album
My album
My album

What’s my definition of success
Listening to what your heart says
Standing up for what you know is
Right while everybody else is
Tucking their tail between their legs

What’s my definition of success
Creating something no one else can
Being brave enough to dream big
Grinding when you’re told to just quit
Giving more when you got nothin’ left

It’s a person that’ll take a chance on
Something they were told could never happen
It’s a person that can see the bright side
Through the dark times when there ain’t one
It’s when someone who ain’t never had nothing
Ain’t afraid to walk away from
More profit ’cause they’d rather do something
That they really love and take the pay cut

It’s person that would never waver or change who
They are just to try and gain some
Credibility so they can feel accepted by a stranger
It’s a person that can take the failures
In their life and turn ’em into motivation
It’s believing in yourself when no one else does
It’s amazing what a little bit of faith can do if
You don’t even believe in you
Why would you think or expect
Anybody else that’s around you to

I done did things that I regret
I done said things I can’t take back
Was a lost soul at a crossroad
Who had no hope but I changed that
I spent years of my life holding on to things
I never should kept full of hatred
Years of my life carrying a lot of baggage
That I should’ve walked away from
Years of my life wishin’ I was someone different
Lookin’ for some validation
Years of my life trying to fill a void pretending I was
They get it

Insidious is blind inception
What’s reality with all these questions
Feels like I missed my alarm and slept in, slept in
Broken legs, but I chase perfection
These walls are my blank expression
My mind is a home I’m trapped in
And it’s lonely inside this

Growing pain’s a necessary evil
Difficult to go through yes but beneficial
Some would say having a mental breakdown
Is a negative thing which on one hand I agree
But on the other hand it was the push I needed
To get help and start the healing process see if
I’da never hit rocket bottom would I be the person
That I am today I don’t believe so

I’m a prime example of happens
When you choose to not accept defeat and face your demons
Took me 30 years to realize that if you wanna get the opportunity
To be the greatest version of yourself
Sometimes you gotta be someone
You’re not to hear the voice of reason
Having kids will make you really take a step back
And look in the mirror at least for me that’s what it did

I wake up every day and pick my son up
Hold him in my arms and let him know he’s loved
Standing by the window questioning
if dad is ever going to show up
Isn’t something he’s gon’ have to worry bout
Don’t get it twisted that wasn’t a shot
Mamma I forgive you
I just don’t want him to grow up
Thinking that he’ll never be enough

30 years of running
30 years of searching
30 years of hurting
30 years of pain
30 years of fearful
30 years of anger
30 years of empty
30 years of shame
30 years of broken
30 years of anguish
30 years of hopeless
30 years of, hey
30 years of never
30 years of maybe
30 years of later
30 years of fake

30 years of hollow
30 years of sorrow
30 years of darkness
30 years of, nate
30 years of baggage
30 years of sadness
30 years of stagnant
30 years of chains
30 years of anxious
30 years of suffering
30 years of torment
30 years of, wait
30 years of bitter
30 years of lonely
30 years of pushing everyone away

You’ll never evolve
I know I can change
We are not enough
We are not the same
You don’t have the heart
You don’t have the strength
You don’t have the will
You don’t have the faith

You’ll never be loved
You’ll never be safe
Might as well give up
Not running away
You don’t have the guts
You’re the one afraid
I’m the one in charge
I’m taking the.. no
I’m taking the

➤ Written by NF & Tommee Profitt
Album: HOPE
Produced by NF, Tommee Profitt & Jeff Sojka
NF | 2023

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