Growing Pains f/ Shaq the MC (Produced by Dawit)

from War for Peace by Five Steez

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lyrics

Intro:

Yeah... Uh
Dawit... Yeah
This is Five Steez (Yeah)
alongside Shaq the MC
Sing for dem please (Whooaa whooaa)
Let's take 'em back in the days
Let's do dis

Yow

Verse 1:

Reminiscing as a kid, life was simple
not as busy as I'm is, in these current days
it's like I'm running away from home
even though that's where my dome's at, on the road
back again, trying to make ends meet and links connect
like the internet, I'm trying to spread my wings
thoughts wrestling about my directioning
which path to follow? Ayo, it's never friends
and I never had a hero 'cept for Malcolm X
I'm like a young Malik, call me Kingston Red
been through so much stuff, you'd think I'm dead
positive or negative, choose the ink or lead
keeping in mind, I know dudes pinched by Feds
so Rap is my obvious choice
plus I got Hip Hop in my voice, I'm dropping this joint
so please pop a top for the boy

Chorus [Shaq the MC]

Just a part of growing up
Even though the road is rough (Sometimes, the joke's on us)
They say you're gonna learn when you're old enough (old enough)
Just a part of growing up (growing up)
Even though the road is rough (road is rough)
They say that you're gonna learn when you're old enough (joke's on us)

Verse 2:

A lotta people said I couldn't do it
met a lotta resistance but I'm pushing through it
and now they realize that I'm good at music
shaking their head, thinking that they shoulda knew it
it's all good, people come around
accept it as it is, don't wonder how
everything in due time, for its reasons
I'm breathing, doing me and it's relieving
reaching the ceiling and past it, like I'm elastic
just imagine, life in happiness, I'm living it
it's perfect, I don't have my millions yet
a sports car or the biggest jet
I want it, but trust me, yo, I don't need it
'cause what happens when your bank account get deleted?
yu zeet, never lose sight of the things in life
valued more than ice and worth the sacrifice

Chorus [Shaq the MC]

Just a part of growing up
Even though the road is rough
They say you're gonna learn when you're old enough (old enough)
Just a part of growing up (growing up)
Even though the road is rough (road is rough)
They say that you're gonna learn when you're old enough

Verse 3:

Trials, tribulations, personal battles
litigation, I been in nuff situations
seen death, been betrayed, heartbroken
sometimes I'm dead serious, it's hard joking
I snap out of it with Rap around the kid
it's a new me with a pen and few leaves
a breath of fresh air, that's the dude Steez
that's what we do need, space to breathe
I seen my faults in the past, many mistakes
even did things that brought me plenty disgrace
now I lead by example, keep a handful of friends
association breeds similarity in the end
I can't be chained by the weak links
doing what's best for me, it's been deep since
one day at a time in the present moment
life's lessons are easy when you get to know 'em

Chorus [Shaq the MC]

Just a part of growing up
Even though the road is rough (even though the road is rough)
They say you're gonna learn when you're old enough
Just a part of growing up
Even though the road is rough
They say that you're gonna learn when you're old enough

Outro [Shaq the MC]

Just a part of growing up (Just a part of growing up)
Although the road is rough (even though the road is rough)
Heeeeeeeeyy
Whoooaaaaaa
Just a part of growing up
Even though the road is rough
They say you're gonna learn when you're old enough (You remember Kisko? Money football?)
Just a part of growing up (For the people)
Even though the road is rough (Yeah)

credits

from War for Peace, released August 21, 2012

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Five Steez Kingston, Jamaica

It is impossible to have a credible discussion about Hip Hop in Jamaica without mentioning Five Steez. Although the country isn't a hot spot for Hip Hop talent, the underground Kingston MC has graced international festivals and has been acknowledged by Earmilk, Okayplayer and The FADER. ... more

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