Kendrick Lamar – FEAR. Lyrics

Kendrick Lamar FEAR Lyrics

Poverty’s paradise
I don’t think I could find a way to make it on this Earth

What’s up, family? Yeah, this your cousin, Carl, man
Just givin’ you a call, man
I know you been havin’ a lot on your mind lately
And I know you feel like, you know, people ain’t been prayin’ for you
But you have to understand this, man
That we are a cursed people
Deuteronomy 28:28 says, “The Lord shall smite thee with madness
And blindness, and astonishment of heart”
See, family, that’s why you feel like you feel
Like you got a chip on your shoulder
Until you follow His commandments, you gonna feel that way

Why, God? Why, God, do I gotta suffer?
Pain in my heart, carry burdens full of struggle
Why, God? Why, God, do I gotta bleed?
Every stone thrown at you restin’ at my feet
Why, God? Why, God, do I gotta suffer?
Earth is no more, won’t you burn this motherf*cker?
(I don’t think I could find a way to make it on this Earth)

I beat your ass, keep talkin’ back
I beat your ass, who bought you that?
You stole it, I beat your ass if you say that game is broken
I beat your ass if you jump on my couch
I beat your ass if you walk in this house
With tears in your eyes, runnin’ from Poo-Poo and Prentice
Go back outside, I beat your ass, lil’ n!gga
That homework better be finished, I’ll beat your ass
Your teachers better not be b!tchin’ ’bout you in class
That pizza better not be wasted, you eat it all
That TV better not be loud if you got it on
Them Jordans better not get dirty when I just bought ’em
Better not hear ’bout you humpin’ on Keisha’s daughter
Better not hear you got caught up
I beat your ass, you better not run to your father
I’ll beat your ass, you know my patience runnin’ thin
I got beaucoup payments to make
County building’s on my ass, tryna take my food stamps away
I beat your ass if you tell them social workers he live here
I beat your ass if I beat your ass twice and you still here
Seven years old, think you run this house by yourself?
n!gga, you gon’ fear me if you don’t fear no one else

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If I could smoke fear away, I’d roll that motherf*cker up
And then I’d take two puffs
I’m high now (High) I’m high now (High)
I’m high now (High) I’m high now (High)
Life’s a b!tch, pull them panties to the side now (Pull them panties to the side now)
(I don’t think I could find a way to make it on this Earth)

I’ll probably die anonymous, I’ll probably die with promises
I’ll probably die walkin’ back home from the candy house
I’ll probably die because these colors are standin’ out
I’ll probably die because I ain’t know Demarcus was snitchin’
I’ll probably die at these house parties, f*ckin’ with b!tches
I’ll probably die from witnesses leavin’ me false accused
I’ll probably die from thinkin’ that me and your hood was cool
Or maybe die from pressin’ the line, actin’ too extra
Or maybe die because these smokers are more than desperate
I’ll probably die from one of these bats in blue badges
Body slammed on black and white paint, my bones snappin’
Or maybe die from panic, or die from bein’ too lax
Or die for waitin’ on it, die ’cause I’m movin’ too fast
I’ll probably die tryna buy weed at the apartments
I’ll probably die from tryna defuse two homies arguin’
I’ll probably die ’cause that’s what you do when you’re seventeen
All worries in a hurry, I wish I controlled things

If I could smoke fear away, I’d roll that motherf*cker up
And then I’d take two puffs (I’ve been hungry all my life)
I’m high now (High) I’m high now (High)
I’m high now (High) I’m high now (High)
Life’s a b!tch, pull them panties to the side now (Pull them panties to the side now)
Now

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When I was twenty-seven, I grew accustomed to more fear
Accumulated ten times over throughout the years
My newfound life made all of me magnified
How many accolades do I need to block denial?
The shock value of my success put bolts in me
All this money, is God playin’ a joke on me?
Is it for the moment, and will he see me as Job?
Take it from me and leave me worse than I was before?
At twenty-seven, my biggest fear was losin’ it all
Scared to spend money, had me sleepin’ from hall to hall
Scared to go back to Section 8 with my mama stressin’
Thirty shows a month and I still won’t buy me no Lexus
What is an advisor? Somebody that’s holdin’ my checks
Just to f*ck me over and put my finances in debt?
I read a case about Rihanna’s accountant and wondered
How did the bad girl feel when she looked at them numbers?
That type of sh!t’ll make me flip out and just kill something, drill something
Get ill and fill ratchets with a lil’ something
I practiced runnin’ from fear, guess I had some good luck
At twenty-seven years old, my biggest fear was bein’ judged
How they look at me reflect on myself, my family, my city
What they say ’bout me reveal if my reputation would miss me
What they see from me would trickle down generations in time
What they hear from me would make ’em highlight my simplest lines

I’m talkin’ fear, fear of losin’ creativity
I’m talkin’ fear, fear of missin’ out on you and me
I’m talkin’ fear, fear of losin’ loyalty from pride
‘Cause my DNA won’t let me involve in the light of God
I’m talkin’ fear, fear that my humbleness is gone
I’m talkin’ fear, fear that love ain’t livin’ here no more
I’m talkin’ fear, fear that it’s wickedness or weakness
Fear, whatever it is, both is distinctive
Fear, what happens on Earth, stays on Earth
And I can’t take these feelings with me, so hopefully they disperse
Within fourteen tracks carried out over wax
Searchin’ for resolutions until somebody get back
Fear, what happens on Earth, stays on Earth
And I can’t take these feelings with me, so hopefully they disperse
Within fourteen tracks carried out over wax
Wonderin’ if I’m livin’ through fear or livin’ through rap, damn

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Goddamn you
Goddamn me
Goddamn us
Goddamn we
Goddamn us all

Verse two says, “You only have I known, of all the families of the Earth
Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities”
So until we come back to these commandments
Until you come back to these commandments
We gonna feel this way, we gonna be under this curse
Because He said He’s gonna punish us
The so-called Blacks, Hispanics, and Native American Indians
Are the true children of Israel
We are the Israelites, according to the Bible, the children of Israel
He’s gonna punish us for our iniquities, for our disobedience
Because we chose to follow other gods
Yet, as a man chastens his son, so the Lord, thy God, chasten thee
So just like you chasten your own son, He’s gonna chasten you
Because He loves you, so that’s why we get chastised
That’s why we in the position that we’re in
Until we come back to these laws, statutes, and commandments
And do what the Lord says, these curses is gonna be upon us
We gonna be at a lower state in this life that we live
Here, in today, in United States of America
I love you, family, and I pray for you
God bless you
Shalom