Chase That (Ambition) - Lecrae

[Verse 1]
Started with hangin' posters on my bedroom walls

To battle rappin' for status up in the school halls

Just call me double sushi, thought I was too raw

And hip-hop was my home, I had my shoes off

6'3 in high school, well skip a hoop dream

If I don't blow up then maybe I'll try this school thing

I went to college to do my family a favor
But I couldn't pick a major 'cause I wanted to be MAJOR

I tried sellin' work, but it didn't work

So I worked, shopping center clerk, finna go berserk

Lunch break, see me writin' 16's over Mickey D's

Skippin' class, makin' beats, over 60 keys

And I love that even though I'm just chasin'

Selfish ambition couldn't tell your boy naythin'

Watch out all you rappers cuz they finna let 'Crae in

But I was sleepin' on the Son, like a Days Inn

[Hook]
And you can have the money, and you can have the fame

For me I want the glory, I'm livin' for the Name

See life is just a picture, I see outside the frame

I'm livin' for a Kingdom that I ain't never seen

And I'ma chase that, I'ma I'ma chase that

Found the key to life and best believe that I'ma play that

Glory I'ma chase that, I'ma I'ma chase that

Glory I'ma chase that, I'ma I'ma chase that

[Verse 2]

I remember chasin' the green, feelin' blue

Only check I'm countin' is the mic check, 1-2

All I wanted was the money and the fame and a new

Somebody on my arm when I walk inside the room

All I wanted was doom

The same kind Alexander the Great felt when the earth ran out of room

He conquered all he could but yet he's feelin' consumed

By this never-ending quest for glory he couldn't fuel

Like a typical fool I would go hard
Shootin' for the moon but there's only one sun [Son], no co-star

Chasin' glory I shouldn't own

Instead of living to make his name known I'm runnin' after his throne

I thought bein' on TV where everybody could see me

Was nothing short of the easiest way I could see to please me

I'll never be who I used to desperately wanted to be

I'm too worried 'bout the Lord gettin' credit instead of me



[Hook]
And you can have the money, and you can have the fame

For me I want the glory, I'm livin' for the Name

See life is just a picture, I see outside the frame

I'm livin' for a Kingdom that I ain't never seen

And I'ma chase that, glory I'ma chase that

Found the key to life and best believe that I'ma play that

Glory I'ma chase that, I'ma I'ma chase that

Glory I'ma chase that, I'ma I'ma chase that

[Verse 3]

I used to wanna do it big

When you're only focused on yourself that's small

And they, they used to tell me as a kid

That I could do anything that I want, except fall

And now that I recall, I was chasin' my goals

And every time I caught 'em they multiplied into mo'

I never even thought about whether the Lord approved

Call it selfish ambition, I call it, "I'm makin' moves"

But history repeats itself, evil's what it is

'Cause Lucifer was cast away for doing what I did

Created by the God who spoke the earth into existence

Instead of chasing the Father's glory, he was chasin' his

He lies to us all, told Adam he could ball

"Why you followin' God when you could go get it all?"

I'll tell you what's better, or better yet worse

Chasin' your own glory by doin' the Lord's work

So holla if it hurts, but we were made for greater

Our greatest satisfaction is making His name famous

So if we're never named among the greatest, they don't critically acclaim us

Ain't nothin' to be ashamed of, we gave it up for the Savior

[Hook]

I'ma chase that, I'ma I'ma chase that

And the Lord's goodness, you should you should taste that

And you ain't livin' till you livin' for his name, yeah

Glory I'ma chase that, I'ma I'ma chase that

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