Down Here, Up There - Lyfe Jennings

Lord, it's a constant struggle
Down here
Especially when all you know how to do is hustle
Down here
Lord, it's a miracle I'm still breathing
Down Here
Lord, it's a battlefield
Down here
Lord, it's easy to get killed
Down here
So I keep my family near me
Down here
And keep my bulletproof vest on
Thank you lord for makin' Teflon
Down here
Cause the ghetto has a way of manipulating children
Tricking them into believing that life has no meaning
Down here, down here
Lord, if you see my grandmother
Up there
Tell her I know she's disappointed in me
Hates to see me in and out of jail
But tell her life ain't as heavenly here
As it is up there
I know it's probably lovely
Up there
But tell her I ain't in no rush
To get up there
So I keep my pistols off safety at all cost
Cause I gotta protect and feed these babies
And lately it's been hell keepin' my black ass from coming
Up there
So I'm thankful everyday and pray my enemies
Don't roll down on me and send me kicking and screaming
Up there
To my peoples try'na make it
From down here
To my peoples who done made it
Up there
To my peoples try'na make it
To up there... from down here...

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