Thursday, August 13, 2020

Akon – System Ain’t For Us Lyrics

 Akon – System Ain’t For Us Lyrics

  Akon – System Ain’t For Us Lyrics


System Ain’t For Us By Akon


Mama hold her head and cry

‘Cause her son had been shot down in the streets and died

“Oh why? Oh why? ”, is what she cry, she cry


The biggest problems in the city

Is them daddies ain’t there

And if it ain’t about the money

Then nobody don’t care

And then spoke to an Og

He tried to mentor me, he said:

“Boy, these streets will suck the love right out your heart

So don’t believe that bullshit”


You know goddamn well this system ain’t for us (oh, no no no)

And you know goddamn well the president don’t love us (oh, no no no)

Sinking down to the ground on the ghettos and we can’t get no lower

So I’m askin’ God how do we dig ourselves out if when we can’t afford the shovel


If there’s a problem in the hood, everybody come together just to solve that problem

But that’s the problem in the hood, nobody comes together unless you involve violence

‘Cause we was taught to be the tough guys and was told to just remain silent

But then you got them niggas telling on the next guy

Instead of tellin’em what it takes to solve it

Is there a problem that I don’t know about? (oh, no no no)

Is there a problem that I haven’t heard about? (oh, no no no)

‘Cause I speak of kids robbing each other, pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers

We won’t get much further unless we start helping each other

But them non believers will thank


You know goddamn well this system ain’t for us (oh, no no no)

And you know goddamn well the president don’t love us (oh, no no no)

We’re sinking down to the ground on the ghettos and we can’t get no lower

So I’m askin’ God how do we dig ourselves out if when we can’t afford the shovel


We were 16 brothers with no father around

I was 16, 14 robberies now

Two went to school and got a degree

One went to jail, the other ones’ stuck in the streets

Damn, so nobody really made it out

[? ] Sell a brick just to build a house

Momma working two jobs while babysitting hard

Ain’t even seen my dad when we was in a drill

Like crazy can’t dig since we don’t have a shovel

And now the hoes around digging me with no shovel

[? ]

No Rihanna in the rain, somebody grab my umbrella, yeah


Mama hold her head and cry

‘Cause her son had been shot down by police and died

“Oh why? Oh why? ”, is what she cry, she cry

Mama hold her head and cry

‘Cause her son had been shot down by police and died

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