JAY-Z lyrics - Some How

JAY-Z
"Some How"

Please, believe that

Some how, some way
We gotta make it up out the hood some day
Some how, some way
We gotta make it up out this life

Some how, some way
We gotta make it up out the hood some day
Some way we gotta make it up out this life

Whether we dribble out this motherfucker
Rap metaphors and riddle out this motherfucker
Work second floors, hospital out this motherfucker
Some how we gotta get up out this motherfucker

Some day the cops will kill a motherfucker
I don't always want to be this drug dealing motherfucker, damn
Wish I could take us all
On this magic carpet ride through the sky

I use to play the hall up fifth floor
Me and my boys, we all poor, getting high, I
Seen the worst of the worst, I deserve every blessing
I received, I'm from the dirt

I planted my seed on unfertile land
Myrtle Park, Marcy, Flushing and Nostrand
And still I grew some how, I knew that the sun will shine through
And touch my soul take hold of my hand
Look man, a tree grows in Brooklyn

Some how, some way
I gotta make it up out the hood someday
Some how, some way
I gotta make it up out this life
Some way I gotta make it up out the hood someday

To old Nell, Sigel street, I ain't forget you
Twenty niggas on the block trying to chase that buck
Nosey neighbors and the haters keep their face on stuck
Cops roll up on the pavement, break the dice games up

Behind smoke kids can't chase the ice cream truck
Girls fighting over Rollie, young boys hype things up
Niggas fighting over Cold, young boys, light things up
All the petty ass wars, fuck the night scene up

Remember Lil' Eddie draw how he light mean up
Then they wonder why we light green up
Back to back, steamers trying to relax but I can't
I lean up, ain't the L or the refer that steam up

It's my head stress to the point I get a fever
Thinking 'bout the block and all the mothers and kids
That can't leave and how the Chinks gotta feed 'em
For the rest of their life fucking wings fried

Vegetable rice, gotta be kidding
No breakfast, Cap 'n Crunch at night
Our kids eating lunch at night
In their beds all bunched in tight

No less than three or four, you know how it go
Two by the foot, two by the headboard
Man, I'm getting scared for them, yeah I know
That's how I feel for them

And we gotta grip the shorties on the block
All they do is smoke weed and drink forties
Cop their lil' quarties
Enough to get the latest ROC, newest glock and old Jordies

Some how, some way
We gonna make it up out the hood someday
Some how, some way
We gonna make it up out this life

Some how, some way
We gonna make it up out the hood one day
Some way we gonna make it up out this life

Right here another lil' story 'bout this click I claimed
Another chapter based on how I get that game
Hanging round my neighborhood, bang my street
Sit and watch the passer-by's, play my sweep

South-side sunny side
Blocks I run South Vegas, South Paul
Nigga all got guns
Over here we got this poor child, get that there

We know tomorrow ain't promise, so we get that there
Fuck, sitting in the living room, guarding the steps
Working inside a slump house, starving to death
Serving these nigga flippers, quarter-ounces and

Zippers agents snapping, your picture neighbors
Plotting to get ya
Situations is critic, I was out here to get it
Living it like a savages, nigga, I gotta have it

And holding back all the mothers for a minute
Pumping hard dog
Erase enough to walk it down and fuck it all dog
Love being willied and your creek gonna rise

I'm be a nigga and these streets gonna rise
(Some how, some way)
(Some how, some way)
I'm be a nigga and these streets gonna rise
(Some how, some way)

Some how, some way
We gotta make it up out the hood some day
Some how, some way
We gotta make it up out this life

Come on
Some how, some way
We gotta make it up out the hood some day
Some way we gotta make it up out this life