Lil’ Wayne – Tie My Hands Lyrics

(feat. Robin Thicke)

[Robin Thicke talking]

We are at war with the universe, the sky is falling

And the only thing that can save us now

Is sensitivity and compassion

[Singing]

Daa da da, da da da daa da da

Daa da da, da da da daa da da

[Talking]

But I know one thing’s for sure

I’m gonna get my kicks before it all burns down

[Lil Wayne]

Yeah

Some say tragedy’s hard to get over

But sometimes that tragedy means it’s over

Soldier, from the academy league of rollers

I deny being down though they seem to hold us

My, shoulders are strong I prove ’em wrong

I ain’t doing nothing but moving on

Let the truth be known

But they talked that freedom at us

And didn’t even leave a ladder, damn

[Robin Thicke]

I work at the corner store

We all got problems, problems

No one’s gonna fly down low

No one’s gonna save us now

How you feel you’re not alone

We’re all just jealous, jealous

We don’t reach the sky no more

We just can’t overcome, no

[Chorus: Robin Thicke]

You tie my hands what am I gonna be?

What have I done so bad?

What is my destiny?

You tie my hands what I am I suppose to see?

What have I done so bad?

What am I gonna be?

[Lil Wayne]

I, knock on the door, hope isn’t home

Fate’s not around the lucks all gone

Don’t ask me what’s wrong ask me what’s right

And I’ma tell you what’s life, and did you know?

I lost everything, but I ain’t the only the one

First came the hurricane, then the morning sun

Excuse me if I’m on one

And don’t trip if I light one, I walk a tight one

They try tell me keep my eyes open

My whole city underwater, some people still floatin’

And they wonder why black people still voting

‘Cause your president still choking

Take away the football team, the basketball team

And all we got is me to represent New Orleans, shit

No governor, no help from the mayor

Just a steady beating heart and a wish and a prayer

[Robin Thicke]

These friends they come and go

But I got family, family

These kids so fast they grow

They learn so quickly now

That there’s nowhere to go

That there’s no future, future

Don’t make this here so low

And we can’t overcome, no

[Chorus]

[Lil Wayne]

And if you come from under that water then there’s fresh air

Just breathe baby God’s got a blessing to spare

Yes I know the process is so much stress

But it’s the progress that feels the best

‘Cause I came from the projects straight to success and you’re next

So try they can’t steal your pride it’s inside

Then find it and keep on grinding

‘Cause in every dark cloud there’s a silver lining

I know…

[Lil Wayne talking outro]

Yeah, yeah, yeah

See right now we just riding on love

A shot in the dark

We ain’t tryin to do nothing but hit the heart

We need love

That’s all y’all, that’s all

[Chorus x2]

Yeah, Born right here in the USA

But, due to tragedy looked on by the whole world as a refugee

So accept my emotion

Do not take it as an offensive gesture

It’s just the epitome of my soul

And I must be me

We got spirit y’all, we got spirit

We got soul y’all, we got soul

They don’t want us to see, but we already know