Macklemore

Macklemore - Victory Lap feat Ryan Lewis

rate me

And they say, don't forget where you come from

Don't die, holding on to your words

Cause you know, that you got a whole world to change

But understand who you gotta change first

And I was like fuck that, humility bust back

I remember the days when nothing but a bus pass

I was just a lil' Shawty just hopin' that I can find a bum to buy a 40 for me and have enough for a bud sack

Yeah, and I dance in that instrumental

unorthodox like Basquiat with the pencil

Give me a microphone and a beat box I can vent to

music the only medium that I can find myself through

Recluse, sipping on some lean, I would let loose

Looking in the mirror, watching myself lose

Cleaned up in 08, got a job making barely minimum wage

to get into that page, hit the road with RL performing in front of 8 People,

and that shit will check your ego

About around that time I'm watching our EP go

from nothing to getting us booked around the country

I know no limits, life can change in an instant

8 People turn into sold out shows in a minute

Now I'm watching my pops in the back row grinning

With his glass up to my mom, toasting his guiness

And we on, we on, good music it lies in the ambience

one day we'll leave here, but these words live on

Till then we keep on making the songs

So put them up up, up, so high

put them up up, up, up so high

put them up up, up, up so high

put them up up, up, up so high

put them up up, up, up so high

put them up up, up, up so high

I remember that freshman edition, last year thinking to myself like yeah

nah I won't win it yet, I prolly won't get it

But I'ma give it everythang, play my position

The next eleven months I gave it all, everything I had in me

Left blood sweat tears in every god damn city

no label, no deal, no publicist, indie

just music that connected and fans that rode with me

Throw me a gold mine, and a co sign

While ridin' a couple dope rides

2 women both dimes, not gonna lie, that shit sounds so nice

But I got creative control, and my soul's mine

I wouldn't trade it, maybe I'm crazy

I put on for my city, Seattle that raised me, rule 4080

it's really not changin'

Nowadays making good music, the people are your label.

So put them up up, up, so high

put them up up, up, so high

put them up up, up, so high

put them up up, up, so high

put them up up, up, so high

put them up up, up, so high

Oh my god, feels like a victory lap

Can I have that moment

Can I talk my shit

And they say, don't forget where you come from

Don't die, holding on to your words

Cause you know, that you got a whole world to change

But understand who you gotta change first.

So put them up up, up,

put them up up, up,

put them up up, up,

put them up up, up,

put them up up, up,

put them up up, up, so high.

Thanks to bogi for correcting these lyrics

Thanks to italianautumn for correcting these lyrics

Thanks to ROB SECRET for correcting these lyrics

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Anonymous
Tuesday 17th of April 2012 11:07
For their latest piece, Seattle duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis take a look at their long career and fast rise from teenage kids rocking stages to playing sold out arenas. The song is called "Victory Lap" and these 2 boys can proudly make their victory lap at last.