Macklemore

Macklemore - Wings

rate me

I was seven years old, when I got my first pair

And I stepped outside

And I was like, "Momma, this air bubble right here, it's gonna make me fly"

I hit that court and when I jumped, I jumped, I swear I got so high

I touched the net, "Momma, I touched the net," this is the best day of my life

Air Max's were next,

That air bubble, that mesh

The box, the smell, the stuffin', the tread,

In school

I was so cool

I knew that I couldn't crease 'em

My friends couldn't afford 'em

Four stripes on their Adidas

On the court I wasn't the best, but my kicks were like the pros

Yo, stick out my tongue so everyone could see that logo

Nike Air Flight, but bad was so dope

And then my friend Carlos' brother got murdered for his Force [<- Nike Air Force, with velcro on the upper part], whoa

See he just wanted a jump shot, but they wanted his Starter coat though

Didn't wanna get caught, from Genesee Park to Othello

You could clown for those Pro Wings, with the Velcro

Those were not tight

I was trying to fly without leaving the ground,

Cause I wanted to be like Mike, right

Wanted to be him,

I wanted to be that guy, I wanted to touch the rim,

I wanted to be cool, and I wanted to fit in,

I wanted what he had, America, it begins

I wanna fly,

Can you take me far away?

Give me a star to reach for

Tell me what it takes

And I'll go so high

I'll go so high

My feet won't touch the ground

I stitched my wings

And pull the strings

I bought these dreams

That all fall down

We want what we can't have, commodity makes us want it

So expensive, damn, I just got to flaunt it

Got to show 'em, so exclusive, this that new shit

A hundred dollars for a pair of shoes I would never hoop in

Look at me, look at me, I'm a cool kid

I'm an individual, yeah, but I'm part of a movement

My movement told me be a consumer and I consumed it

They told me to just do it, I listened to what that swoosh said

Look at what that swoosh did

See it consumed my thoughts

Are you stupid, don't crease 'em, just leave 'em in that box

Strangled by these laces, laces I can barely talk

That's my air bubble and I'm lost if it pops

We are what we wear, we wear what we are

But see I look inside the mirror and think Phil Knight tricked us all

Will I stand for change or stay in my box

These Nikes help me define me, but I'm trying to take mine, off

I wanna fly

Can you take me far away?

Give me a star to reach for

Tell me what it takes

And I'll go so high

I'll go so high

My feet won't touch the ground

I stitched my wings

And pull the strings

I bought these dreams

That all fall down

It started out with what I wear to school

That first day, like these are what make you cool

And this pair, this would be my parachute

So much more than just a pair of shoes

Nah, this is what I am

What I wore, this is the source of my youth

This dream that they sold to you

For a hundred dollars and some change

Consumption is in the veins

And now I see it's just another pair of shoes

Thanks to Banananasluuut for correcting these lyrics

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114 Comments found

Anonymous
Monday 18th of February 2013 19:39
fours mean jordan fours which is a shoe
Anonymous
Sunday 17th of February 2013 18:16
the background is so gooood I LIKE THIS SONG SO MUCH :D
Anonymous
Wednesday 13th of February 2013 03:02
What the hell are fours??
Anonymous
Sunday 10th of February 2013 05:24
awesome :P
Anonymous
Sunday 3rd of February 2013 14:44
sooo good :D love it
Anonymous
Saturday 26th of January 2013 01:38
Good song:)
Anonymous
Friday 25th of January 2013 22:27
Air Max ad to the left of the lyrics XD Definitely one of my favorite songs to date. Real message.
Anonymous
Friday 25th of January 2013 21:51
It is inspiring... A cathcy song, I loved it.
Anonymous
Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 21:25
I touched the net, Mom"ma" I touched the net.. this is the best day of my life little correction
Anonymous
Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 05:41
The song is about corruption and that brands like Nike only sell you a name and that's all. -Dakota
Anonymous
Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 02:57
Great Song Macklmore takes one subject and expand's on it One of the worlds best singer/rapper
Anonymous
Monday 14th of January 2013 21:13
Air Max's were next
Anonymous
Sunday 30th of December 2012 06:11
so good
Anonymous
Thursday 27th of December 2012 23:04
what a great song
Anonymous
Thursday 27th of December 2012 19:33
message- don't let public image over take your personality.