Thank You (feat. Isabelle Rivers​-​McCue)

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[Verse 1]
Man, I’ve exhausted my confidence all in this authorship
Hip-hop is just often provocative
But if I can just pause with the pompousness
I’ll admit that I’m flawed with some awkwardness
Can’t stop it I’m not Biggie or Pac
But more of big flop when I’m talkin’, and often it’s
When I’m with a girl that I’m attracted to
My words and my thoughts get caught in the esophagus
Since middle school, constantly ridiculed
Confidence miniscule, I’d commonly been a fool
And honestly I’ve always been fallin’
For these girls, man I often go all in
Saw when you approached me in the hallway
It all changed, and the way you smiled didn’t hit me in a small way
All day I would think about you
Thought would ruin me to ever be without you, how true

[Chorus: Isabelle Rivers-McCue]
We tried to keep it going
But it was all beyond control
It all fell apart so fast
But I would not change the past
I wanna thank you

[Verse 2]
When we dated I was so infatuated with those eyes
I left my old self at the roadside
I was so blind, never did I wanna say goodbye
So I became a man I didn’t even recognize
Hypnotized, I was thinkin’ I could sacrifice everything
Satisfy your every need, happy we’d forever be
But it was unsettling as hell
When we admitted we had reached codependency
You said it seems wrong for us to constantly be settling
Belittling our own goals, forgetting our other friends
Eventually you had to go and sever things
It was incredibly hard for you
But you wanted better things for me
It was a selfless act
I didn’t think so at the time because I felt attacked
But looking back I appreciate you helping me
And I really wish I had the chance just to tell you that
But maybe some day


I wanna thank you; from you I learned to stay true
I know the things you taught me
I keep them with me every day
Though I had to let you go
I just wanted you to know
I wanna thank you

[Verse 3]
So I’m just sayin’ through the failures and tribulations
You’ll prevail with a bit of patience
As a child I was frustrated
I was a weird kid who never had a real relationship
So I was filled with some anxiousness
And when I found someone great to relate with
I gave up faith in who I was
So if ever you find someone stay true, it helps
And don’t fall so hard that you lose yourself
That’s all I’m sayin’


from Ambition, released August 22, 2014
Beat by Odar
Lyrics by Gradient
Additional vocals by Isabelle Rivers-McCue
Vocal outro by Exit 69 A Capella


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