Pharoahe Monch – Still Standing Lyrics

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[Verse 1: Monch]
They said, please do not run too fast, stay off of the leaves
Do not play in the grass or climb the trees
You can't breathe, let alone you get stung by bees
Lord Jesus, your chest just might freeze up
13 months old with a lung disease
That almost took my life twice, brought me to my knees

A system not designed for you to achieve
Police squeeze, library lies, teacher deceives

But I rose to the top of my class like cream
Or the Lakers in the 80s, so worthy, I'm Kareem
Not MTV but my Sweet 16's
Married the mic, a love supreme

I'm clear it was a miracle with way I whetted the rhythm
Spiritual looking back at it, a lyrical exorcism
A half of the Afro-American dream;
To rap or quarterback for the professional team

I'm still standing, yeah, I'm still here, I'm still standing

[Hook]
Still standing, I'm still here
(Still standing, yeah, still standing)
Still standing, I'm still here
(Still Standing, yeah, still standing)
Still standing


[Verse 2: Monch]
I have no dead bodies to claim, never been a trigger man
Crack, never pedalled that, opposite of Jigga man

Doubled my expectancy, can you believe it?
Look, no bullet wounds, not paraplegic

Still standing like the pledge of allegiance
Moves made both emotional and strategic
My heart disintegrated into a million pieces
Listen, that's life, deal with it

Press reset, download pain, write a thesis
Performed for millions, Brazilian visas
(I got) Transcontinental indigenous divas
That speak multiple languages for unspeakable reasons

And still there are places that I never been
Like the Statue of Liberty, my knees will never bend
Except for when I'm speaking to God it feels like halftime
I'mma reach for the stars, I'm still standing

[Hook]

[Verse 3: Jill Scott]
Now I, I've seen some heartbreak in my life
And some burdens almost broke me down once or twice
But I held on, on to my faith
And I would never change a thing that brought me here today
Cos it helped me grow and it helped me know
Which way to go, and which way to not go
And I'm so grateful, yeah I'm so grateful
Cos I'm still, I'm still

[Hook]

Standing in the light
Standing in the light
Standing in the light

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