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    Father
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      About "Father"

      Lyrics for LL Cool J - "Father"

      I swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth,
      So help me GOD
      I just felt like telling the story of my life
      Felt like, maybe somebody could be inspired, you know?
      We all feel pain, we all go through things
      But it's time to overcome all that

      If your plane crashed in the water and everybody died
      Would you drown on purpose or try to survive?
      I was born handicapped my arm wouldn't move
      They called me a cripple pops caught an attitude
      Beat my moms smoked lye drove trucks
      My moms had a miscarriage, he didn't give a fuck
      He sniffed some coke, come home
      Beat up on my moms cause she's talkin' on the phone
      Come on

      [Chorus]
      (All I ever wanted)
      All I ever wanted
      (All I ever needed)
      All I ever needed
      (Was a father)
      Was a father
      (That's all)
      That's all!
      (All I ever wanted)
      All I ever wanted
      (All I ever needed)
      All I ever needed, was a father
      (Was a father)

      Moms got tired of the beatings said, "Yo, we got to go"
      Packed up her bags we bounced out the do'
      She said, "I ain't taking these whippin's no mo'
      I want to live to see my little Todd grow"
      I remember tear drops on my pops face
      Looking down at me standing on the staircase
      Handsome brother with a smooth goatee
      Makes me wonder why he act so ugly, you feeling me?
      (I'm feeling you)

      [Chorus]

      My pops got drunk when me and my moms bounced
      Swigged some Jack Dan', sniffed up a ounce
      Grabbed the shotty left Long Isle for Queens
      Possessed by a demon, a devil it seemed
      I was too young to understand the risk
      When your moms come home off the midnight shift
      She turned around heard the shotgun click
      My pops said, "You think that you could leave me?"
      He blasted my moms in the back
      She fell down screaming I can't forget that
      My grandfather tried to close the do'
      He got shot ten times in the stomach yo, for real

      [Chorus]

      My head was spinning, I had never seen blood
      Four years old, this don't feel like love
      Anyway, pops disappeared
      Grandpops and moms healed up over the years
      This therapist got up in her head
      Led her to believe without him she'd be dead
      You know, they fell in love with one another
      Everything seemed right that's word to mother
      Until I started getting beatings everyday
      Sometimes for going outside to play
      Late at night on my knees I'd pray
      A young child, wishing the pain would go away
      Dad where was you when he made me strip
      Beat with belts like a slave with a whip
      Kicked me down steps outside in the snow
      Punched me in the chest stomped me out on the flo'
      That's just the tip of the iceberg look
      It's too long for a song but perfect for a book
      Word is bond, that's real baby

      [Chorus]

      SONGWRITERS:
      MICHAEL, GEORGE / BARNES, SAMUEL / OLIVIER, JEAN CLAUDE / SMITH, JAMES TODD
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