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People said I wouldn't make it, that I'd never get to the top
There was nothing they could say that would make me stop
So I had to keep pushing through the pain and the tears
All the things I've been through is why I'm standing here

That's why they can't tell me nothing, they can't tell me nothing
They was wrong, this the song of a champion
That's why they can't tell me nothing, they can't tell me nothing
Let me see your hands up if you a champion

Coming up I use to watch TV look up at the screen
Then look at my mama tell her ma that's gon' be me
She said son you gon' be great, I knew it from the start
Your daddy was a poet that's how he captured my heart

It's in my blood, you ask me why I keep it real
Like talkin' in the flow asking how a nigga feel
Imagine how it feels
Waking up to nothing is enough to give you chills

Waking up to nothing is enough to make you kill
Enough to bring your daughter on a heist, unreal
You said you gotta song living life unreal
That's why I put my life in every song I kill, sing it girl

That's why they can't tell me nothing, they can't tell me nothing
They was wrong, this the song of a champion
That's why they can't tell me nothing, they can't tell me nothing
Let me see your hands up if you a champion

I had a job too, niggas so what?
You haters make me laugh, how you hatin' so much?
Go head and do the math, watch the numbers add up
Picture me and Khaled rollin' to the Grammys, messed up
Keep running to The Runners when it's time to make a

I'm gunning at you suckas who ain't tryna feel this shit
[Incomprehensible] blastin' out a niggas whip
Throwing up a peace sign to all my hustlas on the strip
Top down in the Chevy yeah, you know I keep it pimpin'

And my pistol heavy, niggas know that ain't slippin'
Know that I'm on the grind, niggas know that ain't slippin'
My faith is on the line so you know I ain't slippin'
You trippin' and that's why

That's why they can't tell me nothing, they can't tell me nothing
They was wrong, this the song of a champion
That's why they can't tell me nothing, they can't tell me nothing
Let me see your hands up if you a champion

Ladies put your hands up high
Came too far now to give up
We gotta keep reaching for the sky
It don't even matter say what you want

Fellas put your hands up in the sky
Nothing you could say that'll make me stop
We gotta keep reaching for the sky
I'ma keep going till I reach the top and that's why

Definitely livin' life, I gravitated to the light
I sacrificed a decade, now it's times every night
Let them suckas' spectate 'cause shorty I expect that
We still touching big weight and surely I invest that

Break it down the best way 'cause I know how to stretch that
Haters talking sideways and I could never stress that
Ready for the war though, I would never compromise
Mammy call me Gordo, you shine like summer time

That's why they can't tell me nothing, they can't tell me nothing
They was wrong, this the song of a champion
That's why they can't tell me nothing, they can't tell me nothing
Let me see your hands up if you a champion

That's why they can't tell me nothing, they can't tell me nothing
They was wrong, this the song of a champion
That's why they can't tell me nothing, they can't tell me nothing
Let me see your hands up if you a champion

People said I wouldn't make it, that I'd never get to the top
There was nothing they could say that would make me stop
So I had to keep pushing through the pain and the tears
All the things I've been through is why I'm standing here
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written by ROBERTS, WILLIAM / JACKSON, JERMAINE / HARR, ANDREW / HAGGINS, CARVIN / BARIAS, IVAN / SULLIVAN, JAZMINE / MCCOLISTER, ANTOINE / KYSER, PAUL / RUSH, LANA
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