All That I Got Is You

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Mary J. Blige

Mary Jane Blige ( /ˈblaɪʒ/; born January 11, 1971), preferably known as Mary J. Blige, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. She is a recipient of nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, and has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. She is the only… more »

What dey gives you blood?
 Three months man
 Whatchu doin in here anyway?  You oughta be home with your momma 
How old are you boy?
 Thirteen 
Thirteen?  Damn, the bastards must be runnin outta niggaz to arrest 

Yeah, ohh yeah, this goes out
to all the families that went through the struggle 
Yeah, from the heart 
It was from the heart, everything was real

All that I got is you
And I'm so thankful I made it through 

Yo, dwellin in the past, flashbacks when I was young  Whoever thought that I'd have a baby girl and three sons
I'm goin through this difficult stage I find it hard to believe 
Why my old Earth had so many seeds 
But she's an old woman, and due to me I respect that
I saw life for what it's really worth and took a step back
 Family ain't family no more, we used to play ball
Eggs after school, eat grits cause we was poor
Grab the pliers for the channel, fix the hanger on the TV  Rockin each others pants to school wasn't easy
We survived winters, snotty nosed with no coats 
We kept it real, but the older brother still had jokes 
Sadly, daddy left me at the age of six
I didn't know nuttin but mommy neatly packed his shit
She cried, and grandma held the family down
I guess mommy wasn't strong enough, she just went down
 Check it, fifteen of us in a three bedroom apartment  Roaches everywhere, cousins and aunts was there 
Four in the bed, two at the foot, two at the head
I didn't like to sleep with Jon-Jon he peed the bed
 Seven o'clock, pluckin roaches out the cereal box 
Some shared the same spoon, watchin saturday cartoons  Sugar water was our thing, every meal was no thrill 
In the summer, free lunch held us down like steel 
And there was days I had to go to Tex house with a note
 Stating "Gloria can I borrow some food I'm dead broke"
So embarrasin I couldn't stand to knock on they door
My friends might be laughin, I spent stamps in stores  Mommy where's the toilet paper, use the newspaper 
Look Ms. Rose gave us a couch, she's the neighbor  Things was deep, my whole youth was sharper than cleats 
Two brothers with muscular dystrophy, it killed me
But I remember this, mom's would lick her finger tips
To wipe the cold out my eye before school wit her spit
Case worker had her runnin back to face to face
I caught a case, housin tried to throw us out of our place  Sometimes I look up at the stars and analyze the sky
And ask myself was I meant to be here... why?
Yeah, yo

All that I got is you
And I'm so thankful I made it through 
All that I got is you
And I'm so thankful I made it through 
All that I got is you
And I'm so thankful I made it through 
All that I got is you
And I'm so thankful I made it through 

Word up mommy, I love you
Word up
It was all you, word, you brought me in like this

I sit and think about
All the times we did without, yeah
I always said I woudn't cry
When I saw tears in your eyes
I understand that daddy's not here now
But some way or somehow, I will always be around, yeah
All things that I did from this to them
Oh from drugs to being there
 Being down and out and I love you always 

Yeah, you say
You see the universe, which consists of the sun moon and star
And them planets, that exist in my space 
Like man woman and child 
You understand?
We got to keep it real, and what reality and reality will keep it real with us
I remember them good ol days
 Because see, that's the child I was
What made me the man I am today 
See cause if you forget where you come from, heheh 
You're never gonna make it where you're goin, aheh
 Because you lost the reality of yourself 
So take one stroll through your mind
And see what you will find
And you'll see a whole universe all over again 
and again and again and again and again 
Heheheh, yeah heheheheh ahaheheheh 

Written by: MARY J BLIGE, DENNIS COLES, ROBERT F DIGGS, BERRY JR GORDY, BERRY GORDY JR, DENNIS LUSSIER, ALPHONSO MIZELL, ALPHONSO J MIZELL, FREDDIE PERREN, DEKE RICHARDS

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