Fly Away

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Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. (born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American Grammy Award-winning rapper, entrepreneur and occasional actor. He has performed with the rap group St. Lunatics since 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly began hi… more »

Free city 
This is a shout out to every young brother ya know 
That's doing his thing right now 
Keep ya head up.... 
He's walking the yard wishing he had wings 
Ya know so he could fly up out that joint 
Man 

[Chorus:]
If I could fly away 
Oh I wouldn't come back no more 
I'd turn around just to see you for the last time 
See now I know 
Hey that it wouldn't be easy 
I done fought through the battle, and I made it this far 
I got a few more feet but its still the longest yard 

Man its the longest yard I ever had to get in my life 
See my life ain't right if my wife don't write 
My nigga can't eat if the fish don't bite 
My raise the gross sales like Mike 'n' Ike 
A big brother all mighty I keep gamma ray on my G five g 
Takin G five Jeep, G five deep 
To ????????? 
Listen man they lock it down round here 
See body bag, ya gag, then ya frown round here 
This is serious as the sound round here 
The guards guard the ground fo pounds round here 
And they ain't playin' they just layin' old 
And anything that would've happen 
Nigga happen real slow 
Get the word from upstairs, tell you in that hole 
I can't take it I'm just ready to go 

[Chorus:]

I'm in my cell twenty hours a day, doin' push ups every hour of a day 
Cause I'm tryin' to keep the cowards away 
That's why I'm markin' off the calendar days 
Tryin' to get it outta the way 
Yea, and I'm just tryin' to keep a peace in mind 
And try not to strike a mother fucker with a piece of mine 
Cause he try to take a peace of mine 
So Imma slice him one piece at a time 
But now they close the doors, lock me in 
In a cell thirty feet but is built for ten 
Tell me what kinda world they got you in 
With a barbwire fence to box you in 
From now till they turn off the lights 
See I'm read everything in sight 
Its kinda hard tryin' to read at night 
But Imma change my life 
And help another brother take this flight 

[Chorus:] 


Oh no, I gotta make it out this place some how 
Oh no, man I really believe I can turn it around 
Oh no, you see all I need is that second chance to show 
Since incarceration, my obligation of rehabilitation 
Oh no, punch me high kick me low 
Oh no, its gonna take more than that for them to break my soul 
Oh no, man its hard for people to understand what its like to be gated, incarcerated, most can't take it but Imma make it to see betta days 

[Chorus:]

(Fading) 
If I could fly away 
If I could I'd turn around 
If I could fly away 
If I could I'd turn around

Written by: RASHAD HILL, CORNELL HAYNES, KENNETH KARLIN, ANDREA MARTIN, IVAN MATIAS, CARSTEN SCHACK

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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