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Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), professionally known as simply Akon, is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer and businessman. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble. more »


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I can see it
It's funny, man, 'cause it's like it's not going nowhere
And you gonna see wherever there's struggle
(Once in a while I choose to look at you)
I see my pain in your eyes, man, so I know your feelin' me
(See the twinkle in your eyes)
It's that twinkle, man, that sign of struggle
I've seen it {in me}

'Cause everyday I can't help but see it
The people ain't satisfied
And your hatin' your nine to five
And everybody wanna live another life
But ain't no length you'd go, or mountain you'd climb
Not to better your day, but all that'll do is leave room for people to say
I guess your living better now, sharing a lil' of that cheddar now
'Cause I remember days back when a brother was hustling and robbing too
I done tossed the Beretta now, on a whole 'nother level now
But still I can't enjoy my fame unless
my people doing the same and getting money too

Once in a while I choose to look at you (oh, once in awhile)
See the twinkle in your eyes
(I can see that you don't ever want to struggle no more)
Once in a while I choose to look at you (oh yeah)
See the twinkle in your eye
(I can see that you don't ever want to cry no more)

'Cause every time you ask me I'm grinding
It shouldn't have to be that way
You shouldn't have to pay my way
I shouldn't have to want for a brighter day
Got a let a little problem on the way
Bounty hunters checking state to state
Child support lady on your case
Not to mention tickets you ain't ever paid
Oh, what must I do? This what you be asking
God, please hold it down for me
Don't let Satan get a hold of me
I trying to tell you, it done happened to me too
But it happened a lot worse to my brother
Muhammad; I thank God he recovered, yeah

Once in a while I choose to look at you (once in a while I choose)
See the twinkle in your eyes
(I can see that you don't ever want to struggle no more)
Once in a while I choose to look at you (look in your eyes)
See the twinkle in your eye
(I can see that you don't ever want to cry no more
Once in a while I choose to look at you

Yes, I see your pain now
Oh yeah, 'cause I see your pain now
Oh yeah, I can feel you scream now (I can feel you screaming)
And I can see you crying, and inside you're dying (inside your dying)
No longer the same now 'cause you got to (but you got to maintain now)
'Cause you got to maintain

Once in a while I choose to look at you
See the twinkle in your eyes
(Twinkle in you, I can see that you don't ever want to struggle no more)
Once in a while I choose to look at you (oh)
See the twinkle in your eye
(Oh yeah, I can see that you don't ever want to cry no more)

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Written by: ALIAUNE THIAM, BRYAN BOULAI, SKIP PROKOP

Lyrics © Ultra Tunes, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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