my language lyrics – macklemore

“my language”

this is my language

check it out, ya

the risk of blunderin’ to rep in front of a couple a hundred kids knowin’ my licks is humblin’
spit the struggle of an addict to puff in them swisher split but the light that was lit, i quickly run from it
i turn away from that source inside, a slicker for happiness, thinkin’ i need a store to buy it
recordin’s priceless but look at how important ice is
i thought rhymin was forever now it’s imported diamonds
my point is eyein’, music that’s absorbed my life an’
you glorify guns, they bust s*x and drugs of course they’ll try it
and i can’t even front like i didn’t, cause i still do and that’s why i’m spittin’.
i’m lookin’ for this thing called moderation that i heard some found
the only problem with drugs is sometimes you gotta come down
i lived half my life numb and bud drowned and rum, vodka how many bucks ‘ave i spent on dubstyle
i’m 23, look at my lungs now, the amount of thc from the swish of sweet blunt count?
i can’t even conceive, that’s why i run wild. in these streets like i was 13, like f*ck now
i make that revolution music. but not for the army, a reminder against the vices that harm me
’cause i could… never see how affected my lung is, you only get one shot at life, no ad-libs or punch ins

this is my language

nah, nah,
my mom once told me that we’re not finished products, homie, authors of a book, and the object is to write it slowly
this is my last 16, i’ll go for it. four years in college and this is all i have to show for it
i said, this is my last song, so here’s my p*ssion, 18 tracks, each one an attempt to take my mask off
woo! the oral tradition’s been p*ssed on, while she ride the rhythm to the points that i’m a blast off
hah, and as the music absorbs through me to be like don p. to be hearin’ beats from my dorm room
xp! it’s been a joy and blessin’, my boy till my death and my step-cousin with voice from heaven
yes, budo! it was you who produced through, i am connected and now our friendship is the truth, dude
my last two, hafranoon [?] to acourse [?], i dedicate it to you, but this alb*m’s already yours, c’mon,

this is my language

i’m proud to say this is my language
i’m out
that’s it
the language of my world
it’s been a long journey, and a struggle indeed, and i’m so glad that it’s over
thank you for listening
until next time
peace and blessings
this is my language

/ macklemore lyrics