Thankful by Tony Tillman


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Thankful - Single by Tony Tillman

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Thankful
by Tony Tillman

Album: Thankful - Single


Verse 1
They say the only thing promised is a death bed
And that's already made
Would say a headstone but some people don't get a grave
And everybody run but nobody gon get away
Not complaining about my year when some people don't get a day (dang)
Sometimes I'm guilty of finding fault with the bluer skies
Feel like my prayer don't get through to God
Forgetting where I'm from was do or die
Cause I'd be lyin if I said I never sat alone and contemplated suicide

But then I snap back like Mitchell & Ness (okay)
I'm reminded life is a privilege, I should give it my best
Why complain about the things that I ain't get to attain, some hands would give legs just to get where I'm at

And I ain't on top of the world, but I'm on top of the dirt
And that's good enough when you know you could be dropped in the earth
Or locked in max security with chains on your ankles
Thank God for the pain won't complain man I'm thankful

Hook
My mamma used to tell me all the time to be thankful
Ain't got no chains on your brains or your ankles
Endure the rain when it's painful
And don't complain bout a thing just be thankful

Verse 2
I've seen a dead body man
Still right beside it man
No wonder why he stretched th at boy out like Pilates man
A cold night he lay right under the trees
This girl came and passed out like it's 400 degrees

Could've been me
Now lookin' back that memory keeps me humble
A voice among the living some homies don 't get to mumble (nah)
Some of em' don't escape muddy waters they take them under
Some people don't get to shake it or make it out of the jungle
Now I'm , assessing this second chance that I'm livin
Did I do enough with this mercy that I've been given?
Got me, counting on my fingers lookin down at my shoes
Thinkin' bout' the marks I missed how many crowns I'ma loose

How many prayers I sleep on
How many times did I snooze
How many moments I mess up cause I had somethin' to prove
I know I'm off of death row
No Suge Knight
Steven King I got so many things I could write

From livin nightmares to livin serene with a good wife
Despite of all the wrong that I've done God gave me a good life and I'm thankful

Hook
My mamma used to tell me all the time to be thankful
Ain't got no chains on your brains or your ankles
Endure the rain when it's painful
And don't complain bout a thing just be thankful

Verse 3
I know that life can seem hopeless
Feel like you dreamin with limits
I wrote these words for cats with grass that ain't been green in a minute
Stuck in the valleys, blowin strands, guzzlin gallons
Gun to his head livin on the edge loosin his balance (pray you don't slip off)

Cause pain is something that we all seen
And life without a care is something that we all dream
I know the feeling of pain and I can either complain or change my vision and thank Him for all the small things

Cause lookin back, I see I made it farther than expected
I know I got a few regrets I overachieved
Used to (???) for my life cause I ain't know what It mean
But now I show up like I'm DJ Khaled holding the keys (shinin some daytime)

Showin my partners how not to stay blind
Say listen bruh, don't spend your existence running from K-9's or be a vicitim stuck in the system that causes damage
Mothers who was neglective and daddys who left us stranded (it's all good man)
It's all part of a plan even though you don't understand
God is with you when you struggle so never take it for granted just be thankful

My mamma used to tell me all the time to be thankful
Ain't got no chains on your brains or your ankles
Endure the rain when it's painful
And don't complain bout a thing just be thankful

End


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