Growin' Up

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[verse 1]
I was always that kid, shy and reserved
a new school, I cried and I learned
that this wouldn’t be like the last one
man, I used to have fun
I used to be a cool kid, now I’m just a random
and I always had a feeling I was different
a feeling they would judge me, a feeling I couldn’t miss it
a feeling i was just ugly from the inside out
I couldn’t even be myself in my own house
imagine having to dress a certain way that you hated
and fighting with your parents, low key feeling degraded
made it clear to myself that I had to stop it
and I prayed to God to take this away, I didn’t want it
but I kept waking up just the way He made me
so I guess even prayer couldn’t change me
but why would this one thing make every body hate me
everybody fear me, like I had rabies
rumors start to leak, I walk alone confused
then some boys from my class ask me if it's true
of course I deny it but how long could I hide it
I just knew I wouldn’t hear the end
so I just pretend, again
some people not in my shoes say that I’m just confused
I wasn’t even old enough to choose by the time I knew
so you can shove your theories up your ass
thanks to you it was hard as shit growing up, man

[chorus]
and if you're on the same boat
there's hope
I promise it'll get better
just remember
you gon’ realize who your real friends are
you gotta stay strong even when it gets hard
we all did it
I had to go through the crappiest shit
but you gon’ find someone to share your happiness with
so it’s worth it
and nobody's perfect
but you perfect at being you
so go head and work it

[verse 2]
somehow avoided getting outed, they suspected something
I kept getting confronted, I just said I wasn’t
I could tell by their tone, they'd eat me alive
so at the time it was smarter to just run and hide
from the truth and who I really was
man this shit is really dumb
imagine not being about to tell people you really love
high school was scary, but that’s what drama does
I was just starting to be okay with who I was
when my parents looked through my phone, saw those texts
I was crying, they were yelling, rumors start to spread
and I was being told what I was doing was bad
but this ain’t something that I do, it’s just something that I am
and all the emotions hit the surface
if God hates gays why did He make me this on purpose
when you living with this task, that’s the type of shit you ask
thanks to you it was hard as shit growing up, man

[chorus]
and if you're on the same boat
there's hope
I promise it'll get better
just remember
you gon’ realize who your real friends are
you gotta stay strong even when it gets hard
we all did it
I had to go through the crappiest shit
but you gon’ find someone to share your happiness with
so it’s worth it
and nobody's perfect
but you perfect at being you
so go head and work it

[bridge]
and if you don't believe me
that's okay
but for god sakes let me hug you, tell you that it's okay
wipe your tears and tell all your fears to go away
‘cause the world wouldn’t be the same without your lovely face
so do us all a favor, be brave for tomorrow
just always be yourself and what’s meant to be will follow
just remember all of that when shit hits the fan
I hope for you, it’s not as bad growing up, man

[chorus]
and if you're on the same boat
there's hope
I promise it'll get better
just remember
you gon’ realize who your real friends are
you gotta stay strong even when it gets hard
we all did it
I had to go through the crappiest shit
but you gon’ find someone to share your happiness with
so it’s worth it
and nobody's perfect
but you perfect at being you
so go head and work it

go head and work it girl
yeah, go head and work it boy
whatever you identify as, I don’t give a fuck quite frankly
go head and work it

credits

from In Transit EP, released January 29, 2016

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Strag San Francisco, California

Hailing from California’s “Bay Area”, Strag has emerged as one of the game’s most promising up and comers. Driven by her “underdog” status, she spews hot lyrics with smooth rhyme schemes, paired with catchy and unique beats. If there’s ever been a female rapper that proves to be the whole package, it’s Strag.

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