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Ryan Macklemore & Lewis - Wing$


[Verse 1]

I was seven years old

 When I got my first pair

And I stepped outside

And I was like, Momma

 This air bubble right here

 It’s gonna make me fly

 I hit that court

 And when I jumped, I jumped

 I swear I got so high

 I touched the net, Mom I touched the net

 This is the best day of my life

Air Maxes were next

That air bubble, that mesh

The box, the smell, the stuffing, the tread

In school

 I was so cool

I knew that I couldn’t crease em

My friends couldn’t afford em

 Four stripes on their Adidas

On the court I wasn’t the best

 But my kicks were like the pros

Yo, I stick out my tongue so everyone could see that logo

 Nike Air Flight, book bag was so dope

And then my friend Carlos’ brother got murdered for his fours, whoa

See he just wanted a jump shot

 But they wanted his Starter coat, though

Didn’t wanna get caught

 From Genesee Park to Othello

You'd get clowned for those Pro Wings, with the velcro

 Those were not tight

I was trying to fly without leaving the ground

Cause I wanted to be like Mike, right

Wanted to be him

 I wanted to be that guy

 I wanted to touch the rim

 I wanted to be cool

 And I wanted to fit in

 I wanted what he had, America, it begins



I want to fly

 Can you take me far away

 Give me a star to reach for

 Tell me what it takes

 And I’ll go so high

 I’ll go so high

 My feet won’t touch the ground

 Just stitch my wings

 And pull the strings

 I bought these dreams

 That all fall down


 [Verse 2]

We want what we can’t have

 Commodity makes us want it

So expensive, damn

 I just got to flaunt it

 Got to show em

 So exclusive, this that new shit

A hundred dollars for a pair of shoes

 I would never hoop in

Look at me, look at me

 I’m a cool kid

I’m an individual, yeah

 But I’m part of a movement

My movement told me be a consumer and I consumed it

They told me to just do it

I listened to what that swoosh said

 Look at what that swoosh did

See it consumed my thoughts

"Are you stupid?

 Don’t crease 'em! Just leave 'em in that box!"

Strangled by these laces, laces I can barely talk

 That’s my air bubble and I’m lost, if it pops

We are what we wear

 We wear what we are

But see I look inside the mirror and think Phil Knight tricked us all

Will I stand for change

 Or stay in my box

These Nikes help me define me

 But I’m trying to take mine





 [Verse 3]

They started out

 With what I wear to school

 That first day

 Like these are what make you cool

And this pair, this would be my parachute

 So much more than just a pair of shoes

 Nah, this is what I am

 What I wore, this is the source of my youth

This dream that they sold to you

 For a hundred dollars and some change

 Consumption is in the veins

And now I see it’s just another pair of shoes


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