When I Grow Up
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I rewrote this song by NF: https://www.youtube.com/w...

When I Grow Up

Note: I was listening to this song and was inspired to rewrite the lyrics from my perspective, not as a rapper, but as a writer/author/poet. The link to the song is in the description. This will be 10x better if you listen to the song as you go and click to the beat.

Seriously, you should listen to the song.

Yeah, when I grow up, you know what I wanna be?

Take a seat, let me tell you my ridiculous dreams

I wanna write, yeah, I know it's hard to believe

And I can tell you're already thinking I will never succeed

But I'm okay with it, I admit my poetry's weak

I've been working on it, I'll be good eventually

I understand you gotta crawl before you get to your feet

But I been running for a while, they aren't ready for me

I know this dream isn't really realistic

And honestly, I might not ever make a difference

But that don't make a difference, I'ma have to risk it

I've been crunchin' numbers, you ain't gotta be a mathematician

Too young, the odds aren't rootin' for me

I can't lie though, it's kinda how I like it to be

The underdog, yeah, you probably think you know what I mean

But what I'm saying is they ever push me, I'm gonna swing, yeah

I could go to college, major in business like everybody else

Graduate and probably get a job that actually pays the bills

That don't make a lot of sense to me, forget the homecooked meals

Writing gets me the dollar menu, so much for making a mil'

Huh? Make a meal? Nah, I said make a mil'

Home-cookin', get the grill, how you want life? Pretty well?

Every piece is overdone to me, I don't excel

But I'ma get a publisher and say hello to mass appeal

When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills

Writing 'bout the way I feel, oh yeah

I just want to sell a couple mil

Leave my name in history, yeah I will

My book could be the next big deal

My dream, maybe I'll actually fulfill, oh yeah

Might not be the best in my field

But I guarantee that I'ma die real

When I grow up

I'ma make 'em notice me, rhymin' like it's poetry

Do they even like me, I just like to overthink

Publishing? I pay the fee, no return and no receipts

Those of you that don't believe, quiet, you don't know a thing

Quiet when I'm tryna think, quiet when I'm writing things

Quiet when I'm tryna be- sorry, I don't mean to scream

I just feel like no one really gets me and it's sad to see

'Cause someday I'ma grow up and show all of you what I can be, yeah

Anybody wanna read my book?

Anybody wanna read my book? "No"

Anybody wanna read my book? "No" Come on, let me read a couple lines,

Anybody wanna read my book? "No" Come on, let me read a couple lines, "No"

Anybody wanna read my book? "No" Come on, let me read a couple lines, "No" Come on, It'll be over really fast,

Anybody wanna read my book? "No" Come on, let me read a couple lines, "No" Come on, It'll be over really fast, "No"

Anybody wanna read my book? "No" Come on, let me read a couple lines, "No" Come on, It'll be over really fast, "No" You think I should throw this in the trash?

Anybody wanna read my book? "No" Come on, let me read a couple lines, "No" Come on, It'll be over really fast, "No" You think I should throw this in the trash? "Yes"

Tricked you, haters, go away I don't need you

I am not a beggar or a kiss-up

You don't like that? One day I'll forgive you

I am not a quitter, you didn't really think that, did you?

Maybe someday I could even be up on the shelves

Travel the world and maybe even turn my stuff into a show

Everybody in the crowd lovin' every word I wrote

Tellin' me that I am not the only one that feels alone

Huh? You feel alone? Yeah, I kinda feel alone

Wonder if that feelin' ever goes away when you get old

Will I ever make it as an author? I don't really know

Might not make a lot of dough, I'ma have to try it, though

When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills

When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills Writing 'bout the way I feel, oh yeah

When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills Writing 'bout the way I feel, oh yeah I just want to sell a couple mil'

When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills Writing 'bout the way I feel, oh yeah I just want to sell a couple mil' Leave my name in history, yeah I will

When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills Writing 'bout the way I feel, oh yeah I just want to sell a couple mil' Leave my name in history, yeah I will My book could be the next big deal

When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills Writing 'bout the way I feel, oh yeah I just want to sell a couple mil' Leave my name in history, yeah I will My book could be the next big deal My dream, maybe I'll actually fulfill, oh yeah

When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills Writing 'bout the way I feel, oh yeah I just want to sell a couple mil' Leave my name in history, yeah I will My book could be the next big deal My dream, maybe I'll actually fulfill, oh yeah Might not be the best in my field

But I guarantee that I'ma die real

When I grow up

Hope you enjoyed~ Let me know what you thought! -@elleseng

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