"Nobody Knows" as written by Cornell Haynes, Anthony Cornelius Hamilton, Jermaine Dupri and James Elbert Phillips....
[Anthony Hamilton]
I didn't know, there'd be troubles along the way
Nobody told me nothin, nobody told me nothing, nothing
Well, well, oh, oh, oh, oh oh
Well, hey hey, we-ell

I went through, 8 different schools in, 12 different years
That's 30 different teachers, over ten thousand different peers
And I done fought in everyone, been suspended every time
Besides a few a felony, done committed every crime
But never bragging on, just want you to see me what I done done
I'm never proud of it, so I don't have to go back there again
And, I used to go like house to house (man)
Sleeping on couch to couch (you know)
Walk around sticking out my hands, looking for a handout
Only thing I handed out was more bills
Only thing pulled me out was my will
God told me the sun don't chill
Determined to make use of one of these skills
Either that or go beat the block
Ain't no way you can beat the cops
Ain't no way I can beat the clock
Just a matter of time shut down your shop
Oh, you stay up day and nights, living this way of life
I was Young and Restless
All My Children came and then I had a Guiding Light (hey)
No more of that sitting man (c'mon) sitting and waiting
And thinking somebody coming to take me up off them streets
But now I know

[Chorus: Anthony Hamilton]
Nobody told me that the road would be easy, yeah
I don't believe, I've made it this far
My whole life, man I've been working so hard and I know
Nobody told me that the road would be easy (Whoa, that the road)
I can't believe, I've made it this far (Whoo, yeah)
My whole life, man I've been working so hard and I know

I can tell you right now, I'm sayin
I could sit here and count on one hand
How many people seen me graduate
I know a few that did but a bunch that ain't (hey)
Same folks showing up in swarms, waiting for me to go on
Wanting to see Ali perform, wasn't so po' before
I became this household name
I was playing them Little League games
Nobody cured if I go 0-for-3
Nobody out here rooting for me but my Momma
Supported me in everything, "Why she get everything?"
Some people got the nerve to ask
Y'all can kiss my ass, and that's my Momma
Got a sister that need my help (hey) and I gave peace all with wealth
Give anything that I have, just to see her in perfect health
Now we out here complaining, "I got work to do" (oh)
How bad you think you got it, somebody else got it worse than you (hey)
I done had them down and ups and, don't plan on coming back down (no)
Don't plan on leaving here no time soon, but I got too comfortable now
Wouldn't have no knowledge of wealth, without no knowledge of self
And I'ma keep walking this road, my mind, body and soul
(I know)


[Anthony Hamilton]
I didn't know
There'd be troubles along the way (I didn't know there'd be troubles)
Nobody told me nothing (nobody told me nothing)
That would help me to ease my pain (to help ease my pain, yeah)
I've been walking this road, for forever and a day (forever and a day)
Now I've been searching something (whoa-oh)
For someone to help me find my way (somebody help me, find my way)
And now I know


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"Nobody Knows" as written by Michelle Dunkley Jacqueline Francis

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