"Wings" as written by and Josh Ritter....
See there’s no reason for that first class ticket to that hospital pass visit sticker
See he get in front of his friends and some of them find it funny
But I’m like, “Dog, you ain’t have to hit her”
And he tellin’ her not to get up
Rushing to that bag like a nigga unhookin’ bra-straps
Her friend ain’t clickin’ over cause she waitin’ for call backs
Tied up
The lines, that is, got deep up in her skin
From last week’s argument, cause she said somethin’ to his friends
God damn, dog, give her a break, man
See, when you love somebody there’s no escaping or any replacing
Now she feel like she chasin’ pavement
He said your mouth is writin’ checks yo ass can’t cash
Payment
So as she pack up all that Prada, double C
Suitcases, throw the keys in that handbag– Louis V
She rushin’ out that front door and the police sayin’, “Freeze”
The neighbor called ‘em and said, “I can’t believe”

It can take some time
To see the light through the grey sky
If ya waitin’ on life
It may just pass you by
Spread your wings, take off
Flyin’ feels nice
Spread your wings, we’re gone
Inhale the sky

See, he ain’t got the heart to do it
And his image is playin’ a big role
And his Mama want him to give more
He surrounded by drug dealers, love killers, four wheelers
His drive is like he ain’t got nothin’ to live for
Riding round the city with the homies
Expression’s like, “You don’t know me”
Thinkin’ he God, he said “Everybody owe me”
Most of it is power, respect, and that money
So-called phrases like, “You want it? You gotta show me”
He don’t really give a gee-whiz
He is close minded
Could’ve been anybody, but he’s this
I’m still tryin’a figure out how somebody could breathe this
But he about to witness what the key is
They pulled up at a store and throw the mask on
The plan is to put a bullet in that man and make sure all the cash gone
Life ain’t no longer a joke, so the laugh’s gone
He pulled that handle, took off, and ran his ass home

It can take some time
To see the light through the grey sky
If ya waitin’ on life
It may just pass you by
Spread your wings, take off
Flyin’ feels nice
Spread your wings, we’re gone
Inhale the sky
*
The hurtful comments coulda easily been held back, or fell back
So as you enroll into a deadly soul that’s more valuable than gold
How could you sell that?
Groin’ up you question him: “You know what I’ma be?”
Well answer yourself — now eyes big like Taraji P.
No moves, you still the biggest robbery I ever saw
Who wants the treasure more?

It can take some time
To see the light through the grey sky
If ya waitin’ on life
It may just pass you by
Spread your wings, take off
Flyin’ feels nice
Spread your wings, we’re gone
Inhale the sky


Lyrics submitted by AMCartel

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