"Work " as written by Markous Roberts, Jon Shave, Jason Pebworth, George Astasio, Iggy Azalea and Natalie Sims....
Walk a mile in these Louboutins
But they don't wear these shits where I'm from
I'm not hating, I'm just telling you
I'm tryna let you know what the fuck that I've been through

Two feet in the red dirt, school skirt
Sugar cane, back lanes
Three jobs, took years to save
But I got a ticket on that plane
People got a lot to say
But don't know shit about where I was made
Or how many floors that I had to scrub
Just to make it past where I am from

No money, no family
Sixteen in the middle of Miami
No money, no family
Sixteen in the middle of Miami
No money, no family
Sixteen in the middle of Miami

I've been up all night, tryna get that rich
I've been work work work work working on my shit
Milked the whole game twice, gotta get it how I live
I've been work work work work working on my shit
Now get this work
Now get this work
Now get this work
Now get this work
Working on my shit

You can hate it or love it
Hustle and the struggle is the only thing I'm trusting
Thorough bread in a mud brick before the budget
White chick on that Pac shit, my passion was ironic
And my dreams were uncommon
Guess I gone crazy, first deal changed me
Robbed blind, basically raped me
Ran through the bullshit like a Matador
Just made me madder and adamant to go at em
And even the score so, I went harder
Studied the Carters till a deal was offered
Slept cold on the floor recording, at four in the morning
And now I'm passin' the bar like a lawyer
Immigrant, art ignorant
Ya ill intent was insurance for my benefit
Hate be inconsiderate
But the Industry took my innocence
Too late, now I'm in this bitch!

You don't know the half
This shit get real
Valley girls giving blowjobs for Louboutins
What you call that?
Head over heels

No money, no family
Sixteen in the middle of Miami
No money, no family
Sixteen in the middle of Miami
No money, no family
Sixteen in the middle of Miami

I've been up all night, tryna get that rich
I've been work work work work working on my shit
Milked the whole game twice, gotta get it how I live
I've been work work work work working on my shit
Now get this work
Now get this work
Now get this work
Now get this work
Working on my shit

Pledge allegiance to the struggle
Ain't been easy
But cheers to Peezy for the weeks we lived out of duffle
Bags is all we had
Do anything for my Mama, I love you
One day I'll pay you back for the sacrifice
That ya managed to muscle
Sixteen, you sent me through customs so
All aboard my spaceship to Mercury
Turn First at the light that's in front me
'Cause every night I'mma do it like it's my last
This dream is all that I need
'Cause its all that I ever had

Now get this work
Now get this work
Now get this work
Now get this work
Working on my shit
Now get this work
Now get this work
Now get this work
Now get this work
Working on my shit


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"Work" as written by Amethyst Amelia Kelly Jonathan Shave

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    My OpinionWhen i listen to this song it always gives me power to shit on everybody else's head! To do my own thing. To put the power into things i like to do. Actually i am a writer so people always tell me that it is not a job and i am just doing nothing but shit, so it is really a song that gives me power to not care about other people's opinion. Maybe this is what the song wants to give.

    By the way the song is about (i think) a girl who worked pretty hard to escape where she was born. That town or village where she lived was quite cruel and full of uneducated people.
    atitkosblogoson August 19, 2014   Link
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    Song FactWhen Iggy Azlea was 16 she moved to Miami and had no job and wasn't sure what do to. So she worked for 3 years and finally got a record deal, and now she's on top of the world!
    camhemmingson August 26, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song sounds like a personal recollection and story to the top. Iggy is a survivor of sexual assault and abuse. She is an amazing person who came from a hard childhood. She grew up really fast starting her independence at 16 and worked her ass off.

    She does not shy away from being a feminist in public and telling her story so many women can also call their own. I love her.
    create_inhaleon March 04, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song sounds like a personal recollection and story to the top. Iggy is a survivor of sexual assault and abuse. She is an amazing person who came from a hard childhood. She grew up really fast starting her independence at 16 and worked her ass off.

    She does not shy away from being a feminist in public and telling her story so many women can also call their own. I love her.

    "Now get to work" is about how today she can pay people to do work and she doesn't have to do it all alone.
    create_inhaleon March 04, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song sounds like a personal recollection and story to the top. Iggy is a survivor of sexual assault and abuse. She is an amazing person who came from a hard childhood. She grew up really fast starting her independence at 16 and worked her ass off.

    She does not shy away from being a feminist in public and telling her story so many women can also call their own. I love her.

    "Now get to work" is about how today she can pay people to do work and she doesn't have to do it all alone.
    create_inhaleon March 04, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song sounds like a personal recollection and story to the top. Iggy is a survivor of sexual assault and abuse. She is an amazing person who came from a hard childhood. She grew up really fast starting her independence at 16 and worked her ass off.

    She does not shy away from being a feminist in public and telling her story so many women can also call their own. I love her.

    "Now get to work" is about how today she can pay people to do work and she doesn't have to do it all alone.
    create_inhaleon March 04, 2017   Link

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