"The Fire Next Time" as written by and Victor Kwesi Mensah....
Out of the fire, I found a fire inside
You can see the pain still alive in my eyes
I've loved and I've lost, through heaven and hell
They turned their back on me too many times to turn back now
My nigga, I won't stop now
I can't, I can't, I can't stop now
I can't, I can't, I can't be stopped now

It wasn't easy but I learned the hard way and let me tell you how
Lived life and learned my lessons
Spent dough and I earned my blessings
Southside my tat and necklace
Ball like I'm ambidextrous
Every time they tried to block me, switched hands and changed directions
Fist in the air like Rocky
Bitch, I think my name Sylvester
That's the difference between me and them
When they thought it was the end, I was still trying to see a M
Another difference between me and them
Even in a Mercedes Buick, I was still tryna see a Benz
I was backed into a corner
Sat chasing, catching charges
It's re-election season
Bitch, I think I'm back in office
You don't know my pain, how far I came
Those days have gone, you curse my name
I pray to God to shine the sun, he gave me rain
I took that water and walked on it
Marching harder than a million martyrs
On my darkest day, I'm still a star, I shine regardless

Out of the fire, I found a fire inside
You can see the pain still alive in my eyes
I've loved and I've lost, through heaven and hell
They turned their back on me too many times to turn back now
My nigga, I won't stop now
I can't, I can't, I can't stop now
I can't, I can't, I can't be stopped now

And I thought they said light skin niggas went out of style
André 3k said you only funky as your last cut
So I'm state to state, and I act like a Mack truck
Plus I gotta keep a Mac tucked
For these big soldier niggas on the net trying act tough
Y'all too alternative, get your facts up
I shoot to Heathrow, get my stacks up
I get pounds to spend, that's English
Bitch, I think I'm 'bout to rack up
You don't get it, do you?
When you on that big screen, there's a lot of little people living through you
When you don't stick to the script
They assassinate your character and act like they never knew you
That's just how the game goes, I guess
Change clothes, I dressed like Project Runway meets the projects
Write like Noah but a little more complex
I fed niggas and they shitted on me
Took the piss out me, then spilled it on me
When I broke down like Britney Spears
Said they throw me "Oops" and never did it on me
So I wrote 'em out and make a bigger story
Vic's story, that's victory
Niggas never did shit for me
Show them the ropes and they jumped ship on me
But I never drowned, stayed down
Sang songs for my hometown
Made homes for the broke kids
Steppin' over needles in the playground
Y'all the only thing that matters to me
If y'all love me, fuck everybody
If y'all love me, they can never stop me
If y'all love me, they can never stop me

Out of the fire, I found a fire inside
You can see the pain still alive in my eyes
I've loved and I've lost, through heaven and hell
They turned their back on me too many times to turn back now
My nigga, I won't stop now
I can't, I can't, I can't stop now
I can't, I can't, I can't be stopped now

Yeah, I gave you my pain through a pen
No I.D. on the track, let the story begin


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

"The Fire Next Time" as written by Malik Yusef Ernest Dion Wilson

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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