Music Monday – Just Like You by LeCrae

LeCrae is a Christian Hip Hop artists that sheds light on a lot of real life issues. We cannot be true to who we are called to be until we discover who we are.

This week’s song is focused on how young men deal with their dad being MIA, incarcerated, or disconnected in any type of way. I listen and wonder how my brothers and other men deal with having a father who is completely disengaged. How do you deal with the neglect? How will you do things differently for your kids?

Watch and think about what you do differently because of what your dad did. Share your thoughts about the message here. Do you agree? What could he elaborate more on?

Men, we wanna hear from you. Comment or email keila@daddybrokemyheart.com with your thoughts.

I just wanna be like you,
Walk like, talk like, even think like you
The only one I could look to
You’re teaching me to be just like you
Well I just gotta be like,
I just gotta be like you

(Verse 1- Lecrae)
Dear, Uncle Chris, Uncle Keith, Uncle Ricky,
Before the Lord get me I gotta say something quickly
I grew up empty since my daddy wasn’t with me shoot,
I wasn’t picky I’d take any male figure
You
stepped in at the right time,
It’s ‘cuz of you that I write rhymes
You probably never knew that
I loved the way you used to come through come through,
Teach me to do the things that men do
True,
You showed me stuff I probably shouldn’t have seen,
But you rebelled and made it out your teens,
and took me under your wings
I wanted hats, I wanted clothes just like you,
Lean to the side when I rolled just like you
And care people didn’t like you,
You wanna bang, I wanna bang too
Skyline,pyru
You would’ve died, I would’ve died too,
You went to prison, got sick, lost your pops,
Yeah,I cried too
You never know who’s right behind you,
Gotta a little son now and he do whatever I do
But it’s something deep inside you,
That tells there’s gotta be more than doing what other guys do,
Ain’t have nobody there to guide you
But I followed your footsteps and this shouldn’t surprise you,
You realize you, you, you
Yeah,

(Chorus)
I just wanna be like you,
Walk like, talk like, even think like you
The only one I could look to,
You’re teaching me to be just like you
Well I just gotta be like,
I just gotta be like you

(Verse 2)
Now all I see is money, cars, jewels,
Stars
Womanizers, tough guys, guns, knives, and scars,
Drug pushers, thugs, strippers, fast girls, fast life
Everything I wanted and everything I could ask life
If this ain’t living and they lied well,
guess I married an old wives’ tale
Wow, fail
I don’t know another way to go,
This is the only way they ever showed
I got this emptiness inside that got me fighting for approval because I missed out on my daddy saying, way to go,
And get that verbal affirmation on know how to treat a woman,
Know how to fix an engine,
To keep the car running
So now I’m looking at the media and following what they feed me,
Rap stars, trap stars,
Whoever wants to lead me
Even though they lie they still tell me that they love me,
They say I’m good at bad things at least they proud of me
(Chorus)
I just wanna be like you,
Walk like, talk like, even think like you
The only one I could look to
You’re teaching me to be just like you
Well I just gotta be like,
I just gotta be like you
(Like you)

(Verse 3)
I was created by God but I ain’t wanna be like Him,
I wanna be Him
The Jack Sparrow of my Caribbean
I remember the first created being,
And how he shifted the blame of this thing
For fruit he shouldn’t have eaten
And now look at us all that are eating,
Wearing designer fig leaves by Louis Vuitton
Make believe it
But God sees through my foolish pride,
And I’m weak life Adam another victim of Lucifer’s lies
But then in steps Jesus,
All men were created to lead but we need somebody to lead us
More than a teacher,
But somebody who buy us back from the darkness,
Say He redeemed us,
Taught us that real leaders follow God,
Finish the work ‘cuz we on our job
Taught us not to rob
but give life love a wife like He loved the Church
without seeing how many hearts we can break first
I wanna be like you in every way,
So if I gotta die everyday
Unworthy sacrifice
But the least I can do is give the most to me
Because being just like you is what I’m ‘spose to be
They say you came for the lame,
I’m the lamest
I made a mess you say you’ll erase it,
I’ll take it
You said you came for the lame,
I’m the lamest
I broke my life, but you say you’ll replace it,
I’ll take it.

(I just gotta be like,….)

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About Keila Harris

An MBA graduate with an unparalleled ability to keep a team focused on the goal with clear deliverables to produce for specific results. I am a self-starter. I began a nonprofit organization in 2012 called the DBMH Project, Inc. and then authored a book as well. I love the intersection of business and technology and solving problems alongside colleagues dedicated to their work. I like to focus on growth strategies through SMART goals and accountability. I believe power is in the execution of constant learning and open, humble self-improvement. Therefore I read incessantly and expand my network at every opportunity. #PayItForward #SuccessIsTheJourney

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