I Wish I Was Somebody Anybody but Myself – Kendrick Lamar

Song Details: Lyrics is a song from the album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar. The song name is Mother I Sober which is sung by Kendrick Lamar & Beth Gibbons

I Wish I Was Somebody Anybody but Myself Lyrics

[Verse 1: Kendrick Lamar]
I’m Sensitive, I Feel Everything, I Feel Everybody
One Man Standing On Two Words, Heal Everybody
Transformation, Then Reciprocation, Karma Must Return
Heal Myself, Secrets That I Hide, Buried In These Words
Death Threats, Ego Must Die, But I Let It Purge
Pacify Broken, Pieces Of Me, It Was All A Blur
Mother Cried, Put They Hands On Her, It Was Family Ties
I Heard It All, I Should’ve Grabbed A Gun
But I Was Only Five
I Still Feel Weighing On My Heart
My First Tough Decision
In The Shadows Clinging To My Soul As My Only Critic
Where’s My Faith? Told You I Was Christian
But Just Not Today
I Transformed, Praying To The Trees
God Is Taken Shape
My Mother’s Mother Followed Me
For Years In Her Afterlife
Staring At Me On Back Of Some Buses, I Wake Up At Night
Loved Her Dearly, Traded In My Tears For A Range Rover
Transformation, You Aingt Felt Grief
’til You Felt It Sober

[Chorus: Beth Gibbons]
I Wish I Was Somebody
Anybody But Myself
Oh! , I Wish I Was Somebody
Anybody But Myself

[Verse 2: Kendrick Lamar]
I Remember Looking In The Mirror Knowing I Was Gifted
Only Child, Me For Seven Years, Everything For Christmas
Family Ties, They Accused My Cousin
“Did He Touch You Kendrick?”
Never Lied, But No One Believed Me
When I Said “He Didn’t”
Frozen Moments, Still Holding On It
Hard To Trust Myself, I Started Rhyming
Coping Mechanisms To Lift Up Myself
Talked To My Lawyer, Told Me Not To Be So Hard On Myself
He Has An Aura, I Hope To Achieve
If I Find Some Help, Congratulations
Made It To Be Famous
Still I Feel Uneasy, Water Watching
Live My Life In Nature
Only Thing Relieves Me
Spirit Guide Whisper In My Ear Tell Me That She Sees Me
“Did He Touch You?”
I Said “No” Again, Still They Didn’t Believe Me
Mothers Brother Said He Got Revenge For My Mothers Face
Black And Blue, The Image Of My Queen That I Can’t Erase
‘Til This Day Can’t Look Her In The Eyes Pain Is Taking Over
Blame Myself
You Never Felt Guilt ’til You Felt It Sober

[Chorus: Beth Gibbons]
I Wish I Was Somebody
Anybody But Myself
Oh! , I Wish I Was Somebody
Anybody But Myself

[Verse 3: Kendrick Lamar]
I Was Never High, I Was Never Drunk
Never Out My Mind, I Need Control
They Handed Me Some Smoke, But Still I Declined
I Did It Sober Sitting With Myself
I Went Through All Emotions, No Dependents
Except For The One, Let Me Bring You Closer, Intoxicated
There’s A Lustful Nature That I Failed To Mention
Insecurities That I Project, Sleeping With Other Women
Whitney’s Hurt, The Pure Soul I Know
I Found Her In The Kitchen
Asking God “Where Did I Lose Myself?
And Can It Be Forgiven?”
Broke Me Down, She Looked Me In My Eyes
“Is There An Addiction?” I Said “No”
But This Time I Lied
I Knew That I Can’t Fix It, Pure Soul, Even In Her Pain
Know She Cared For Me, Gave Me A Number
Said She Recommended Some Therapy
I Asked My Momma Why She Didn’t Believe Me
When I Told Her “No”
I Never Knew She Was Violated In Chicago
I’m Sympathetic
Told Me That She Feared It Happened To Me
Or My Protection
Though It Never Happened, She Wouldn’t Agree
Now I’m Affected
Twenty Years Later Trauma Has Resurfaced
Amplified As I Write This Song
I Shiver ‘Cause I’m Nervous
I Was Five, Questioning Myself, ‘lone For Many Years
Nothing’s Wrong
Just Results On How Them Questions Made Me Feel
I Made It Home, Seven Years On Tour, Chasing Manhood
But Whitney’s Gone By Time You Hear This Song
She Did All She Could
All These Women Gave Me Super Powers
What I Thought I Lacked
I Pray Our Children Don’t Inherit Me And My Feelings
I Attract A Conversation
Not Being Addressed In Black Families
The Devastation Haunting Generations And Humanity
They Raped Our Mothers, Then They Raped Our Sisters
Then They Made Us Watch, Then Made Us Rape Each Other
Psychotic Torture Between Our Lives We Aingt Recovered
Still Living As Victims In The Public Eyes Who Pledge Allegiance
Every Other Brother Has Been Compromised
I Know The Secrets, Every Other Rapper Sexually Abused
I See Them Daily Burying The Pain In Chains And Tattoos
So Listen Close Before You Start To Pass Judgement On How We Move
Learn How We Cope
Whenever His Uncle Had To Walk Him From School
His Anger Grows Deep In Misogyny
This Is Post-Traumatic Black Families And A Sodomy
Today Is Still Active
So I Set Free Myself From All The Guilt
That I Thought I Made
So I Set Free My Mother All The Hurt
That She Titled Shame
So I Set Free My Cousin, Chaotic For My Mothers Pain
I Hope Hykeem Made You Proud
‘Cause You Aingt Die In Vein
So I Set Free The Power Of Whitney, May She Heal Us All
So I Set Free Our Children
May Good Karma Keep Them With God
So I Set Free The Hearts Filled With Hatred
Keep Our Bodies Sacred
As I Set Free All You Abusers
This Is Transformation

[Chorus: Beth Gibbons]
I Wish I Was Somebody
Anybody But Myself
Oh! , I Wish I Was Somebody
Anybody But Myself

[Outro: Kendrick Lamar]
You Did It, I’m Proud Of You
You Broke A Generational Curse
Say “Thank You Dad”
Thank You Daddy
Thank You Mommy
Thank You Brother
Mr. Morale!

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