Ashanti — Freedom lyrics

So I'm gone close my eyes
And I'm gone live my life
Despite what you think I'm be free
Cause I'm be me.(2x's)
(Verse 1)
See I ain't never think that I would have a situation, where the people around me just envy I must replace them. See I always thought that the people that watched me grow, would want to see me blow, fo'sho but little did I know. They ain't never really wanna see me smiling, they could'nt take the fact that I was really shining. And in my heart I know they wishing I would stop, cause they don't want me to rise and be on top. And all that jealousy and hate, could be right in front of your face, and it's gon hurt for you to see, but it ain't your fault so just let it be.
So I'm gonna close my eyes
And I'm gonna live my life
Despite what you think I'm be free
Cause I'm be me.(2x)
See everybody wanna have something to talk about, so they pointing their fingers and always running they mouth. No matter how you try to satisfy someone else, giving so much of yourself, your love, but it's never enough. The more you give the more want, and they ain't happy, and they don't see all that you do to make em happy, they don't appreciate it untill you walk away, but you don't wanna hear it by now it's to late.
And all that jealousy and hate, could be right in front of your face, and it's gon hurt for you to see, but it aint your fault just let it be.
So I'm gone close my eyes
And I'm gone live my life
Despite what you think I'm be free
Cause I'm be me.(2x)
What they don't understand is that I'm gonna keep livin my life and surving, and I'm gonna keep pushing and striving and climbing and grinding, 'cause aint no time to be crying, I been providing with the strength to carry my weight(carry my weight)
And I'm gonna be ok(I'm gone be ok), 'cause I'm gone live my life my way, you can say what you wanna say.It won't affect the way I'm living I'm winning by being free again(yeah)
So I'm gone close my eyes
And I'm gone live my life
Despite what you think I'm be free
Cause I'm be me.(2x)
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Songwriters: LORENZO, IRVING / MCGHEE, DEMI / DOUGLAS, ASHANTI
Freedom lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group