August Alsina - American Dream Lyrics




Ever since day one
Somebody probably say you wouldn't be nothin'
I bet they told you this over and over again on repeat like a re-run
Nobody ever told you you could live up
To anything you want, don't give up
They rather tell you, you're destined for failure
That's what they tell you
But you just say
What about Martin?
What about Garvey?
What about Rosa?
What about Malcolm?
What if somebody told they they wouldn't be nothin'
And they believed this, think about the outcome
Would we even be the way we are today?
Even if it weren't, could have been a harder way
Even though we lost a lot of people on the way
Had to sacrifice to get us in a better place

I hope you listen to these wizzords
All they want us thinking about is sipping on some sizzurp
And they got us thinking something better we don't deserve
And that we shouldn't try it's no use
But that couldn't be further from the truth
Don't believe them that's what they told me too
When I was growing up (they told me)
They told me (that I wouldn't make it too far)
And when I got a little older
(They told me) they told me, yeah
(That I wouldn't be anything)

That's what they told me, they told me, they told me
But we are leaders
That's what they told me, they told me, they told me
We're supposed to be kings and queens
That's what they told me, they told me, they told me
When we don't believe them
That's what they told me, they told me, they told me
Trying to live the American Dream

They see the baller's and celebrities
As a reminder the people they would never be
Jealousy got them sick without a remedy
Thinking when I die nobody's gonna remember me
I was told that nobody care
So the dreams that I had turned to nightmares
Cause this thing called life really ain't fair
Need help but it ain't there
So you know it's really hard to stay dedicated
When the baller's screaming they was never educated
On the corner getting high just to medicate it
Cause the teachers just told him he would never make it
Now he feeling like he made it cause he stuck in paper
But probably won't let him spend the money later
Nobody ever told us we could be greater
Everybody on the ground in the paper chasers

I hope you listen to these wizzords
All they want us thinking about is sipping on some sizzurp
And they got us thinking something better we don't deserve
And that you shouldn't try it's no use
But that couldn't be further from the truth
Don't believe them that's what they told me too
When I was growing up (they told me)
They told me (that I wouldn't make it too far)
And when I got a little older
(They told me) they told me, yeah
(That I wouldn't be anything)

That's what they told me, they told me, they told me
But we are leaders
That's what they told me, they told me, they told me
We're supposed to be kings and queens
That's what they told me, they told me, they told me
When we don't believe them
That's what they told me, they told me, they told me
Trying to live the American Dream

(That's what they told me, they told me, they told me)
They'd rather see me dead, never gone make it
(That's what they told me, they told me, they told me)
They'd rather see me fail, never gonna be anything
(That's what they told me, they told me, they told me)
They'd rather see me in jail, you're never gonna be shit
(That's what they told me, they told me, they told me)
Everybody die, (you ain't shit, yo daddy ain't shit)
(That's what they told me, they told me, they told me)
But not everybody lives, I told you
(I told you you was gonna make it) (nigga you ain't tell me shit)
We gotta get out of this
You just gotta tell yourself
That somehow I'm a make it





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  1. Beatrice Harris

    🥺🥺

  2. Anthony Young

    Been listen to this over and over. God bless this man and he deserves way more credit for this track 👏

  3. kylan Stewart

    Who STILL play this in 2019🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  4. Kristshel Dunn

    #AugustAlsina Always The Truth, Keeping It Real And Your Nieces Did A Awesome Job On The Hook, Keep Pushing On, As I Keep Supporting You... #Inspiring 🎤🎶🎵❤❤❤

  5. Neisha Fontenot

    2019 💪

  6. Barb

    2019 this song is the truth

  7. Moonlight Numxaboo

    Have a sample in this song?

  8. chido zvinokona

    dope music my guy lovin this jam...honestly i can relate

  9. Explosion Gamer

    I herd you

  10. Cortne Byrd

    still listen in 2018 👀👀

    Shyfurlowe Kyrajaide 200

    That's dope 🏆

  11. Aaron Brannon

    This song gives me Goosebumps, Inspiration and Focus..

  12. Keiarah Jones

    Love this song🖤😌

  13. tia Cole

    Still listening

  14. Erika Poellnitz

    Song was sooooo underrated

  15. white tulip

    They don't have believe that were supposed to be king and queens

  16. white tulip

    This is album should be called The Real Authentic Me

  17. ÄdiÖ ÄyÖ

    I hate that august didn't win a grammy for best R&B album for this, he didn't he get nominated. And now people wonder where he's been MOST artist out out meaningless music that fans love just for the function because it sounds good and they can dance to it or whatever. But the true conscious artist preaching positive messages are always left in the dark smh.

    Reggie Crosby

    ÄdiÖ ÄyÖ True dat. I’ve been waiting on a new August album ever since this dropped. But some people don’t deserve artists like this smh shame.

  18. steven ajibola

    american Dream on my mind

  19. Raymond Ezell

    This song is not talked about enough

  20. Breshon Jones

    I swea I blast this everyday especially cruising on the highway

  21. Royalty B

    ... he just might be the new topic that we need cause rap is garbage now i stopped listening bu August is truth and sings about life. To me personally he is the next tupac... facts .. keep up the great work

    Bittersweet TeaQueen

    Royalty B true that

  22. deejay

    this track is so damn fire.. my god

  23. Indya Walker

    i love his music much

  24. Dia Aleah

    Is that his nieces singing the "that's what they told me" parts? i feel like I hear Kay's voice. they sound beautiful.

    Richard Jules

    Young Lyric yes it is

  25. Jykeria TV

    dang august is one of them people that you listen to his songs they bring you back to the " old you" and his music is very rare now and day cause not many songs have a message got to love august

  26. Jykeria TV

    dang august is one of them people that you listen to his songs they bring you back to the " old you" and his music is very rare now and day cause not many songs have a message got to love august

  27. Jay Hendo

    I swear this whole album brings me to tears😔😔😔 his lyrics are so relatable and touch my heart. all of that matched with his vocals just make me cry

  28. Shabasia Bellot

    I cry every time I hear this love you come to bufflo

    Scorpion King-84

    Shabasia Bellot hold ya head

  29. MIKO miko

    go head on August

  30. Starla Moody

    His music is the realist! I don't care what anybody say about his music, but no matter how hard you try to deny it, his music is the best music 💯

    Sharod Barrow

    Factz 💯

  31. amos white

    man i like dis i was so happy to hear dis i like wen i be with ppl and hear Thangz like dis

  32. Deshawn Brown

    very underrated

  33. Imani Hough

    He nieces have pretty voices 😩✨.

    kaydope14

    Akahyla Jones Jones his interview with sway

    Akahyla Jones Jones

    kaydope thanks boo

    kaydope14

    @Akahyla Jones Jones Your welcome

    Dia Aleah

    i was wondering if that was them lol, I thought I heard Kay. they sound so beautiful. I see Kay as a future singer maybe lol. they ALL sound beautiful though.

    BHJ Pena-Redhorn

    Imani Hough 😂 lol you think that 😂😂😂😂😂

  34. Wavy Kid

    his music is inspirational

  35. Erika Poellnitz

    I cry 😿 everytime I hear this

  36. Izzy

    Love him 😘

  37. Ricky Dean

    His Music Amazing

  38. Ppg radiostation of creativity

    this album has a story in every song be hand it

  39. Chris lockett

    😂😠

  40. david rubin

    Track..Damyum