Kanye West - Champion Lyrics




[chorus:]
(Did you realize
That you were a champion?
In their eyes)
Yes I did, so I packed it up and brought it back to the crib
Just a little somethin' show you how we live
Everybody want it but it ain't that serious
That's that shit
So if you're gonna do it, do it just like this
(Did you realize
That you were a champion?
In their eyes)

You don't see just how wild the crowd is?
You don't see just how fly my style is?
I don't see why I need a stylist
When I shop so much I can speak Italian
I don't know I just wanted better for my kids
And I ain't sayin' we was from the projects
But everytime I want it, layaway or a deposit
My dad'll say "When you see clothes close your eyelids"
We was sort of like Will Smith and his son
In the movie I ain't talkin' 'bout the rich ones
'cause every summer he'll get some
Brand new hare-brained scheme to get rich from
And I don't know what he did for dough
But he'd sent me back to school with a new wardrobe and hey!

[chorus]

When it feel like living's harder than dyin'
For me givin' up's way harder than tryin'
Lauryn Hill say her heart was in Zion
I wish her heart still was in rhymin'
'cause who the kids gonna listen to? Huh?
I guess me if it isn't you
Last week I paid a visit to the institute
They got the Drop Out keepin' kids in the school
I guess I'll clean up my act like Prince'll do
If not for the pleasure, least for the principle
They got the CD then got to see me drop gems
Like I dropped out of P.E.
They used to feel invisible
Now they know they invincible

(Did you realize
That you were a champion?
In their eyes)
This is the story of a champion
Rounders in the mob and they pop the guns
Stand up stand up! Here he comes
Tell me what it takes to be number one?
Tell me what it takes to be number one?
This is the story of a champion
Rounders in the mob and they pop the guns
Stand up stand up! Here he comes
Tell me what it takes to be number one?
Tell me what it takes to be number one?

[chorus]





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Kanye West Champion Comments
  1. Sabelo Vilakazi

    Drop gyms (gems) like I dropped out of P.E?? What?

  2. Philly Boxer.

    RIP KOBE!!

  3. zari smith

    before kanye lost his goddamn mind 💀

  4. Deanmad

    I love the steely dan 😩👌

  5. ONEOFAKIND

    Y'all gone stop acting like kanye wasn't cold

  6. Melanie Taylor

    Kobe 🏀💜💛🏆

  7. Alex A

    came to this song because i keep thinking bout kobe bro ☹️

  8. Angel Prestbury

    2020 " To me giving up is way harder then trying!" Words to live by my hood brothers & sisters!!!!

  9. Eric Palma

    I remember hearing this shit when i was little in my dads car , was bumping to it back then now im 15 still bumping to it

  10. PaullHutchh

    Those long careless days skateboarding as a teenager to the song on my ipod nano

  11. Theo Klaase

    Brilliant

  12. brian scott

    Kanye thinks he’s a champion, I’d have to agree

  13. Ion Shazam

    RIP A Legend

  14. LofiBoy Chill Vibes

    Old Kanye The Best

  15. ty ty

    I miss hearing this Kanye his music meant more back then but when you get the bag on a higher level all that power goes to people's head

  16. Rick Sanchez

    (My Rap) lets get lit.im all about that shit.i hope me and you just get along.lets all sing a song.yall can catch on.i love you.i see you.good for you.i love football.im going from Wall to wall with you.i hope she says yes.

  17. Khaliya Rogers

    “Lauren Hill said her heart was is Zion, I wish her heart still was in rhyming, cuz who the kids gone listen to? Huh i guess me if it isn’t you” 💯

  18. Nick D.

    yes i did!

  19. Darrell James

    I remember this being part of my warm-up playlist during track & field. Essential jam.

  20. Empolé the Taco

    To be played at my high school graduation
    I'll get back to yall on that

  21. Ayden Sumlin

    2020 baby

  22. Brandon Cahoon

    This song describes Derrick Rose perfectly.

  23. Tu Gfa

    2020 and still a banger

  24. ErnySauce

    HAPPY 2020 YE BROS ITS GRIND TIME

  25. Matthew Muli

    Sounds so fresh, sounds like it was made yesterday

  26. Brandon Cahoon

    “When it feels livings harder than dying, for me giving up is way harder than trying” - legend

  27. Debra Neely

    For me givin up way harder than tryin... kanye west

  28. Genesis Barnes

    Kanye so Great...This album not on most people's top Kanye albums and this is Classic! Love or Hate...Kanye on that list!

  29. anthony turer

    Miss this Kanye humble down to earth flow so on point killer beats still the shit tho

  30. marante lofton

    Rcdworld1

  31. Alex Productions

    I finally found the song I was looking for. Thx Kanye

  32. Jay Fortnite god

    Same the best album

  33. Jazmin Z

    10 years old watching rain outside the car window , depressed. 22 listening to this now , I won.

  34. Nicole Njeri

    THIS TRACK STILL DOES THINGS TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. thanos killer32

    steely dan sample

  36. Danny Scipio

    It's like "dead right" when the singer repeats "their eye".

  37. Crystal Mitchell

    Been banging this all day

  38. the blue wolf

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  39. AMilkyBoi

    The sample is from Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne in case you don't know.

  40. Alfred Carpenter

    Dori Husi rocks!

  41. Peter Reutterer

    Did you realize
    That you were a champion in their eyes?

    Yes I did, so I packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a little somethin', show you how we live
    Everybody want it but it ain't that serious
    Mmm hmm, that's that shit
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this

    Did you realize
    That you were a champion in their eyes?

    You don't see just how wild the crowd is?
    You don't see just how fly my style is?
    I don't see why I need a stylist
    When I shop so much I can speak Italian
    I don't know I just want it better for my kids
    And I ain't sayin' we was from the projects
    But every time I wanted, layaway or a deposit
    My daddy'd say "When you see clothes close your eyelids"
    We was sort of like Will Smith and his son
    In the movie I ain't talkin' 'bout the rich ones
    'Cause every summer he'd get some
    Brand new hare-brained scheme to get rich from
    And I don't know what he did for dough
    But he'd send me back to school wit' a new wardrobe and hey! hey! hey! hey!

    Did you realize
    That you were a champion in their eyes?

    I think he did, when he packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a little somethin' show you how we lived
    Everything I wanted man it seemed so serious
    Mmm hmm, that's that shit
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this

    Did you realize
    That you were a champion in their eyes?

    When it feel like livin's harder than dyin'
    For me givin' up's way harder than tryin'
    Lauryn Hill said her heart was in Zion
    I wish her heart still was in rhymin'
    'Cause who the kids gon' listen to? Huh?
    I guess me if it isn't you
    Last week I paid a visit to the institute
    They got the drop out keepin' kids in the school
    I guess I'll clean up my act like Prince'll do
    If not for the pleasure, least for the principle
    They got the CD then got to see me drop gems
    Like I dropped out of P.E.
    They used to feel invisible
    Now they know they invincible hey! hey! hey!

    Did you realize
    That you were a champion in their eyes?

    This is the story of a champion
    Runners on your mark and they pop the guns!
    Stand up, stand up! Here he comes
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?

    This is the story of a champion
    Runners on your mark and they pop the guns
    Stand up, stand up! Here he comes
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Did you realize
    That you were a champion in their eyes?
    Yes I did, so I packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a little somethin' show you how we live
    Everybody want it but it ain't that serious
    Mmm hmm, that's that shit
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    Did you realize
    That you were a champion in their eyes?

  42. The CIA

    *_0:01_**_ ...Did you realize, that you were Italian in their eyes?_*

    *_0:32_**_ SO MUCH, I CAN SPEAK ITALIAN!!!_*

    sonny farrington

    Did you realize that you were a champion

  43. FinesseSoCocky

    This is Truly my life story. Dropped out of high school and now here I am at 27 just graduated from college. Never let someone make you feel like you won’t amount to anything because you take a different turn in life.

  44. Dankius

    AIR EYE

  45. Mal Saint

    This song is questioning my boomerality

  46. Hustlin_Guru Coastin

    E'r'thing I wanted man it seemed so serious
    Mm hm, that's that shit. 🔥🔥🤯

    I get it now

  47. Marcstacos

    Another goat kanye song 🔗

  48. Trooper Burgess

    Classic

  49. Ya boi Swimming

    #bring back the old Kanye plz🙏🏾🙏🏾

  50. big Nutz

    The term Eargasm was created for this song

  51. Terrell Mclean-Smith

    Album still a masterpiece💯

  52. D C

    This is the story of a champion 🥰

  53. nthambeleni Gadisi

    because of Follow God

  54. Timesha Fleming

    It's my dad's birthday

  55. synthi

    eeray-ee


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    Michael Smith

    synthi 😭 I cant unhear this now before I knew he was saying “their eyes”

  56. roger l

    Is it me or was the blast off point the hyperbolic time chamber..?

  57. Craig Davis

    Nice!!!!

  58. Craig Davis

    Steely Dan-Kid Charlemagne!!!!

  59. Yavah

    This song hits different now that I’m older. Shit this whole album does now tbh and I love it.

  60. Desean Wilder

    This beat perfect for that blueface dance😂😂😂

  61. Maria Hernandez

    Yes I did, so I packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'body want it but it ain't that serious
    Mm hm, that's that ****
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)
    You don't see just how wild the crowd is?
    You don't see just how fly my style is?
    I don't see why I need a stylist
    When I shop so much I can speak Italian
    I don't know I just wanted better for my kids
    And I ain't sayin' we was from the projects
    But every time I want it, layaway or a deposit
    My Dad'll say "when you see clothes close ya eyelids"
    We was sorta like Will Smith and his son
    In the movie I ain't talkin' 'bout the rich ones
    'Cause every summer he'll get some
    Brand new hare-brained scheme to get rich from
    And I don't know what he did for dough
    But he'd sent me back to school wit' a new wardrobe and hey!
    I think he did, when he packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'thing I wanted man it seemed so serious
    Mm hm, that's that ****
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)
    When it feel like livin's harder than dyin'
    For me givin' up's way harder than tryin'
    Lauryn Hill say her heart was in Zion
    I wish her heart still was in rhymin'
    'Cause who the kids gon' listen to? Huh?
    I guess me if it isn't you
    Last week I paid a visit to the institute
    They got the drop out keepin' kids in the school
    I guess I'll clean up my act like Prince'll do
    If not for the pleasure, least for the principle
    They got the CD then got to see me drop gems
    Like I dropped out of P.E.
    They used to feel invisible
    Now they know they invincible
    This is the story of a champion
    Rounders in the mob and they pop the guns
    Stand up stand up! Here he comes
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    This is the story of a champion
    Rounders in the mob and they pop the guns
    Stand up stand up! Here he comes
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Yes I did, so I packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'body want it but it ain't that serious
    Mm hm, that's that ****
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)

  62. y3 bitch

    when u see clothes close your eye lids hits so much from a kid that grew up on hand me downs

  63. Bulian Jorkmän

    How did steely dan get in a Kanye song lol

  64. Lester Crest

    Yes I did, so I packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'body want it but it ain't that serious
    Mm hm, that's that ****
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)
    You don't see just how wild the crowd is?
    You don't see just how fly my style is?
    I don't see why I need a stylist
    When I shop so much I can speak Italian
    I don't know I just wanted better for my kids
    And I ain't sayin' we was from the projects
    But every time I want it, layaway or a deposit
    My Dad'll say "when you see clothes close ya eyelids"
    We was sorta like Will Smith and his son
    In the movie I ain't talkin' 'bout the rich ones
    'Cause every summer he'll get some
    Brand new hare-brained scheme to get rich from
    And I don't know what he did for dough
    But he'd sent me back to school wit' a new wardrobe and hey!
    I think he did, when he packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'thing I wanted man it seemed so serious
    Mm hm, that's that ****
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)
    When it feel like livin's harder than dyin'
    For me givin' up's way harder than tryin'
    Lauryn Hill say her heart was in Zion
    I wish her heart still was in rhymin'
    'Cause who the kids gon' listen to? Huh?
    I guess me if it isn't you
    Last week I paid a visit to the institute
    They got the drop out keepin' kids in the school
    I guess I'll clean up my act like Prince'll do
    If not for the pleasure, least for the principle
    They got the CD then got to see me drop gems
    Like I dropped out of P.E.
    They used to feel invisible
    Now they know they invincible
    This is the story of a champion
    Rounders in the mob and they pop the guns
    Stand up stand up! Here he comes
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    This is the story of a champion
    Rounders in the mob and they pop the guns
    Stand up stand up! Here he comes
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Yes I did, so I packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'body want it but it ain't that serious
    Mm hm, that's that ****
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)

  65. LolaShabang

    Yes I did!

  66. Mikaeel Abbas

    Who came here after hearing Jesus is King?

    maxie

    yeah man, had to hear some of the actually good Kanye

  67. Howling Aries

    When Kanye had talent.

  68. Dotto

    pure serotonin in a song

  69. Spencer Tracy

    Dope- This Kanye was Spitting!!

  70. Chongo Mwila

    I do realise 🙏🏾❤️😎

  71. Jashae Joseph

    OMG THE CHILLS THIS GIVES

  72. Citi Savage

    The most iconic YE album of all time to me.

  73. Matt B

    1:29 “Lauryn Hill said her heart was in zion, I wish her heart was still in rhyming, cause who the kids gon listen to?”🔥🔥 such good line

    Wayneque Currie

    Matt B 💯❤️💯💯

    sonny farrington

    Pay homepage

  74. Patrick Clayton

    This was the real kanye

  75. Blaise Vastola

    This and The college dropout are some of the best albums ever released

  76. Taco Crisma

    Steely Dan >>>>>>>>>>>> Kanye West

  77. Animekid

    Song came out before I was born I think 2006 but dang still coming back to play it

  78. Pfunzo Mulaudzi

    Kanye's production is the best thing to ever happen in HipHop

  79. Laggy

    Everytime i listen to this album im in a good mood

  80. 4 Fake

    "Now who the kids gon listen to? I guess it's me if it isn't you".

  81. kopitikop

    I listened to this after I finished my last university exam, I always remember that moment with this song

  82. Mauro Espino

    This man was way ahead of his time

  83. fae intellectシ77

    I will always love this album..as soon as I graduate I am playing this loud in my new car...with a poster that says ''just graduated!!.''

  84. Cahrles

    The most underrated Kanye album as people always put it 3or 4 it’s my favourite Kanye album

  85. Jay Hill

    when I shock so much you could speak Italian

  86. JSmoove175

    This is a major classic Everytime you hear of Kanye you better know he a ledgend even if he do dumb stuff

  87. Rebecca Burrer

    Kanye is a joke, hasn't any creativity, uses other music icons have created because he is incapable of writing his own lyrics.

    Sontho

    Imagine being this wrong.

  88. Matthew Gomez

    This song goes hard

  89. Josilyn C.

    Why did I never know about this song

  90. ItsYoBoyAye

    This should be in 2K

  91. Romans 6:23

    tell me what it takes to be number 1...

  92. Why You Trippin' Deebo

    Their eyes, Their eyes, Their eyes, Their eyes, Their eyes.... Did you realize that you are a champion in their eyes....

  93. ab ach

    SUCH A FUCKING SAMPLE

  94. Huixtocihuatl

    Entering university next year. This album really motivates me.

  95. Russell Barnes

    Yes I did, so I packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'body want it but it ain't that serious
    Mm hm, that's that ****
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)

    You don't see just how wild the crowd is?
    You don't see just how fly my style is?
    I don't see why I need a stylist
    When I shop so much I can speak Italian
    I don't know I just wanted better for my kids
    And I ain't sayin' we was from the projects
    But every time I want it, layaway or a deposit
    My Dad'll say "when you see clothes close ya eyelids"
    We was sorta like Will Smith and his son
    In the movie I ain't talkin' 'bout the rich ones
    'Cause every summer he'll get some
    Brand new hare-brained scheme to get rich from
    And I don't know what he did for dough
    But he'd sent me back to school wit' a new wardrobe and hey!

    I think he did, when he packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'thing I wanted man it seemed so serious
    Mm hm, that's that ****
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)

    When it feel like livin's harder than dyin'
    For me givin' up's way harder than tryin'
    Lauryn Hill say her heart was in Zion
    I wish her heart still was in rhymin'
    'Cause who the kids gon' listen to? Huh?
    I guess me if it isn't you
    Last week I paid a visit to the institute
    They got the drop out keepin' kids in the school
    I guess I'll clean up my act like Prince'll do
    If not for the pleasure, least for the principle
    They got the CD then got to see me drop gems
    Like I dropped out of P.E.
    They used to feel invisible
    Now they know they invincible

    This is the story of a champion
    Rounders in the mob and they pop the guns
    Stand up stand up! Here he comes
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    This is the story of a champion
    Rounders in the mob and they pop the guns
    Stand up stand up! Here he comes
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?
    Tell me what it takes to be number one?

    Yes I did, so I packed it up and brought it back to the crib
    Just a lil' somethin' show you how we live
    E'r'body want it but it ain't that serious
    Mm hm, that's that ****
    So if you gon' do it, do it just like this
    (Did you realize, that you were a champion in their eyes?)

  96. Luke446

    This song aged so good

  97. T W

    Incredible