Kendrick Lamar - Own This City Lyrics




You can own this city
You have everything you need
All it takes is all you got
Life don't ask you if you're ready or not
You can own this city
Deep inside you hold the key
While the world is fast asleep
You can take it all if you just dare to dream

Talk about goals
Talk about a pen and a pad and the pad of your house
With a permanent flow
Hennessy on the floor looking at a video on the couch
And the couch is cold
And the pouch in your mama pocket got a permanent hole
And your brother pout 'cause he want food on the stove
And a pedestal with a silver spoon, and a big pool
With a big room and a closet, cause it
Hurt when you laughing at his clothes
Looking at him like he ain't shit
Forever living in that commode
Time flies and I watch it tick
Look in the mirror and I gotta take risk
Like blood on the sheet of a suicide note
Tripod then I aim it at your soul
For bright lights
Bite like a alligator when I write
Hungry, come see determination upon me
Come see the visionary in my sight
My life premeditated by ambition
Pistons from my Nikes take off
No assistance, I'm persistent
Adolf wouldn't look at you with this thought

You can own this city
You have everything you need
All it takes is all you got
Life don't ask you if you're ready or not
You can own this city
Deep inside you hold the key
While the world is fast asleep
You can take it all if you just dare to dream

Let's talk about pressure
Let's talk about depression
Let's talk about desperate
Times
Everyday I'm guessin'
My mind, I never end up resting
I climb a ladder every second
I find another mountain top
Another video I watch when a video go off
I jot like Edgar Allen, matter fact a thousand
Soldiers never could war off my talents
I wanna reassure my talents
I wipe my face but never throw my towel in
I'm often prowlin'
The edge of a quantum jump in my head
I'm a monster from anywhere but Earth
And I'm 1 of 1 ever since my birth, I came for some bright lights
Bite like a bear trap when I write
Hungry, gotta chip on my shoulder
I took it off and ate it
I made it a full meal
And I'm still craving, my front teeth
I sink in the rap game
My name will attract fame
My veins got the blood of a king in it
When it pours down, now Snoop's on stage and he say
"Kendrick"

You can own this city
You have everything you need
All it takes is all you got
Life don't ask you if you're ready or not
You can own this city
Deep inside you hold the key
While the world is fast asleep
You can take it all if you just dare to dream

So what you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
You can run, you can hide
But when you are chosen
The walls they close in
Your forefathers look you in your eyes
So what you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
You can run, you can hide
But when you are chosen
The walls they close in
Your forefathers look you in your eyes

You can own this city
You have everything you need
All it takes is all you got
Life don't ask you if you're ready or not
You can own this city
Deep inside you hold the key
While the world is fast asleep
You can take it all if you just dare to dream





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Kendrick Lamar Own This City Comments
  1. Jonathan esquivel

    It’s lit bombs & q-60 👅

  2. Kiko Serolf

    Rest In Peace.. Kobe Bean Bryant
    ‘The Black Mamba’ & Gianna GiGi Bryant.
    Forever in Our Hearts...
    Los Angeles Lakers For Life 💜💛♾8️⃣.2️⃣4️⃣.2️⃣🐍🐐

  3. REPPIN TIME FITNESS

    Put me on the track next time bro

  4. Ernest Kalolo

    damn the Game almost made me swallow my pills with a shot of my spinal fluid

  5. jessica lovely amor

    Kobe bryant song #Mamba💜💛💜

  6. Portia Amankwah

    my fav. both rappers killed it.
    the game

  7. Infiniteiii

    Honestly, game verse didn't Have anything to do with the music video

  8. Shad 23

    2020 already and it still a banger!

  9. Ferdinand Chaupin

    The game on top, Kendrick on fire, this shit is an anormally unknown classics

  10. Defenuttly Uh rerun

    My guy A monster but dayum, y u gotta b wit wack hunnid
    RIP KING NIP👑🙏🏽

  11. Narinder jit Kaur

    game the goat🐏

  12. Narinder jit Kaur

    westcoast baby 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  13. No Limit

    2 legends, best ft 4 eva ✊🙏

  14. joao estevao macovela

    the game: iam kobe in the lakers flow

  15. G25丨Mars

    man the game went in so hard bruh

  16. Jostein Hagen

    The Game the Best rapper👊💯🎧🤟🌎

  17. Yogurt Hero

    "I'm Kobe on the lakers floor"
    rip Kobe

  18. YoungFlow320

    I forgot about this song glad I found it again

  19. Miaou

    Kendrick's verse would have been better if the beat suddenly dropped at the end of it

  20. Kurt Richardson

    Good morning Beautiful

  21. Kiero B

    For Kobe

  22. Waterman

    Eminem in stead of Jay Z on that top 5, and it's ok.

  23. Amar s

    Lost angel knocking on satins door 👌🏾

  24. Sxlution

    2013
    2014
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2018
    2019
    2020🥺
    Who's here

  25. D Z

    The Game (with) Kendrick Lamar 🔥

  26. D Z

    Kendrick Lamar The Legend

  27. D Z

    The Game The Definition Of Legendary

  28. S Mac

    Crazy that this came out before GKMC and Kendrick became King.

  29. Kelvin Makomichi

    I am here fr this part,"like Kobe on the Lakers floor".

  30. Carson Priepkeca

    "IM KOBE ON THE LAKERS FLOOR" that hits me now 💔

  31. With The Quickness

    RIP King Bryant

  32. SeiZ

    Game sucks I can’t stand his lyrics like stfu already

  33. koslim

    Beautiful beat and melody

  34. jeevesish

    I swear to god i actually forget about this classic ❤️🔥💯

  35. G code Risking It All

    YOU HATE ME MORE I LOVE YOU MORE IM KOBE IN THE LAKERS FLOOR BUT I GIVE YOU 84

  36. TheHangoverEffect

    That line “I’m Kobe on the Lakers floor” lime gonna hit harder now 😣😣 RIP Goat

  37. Chigle Murray

    I m Kobe on lakers floor except I gave you 84 hmm Kobe you will be missed

  38. Liza Marie

    L💜ovin' The Game.... AlWaYz 💯

  39. Darkiie

    This one of the first things i thought of after the news! Rest In Paradise Kobe, Gianna and every other fateful victim of that Helicopter crash.

  40. Mertcan Çağlıyan

    “I'm Kobe on the Lakers floor, except I give you 84” This song is also going to have special meaning for me since today. R.I.P Kobe and GiGi, you will never be forgotten...

    Chigle Murray

    Mertcan Çağlıyan me too

    WdnUlik2no

    🙏🏾

  41. Simon Lowe

    I am different from the majority I have never smoked weed and never been a smoke no never at all. I am different I've never been the type to party nope never not at all. No judgement given just love peace and Jesus awaiting to accept you all if you dare? ✝️✝️✝️✝️✝️

  42. Machiavelli

    I'm Kobe on a Lakers floor except I give u 84... #RIPKobe

  43. Ilya Chugunov

    I'm kobe on the lakers floor

  44. pauline norwood

    Fill in the blank now give me the dank , but am not gone stop snitching till am the fucking king in every state , smoking that chronic just to meditate cinot

  45. Christine Maringa

    2020 the game was angry Kendrick was something else

  46. FlynnyP

    The man is a GOD!

  47. PopeThaGod

    This the song that introduced me to Kendrick 💯💯

  48. Bah Mariowurie

    2020 bless up

  49. T. Mojito

    and they say Em murdered Jay on his own shit?

  50. michael haerle

    still bangin this shit in 2020.love the red album

  51. The Godfather NFG

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  52. TJ Manatsa

    Recognize my life, ridicule my fight...January 2020

  53. Mike Thompson

    This shit hits hard still 2020

  54. Delboy Silva

    KENDRICK SMASHED IT....WEST MAPLE STREET COMPTON CA NIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGAAAASSSSSSSSSSS

  55. David G

    Kendrick's verse was so trash the beat ran away.

    Cem Sen

    David G guess what, you copied the top comment and wrote the opposite of it lmao lame ass

    David G

    @Cem Sen Guess what lame ass, I did it on purpose.

  56. Tunedreez stm

    Kendrick sick

  57. 83JTD

    Game is so underrated

  58. Kris Dalyop

    game killed this song
    🔥

  59. Normz97

    2020 still vibin’

  60. Oscar Rios

    Los Angeles style influences the whole world but.....its no joke shits real out here and everywhere.....i straight put boyle heights on the map...2020 and forever

  61. masibulele sigwela

    2020 who is still here

  62. Michaela Laura leigh

    His top 5 👌👌

  63. Think Blue68

    This song reminds me so much of ,🎼 prison lol used to bump the shit out of this album!!🎼
    🎧🙃🎧

    Spill the red ink on the papper,it's like my pin is broke.

    😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬

  64. Get down Or Lay Down

    Wait is that og two tone? Straight outta Compton

  65. Dakkari Ammon

    Shout Out! You neva miss'um, alwayz rep'um. Salute! Much respect fa dat.

  66. Anne Williams

    Kendrick went tf in!!!

  67. Frosty Los

    Back when I didn't like Kendrick

  68. Etiene Adriano

    2020 squad where y'all at?

  69. Kane Amadou

    Kendrick lamar snaped that shit damn

  70. IAmG5ive

    Still listening 2020 Game a Legend 💯❗️🌪

  71. Cierra Carroll

    My shit for sure keeping it 100

  72. Rolle Smith

    2020🌋

  73. Francesco Canino

    2020❤️

  74. OG tv

    2/1/2020
    shiit da memories really got me on tears

  75. BAM FLAME

    Who banging this still n 2020 🏋🏾‍♂️🔒💯

    Illmatic

    Game killed it

    Ivan Hendy

    Ireland 2020🔫🔫🔫

    Kiero B

    For Kobe

  76. brahim chaiche

    01 01 2020 ...

  77. Hard Livings

    Listening to it in January 2020 ?

  78. Mame Thierno Fall

    In 2020 NOW

  79. Dogarn The Marauder

    2020 still good!

  80. بلال دغيمات

    game you optimal man , lenar good joop 🔥🔥

  81. Abubakar Yonkee

    ALWAYS RESPECT TO KENDRICK....HE MAKES ME LOVE HIPHOPP EVERDAY....SHOUT OUT TO GAME....WEST-SIDE KINGS.......

  82. Hardcore Crypto

    Bangin in 2020'

  83. Ali Al-Rammahi

    Who knows about the sick monologue about the colour red at the end of this track on Spotify👀

  84. MrMisterPS Jackie

    Wanna see my resumé? I beat full powered Zoodiacs with Cyber Dragons pre-Support.

    Oh that's not G enough? How about buying a piece of cardstock for 10 cents, and then a week later selling it for $100? That's a true hustle!

  85. Nabil

    I remember listening tot this and thinking Calvin was Calvind Harris😂

  86. Hloniphizwe Mthembu

    First time I heard kendrick lamar

  87. Gerald Woods

    Still bumpin dis watts craccin Game

  88. بلال دغيمات

    Lemar and game , Lukas nas you Optimal man

  89. Danilo Jones

    Barrrrrsssssss 💯

  90. Tim Cartwright

    great music

  91. Tim Cartwright

    thank you

  92. IAMMATTWORKMAN SweatinLLC

    The Game am OG. All these new guys won’t ever earn any respect

  93. Jose Casas

    🎚🎛🗣🎙🎶🎵🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
    👉LET IT BE KNOWN THAT COMPTON RAPPER'S FORCED THE WHOLE W🌎RLD TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE FANTASTIC SOUNDS COMING STRAIGHT OUTTA THE WEST COAST. 🎶🎵
    EVEN THOUGH HIP HOP/RAP MUSIC WAS BORN IN THE SOUTH BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK. 🍎🗽
    🏙🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉
    IN THE WEST COAST HIP HOP/RAP MUSIC CONTINUES TO BE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AND RESPECTED!!!!!
    👉I THOUGHT YOU KNEW!
    ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️🌦☁️☁️☁️☁️

    🏖🌴🌴🥥🍒🍹😎✌📻🎵🎶
    🦀🐚🦐
    🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🐠🌊🌊🌊🌊🐟🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🐡🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🦈🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊⛵

  94. King Thing

    2019 still

  95. Hubert XY

    Kendrick raps GAME on the wall on this one.