The story of Ryan Lewis

​(feat. Ryan Lewis) I was seven years old, when I got my first pair and I stepped outsideAnd I was like, momma, this air bubble right here, it's gonna make me flyI hit that court, and when I jumped, I jumped, I swear I got so highI touched the net, mom I touched the net, this is the best day of my lifeAir Max's were next, That air bubble, that mesh The box, the smell, the stuffin', the tread, in school I was so coolI knew that I couldn't crease 'em My friends couldn't afford 'em Four stripes on their AdidasOn the court I wasn't the best, but my kicks were like the prosYo, I stick out my tongue so everyone could see that logoNike Air Flight, book bag was so dopeAnd then my friend Carlos' brother got murdered for his Fours*, whoaSee he just wanted a jump shot, but they wanted his Starter coat, thoughDidn't wanna get caught, from Genesee Park to OthelloYou could clown for those Pro Wings, with the VelcroThose were not tightI was trying to fly without leaving the ground,Cause I wanted to be like Mike, rightWanted to be him, I wanted to be that guy, I wanted to touch the rim I wanted to be cool, and I wanted to fit in, I wanted what he had, America, it begins [Chorus:] I want to fly Can you take me far away? Give me a star to reach for Tell me what it takes And I'll go so high I'll go so highMy feet won't touch the groundI stitch my wings and pull the stringsI bought these dreamsThat all fall downWe want what we can't have, commodity makes us want it So expensive, damn, I just got to flaunt it Got to show 'em, so exclusive, this that new shit A hundred dollars for a pair of fake jordan shoes fake Logo Design I would never hoop in Look at me, look at me, I'm a cool kid I'm an individual, yeah, but I'm part of a movement My movement told me be a consumer and I consumed it They told me to just do it, I listened to what that swoosh saidLook at what that swoosh didSee it consumed my thoughtsAre you stupid, don't crease 'em, just leave 'em in that box Strangled by these laces, laces I can barely talk That's my air bubble and I'm lost, if it popsWe are what we wear, we wear what we areBut see I look inside the mirror and think Phil Knight tricked us all Will I stand for change, or stay in my box These Nikes help me define me, but I'm trying to take mine, off[Chorus:] I want to fly Can you take me far away?Give me a star to reach for Tell me what it takes And I'll go so high I'll go so high My feet won't touch the ground I stitch my wings And pull the strings I bought these dreams That all fall down It started out, with what I wear to schoolThat first day, like these are what make you cool And this pair, this would be my parachute So much more than just a pair of fake shoesNah, Shopping at the Fake Jordan Store In The Philippines - Shoe Vlog this is what I amWhat I wore, this is the source of my youthThis dream that they sold to you For a hundred dollars and some change Consumption is in the veinsAnd now I see it's just another pair of replica shoes.

​(feat. Ryan Lewis) I was seven years old, when I got my first pair and I stepped outside
And I was like, momma, this air bubble right here, it's gonna make me fly
I hit that court, and when I jumped, I jumped, I swear I got so high
I touched the net, mom I touched the net, this is the best day of my life
Air Max's were next, That air bubble, that mesh The box, the smell, the stuffin', the tread, in school I was so cool

I knew that I couldn't crease 'em My friends couldn't afford 'em Four stripes on their Adidas
On the court I wasn't the best, but my kicks were like the pros
Yo, I stick out my tongue so everyone could see that logo
Nike Air Flight, book bag was so dope
And then my friend Carlos' brother got murdered for his Fours*, whoa
See he just wanted a jump shot, but they wanted his Starter coat, though
Didn't wanna get caught, from Genesee Park to Othello
You could clown for those Pro Wings, with the Velcro
Those were not tight
I was trying to fly without leaving the ground,Cause I wanted to be like Mike, right
Wanted to be him, I wanted to be that guy, I wanted to touch the rim 
I wanted to be cool, and I wanted to fit in, I wanted what he had, America, it begins [Chorus:] I want to fly Can you take me far away? Give me a star to reach for Tell me what it takes And I'll go so high I'll go so high
My feet won't touch the ground
I stitch my wings and pull the strings
I bought these dreams
That all fall down
We want what we can't have, commodity makes us want it So expensive, damn, I just got to flaunt it Got to show 'em, so exclusive, this that new shit A hundred dollars for a pair of fake jordan shoes fake Logo Design I would never hoop in Look at me, look at me, I'm a cool kid I'm an individual, yeah, but I'm part of a movement My movement told me be a consumer and I consumed it They told me to just do it, I listened to what that swoosh said
Look at what that swoosh did
See it consumed my thoughts
Are you stupid, don't crease 'em, just leave 'em in that box Strangled by these laces, laces I can barely talk That's my air bubble and I'm lost, if it pops
We are what we wear, we wear what we are
But see I look inside the mirror and think Phil Knight tricked us all Will I stand for change, or stay in my box These Nikes help me define me, but I'm trying to take mine, off
[Chorus:] I want to fly Can you take me far away?Give me a star to reach for Tell me what it takes And I'll go so high I'll go so high My feet won't touch the ground I stitch my wings And pull the strings I bought these dreams That all fall down 
It started out, with what I wear to school
That first day, like these are what make you cool And this pair, this would be my parachute So much more than just a pair of fake shoes
What I wore, this is the source of my youth
This dream that they sold to you For a hundred dollars and some change Consumption is in the veins
And now I see it's just another pair of replica shoes.

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