“Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Ed Sheeran [SoundCloud Audio Stream + Free Download]

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft Ed Sheeran’s “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)” Lyrics

They say boys don’t cry
But your dad has shed a lot of tears
They say I should be a strong man
But baby, I’m still filled with fear
Sometimes I don’t know who I am
Sometimes I question why I’m here
I just wanna be a good dad
Will I be? I have no idea
They say girls shouldn’t be tough
And moms should raise their kids at home
But baby, I know that that isn’t true
Cause your momma’s the toughest person I know
I wanna raise you to be like her
And watch you show the world how to do it on your own
I’m still tryna figure out who I am
I don’t wanna mess this up or do this wrong
I’m gonna be there for your first breath
I don’t know if I’ll be there for your first step
I can promise you that I’ll try to work less
But the tour’s routed, and I got this album
Put in so many hours, and I just want the outcome
To be something that I can look back and I can be proud of
Don’t wanna be a dad that’s living in FaceTime
But I’ve got a world to sing to and you at the same time
I won’t spoil you, you can trust that
For your sweet sixteen, you get a bus pass
Had your heart broken? Been there, done that
I love you and I can’t give you enough of that
Get back to community that raised you up
Read Langston Hughes, I suggest “A Raisin in the Sun”
Listen to Sam Cooke, a change gon’ come
You put the work in, don’t worry about the praise, my love
Don’t try to change the world, find something that you love
And do it every day
Do that for the rest of your life
And eventually, the world will change

I’ll be patient, one more month
You’ll wrap your fingers ’round my thumb
Times are changing, I know, but who am I if
I’m the person you become
If I’m still growing up, up, up, up
If I’m still growing up, up, up, up
I’m still growing up

I recommend that you read “The Alchemist”
Listen to your teachers, but cheat in calculus
Tell the truth, regardless of the consequence
And every day, give your momma a compliment
Take your girl to the prom
But don’t get too drunk hanging out the limo
Slow dance with your woman in your arms
Sneak her in after but boy, you better tiptoe
Don’t wake your mom up, do yoga, learn ’bout karma
Find God, but leave the dogma
The quickest way to happiness? Learning to be selfless
Ask more questions, talk about yourself less
Study David Bowie, James Baldwin and 2Pac
Watch the sun set with best friends from a rooftop
Wear a helmet, don’t be stupid, jaywalk, but look before you do it
If it snows, go outside, build a jump, get some help
Get a sled, thrash the hill with your friends, ’til it melts
Go to festivals, camp, fall in love and dance
You’re only young once, my loved one, this is your chance
Take risks, cause life moves so fast
You’re only young once, my loved one, this is your chance

I’ll be patient, one more month
You’ll wrap your fingers round my thumb
Times are changing, I know, but who am I if
I’m the person you become
If I’m still growing up, up, up, up
I’m still growing up, up, up, up

I’ll be patient, one more month
You’ll wrap your fingers round my thumb
Times are changing, I know, but who am I if
I’m the person you become
If I’m still growing up, still growing up, still growing up
If I’m still growing up, still growing up, still growing up

I’m still growing up
I’m still growing up, ooh
I’m still growing up
I’m still growing up

With a history of drug and alcohol abuse and a stint in rehab amidst a career that seemed to skyrocket over night, Macklemore has seen his fair share of ups and downs. Thankfully, the latest news from Macklemore is definitely more on the cheerful side: He had a baby daughter this year.

Teaming up with producer Ryan Lewis and pop sensation Ed Sheeran, Macklemore has just released a new single, “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song).” The track was written before the birth of his daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty. In an interview with MTV, Macklemore said, “It’s one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written. It’s deeply personal and I’m proud of it.”

From the very first line of “They say boys don’t cry / But your dad has shed a lot of tears,” the song feels deeply intimate. With a simple drum beat, sporadic keyboard, and mild guitar strokes, Macklemore gives touching advice to his child while still addressing the fact that he feels he has a lot of growing up to do, too. Sheeran holds down the chorus in his signature croon, with trumpets and choir-like accompanying vocals in the background.

You can find a free download of the single on Macklemore’s website, in addition to his open letter about growing up and being a dad:

Macklemore's latest album, The Heist, is available on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3).

For Macklemore's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out his Zumic artist page.

Source: The Key