“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar at Austin City Limits, 2015 [PBS Official Performance Video]

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Kendrick Lamar “Alright” Lyrics:
[Intro]  
Alls my life I has to fight, nigga
Alls my life I…
Hard times like, “God!”
Bad trips like, “Yea!”
Nazareth, I’m fucked up
Homie you fucked up
But if God got us
Then we gon’ be alright

[Hook: Pharrell Williams]  
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
We gon’ be alright
Do you hear me, do you feel me? We gon’ be alright
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
Huh? We gon’ be alright
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
Do you hear me, do you feel me? We gon’ be alright

[Verse 1]  
Uh, and when I wake up
I recognize you’re lookin’ at me for the pay cut
But homicide be lookin’ at you from the face down
What Mac-11 even boom with the bass down
Schemin’, and let me tell you ’bout my life
Painkillers only put me in the twilight
Where pretty pussy and Benjamin is the highlight
Now tell my momma I love her but this what I like, Lord knows
20 of ’em in my Chevy, tell ’em all to come and get me
Reapin’ everything I sow, so my karma come
And heaven no preliminary hearings on my record
I’m a motherfuckin’ gangster in silence for the record
Tell the world I know it’s too late
Boys and girls, I think I gone cray
Drown inside my vices all day
Won’t you please believe when I say

[Pre-Hook]  
Wouldn’t you know
We been hurt, been down before
Nigga, when our pride was low
Lookin’ at the world like, “Where do we go?”
Nigga, and we hate po-po
Wanna kill us dead in the street fo sho
Nigga, I’m at the preacher’s door
My knees gettin’ weak, and my gun might blow
But we gon’ be alright

[Hook]  
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
We gon’ be alright
Do you hear me, do you feel me? We gon’ be alright
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
Huh? We gon’ be alright
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
Do you hear me, do you feel me? We gon’ be alright

[Verse 2]  
What you want, you a house, you a car?
40 acres and a mule, a piano, a guitar?
Anything, see my name is Lucy, I’m your dog
Motherfucker, you can live at the mall
I can see the evil, I can tell it, I know it’s illegal
I don’t think about it, I deposit every little zero
Thinkin’ of my partner, put the candy, paint it on the Regal
Diggin’ in my pocket, ain’t a profit big enough to feed you
Everyday my logic, get another dollar just to keep you
In the presence of your chico… ah!
I don’t talk about it, be about it, everyday I sequel
If I got it then you know you got it, heaven, I can reach you
Pet dog, pet dog, pet dog, my dog, that’s all
Pick back and chat, I trap the back for y’all
I rap, I black on track so rest assured
My rights, my wrongs; I write ’til I’m right with God

[Pre-Hook]  
Wouldn’t you know
We been hurt, been down before
Nigga, when our pride was low
Lookin’ at the world like, “Where do we go?”
Nigga, and we hate po-po
Wanna kill us dead in the street fo sho
Nigga, I’m at the preacher’s door
My knees gettin’ weak, and my gun might blow
But we gon’ be alright

[Hook]  
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
We gon’ be alright
Do you hear me, do you feel me? We gon’ be alright
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
Huh? We gon’ be alright
Nigga, we gon’ be alright
Do you hear me, do you feel me? We gon’ be alright

BAND CREDITS

Kendrick Lamar
with
Dion “Dzyne” Friley – music director, playback
Tony “Chicago” Russell – bass, keybass
Robert “Rob G” Gueringer – guitar
John Whitt, Jr. – keyboards
Tony “Rico” Nichols – drums

As the PBS music series Austin City Limits gears up for its next round of new episodes on January 2nd, they’ve unleashed an epic performance video of Kendrick Lamar’s anthemic hit song “Alright” taped at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX on October 30, 2015. Watch the video above, via YouTube.

The Kendrick Lamar episode is set to debut on Saturday, January 9. Check your local listings for the broadcast time in your area. Then it will be available online.

“Alright” first debuted on Kendrick’s 2015 album, To Pimp A Butterfly. You can also check out the official music video of the song here on Zumic.

TPAB is available on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3) You can also stream the full album here on Zumic.

For Kendrick Lamar’s music, news, and tour dates, check out his Zumic Artist Page.

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Source: AustinCityLimitsTV YouTube Channel