i never knew lyrics – aceyalone

pump it up a little bit
alright look

[verse one]
see i never really new life could be so hard
i never really new pain til i got scared
i never knew people could be so cold
i never knew wrong til i was ten years old
i never knew fighten til i got my *ss kicked
i never knew gettin’ got til i got tricked
i never knew healthy til i got sick
and i never knew people killed people so quick
yo, i never knew mind power could be so deep
and i never knew hardship was mine to keep
and i never knew the wolves attack the sheep in their sleep
and i never knew people played people so cheap
yo, i never knew that we was in such bad shape
and i never knew what i would have to do for the papes
and i never knew that i would put my life on tape
and i never knew hip hop would be my escape
see i never knew real folks could be so few
and i never knew so many people don’t got a clue
and i never knew beautiful til i met you
but, never say never because it never comes true

[verse two]
hey yo, i never knew that some n*gg*’s just don’t bury beef
i never knew that i brought you so much grief
i never knew that you was a two time thief
the way you stole my heart was beyond belief
yo, i never knew my medicine would come in a leaf
and i never knew that life could be so brief
and i never knew that i would get no relief
i never knew so many indians that wanna be chief
yo, i never knew the wrong move could cost yo life
and i never knew the wrong move could cause yo strife
and i never knew money could just buy you fun
and i never knew so much power came with a gun
yo, i never knew that i would have such bad luck
and i never knew the next man could get you stuck

and i never knew lighting til i got struck
and i never knew that you would go so low for the buck
yo, i never knew real folks could be so few
and i never knew so many people don’t got a clue
and i never knew beautiful til i met you
but, never say never because it nver comes true

[verse three]
see, i never knew the future would be like the past
and i never knew a woman could just slang that *ss
yo, i never knew that you were so s*ssafras
i never knew that you played the game so fast
i never knew that there was no time to waste
and i never knew no one who could take your place
yo, i never knew reality til you showed me a taste
and i never knew how you made my heart beat race
yo, i never knew courage until i got brave
and i never knew discipline until i behaved
and i never knew freedom until i became a slave
and i never knew that i would take this to the grave
yo, i never knew that i had so much to lose
and i never knew i had so many to choose
and i never knew an ego was so easily bruised
and i never knew the game until i studied the rules
see i never knew real folks could be so few
and i never knew so many people don’t got a clue
and i never knew beautiful til i met you
but never say never because it never comes true
(true, true)

[refrain]
never say never because it never comes true
i never knew that i would be about the revenue
never say never because it never comes true
oh, i never knew that you didn’t know what they was telling you
never say never because it never comes true
i never knew this about the heaven and the h*ll in you (ha yeah)
never say never because it never comes true
i never knew

/ aceyalone lyrics