lineage lyrics – jaguar wright

i was six years old when i fell down on spencer avenue
it was my aunt, suzy’s house, and i still can see the bruise
i remember grand daddy and even though i never sat on his knee
he taught me life is culture, baby

my uncle david, they call him jello, the only man that could say h*llo
and it sound like angels singing in your ears
and even though they all p*ssed away, i still long for their company
and i wonder god, why couldn’t they stay

so i gotta remember, though i’m young
that my time will surely come
and now i gotta try to keep it together
as i watch my family p*ss me by

so remember, so remember, so remember
so remember, so remember, so remember
so remember, remember, remember
so remember, so remember, so remember your family

i was twelve years old when my uncle andrew had got sick
and jaundice turn to hiv and then his body quit
it was strange the numbness i felt, watching him all dressed in black
wasn’t thinking about what he gave up but about all that i lacked

so i gotta believe, that if i give
i can live through eternity
and i gotta know, if i don’t share myself
know one will ever

so remember, so remember, so remember
so remember, so remember, so remember
so remember, remember, remember
so remember, so remember, so remember your family
remember

so remember, so remember, so remember
so remember, so remember, so remember
so remember, remember, remember
so remember, so remember, so remember your family

i always, remember what my mama told me
i always, always take the bitter with the sweet
i always, remember what auntie taught me
i always, even when it’s hard be a lady, baby

i always, remember what grand daddy said
i always, you got to lay in the bed you make
i always, remember what my uncle taught me
i always, don’t give up when it gets hard keep pushing, baby

and you got to, remember everything they taught you
and you got to, hold on what is true
and you got to, never forget where you coming from
and you got to, and you got to, and remember

remember, remember, i said one more time, remember

so remember, so remember, so remember
so remember, so remember, so remember
so remember, remember, remember
so remember, so remember, so remember your family

you’ve got to [incomprehensible] remember your family
hold on to your dreams [incomprehensible]

so remember, so remember, so remember
so remember, so remember, so remember
so remember, remember, remember
so remember, so remember, so remember your family

never let it go, yeah
oh no, oh no
you’ve got to, you’ve got to, you’ve got to remember

/ jaguar wright lyrics