redemption lyrics – jazmine sullivan

“redemption”

[verse 1]
i met him at the state store he was trying to holla
i ain’t care he was old enough to be my father
i knew his wife i went to school with his daughter
he was the boss that i knew went harder
gave me my first taste but i had to take it farther
i mean i had to go harder

i started calling up his crib just to hit him
and i ain’t even care i ask his wife if she was with him
came home late and he got into a fight,
and he called me that night
he said he never want to see me on the block
i said i don’t need you but i need that rock

i couldn’t take it so i had to go see him
stole my mama car and drove around all evening
and when i found him i thought that he would lace me
i ain’t got no money but you know i’ll let you taste me
he pulled his gun out and told me i was stupid
i started crying prayed to god he wouldn’t do it

[chorus]
oh please, lord i plead, just save me (if you’re really there)
here’s a sinner’s prayer
this is my redemption song

[verse 2]
i met this chick in philly who said she like to sing
i ain’t mean it but i said that it was good she had a dream
my daddy used to beat my mama
saw it everyday
so when i got wit’ her, i did the same thang
he always used to say you gotta keep a b*tch tamed
so i never let her sing

and every chance i got i told her if she ever left me
i’d kill her that’s is how i made her respect me
forget me, never, made her believe it don’t get no better

i told her it was crazy out there
she said she don’t care but she can’t stay here

the last time i hit her she went into the kitchen
i ain’t pay her no mind or even know that she was missing
she came out bleeding with her eyes all blacked
i looked and saw she had something behind her back
she pulled the gun out and told me i was stupid
dropped to my knees and prayed to god she wouldn’t do it

[chorus]
oh please, lord i plead, just save me (if you’re really there)
here’s a sinner’s prayer
this is my redemption song

[bridge]
i really need to know if you are there
if you could just, just heal a sinner’s prayer
you could remake me
oh just save me
i promise if you get me through this i’ll change
i need to be set free

[chorus]
oh please, lord i plead, just save me (if you’re really there)
here’s a sinner’s prayer
this is my redemption song

[talking]
forgive me father, i know i’ve done wrong but i have nowhere else to turn
so hear me

/ jazmine sullivan lyrics