they don’t know lyrics – anthony hamilton

i can’t walk down the street ’cause people lookin’ at me
like i just robbed the neighborhood circle k
just mindin’ my business, tryin’ to make a livin’
takin’ it day by day

some of the things that i’ve seen, you just wouldn’t believe
but i always hold my head up with dignity
can’t judge the book by the cover
’cause they don’t really even know me, don’t know me

they don’t know about the things i be goin’ through
and they don’t know about the pain i be feelin’
they don’t know about the struggles i be pullin’ through
and i won’t let them get the best of me and my soul

excuse me lord for fussin’
things i do to keep from cussin’
how so many people they bug me
goin’ around tryin’ to judge me

like, “why is he wearin’ that dress?”
“why is he talkin’ that mess?”
“why is he so into his africanness?”
’cause i don’t wanna settle for less, i know i deserve the best

they don’t know about the things i be goin’ through
and they don’t know about the pain i be feelin’
they don’t know about the struggles i be pullin’ through
and i won’t let them get the best of me and my soul

got a feelin’
said i’m givin’
everything that i’ve been meanin’
fixin’ me

can i go now?
’cause what i found
is enough to keep me right
fixin’ me

good god, almighty
(i can’t walk down the street)
good god, almighty
(everybody’s lookin’ at me)

good god, almighty
(tryin’ to steal my dignity, yeah)
good god, almighty
(they don’t know what i seen)

good god, almighty
(tryin’ to make a livin’)
good god, almighty
(takin’ it day by day)

good god, almighty
(tryin’ to find my own way)
good god, almighty
(tryin’ to have a good time)

good god, almighty
(tryin’ to have a mighty, mighty, mighty good time, yeah, oh)
good god, almighty
(take away my pain)

good god almighty
good god, good god
good god, good god
good lord, good lord

walk it off, walk it off now
gotta walk it off, walk it off now
walk it off, walk it off right now
come on and go with me

we’re gonna find a good time
take the trouble and pain off our mind tonight
lemme hear one time
baby this is what i’m sayin’

/ anthony hamilton lyrics