Pharrell Williams – Runnin’

[From the “Hidden Figures” Original Soundtrack]

Summertime in Virginia was an oven
All the kids eating ice-cream with their cousins
I was studying while you were playing with dozens
Don’t act like you was there when you wasn’t
Runnin’ from the men, runnin’ from the badge
Don’t act like you was there when you wasn’t
Runnin’ without plans, in the [?] hands
Don’t act like you was there when you wasn’t

I know what they say to go for your goal
But in my mind I’ve already jumped
If I stand still I cannot get far
They’re on the Moon, I’m on Mars
Sometimes my mind rest when I’m runnin’
I don’t want no free ride, I’m just sick tired of runnin’
Some nights I cry, ’cause I could see the day coming
Together we fight, oh, but no more runnin’

You & I are different from each other
Shut their eyes with the number, I see numbers
Black or white, bright the future, I am colored
Don’t act like you was there when you wasn’t
From runnin’ to exams, job is for a man
Don’t act like you was there when you wasn’t
And I’m now off the land, women often bend
Don’t act like you was there when you wasn’t

(x2)
I know what they say to go for your goal
But in my mind I’ve already jumped
If I stand still I cannot get far
They’re on the Moon, I’m on Mars
Sometimes my mind rest when I’m runnin’
I don’t want no free ride, I’m just sick tired of runnin’
Some nights I cry, ’cause I could see the day coming
Together we fight, oh, but no more runnin’

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