Nelly - Fly Away


[Nelly Talking]

Free City

This is a shout out to every young brother ya know

Thats doin his thing right now

Keep ya head up...

He’s walkin the yard

Wishin he had wings

Ya know so he could fly up out that joint

Man

[Intro]

If I could, fly away

Ooo and I wouldn’t come back no more

I, I’d turn around,

Just to see you for the last time,

See, now I know

Hey, that it won’t be easy

I done fought in a battle, and I done made it this far

I gotta few more feet, but its still the longest yard

[Verse 1]

Man, it’s the longest yard I ever had to get in my life

And see my life ain’t right, if my wife don’t write

My niggas cant eat if the fish don’t bite

My raise the gross sales, like Mike and Ike

Now big brother almighty

I keep a gamma ray, i’ma G-5 G

Take a G-5 jeep, G-5 deep

To some of their bare feet

And that jeep don’t speak

Listen mayne they lock it down round herre

See body bag and gag and your found round herre

This as serious as it sound round herre

The guards guard the ground, 4 pounds round herre

And they ain’t playin, they’re just lettin you know

That anything they want to happen, nigga happen real slow

Get the word from upstairs, put you in that hole

I cant take it, I’m just ready to go

[Chorus]

If I could, fly away

Ooo and I wouldn’t come back no more

I, I’d turn around,

Just to see you for the last time,

See, now I know

Hey, that it won’t be easy

I done fought in a battle, and I done made it this far

I gotta few more feet, but its still the longest yard

Yeah yeah, its still the longest yard

Uh uh, its still the longest yard

Um um, its still the longest yard

I done fought in a battle and I done made it this far

[Verse 2]

I’m in my cell 20 hours a day

And doin push-ups ever hour a day

Cause I’m tryin to keep the cobwebs away

That’s why I’m markin off the calendar days

Tryin to get it out of the way

And I’m just tryin to keep a piece of mine

And I’m gon shame a motherfucker with a piece of mine

Cause he tryin to take a piece of mine

So I’m gon slice his ass a piece at a time

But now that they close the door

Lock me in and cell 30 deep but its built for 10

Tell me what kind of world they got you in

With the barbed wire fences, box u in

From now, til they turn off the lights

I’ma read anything in sight

Its kinda hard tryin to read at night

But I’ma change my life

And hope another brother take this flight

[Chorus]

If I could, fly away

Ooo and I wouldn’t come back no more

I, I’d turn around,

Just to see you for the last time,

See, now I know

Hey, that it won’t be easy

I done fought in a battle, and I done made it this far

I gotta few more feet, but its still the longest yard

Yeah yeah, its still the longest yard

Uh uh, its still the longest yard

Um um, its still the longest yard

I done fought in a battle and I done made it this far

[Verse 3]

(Oohh no) I gotta make it out this place some how

(Oohh no) Man I really believe that I done turned it around

(Oohh no) You see, all I need is that second chance to show,

since I crossed the ration, my obligation of rehabilitation

(Oohh no) They can punch me high, and they can kick me low

(Oohh no) But I mean its gonna take more than that for them to break my soul

(Oohh no) Man its hard for people to understand what its like to be,

Gated, incarcerated,

I just cant take it,

But I’ma make it man to see better days

[Chorus]

If I could, fly away

Ooo and I wouldn’t come back no more

I, I’d turn around,

Just to see you for the last time,

See, now I know

Hey, that it won’t be easy

I done fought in a battle, and I done made it this far

I gotta few more feet, but its still the longest yard

Yeah yeah, its still the longest yard

Uh uh, its still the longest yard

Um um, its still the longest yard

I done fought in a battle and I done made it this far

[Hook]

If I could fly away,

If I could I turn around,

If I could fly away