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NF – When I Grow Up

NF – When I Grow Up


WHEN I GROW UP,
I WANNA BE A DENTIST WHEN I GROW UP,
I WANNA BE A BALLERINA TEACHER WHEN I GROW UP,
I WANNA BE A POLICE OFFICER WHEN I GROW UP, I WOULD
LIKE TO BE A VETERINARIAN WHEN I GROW UP,
I’M GONNA BE A RAPPER ♪♪♪ ♪ YA, WHEN I GROW UP
YOU KNOW WHAT I WANNA BE ♪ ♪ TAKE A SEAT LET ME TELL
YOU MY RIDICULOUS DREAMS ♪ ♪ I WANNA RAP YEAH I
KNOW IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE ♪ ♪ I CAN TELL YOU’RE ALREADY
THINKIN I WILL NEVER SUCCEED ♪ ♪ BUT I’M OK WITH IT … I
ADMIT THE LYRICS ARE WEAK ♪ ♪ I BEEN WORKIN ON EM
I’LL BE GOOD EVENTUALLY ♪ ♪ I UNDERSTAND YOU GOTTA CRAWL
BEFORE YOU GET TO YOUR FEET ♪ ♪ BUT I BEEN RUNNIN FOR
WHILE THEY AIN’T READY FOR ME ♪ ♪ AHHH ♪ ♪ I KNOW THIS PROLLY
ISN’T REALLY REALISTIC ♪ ♪ AND HONESTLY I MIGHT
NOT EVER MAKE A DIFFERENCE ♪ ♪ BUT THAT DON’T
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
I’MA HAVE TO RISK IT ♪ ♪ I BEEN CRUNCHIN NUMBERS YOU
AIN’T GOTTA BE A MATHEMATICIAN ♪ ♪ TO SEE THE ODDS
AIN’T ROOTIN FOR ME ♪ ♪ I CAN’T LIE THOUGH
THAT’S KINDA HOW I LIKE TO BE ♪ ♪ THE UNDERDOG YEAH YOU PROLLY
THINK YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN ♪ ♪ BUT WHAT I’MA SAYIN IS THEY
EVER PUSH ME I’MA GONNA SWING ♪ ♪ YEAH ♪ ♪ I COULD GO TO COLLEGE GET
IN DEBT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE ♪ ♪ GRADUATE AND PROLLY GET A JOB
THAT DOESN’T PAY THE BILLS ♪ ♪ THAT DON’T MAKE A LOT SENSE
TO ME FORGET THE HAPPY MEALS ♪ ♪ I DON’T LIKE THE DOLLAR MENU
I WOULD RATHER MAKE A MEAL ♪ ♪ HUH? ♪ ♪ MAKE A MILL? ♪ ♪ NA I SAID MAKE A MEAL ♪ ♪ HOME COOKIN ♪ ♪ GET THE GRILL HOW
YOU WANT IT PRETTY WELL ♪ ♪ EVERYTHING I SEE IS OVER
DONE TO ME I’M NOT ADELE ♪ ♪ BUT I’MA GET A RECORD DEAL ♪ ♪ AND SAY HELLO
TO MASS APPEAL ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA PAY MY BILLS ♪ ♪ RAPPIN ABOUT THE WAY I FEEL
(OH YEA) ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
MAKE A COUPLE MILL ♪ ♪ LEAVE IT TO THE
FAM IN THE WILL (OH YEA)♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
SIGN A RECORD DEAL ♪ ♪ MAYBE BUY A HOUSE UP
IN THE HILLS (OH YEA)♪ ♪ MIGHT NOT BE THE
BEST IN MY FIELD ♪ ♪ BUT I GUARANTEE
THAT I’MA DIE REAL ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪ YA, AYE ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪ YA, YA , AYE ♪ ♪ I’MA MAKE UM NOTICE ME ♪ ♪ RHYMIN LIKE IT’S POETRY ♪ ♪ EVERYTHING I OVERSEE ♪ ♪ I JUST LIKE TO OVER THINK ♪ ♪ MOCKING ME YOU PAY THE FEE ♪ ♪ NO RETURN AND NO RECEIPTS ♪ ♪ THOSE OF YOU
THAT DON’T BELIEVE ♪ ♪ QUIET YOU DON’T KNOW A THING ♪ ♪ QUIET WHEN I’M TRYN TO SING ♪ ♪ QUIET WHEN I’M MAKING BEATS ♪ ♪ QUIET WHEN I’M TRYN TO THINK ♪ ♪ SORRY I DON’T
MEAN TO SCREAM ♪ ♪ I JUST FEEL LIKE NO
ONE REALLY GETS ME, ♪ ♪ AND IT’S SAD TO SEE
CAUSE SOMEDAY I’MA GROW UP ♪ ♪ AND SHOW ALL OF
YOU IT’S MEANT TO BE ♪ ♪ YO ♪ ♪ ANYBODY WANNA HEAR ME RAP ♪ ♪ NO ♪ ♪ C’MON LET ME
PLAY A COUPLE TRACKS ♪ ♪ NO ♪ ♪ C’MON I CAN
SPIT IT REALLY FAST ♪ ♪ NO ♪ ♪ YOU THINK I SHOULD
THROW THIS IN THE TRASH ♪ ♪ NO?!! ♪ ♪ TRICKED YA!!! ♪ ♪ HATERS GO AWAY
BEFORE I HIT YA ♪ ♪ I AM NOT A
BEGGAR OR A KISS UP ♪ ♪ YOU DON’T
UNDERSTAND WELL I FORGIVE YA ♪ ♪ I AM NOT A QUITTER ♪ ♪ YOU AIN’T REALLY
THINK THAT DID YA? ♪ ♪ MAYBE SOMEDAY I COULD
EVEN BE UP ON THE RADIO ♪ ♪ HAVE A TOUR BUS AND MAYBE
EVEN PLAY A COUPLE SHOWS ♪ ♪ EVERYBODY IN THE CROWD
SINGING EVERY WORD I WROTE ♪ ♪ TELLIN ME THAT I AM NOT
THE ONLY ONE THAT FEELS ALONE ♪ ♪ HUH ♪ ♪ YOU FEEL ALONE ♪ ♪ YEAH I KINDA FEEL ALONE ♪ ♪ WONDER IF THAT FEELIN EVER
GOES AWAY WHEN YOU GET OLD ♪ ♪ WILL I EVER MAKE IT AS
ARTIST I DON’T REALLY KNOW ♪ ♪ MIGHT NOT MAKE
A LOT OF DOUGH ♪ ♪ I’MA HAVE TO TRY IT THOUGH ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA PAY MY BILLS ♪ ♪ RAPPIN ABOUT THE WAY I FEEL
(OH YEA) ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
MAKE A COUPLE MILL ♪ ♪ LEAVE IT TO THE FAM
IN THE WILL (OH YEA) ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
SIGN A RECORD DEAL ♪ ♪ MAYBE BUY A HOUSE UP
IN THE HILLS (OH YEA) ♪ ♪ MIGHT NOT BE THE
BEST IN MY FIELD ♪ ♪ BUT I GUARANTEE
THAT I’MA DIE REAL ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA PAY MY BILLS ♪ ♪ RAPPIN ABOUT THE WAY I FEEL
(OH YEA) ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
MAKE A COUPLE MILL ♪ ♪ LEAVE IT TO THE FAM
IN THE WILL (OH YEA) ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
SIGN A RECORD DEAL ♪ ♪ MAYBE BUY A HOUSE UP
IN THE HILLS (OH YEA) ♪ ♪ MIGHT NOT BE THE
BEST IN MY FIELD ♪ ♪ BUT I GUARANTEE
THAT I’MA DIE REAL ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ (WHEN I GROW UP) ♪ ♪♪♪ [CROWD CHEERING]

100 thoughts on “NF – When I Grow Up”

  1. A man of God don't need lambos to feel powerful,

    God will use what others see as unclean or useless to make him known. This will show that people of God are powerful through God.
    NF: here's my garbage truck!

  2. I actually relate to this song on a pretty hardcore level, and I'm kinda having a breakdown right now over a possible choice that could work, but both would be hard in different ways. I'm 15. This is helping dealing with the stress

  3. Well, I just saw a lot of SOLD OUT TICKETS on the description.
    Don't mind me, I'm just sad I can't afford one.
    (hue hue)

  4. I MIGHT BE LATE with this – but look at that ring on 0:20. Ya boy is married and showing off!!!!!!!! respect

  5. Good singer have this in there song

    0% sex
    0% how much money they have
    0% that they are the best
    0% autotune
    100% skill
    100% true

  6. Good song, but this dude in the video is basically politickz with a z from filthy franks rapper video. “Bruh check out muh mixtape” 😂

  7. #NFfeatWittLowry Алё, Нэйт, запишите фит!!! Будет Пушка!!!
    Hey, Nate! Do you hear me? Many people want this! Hi from Russia!

  8. Nf is the best I like that he not like all the other rappers because he is simple he doesn’t spend like lil pomp

  9. Kênh mình do chính mình cover rap. Mong mọi người ủng hộ ạ. Nếu nhiều lượt đăng ký mình sẽ cố gắng phát triển kênh mình hơn ạ. Mọi người giúp mình nhé mình thành thật cảm ơn ❤❤❤❤plea sub thank

  10. 2:21 – 2:43 made me so sad, like, you see him get mad and then it jump cuts to him in the car with coworkers listening to his music, and he's jaming out to it and is proud, and they are just sick of him. Then it goes to him preforming to two people. Like, he tries so fucking hard, and i just imagine him after that preformance with two people, flipping out and giving up on rapping and it just hurts so much because i've been there.

  11. The Industry not acknowledging NF because it will go against their “bottom line”. The almighty dollar. So they say, “umm, he has bars BUT! I’m not even going into his FLOW, WORD-PLAY, OR LYRICS! The beats are SICK!! I’m getting ripped at the gym because NF’s music motivates me. REAL MUSIC!!

  12. When I heard this song I say: WTF? And after watched I click on button repeat, and say: Oh shiiit , this song is fucking good!

  13. Yeah, when I grow up, you know what I wanna be?
    Take a seat, let me tell you my ridiculous dreams
    I wanna rap, yeah, I know it's hard to believe
    And I can tell you're already thinkin' I will never succeed
    But I'm okay with it, I admit the lyrics are weak
    I been workin' on 'em, I'll be good eventually
    I understand you gotta crawl before you get to your feet
    But I been running for a while, they ain't ready for me, ah

    I know this probably isn't really realistic
    And honestly, I might not ever make a difference
    But that don't make a difference, I'ma have to risk it
    I been crunchin' numbers, you ain't gotta be a mathematician
    To see the odds ain't rootin' for me
    I can't lie though, it's kinda how I like it to be
    The underdog, yeah, you probably think you know what I mean
    But what I'm saying is they ever push me, I'm gonna swing, yeah

    I could go to college, get in debt like everybody else
    Graduate and probably get a job that doesn't pay the bills
    That don't make a lot of sense to me, forget the Happy Meals
    I don't like the dollar menu, I would rather make a mil'
    Huh? Make a meal? Nah, I said make a mil'
    Home-cookin', get the grill, how you want it? Pretty well?
    Everything I see is overdone to me, I'm not Adele
    But I'ma get a record deal and say hello to mass appeal

    When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills
    Rappin' about the way I feel, oh yeah
    I just want to make a couple mil'
    Leave it to the fam in the will, oh yeah
    I just want to sign a record deal
    Maybe buy a house up in the hills, oh yeah
    Might not be the best in my field
    But I guarantee that I'ma die real
    When I grow up

    Yeah, ayy
    When I grow up
    Yeah, yeah, ayy

    I'ma make 'em notice me, rhymin' like it's poetry
    Everything I oversee, I just like to overthink
    Mockin' me, you pay the fee, no return and no receipts
    Those of you that don't believe, quiet, you don't know a thing
    Quiet when I'm tryna sing, quiet when I'm making beats
    Quiet when I'm tryna think, sorry, I don't mean to scream
    I just feel like no one really gets me and it's sad to see
    'Cause someday I'ma grow up and show all of you it's meant to be, yeah

    Anybody wanna hear me rap? "No"
    Come on, let me play a couple tracks, "No"
    Come on, I can spit it really fast, "No"
    You think I should throw this in the trash? "No"
    Tricked you, haters, go away before I hit you
    I am not a beggar or a kiss-up
    You don't understand? Well, I forgive you
    I am not a quitter, you ain't really think that, did you?
    Maybe someday I could even be up on the radio
    Have a tour bus and maybe even play a couple shows
    Everybody in the crowd singin' every word I wrote
    Tellin' me that I am not the only one that feels alone
    Huh? You feel alone? Yeah, I kinda feel alone
    Wonder if that feelin' ever goes away when you get old
    Will I ever make it as an artist? I don't really know
    Might not make a lot of dough, I'ma have to try it, though

    When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills
    Rappin' about the way I feel, oh yeah
    I just want to make a couple mil'
    Leave it to the fam in the will, oh yeah (yeah)
    I just want to sign a record deal
    Maybe buy a house up in the hills, oh yeah (okay)
    Might not be the best in my field (ayy)
    But I guarantee that I'ma die real (ayy, oh)

    When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills (woo)
    Rappin' about the way I feel, oh yeah (yeah, the way I feel)
    Yeah, I just want to make a couple mil' (ayy)
    Leave it to the fam in the will, oh yeah (to the fam in the will)
    I just want to sign a record deal (woo)
    Maybe buy a house up in the hills, oh yeah (a house up in the hills)
    Yeah, I might not be the best in my field (ayy)
    But I guarantee that I'ma die real
    When I grow up

  14. That’s a strong message! And the song full of meaning! Like it much. And I’m saying it as metalhead man.

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    ╚══╝╚═╩═╩═╩═╝ this song

  16. Just think…that trash truck driver probably like

    Damn i wanna know what hes smoking

    NF continues to dance battle and rap at the air

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