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Wing$Lyrics by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, from the album “The Heist“, music has been produced by Ryan Lewis, and Wing$ song lyrics are penned by Hollis & Macklemore.

Wing$ Lyrics

I was seven years old when I got my first pair
And I stepped outside, and I was like “Momma
This air bubble right here, it’s gonna make me fly”
I hit that court, and when I jumped
I jumped, I swear I got so high
“I touched the net! Mom, I touched the net!
This is the best day of my life”
Air Max’s were next, that air bubble, that mesh
The box, the smell, the stuffing, the tread
At school, I was so cool, I knew that I couldn’t crease ’em
My friends couldn’t afford ’em, four stripes on their Adidas
On the court, I wasn’t the best, but my kicks were like the pros, yo
Stick out my tongue so everyone could see that logo
Nike Air Flight, book bag was so dope
And then my friend Carlos’s brother got murdered for his Fours
Whoa

See he just wanted a jump shot
But they wanted his Starter coat, though
Didn’t wanna get caught from Genesee Park to Othello
You’d get clowned for those Pro Wings, with the velcro, those were not tight
I was tryna fly, without leaving the ground
‘Cause I wanted to be like Mike, right, wanted to be him
I wanted to be that guy, I wanted to touch the rim
I wanted to be cool, and I wanted to fit in
I wanted what he had, America, it begins

I wanna fly, can you take me far away?
Give me a star to reach for
Tell me what it takes
And I’ll go so high, I’ll go so high
My feet won’t touch the ground
Just stitch my wings and pull the strings
I bought these dreams that all fall down

We want what we can’t have
The commodity makes us want it
So expensive, damn, I just got to flaunt it
Got to show ’em
So exclusive, this is that new shit
A hundred dollars for a pair of shoes, I would never hoop in
Look at me, look at me, I’m a cool kid
I’m an individual, yeah, but I’m part of a movement
My movement told me “Be a consumer”
And I consumed it
They told me to just do it
I listened to what that swoosh said

Look at what that swoosh did
See it consumed my thoughts
“Are you stupid? Don’t crease ’em! Just leave ’em in that box!”
Strangled by these laces, laces I can barely talk
That’s my air bubble and I’m lost, if it pops
We are what we wear, we wear what we are
But see I look inside the mirror and think Phil Knight tricked us all
Will I stand for change, or stay in my box?
These Nikes help me define me
But I’m trying to take mine off

I wanna fly, can you take me far away?
Give me a star to reach for
Tell me what it takes
And I’ll go so high, I’ll go so high
My feet won’t touch the ground
Just stitch my wings and pull the strings
I bought these dreams that all fall down

They started out with what I wear to school
That first day
Like these are what make you cool
And this pair, this would be my parachute
So much more than just a pair of shoes
Nah, this is what I am
What I wore, this is the source of my youth
This dream that they sold to you
For a hundred dollars and some change
Consumption is in the veins
And now I see it’s just another pair of shoes


SONG INFO:

Song: Wing$
Album: The Heist (2012)
Singer: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Music: Ryan Lewis
Lyrics: Hollis & Macklemore



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