Joell Ortiz

Learn You

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I know that I missed out on you
Sorry that I'm never there
I tried to get everything you wanted
I hope you know I really cared
To learn you now, to learn you now
To learn you now, to learn you now
To learn you now
To learn you now, lemme learn, lemme learn you now

I know that I missed out on you (uh)
Sorry that I'm never there (my oh my)
I tried to get everything you wanted (this one is for y'all, man)
I hope you know I really cared (my juniors)
To learn you now, to learn you now (word)
To learn you now, to learn you now (I apologize)
To learn you now
To learn you now (I apologize), lemme learn, lemme learn you now

Had to chase this dream, I was on my grind
Workin' on my craft took up all my time
I gotta beware, I'm near at the drop of a dime
But through all my travels y'all stayed on my mind
My two lil' boys, two pieces of me
My two looks in the mirror, my two reasons to be
Sorry I didn't go them places I needed to be
Trips that I missed with your school
Games I ain't root for your team
Feels like yesterday I would wake up to your screams
Y'all was cryin' for bottles, when did y'all turn into teens?
Tryna grow mustaches, peach fuzz look clean
Your voices got deeper, make sure you say what you mean
Happy y'all don't say y'all hate me for all the time I was away
What good was the toys if I never stayed there to play?
I'm askin' you both for forgiveness, can we start over today?
Y'all don't have to answer that now, I just wanted to say

I know that I missed out on you
Sorry that I'm never there
I tried to get everything you wanted
I hope you know I really cared
To learn you now, to learn you now
To learn you now, to learn you now
To learn you now
To learn you now
Lemme learn, lemme learn you now

I would stare at y'all pictures on the bus after shows
It was rough on the road, must have been tougher at home
Even on the west, I'm movin', but that bus driver know
Find me that Western Union, I'd send your mother some dough
I'd try to find time whenever I was alone
To try to get y'all on the phone just to see what's goin' on
Y'all ain't lil' boys no more, look at how much you have grown
My youngest one taller than me, my oldest my skinnier clone
I know that I missed out on you
Bothers me down to my soul, my lifestyle was out of control
Replaced time with the money, trade that I tried to barter
I'm askin' you both for forgiveness, can we start over today?
Y'all don't have to answer that now, I just wanted to say

I know that I missed out on you (I know, I know)
Sorry that I'm never there (I'm sorry, y'all)
I tried to get everything you wanted (I love y'all, man)
I hope you know I really cared (uh)
To learn you now, to learn you now (let's do it from here, start now)
To learn you now, to learn you now (you know?)
To learn you now
To learn you now (word)


Writer/s: Joell Ortiz, Justin Scott