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]

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  1. LYRICS:-
    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

  2. Hey everyone I posted my first song my voice is crappy I need auto tune and I'd be better with music but I hope the lyrics are ok at least big fan of NF he's my inspiration helped me through a lot of tough times thank u NF

  3. “Make a mill huh? Nah I said make a meal. Home cook and get the grill, how you want it pretty well?” That is by far the mist creative part of a song I’ve ever heard

  4. [Verse 1]

    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've 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, ahh

    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've 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 prolly 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 prolly 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 meal

    Huh? Make a mil'? Nah, I said make a meal

    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

    [Chorus]

    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

    [Post-Chorus]

    Yeah, ayy

    When I grow up

    Yeah, yeah, ayy

    [Verse 2]

    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 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 an artist? I don't really know

    Might not make a lot of dough

    I'ma have to try it, though

    [Chorus]

    When I grow up

    I just wanna pay my bills

    Rappin' about the way I feel (Oh, yeah)

    I just wanna make a couple mil'

    Leave it to the fam in the will (Oh, yeah)

    (Leave it to the fam in the will)

    (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

    I just wanna sign a record deal

    Maybe buy a house up in the hills (Okay, oh, yeah)

    Might not be the best in my field (Ayy, ayy, yeah)

    But I guarantee that I'ma die real

    When I grow up

    I just wanna pay my bills (Woo)

    Rappin' about the way I feel (Oh, yeah)

    (Yeah, the way I feel)

    Yeah, I just wanna make a couple mil' (Ayy, couple mil')

    Leave it to the fam in the will (Oh, yeah, to the fam in the will)

    I just wanna sign a record deal (Woo)

    Maybe buy a house up in the hills (Oh, yeah)

    (House up in the hills)

    Yeah, I might not be the best in my field

    But I guarantee that I'ma die real

    When I grow up

    When I grow up

  5. Subscribe to my channel guys pls. I will start posting gaming videos soon. I have already recorded Fortnite, Spiderman and Assasins Creed

  6. Been loving nf since 2015 when I got saved!! Thank God for NF man crazy to see him get millions of likes on his videos now

  7. what did boy say at start of the clip(0:14 – timecode)? just im from russia and i cant understand what did he say… pls help me.

  8. I believe with all my fuckin heart that NF is going to be the next eminem and maybe even GREATER HUGE FUCKING RESPECT AND APPRECIATION TO YOUR EFFORT AND WILL 🔥🔥💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

  9. I wanna slap this haters who disliked this amazing rapper because he don't cuss,do drugs,have money,or lambo,or naked girls,HE DONT TALK SOFT YOU CAN HEAR HIM WHEN HE RAPS!And that's a true rapper people saying he nothing like the other rapper dude that did Rap God (Sorry forgot how to spell his name but your right his not like him…his a rapper that believes in himself and don't give a crap what haters said.He wants to write music and like he said in therapy session that is his therapy and so is it for me.Plz don't hate him he been through a lot with his mom and stuff give him support.Dont try to be cool and hate if you hate at him you have bout 1 million fans going after you because he is going to be noticed!
    Like the video for his support.Lets hope he see's this
    By Adisyn

  10. people on here saying how good he aint bragging bout his money but the song aint bout that why would he have a lamb if he is singing bout before he was rich

  11. ya wanna rap HA?
    thanks i don´t evan got the itention to get it over the "blessen" yeah oof Course it is a diss ,- know IN ass you get the blessen,- yeah readen have been it.
    now i am over it, and by the way, yeah it hurted to pretend that THAT one you tell to someone, who is not become, as you have been done,.. sou may you wish me tell what could have been bill over the tail and had getted fail,.. as the war is to tell !!

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