Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Growing Up’ ft. Ed Sheeran

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Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)” is the first lead promotional single from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ upcoming untitled second studio album.

The track features Ed Sheeran.

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In January, Macklemore stole our hearts with his baby announcement. On August 5, the rapper behind hits like “Same Love,” and “Thrift Shop” announced a new single, “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song).” An emotional track for his newborn daughter, the new release is filled with love, lessons, hopes, and fears, and one big issue: Macklemore (whose given name is Ben Haggerty) seems to think Langston Hughes wrote “A Raisin in the Sun.”… continue reading

“Our daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty was born two months ago on May 29. There is nothing like the joy and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe. She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible. She is the love of my life. This song is for her. — Ben”

Macklemore’s new track is undeniably sweet. His honesty and realistic outlook on life and how it should be lived are admirable. However, it’s likely that Sloane will eventually have to school her father on African-American literature. But in all fairness, parenthood doesn’t excuse you from mistakes, right Ryan Reynolds? Listen to the new single, below.  [Source: r29]

The song premiered on August 5th 2015 via Ryan Lewis’ official YouTube channel.

Listen to: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ed Sheeran – ‘Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)’

Lyrics for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ed Sheeran – ‘Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)’

They say boys don’t cry
But your daddy shed a lot of tears
They say I should be a strong man
But baby, I’m still filled with fear
Sometimes I don’t know who I am
Sometimes I question why I’m here
I just wanna be a good dad
Will I be? I have no idea
They say girls shouldn’t be tough
And moms should raise their kids at home
But baby, I know that that isn’t true
Cause your momma’s the toughest person I know
I wanna raise you to be like her
And watch you show the world how to do it on your own
I’m still tryna figure out who I am
I don’t wanna mess this up or do this wrong
I’m gonna be there for your first breath
I don’t know if I’ll be there for your first step
I can promise you that I’ll try to work less
But the tour’s routed, and I got this album
Put in so many hours, and I just want the outcome
To be something that I can look back and I can be proud of
Don’t wanna be a dad that’s living in FaceTime
But I’ve got a world to sing to and you at the same time
I won’t spoil you, you can trust that
For your sweet 16, you get a bus pass
Had your heart broken? Been there, done that
I love you and I can’t give you enough of that
Get back to community that raised you up
Read Langston Hughes, I suggest “A Raisin in the Sun”
Listen to Sam Cooke, a change gon’ come
You put the work in, don’t worry about the praise, my love
Don’t try to change the world, find something that you love
And do it every day
Do that for the rest of your life
And eventually, the world will change

[Ed Sheeran]
I’ll be patient, one more month
You’ll wrap your fingers round my thumb
Times are changing, I know, but who am I if
I’m the person you become
If I’m still growing up, up, up, up
If I’m still growing up, up, up, up
I’m still growing up

I recommend that you read The Alchemist
Listen to your teachers, but cheat in calculus
Tell the truth, regardless of the consequence
And every day, give your momma a compliment
Take your girl to the prom
But don’t get too drunk hanging out the limo
Slow dance with your woman in your arms
Sneak around after but boy, you better tiptoe
Don’t wake your mom up, do yoga, learn ’bout karma
By god, believe the dogma
The quickest way to happiness? Learning to be selfless
Ask more questions, talk about yourself less
Steady David Bowie, James Bowen and 2Pac
Watch the sun set with best friends from a rooftop
Wear a helmet, don’t be stupid
Jaywalk, but look before you do it
If it snows, go outside, build a jump, get some help
Get a sled, thrash the hill with your friends till it melts

[Ed]
I’ll be patient, one more month
You’ll wrap your fingers round my thumb
Times are changing, I know, but who am I if
I’m the person you become
If I’m still growing up, up, up, up
If I’m still growing up, up, up, up
I’m still growing up

I’ll be patient, one more month
You’ll wrap your fingers round my thumb
Times are changing, I know, but who am I if
I’m the person you become
If I’m still growing up, up, up, up
If I’m still growing up, up, up, up
I’m still growing up

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