#252: “I don’t wanna be a coward who cripples under another man”

REDISCOVERED this gorgeous tune by rapper J. Han featuring Sam Ock when I was clearing my past emails. Lyrics taken from genius.com attached below.

[Verse 1: J. Han]
I was once told I could have the world
It was mine to hold like a bag of pearls
Who’s gonna stop me on this endeavor?
Live your life and seize the day; man, it’s now or never!
I guess the motto’s “study hard to be a scholar.”
Better know I put in work cause I’ve earned every dollar
I don’t wanna be a coward who cripples under another man
I merely wanna live unafraid, ever with the upper hand
I imagine being a man of prominence — relying only on myself
My appetite for the comfy life requires me to acquire more wealth
Sometimes, I admit that I spend more time trying to keep up with the Joneses
I try to not compare my cots of tulips to their beds of roses
But that’s okay cause everything is great
I remain the man on top; shall we pop some chardonnay?
I still got all my money. I still got all my stuff
But why’s it still feel like it’s not enough

[Hook]
I was full speed on this road of gold
All about me — always on the go
Lusting for the top of that totem pole
But in light of eternity, I saw that
(I was chasing nothing at all.) x8

[Verse 2: J. Han]
I was once told I could have the world
It was mine to hold like a bag of pearls
Who’s gonna stop me on this endeavor?
Live your life and seize the day; man, it’s now or never!
I’m young and wild; party ‘til my last breath
We only got one chance to live, why not live on the ledge?
Forget what people say; do what you think is right
If truth is relative then you don’t gotta fret it twice
You make your own rules, commandments are just old rules
Yo, Why’d I gotta listen to that old dude? Be moral — that’s old news
I’m on that new new; gotta check up on my youtube
I don’t got a bit of time to waste on you tryna make attractive an old tune
But that’s okay cause everything is great
I remain the man on top; shall we pop some chardonnay?
I still got all my money. I’m still having my fun
But why’s it still feel like it’s not enough

[Hook]

[Bridge]
My greatest lie that the world taught to me
Is that my freedom is who I can be
Who then am I but a spark in eternity?
I’ll run in light of the sovereign throne
I’ll run for Glory who calls me His own
I will abandon these broken dreams
For You are everything

[Hook]

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#252: “I don’t wanna be a coward who cripples under another man”

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