You Should Be Here Album Lyrics by Kehlani


Kehlani Lyrics

You Should Be Here Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Intro

[Phone rings]

[Grandpa:] Princess, belated Valentine's day
[Kehlani:] Happy belated Valentine's day, what are you doing?
[Grandpa:] What am I doing? Where are you?
[Kehlani:] I'm in the studio
[Grandpa:] You're in the studio... New York? Studio LA? Studio Atlanta? Studio here?
[Kehlani:] Studio in LA
[Grandpa:] In LA? Princess when do I get to see you? You know you are my granddaughter. You are like my daughter. Come on now
[Kehlani:] I know
[Grandpa:] Don't [?] out to the curb. I know you're the star on top of stars and everybody every day has to remind me. Do you know who Kehlani is? Do you know who your granddaughter is? I know who she is and I know who she was

They say God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers and what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. And as much as anyone can say how invincible I seem or how fearless I am or how brave I must be, I'm still human. And I've seen things and I've felt more pain than some will in their entire lives, all before the age of even being able to buy a f*cking drink at a bar. But I have to be strong, not for myself but for a greater purpose, because I feel like my duty is far beyond me, you know? Beyond saving my family. It's for the world because somebody out there really needs to hear this. So to anybody who isn't here to see how far I've gone or how far I've yet to go. To family members that didn't make it or friends I lost along the way. Or maybe someone I gave my heart to that didn't know what to do with it. You should be here



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You Should Be Here

[Verse 1:]
I'm looking right at you, but you're not there
I'm seeing right pass you, but you seem well aware
You body is here but your mind is somewhere else
So far gone and you think I can't tell
Can't tell that you are disconnected
You pulled away and I miss your presence
I always said to you

[Chorus:]
Baby you should be here, right here
Baby you should be here, right here
Don't know where you went but you're lost now
Don't know where you went but you're gone now
Don't know where you went but you're lost now
Don't know where you went but you're gone now

[Verse 2:]
Head on your chest babe, but your heart is so quiet
We use to talk all night long, now we laying in silence
Your arms around me but your soul is somewhere else
Gone so long and I know you so well
I know that you are everything that I ever dreamed of
And hoped that love had a happy ending

[Chorus]

You should be here, right here yeah



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How That Taste

They didn't want me then, they want me now
Did not want me to win, but now they're proud
Now they're payin' to get in, they in the crowd
Tell me how's it feel now? Tell me, how's it feel now?
Bein' low, yeah you a snake
You puttin' on a show, that Ricki Lake
Hey man I don't trip, my life's great
But swallow that pride, tell me how shit taste

Tell me how shit taste
Tell me how that shit taste
Tell me how that shit taste
Bitch tell me how that

Always crowdin' it cause they solvin' me
In the mall goin' up cause they go hard for me
Yeah the only way's up, y'all gon' ball with me
Man the whole damn fam gon' touch the sky with me
Touch the sky with me, touch the sky with me
Man the whole damn fam gon' touch the sky with me
Touch the sky with me, touch the sky with me
Man the whole damn fam gon' touch the sky with me

They askin' for the verse, a hundred racks
If you ain't talkin' money, then run it back
My pockets too deep for 'em not to be stacked
Yeah you lookin' like distraction, now fall back
Bitch your music's been weak, your fashion wack
Was talkin' out your neck, not even facts
I'm way too real to stoop low
I'm too busy on the road, I'm too busy bookin' shows

Tell me how shit taste
Tell me how that shit taste
Tell me how that shit taste
Bitch tell me how that

Always crowdin' it cause they solvin' me
In the mall goin' up cause they go hard for me
Yeah the only way's up, y'all gon' ball with me
Man the whole damn fam gon' touch the sky with me
Touch the sky with me, touch the sky with me
Man the whole damn fam gon' touch the sky with me
Touch the sky with me, touch the sky with me
Man the whole damn fam gon' touch the sky with me



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Jealous

[Verse 1 - Kehlani:]
Pretty soon I'm a take your phone
Or you should hide it in yo pockets until you get home
Don't wanna see no tweets about the night we shared
Don't wanna hear reasons for it, baby I don't care
You and I both know I'm not just anybody
And I regret bringing yo ass to all those after parties
You enjoyed yourself too much and you ain't barely started
I just can't invest in shit to end up broken-hearted

[Chorus:]
You stay taken pictures, pictures
Just too show them to your bitches, bitches
Just so you can make 'em jealous
Now I know where your head is
Man you stay taking those pictures, pictures
Just to show them to your bitches, bitches
So you can make 'em jealous
So now I gotta dead this

[Verse 2 - Kehani:]
So lowkey, I just stay out the way
I built a lab up in the crib so I don't leave all day
You always try to rush out when I need you to stay
But don't forget to post a pic of you with yo bae
And by the way, I see right through it
I let you slide now cause I know you not use to it
If this is the way it is, don't even put me through it
I'm quick to cut it off, if you don't believe I'll do it

[Chorus]

[Verse 3 - Lexii Alijai:]
Boy don't tell me that you sorry when
You with them bitches every night when you be partying
Then you come late night, trying to hide your phone
You know that shit'll always end up in an argument
Why you always taking risk with me?
Hold me close by my waist, take pics with me
Women crush Wednesday's mean shit to me
Little kid shit and I don't let it get to me
Literally the whole world know this shit
Need a girl but you busy chasing hoes and shit
You the type to try to keep it on the low and shit
I need a real fly nigga, I'm the coldest bitch
I'm so legit, I goes and get
Got your bitches, they all up on my shows and shit
Look, keep it real, cause every time we chill
All you wanna do is post a pic

[Chorus]



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Niggas

[Verse 1:]
I'm young, I be sprung and
Sometimes it's just so damn fast
I'm not dumb, no I'm not dumb
I know exactly what went wrong in my past
So caught up
In what I thought it all should be
I'm locked up
So tired of losing parts of me
To all these niggas

[Chorus:]
Niggas gon' always be niggas
Can't afford to give my heart to these niggas
Ain't got time to lose my mind to these niggas

[Verse 2:]
I'm not yours, never was and
I really just can't be mad
I'm the one, I know, I'm the one
And I'm completely fine with everything that I am
Too different
To let you get the best of me
Took way too long
To find the light inside of me
F*ck all these niggas

[Chorus]

[Verse 3:]
Niggas, niggas gon' be niggas
Walkin' 'round so small but actin' like they're bigger
Actin' so damn bitter, lettin' go of their temper
I ain't got the time so I'll crop that ass out that picture
I'd be mad if I stayed true, it ain't in me to play you
If I took you down, yeah you can't talk shit cause I fed you
You was lost and I led you, a part of me, boy I bled you
Thought you was the one but you actin' like one of these niggas

[Chorus]



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Wanted

[Verse 1:]
Ask a woman when you are broken
You make a choice to stay down or go and
Find something to bring you back
To get you right, get you right on track
I was chosen
He found me in the perfect moment
But my lover made them heights, so much dome to clear my skies
I don't think I can deny

[Chorus:]
He makes me feel wanted
Like no one has before
He don't want nothing from me
But to know my love's for sure
Hate to be you watching him love me
I'd hate to be you watching him touch me
Now I am blessed to have what I need
Nothing compares, he is all I see

[Verse 2:]
When I loved you I didn't love me
You were this dark cloud hanging above me
Got all my girls like, "Lani where'd you go?
You've begun to slip away into where, nobody knows"
I'm doing better
I brushed myself off, changed the weather
Like the Sun you are so warm, and for once I feel adored
Oh I could not ask for more

[Chorus]



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The Way

I still didn't believe

[Verse 1 - Kehlani:]
You so damn important
Everything you do shows me you know it
Behind it all you are the motive
Don't tell you enough, but baby I'll show it, show it
He say the king where he come from
Take a young queen just to know one
So, baby, I'm a drive it like it's stolen
I'm a fix it like it's broken
We could catch a flight out to London
Go to the mall, spend a lump sum
They could try to catch up to us
But they're too busy making assumptions

[Bridge - Kehlani:]
Boy, you know all I do
Is stay up all night losing sleep over you
All I do
Is drive myself crazy thinkin' 'bout my baby

[Hook - Kehlani:]
It's the way you walk, the way you talk, babe
It's the way you love, the way you f*ck, the way
It's the way you are, you're a star, babe
It's the way you, it's the way you

[Verse 2 - Chance The Rapper:]
She said I ain't even make my bed up
Watch your step, you gon' wake my mama and dad up
Pssh, girl, didn't I tell you at the damn club?
We gon' wake your neighbors
Turn your block club to my fan club
And that happen so fast
Damn, I glad I strapped up
Ask her when she finish, if she came
She said I lapped ya twice
Run it back for the door, rematch
Flip the crib when we f*ck, Remax
It get hot then no more, last cup
You can ask her if I f*ck, she gassed, huh
I gotta keep it a secret, I keep a key in my lower pocket
Inside a register below the lower octave
Dirty laundry in my closet, they be strung out on the street
Left to dry with dry sheets and no deposit
They don't gotta worry, put my hand on your mouth
Put my hands in your mouth, girl
We got plans at my house, you know the way up

[Hook]

[Verse 3 - Kehlani:]
This thing we got is crazy
Only thing I know is you're my baby
Forever down, I am your lady
Always for sure, never a maybe
Never met someone who spoke my language
Never met a nigga done with playin'
You the type of nigga make me lane switch
Hand me the brush and say "paint it"
Give me your heart and I hold it
Show me your soul and I'll mould it
Baby boy, you gotta be the dopest
Gotta be to f*ck with the coldest

[Bridge]

[Hook]



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Unconditional

[Verse 1:]
I'm far from perfect, nothing even close
But that's what makes me beautiful, that's something you should know
I'm not looking for someone to tell me how to row my boat
So let me live and let me learn I promise we will grow

[Chorus:]
If you love me like you say you love me
You'll be a man, you'll grab my hand
Take me as I am
I wanna l-l-l-l-l-l-l-love unconditional
I wanna l-l-l-l-l-l-l-love unconditional
I wanna l-l-l-l-l-l-l-love unconditional
I wanna l-l-l-l-l-l-l-love

[Verse 2:]
Sometimes I come home and I'm sweaty from the day
And my hair's all in a messy bun cause I had to get it out my face
And I rather lace my sneakers up cause high heels ain't my thing
And I don't see a flaw in that, never one to change

[Chorus]

[Outro:]
So if you love me like you say
You'll be my man
Grab my hand
Take me as I am



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The Letter

[Verse 1:]
I can hear your laugh
It's ringing through the hallways
I can see your smile
It's what gets me through my hard days
And your words was suppose to get me through my heartache, before my heartbreak
There's an emptiness that only few ever fill
And I somehow missed the meaning of love that is real
And it compliments my scars that will never heal

[Chorus:]
Maybe I didn't deserve you
Maybe I just couldn't cure you
They told me that I didn't hurt you
Why do I feel like I turned you?
Maybe I don't understand it
Tell me is this how you planned it?
Did you see us so stranded
Maybe I'm to much too manage

[Verse 2:]
And if you weren't gonna guide me
Why bring me into the light?
Must have done something to make you want to run and hide
Why oh why didn't you just live your life?
And every girl needs a mother
And damn it I needed you
Instead you duck for cover
And you ran from the truth
And like kids do
You waited around for proof

[Chorus]

Maybe I didn't deserve you...



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Runnin' (Interlude)

You saw right through every last bit of me
I should've known it from your energy
We've got this synergy, your soul was close like it remembers me
Instilled in me
90 degrees in California, you put chills in me
Said it's something about my city, something about my city
Oakland girls so damn hood but we're so damn pretty
Sometimes the town just brings you down but we've been no pity
Don't need no extra bodies, I got the connect with me
It's why you connect with me, it's why you can step with me
Why you can go hit the carpets, go 'head and get dressed with me
Make me forget my ex and you onto the next with me
Love has everything to do, Bobby needs his creds Whitney
I always said I'd be the one to do it
I changed the way they lookin' at us women makin' music
Don't put back on the crown, stop makin' us look so stupid
Never read about these niggas unless it's you that I'm choosin'
Even if I chose I feel like you're the right decision
Yeah you got aspirations, you ain't f*ckin' up the vision
I love that you're not worried 'bout any other niggas
I'm longing for persistence, only want something consistent
Does it make you nervous I'm not afraid to say what I want?
Does it put fear in your heart that I know where I started
Far from where I begun?
Cause I know every man has a fear of a strong-minded woman
But I say she's a keeper if she got it on her own and keeps it runnin'
If she can keep it all runnin'
If she can keep it all runnin'
Keeps it runnin'
If she can keep it all runnin'
Keeps it runnin'
If she can keep it all runnin'



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Be Alright

[Verse 1:]
There's always been those times when I needed a breather
When I might need a quick break from being the leader
Cause I'm just human, you gotta feel that
We're all just here to learn and everyday we are put up to bat
If you feeling down, no you ain't alone
And if you feeling all confused, no you are not on your own
Don't stress
Yeah we're too blessed

[Pre-Chorus:]
Someone once told me babe when the tide is high, you just get low
Hold your breath and take it slow
Yes I might get wet
I might get thrown
But I'll resurface all on my own

[Chorus:]
I'll be alright, be alright
Just go with the tide
I'll be alright, be alright
I'll be doing fine
Be alright, be alright
Just go with the tide

[Verse 2:]
I always have those days when I feel unworthy
When I sit back and ask God why he chose me
Cause I'm just human, just like you are
We see the same ol' sky, at night we see the same stars
So if you feeling down, no you not alone
And if you feeling all confused, no you are not on your own
Don't trip
Baby just live

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]



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Down For You

[Verse 1 - Kehlani:]
Best friends or lovers
Can't seem to draw the line between each other
What is defined means nothing to a brother
You just don't give a damn, that's why I think I love ya
It's not fair, how easy I melt when you play with my hair
I ain't going nowhere, it's not right
I can't sleep without you anymore at night time
Not in this lifetime

[Hook 1 - Kehlani:]
Love ain't never been so close, but so far away
Like your mind is telling you to just back off
And your heart says just stay
What's a love that doesn't keep you up all night and all day
If it's not too late, yeah you realise it one day
We can go to the movies boy, maybe we could hang out boy
Whatever you wanna do, cause I'm down for it
I'm down for you

[Verse 2 - BJ the Chicago Kid:]
One day we're lovers, next day we're friends
Don't know where it begins or it ends
But let me tell you one thing going through a nigga's head
Most nigga's just scared
It feels too good to be true
Every time I'm with you
I'm ignoring what I'm next to

[Hook 2 - BJ the Chicago Kid:]
Cause love ain't never been so close, but so far away
It's like my mind is telling me to just back off
And my heart says just stay
Tell me what's a love that doesn't keep you up all night and all day
And if it's not too late, maybe I realise it one day
We can go to the movies girl, maybe we could hang out girl
Whatever you wanna do, cause I'm down for it
I'm down for you

[Break - Kehlani & (BJ the Chicago Kid):]
(I'm down for you baby)
Babe I'm down for you
(Are you down for me)
I'm down for you
I'm down for you

[Hook 1 - Kehlani & BJ the Chicago Kid]

[Outro - BJ the Chicago Kid:]
And when I'm ready baby
Maybe it won't be too late
Maybe one day you find some guy
That won't treat you like I will
Better choose up, better hurry up
Time keeps ticking, but you're my lover



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Yet

[Hook:]
Look I ain't did shit to you yet
I ain't even shit on you yet
You ain't my enemy yet
But you ain't a friend to me yet
Don't recognize you
You ain't a friend to me yet
Don't recognize you
You ain't a friend to me yet

[Verse 1:]
Now I see the fear and the threats
I see that it's hard to connect
I see niggas calling the rain but the first to complain when they sneakers get wet
I see that I'm on some new shit
I see that it's something you hate
But what is not growing is dead
If you can't understand get the f*ck out my face

[Bridge:]
You want something from me that I'm just not offering
You wanna roll but you just not down for [?]
You got potential, you got that, got that
You gotta ride the wave, stop acting like that

[Hook]

[Verse 2:]
I can go on about days, days when I did it alone
Had to go from couch to couch
Now I am sippin' on thrones
Time when my pockets was [?]
Times when I just didn't eat
Times when my stomach was growling, my best friend and I went to sing on the street
I made a few dollars that day
I made 40 dollars the next
Now I hit the banks and I send all my aunties [?] A deposit a check
Now I'm hitting it on the road
They talking about I'm 'bout to blow
I use to get paid to hang up all the posters
But now I am packin' the show

[Hook]



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Bright

[Verse 1:]
Little girl, watching her reflection
As she parts her curls into four sections
She says, "I don't look like them, I don't look like her, and I don't want what's on my head"
But baby girl don't be mislead
Yeah, yeah
Young woman reading magazines
Thinking to herself, nobody looks like me
Oh I've got all these curves, all this nerve
Why can't I keep a man?
But baby girl if you love yourself you can

[Chorus 1:]
Can nobody love somebody that do not love themselves
You are what you choose to be
It's not up to no one else
So be great, be kind
Don't let them dim your light
A woman like a sun should always stay bright

[Verse 2:]
Little boy sitting in the bleachers
Staring at, at his dirty sneakers
Thinking my shoes don't shine
Money is tight, I would never get a date
But baby boy that's not what it takes
Young man, always at the center
Finding ways to make his arms look bigger
Saying, "You see those guys? They get all the girls, I just want to be like them"
But baby boy, you're spreading yourself thin

[Chorus 2:]
Can nobody love somebody that do not love themselves
You are what you choose to be
It's not up to no one else
So be great, be kind
Don't let them dim your light
Cause a man like a sun should always stay bright

[Outro:]
Yes you are like the sun so always stay bright



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Alive

[Verse 1:]
Rain is good for the soul
Crazy how I feel the most warm when it's cold
Drops hit the window and I drop down to the floor
I assume this is when I would miss you the most
I'm lying down
I've got this notepad where you laid your head
We use to go round and round
Making love in my bed
We were in so deep
We could barely tread
But now I found a way to heal myself instead

[Chorus:]
And damn I feel alive
Baby, damn I feel alive
It's like something has to die
To help you realize
Damn I feel alive

[Verse 2:]
We were in a weird place
Crazy how a person you love could just change
Now I am learning to realize we needed our space
I could never hurt you, we use to be great
And you use to say, what goes around comes around so fast
Now just look at the way
I'm moving on and you stuck in the past
I deserve a love that is gonna last
But until then I will just raise this glass

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
I feel, I feel
Turn this song up if you feel alive
I feel, you feel
Let it all go cause right now's the time
Let go, live on
So you can be free, yeah free to fly
I know it's hard but it's worth it

[Chorus]
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