Little Simz - How Did You Get Here (Official Audio)

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Produced by Inflo


Lyrics:

How did you get
How did you get get
How did you get
How did you get here?

How did you get
How did you get get
How did you get
How did you get here?

How the hell did I get here
Sometimes I sit and I wonder
I’m the version of me I always imagined when I was younger
All the doubt I had thrown at me
All the time I invested
I sit and read my old lyric books like damn it must’ve been destined
Stuck to it I improvised my way here no rules
Back when it was serious handing mixtapes out in my school
All I had was my brain and my hunger had to use that as tools
Amount of people that told me no and I turned that into my fuel
Slacking in my school work didn’t care much
Sisters are getting on to me
But trust me this music ting is my prophecy
I didn’t need to convince them cos they saw it all from just watching me
Now I got them on side confidence rises there ain’t no stopping me I’m unstoppable
Got a strong head on my shoulders and being good hearted don’t cost as all
Times I thought i had lost it all
When I didn’t even have shit to my name
Studio runs on foot trekking through the rain
Made me into what I became
All I wanted to be around was like minded people on the same page
And I found that in space age
Back then we never made a penny but it didn’t matter us because our soul was nourished
Shooting music videos in Chucks’ garden with no budget
Came up with some real ones
All the talent we had to harvest
We didn’t alway see eye to eye but they always had my back regardless
That was a pivotal time
Breaks my heart it didn’t work but we tried
Still I never aborted the mission
All that I’ve taken is all God has given
When Tola’s speaking to me then I listen
Told to follow my own intuition
Go at the pace I set for myself
I don’t need drums to follow the rhythm
Couldn’t of planned this it was just written
Many dreams I’m sitting on
I’m made up of the same stars that I wish upon
Times I thought my prayers weren’t getting answered but boy was I wrong
All it took is me knowing I’m meant to be here it’s where I belong
It’s where I belong yeah

And sometimes I forget
But I have to think back and remind myself of the journey
Its been a beautiful one
Jheeze

Sometimes I sit and I wonder
I’m the version of me I always imagined when I was younger
All albums I studied
Learning bout flow and cadence
I sit and listen to my old shit like damn all it took was patience
Story over the glory
Other paths that weren’t for me
Wasn’t much of an academic or road invested or sporty
Made the most with all I blessed with the tools in my inventory
Things the teachers don’t teach you
And now the student might lead you
If you wanna leave the class your free too
Everything here’s subjective
If you stand we’re we standing you might understand the perspective
How the hell did you get far
You ain’t get no head start
All decisions we made was based on our circumstance
We hoped to surpass
It took most of our lifetime to wake up, smell the roses, realise that the world is ours
Us and them but we worlds apart

Nothing in life comes easy and you work twice as hard to you black
Used to think mum exaggerated till the world showed me its fact
Still it’s mine for the taking
Lock the doors and we break in
Still got love for them non believers yeah the ones that said we won’t make it
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to take it
The key is to have faith in your dreams and never stop chasing and you’ll make it trust

All it was was perseverance
Pushing never giving up
They built them walls so high up and we tore em down
They told us no
We said yes
Its okay
Some get it some don’t

I didn’t take you long to get here

But we keep pushing on
How did you believe you would get here?

And in times of doubt
You didn’t sell your soul but you held on
Always

It didn’t take you long to get here

And here we are
Its the story of never ending
Its been a long road
Ha
Feel good don’t it?
Yeah

I didn’t take you long to get here - tell your kids to play this
How did you believe you would get here?

Simz

#LittleSimz #HowDidYouGetHere #SometimesIMightBeIntrovert

💬 Comments
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She raps "I don't need drums to follow the rhythm" and throughout the song, she's offbeat(in a beautiful way). It's so nice to see when the artist's lyrics match the instrumentals as seen in bands like Radiohead too. I'm looking forward to what Little Simz has in store for us in the future!

Author — giovanni giorgio

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Omg, first time I'm listening to her music. She's soooo good, very underrated and she's real

Author — It's Etuna

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This album is extremely good. Not to be disrespectful but I didn't know a UK artist could be so... soulful. This simultaneously reminds me of early Kanye, J Dilla, Neo Soul like Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Deangelo etc.... this entire record is so beautiful I wanna cry

Author — Chiarosu Burekeni

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I’m soo inspired🤩 THIS IS TALENT
Love from South Africa 🇿🇦

Author — sechaba molete

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"The key is to have faith in your dreams and never stop chasing, and you'll make it, trust." - Little Simz

Author — Keanu Estrada

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As an ex lyricist that is 37 this touched me differently. When u got a dream go live it no matter what is trying to stop you. I wish i had done the same!

Author — individualwoman 84

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She's one of the best emcees on planet Earth....no 🧢!!!

Her & Nas neck and neck for Album of the Year. Hope she gets her the recognition she deserves over here in the States. Real recognize real.

Author — Cevensities

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Little Simz never disappoints 💙 So proud 👏 Perfect'o 🤠 Forever on my level 🤗

Author — Fundo Ngidi

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Waaaaow, so happy to be in the first people who listen to that beautiful song, thanks Little Simz you make my day so much better
Much love from France ❤️

Author — Irina Gerbin

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Yes Little Simz, Praise the Lord! Her Music is simply Beautiful.

Author — August Mayfield

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She said she studied other's album to learn flow and cadence. Now I'm doing the same with her album.

Author — Kehinde Adenuga

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Thank you xxx pure talent perseverance we got to push forward and in time of doubt keep your head held high and push forward. X

Author — Finan Solomon

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You are what music now a days Your lyrics, and flow, and rawness, …chefs kiss 😘 You’re beyond amazing Simz.💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

Author — Auroraxxfacekilla

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Would love to see this song performed on COLORs

Author — Pluto Black

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Yes can wait to finish listening to the album and listening to it all over again ✨

Author — It's Etuna

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🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 I appreciate for been real to us appreciating your music because it relates a lot

Author — Cole Trill

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This so touching 😭 goosebumps everywhere 🤲🏽❤️

Author — Foi55

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Amazing storytelling absolutely incredible thanku so much love and God bless x

Author — Wendy Raymond

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Incredible as always! Excited every time you release a new song 😊

Author — Tasha

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one of my tope 5 of the whole album, soo fucking good.

Author — soyauby