Will Brennan, “Get By” (Lyrics + MP3)

3 May

Full disclosure: I know Will Brennan and like Will Brennan. I also think he’s kind of nice on the mic, and especially deft with flows. And it is rare that I get to do lyrics from the artist’s own Facebook note; I’m going to take those chances when I can, even if I know Will’s probably going to correct my transcription. (Shouts to the other Wayward Minds, Aditya and Maria, too. Sidenote to Maria: Fix yo’ site!)

Download “Get By,” which features a sample of Spoon’s “The Way We Get By” and some live instrumentation from Dana Harmon, via Ashley Outrageous. Lyrics are after the jump.

Lyrics

(We make love to some with sin)
(We seek out the taciturn)
(That’s the way we get by, the way we get by)
(Oh, that’s the way we get by, it’s the way we get by)

Will Brennan

Black dude, breakin’ rules, livin’ it like I’m tryna win
Head first, shallow pool, I don’t really care, I’m divin’ in
Rollin’ up with my finest friend, smokin’ up the whip I’m ridin’ in
Bad behavior, nothin’ major, feelin’ like it’s that time again
Wanna get a li’l shinin’ in, tell the world to listen up
Wayward Minds is dangerous minds, but doin’ it the hard way made us tough
Doin’ our best wit’ the lives we love, puttin’ in work wit’ the friends we trust
Takin’ our time, homie, ain’t no rush, but I gotta get there no slowin’ up

They say I’m losing my mind
I’m headed down the wrong road
And I should stop it
But I dont see nothing i’m doing that’s killin me
They say I need to slow down
I’m going way too fast
“Somebody stop ‘im!”
But ain’t nobody that know how to get rid of me

That’s the way we get by, the way we get by
All right! Way we get by, it’s the way we get by
That’s the way we get by

Yeah, I’m thinkin’ the problem is you, look at how borin’ your life is
You sayin’ that’s how we should live? What’s wrong wit’ a little excitement?
There’s always the chance you could fall, anytime you lookin’ to fly and
Well, maybe I’m crazy, or maybe my bravery’s finally risin’
‘Cause I ain’t scared, no, I ain’t scared, I’m good to go
Learned a couple lessons that’s good to know, had a few struggles, that’s good for growth
Livin’ on edge, tryna make the most of every new day that I’m blessed to see
Freedom is the ultimate and that’s somethin’ I’m blessed to be

They say I’m losing my mind
I’m headed down the wrong road
And I should stop it
But I dont see nothing i’m doing that’s killin me
They say I need to slow down
I’m going way too fast
“Somebody stop ‘im!”
But ain’t nobody that know how to get rid of me

That’s the way we get by, the way we get by
All right! Way we get by, it’s the way we get by
That’s the way we get by

I took the lessons wit’ me, I let the drama stay
Only dependin’ on myself just like my mama say
Oh, yeah, I’m doin’ good, and I hope you doin’ great
See, I still wish the best for you, even though I know you fake
Even though I know you shady, even though I know you hate
Even though I know you lie every time yo’ ass go to conversate
Even though I know you grimy, even though I know you greed
Stuck in the nightmare of a life when I’m ’bout to live my dream

That’s the way we get by, the way we get by
Oh, that’s the way we get by, the way we get by
Oh, that’s the way we get by, it’s the way we get by
That’s the way we get by

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