Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ed Sheeran - Growing up (Sloane's song)

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ed Sheeran

Growing up (Sloane's song)

ArtiestMacklemore & Ryan Lewis,
Ed Sheeran
Titel Growing Up (Sloane's Song)
Lengte 5:02
Componist(en) Ben Haggerty; Ryan Lewis; Ed Sheeran; Joshua Karp; Owuor Arunga; Josh Rawlings
Platenlabel Macklemore
Catalogusnr Free download
Releasedatum 05-08-2015
LandVerenigde Staten
In 2009 vormen rapper Ben Haggerty en Ryan Lewis een duo. Het tweetal brengt al vrij snel de mini-albums VS. EP en VS. Redux uit. In het najaar van 2012 verschijnt hun debuutalbum The Heist dat op de uitreikingen in 2014 wordt onderscheiden met een Grammy voor beste rap-album. De heren worden gezien als beste nieuwe artiest en passeren tijdens de uitreiking artiesten als Ed Sheeran en Kendrick Lamar. Thrift Shop wordt onderscheiden als beste rap performance en beste rap song.

Van het album The Heist zijn de singles Thrift Shop, Can’t Hold Us, Same Love en White Walls ook in Nederland aangeslagen. Thrift Shop stond in 2013 zelfs één week op nummer 1.

Eind mei 2015 wordt Macklemore vader van een dochter. Voor haar schrijft hij het nummer Growing Up (Sloane’s Song) waarop ook de stem van Ed Sheeran te horen is.

Songtekst van Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ed Sheeran - Growing Up (Sloane's Song)

They say boys don't cry
But your dad has 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 tryin' to 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 sixteen, 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 Is Gonna 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

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
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 her in after, but boy, you better tiptoe
Don't wake your mom up, do yoga, learn 'bout karma
Find God, but leave the dogma

The quickest way to happiness: learning to be selfless
Ask more questions, talk about yourself less
Study David Bowie, James Baldwin and Tupac
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
Go to festivals, camp, fall in love and dance
You're only young once, my loved one, this is your chance
Take risks, cause life moves so fast
You're only young once, my loved one, this is your chance

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
I'm still growing up
Up, up, 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

Growing up, growing up
I'm still growing up
Growing up, growing up
I'm still growing up

I'm still growing up, ooh
I'm still growing up
I'm still growing up

Songinfo

Macklemore schreef dit nummer voor zijn dochter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty. Het meisje werd geboren op 29 mei 2015. Ben Haggerty, de echte naam van Macklemore, vertelt op zijn site over hoe blij hij met zijn dochter is: "Er is niks mooier dan het geluk dat je voelt als je een baby krijgt. Ze maakt mij gelukkiger dan ik ooit dacht te zijn. Ze is de liefde van mijn leven. Dit nummer is voor haar."

Het nummer is gratis te downloaden op http://growingupsong.com/

Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) 5 augustus 2015:

Brand new song from me, @macklemore and @RyanLewis, free download here - http://t.co/0i0109WXap x

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