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Zhavia Ward – 17 Lyrics

17 Lyrics by Zhavia Ward


I grew up in Norwalk
Hanging by the donut shop
Didn’t have a car
So we used to have to walk the block
I was only six years old, I was running
Cold barefeet when the storm started coming
Mama worked two jobs
Couldn’t keep the fridge stocked
Used to eat popcorn for dinner with the soda pop
Moved out one too many times, couldn’t count it
Always keep it real, no doubtin’

Young girl you better go fast
This world ain’t gonna hold back
You know you gotta own your life

And I saw in my dreams
I knew I’d be seventeen
Watching reality spinning around
And I saw it in my dreams
I knew life would change for me
This is reality
Look at me now

Had to let the house go
Didn’t let me say no
Mama had to quit her job
Just so I could make the show
Thought it was the big break, still no breaking
Gave me seven G’s and a deal, didn’t take it
Days in the motel, nights in the studio
Spending every penny praying
God don’t let us go broke
Fashionova got us in a house, L.A living
Got my own bed now, it’s been a minut

Young girl you better go fast
This world ain’t gonna hold back
You know you gotta own your life

And I saw in my dreams
I knew I’d be seventeen
Watching reality spinning around
And I saw it in my dreams
I knew life would change for me
This is reality
Look at me now
(Look at me now)

I used to dream
(Used to dream)
I used to dream about it
I knew that I would make it out
Ain’t what it seems
That’s why I never doubt it
I know I’m gonna make it out

And i saw in my dreams
I knew I’d be seventeen
Watching reality spinning around
And I saw it in my dreams
I knew life would change for me
This is reality
Look at me now

“17” Released on May 31, 2019