Be You

by Ashley DuBose

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released 10 March 2015

Producers:Jimmy Easy, King Ralio, Corbett, GMo, TryBishop, Wade B

Writers/Musicians: Ashley DuBose, Rocky Diamonds, Lexii Alijai, BdotCroc, Taylor Hamilton, Ashlee Gillot, DFY, Jovonta Patton, Tyson B. Williams, Kyle Coghlan, Rich Heacock, Ardis Thompson, Camaja Byrd, Mac Diezel

All songs mixed and mastered by Jimmy Easy

Executive Producers: Jimmy Easy, Ashley DuBose, and Wisdomatic

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Track Name: Be You
Verse 1:
Yes I know how it feels to be on the outside looking in, never fitting in
They don’t understand (naw)
Why you’re not like them
But it takes a special kind of view to see life the way you do
And you can search the world high and low
There will never be another you another you no no no
And it’s hard I know
Cuz you’ve got a heart of gold
And you just want the world to know

Chorus:
It’s okay to be you
You are different
You ain’t like none of them
You got your own swag, your own style, your own thing and baby that’s cool
It’s written in the stars
You’re supposed to be who you are
So do your thing, do your thing, do you-you
Said it’s okay to be you

Do ya thing, do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya thing do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya thing, do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya thing, do ya thing do ya thing yeah

Verse 2:
The second verse is dedicated to you
Life of the party, leader of the crew
No one knows what you hide deep down inside in order to survive sometimes
It’s hard I know
Cuz you’ve got a heart of gold
But you can’t let them feelings show

Chorus:
It’s okay to be you
You are different
You ain’t like none of them
You got your own swag, your own style, your own thing and baby that’s cool
It’s written in the stars
You’re supposed to be who you are
So do your thing, do your thing, do you you
Said it’s okay to be you

Do ya thing, do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya thing do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya thing, do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya thing, do ya thing do ya thing yeah

Do ya thing, do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya thing, do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya- do ya thing, do ya thing…do ya thing
D-d-do ya do ya thing yeah

Chorus with Choir:
It’s okay to be you
You are different
You ain’t like none of them
You got your own swag, your own style, your own thing and baby that’s cool
It’s written in the stars
You’re supposed to be who you are
So do your thing, do your thing, do you you
Said it’s okay to be you

Do ya thing, do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya thing do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya thing, do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya thing, do ya thing do ya thing yeah

Do ya thing, do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya thing, do ya-do ya thing yeah
Do ya- do ya thing, do ya thing…do ya thing
D-d-do ya do ya thing yeah
Track Name: Rolling Stone
Verse 1:
I got a dream and a dollar to my name
Just dropped a stack now it’s double or nothing
Duffle bag packed yeah I’m ready
Thoughts so heavy coming with me
Cuz back there there aint nothing for me no more
And my heart aint here like it was before
And that’s when I know it’s time to go

Chorus:
My oh my I just might be a rolling stone
No matter where I go
I feel like I’m right at home
But I know it won’t be long before I’m gone that’s the way I do
It’s the life I live
The road I choose
Wrong or right I just might be a rolling stone
Rolling rolling
I think I might be a rolling stone
Rolling rolling

Verse 2:
Wish I could stay but something’s got a hold of me
Telling me that the grass is gonna be greener
This white picket fence is looking pretty
But I’m more enticed by the lights in the city
Cuz out there there awaits something for me I know
And I might miss my chance if I don’t hurry and go
Cuz time don’t wait for no one

Chorus:
My oh my I just might be a rolling stone
No matter where I go
I feel like I’m right at home
But I know it won’t be long before I’m gone that’s the way I do
It’s the life I live
The road I choose
Wrong or right I just might be a rolling stone
Rolling rolling
I think I might be a rolling stone
Rolling rolling

Bridge:
Feet don’t fail me now
I’m running through the sky trying to touch the ground
Can somebody tell me when
Tell me why
Tell me how I got this far
Maybe, let’s make believe
I can make friends with Gravity
Tell him to release his hold on me
So I can fly like the wind
But until then I’m a rolling stone

Chorus:
My oh my I just might be a rolling stone
No matter where I go
I feel like I’m right at home
But I know it won’t be long before I’m gone that’s the way I do
It’s the life I live
The road I choose
Wrong or right I just might be a rolling stone
Rolling rolling
I think I might be a rolling stone
Rolling rolling
Track Name: Intoxicated
Verse 1:
I can tell when I look into your eyes
There’s a secret you’re keeping deep inside
And you know the same is true for me too
I have my doubts I have my reasons

Pre-Chorus:
And as the night starts to fall over the sky
And a lightness overtakes my mind
I misplace my reasons, no longer believe them
And as these walls around us start to bend
I let down the ones guarding my heart
I no longer need them no

Chorus:
Let’s just get drunk and tell each other our secrets
Let’s just get high and travel to another place in time
When we were young and dumb and we fell in love
Let’s get intoxicated and fall in love
Let’s get intoxicated and fall in love
Let’s get intoxicated and fall in love
and fall in love again

Verse 2:
It’s been a while how have you been
I’ve been well to thanks for asking
Let’s cut to the chase, we both know what we are feeling
Spark the flame and light the conversation

Pre-Chorus:
And as the night starts to fall over the sky
And a lightness overtakes my mind
I misplace my reasons, no longer believe them
And as these walls around us start to bend
I let down the ones guarding my heart
I no longer need them no

Chorus:
Let’s just get drunk and tell each other our secrets
Let’s just get high and travel to another place in time
When we were young and dumb and we fell in love
Let’s get intoxicated and fall in love
Let’s get intoxicated and fall in love
Let’s get intoxicated and fall in love
and fall in love again

Bridge:
Even if we regret it in the morning
Just take it in slow it down
And get faded (say what say what)
And get faded (say what say what)
Even if we regret it in the morning
Just take it in slow it down
And get faded (say what say what)
And get faded
And fall in love again

Chorus with crowd:
Let’s just get drunk and tell each other our secrets
Let’s just get high and travel to another place in time
When we were young and dumb and we fell in love
Let’s get intoxicated and fall in love
Let’s get intoxicated and fall in love
Let’s get intoxicated and fall in love
and fall in love again
Track Name: Better
Verse 1:
It ain’t always gonna be sunny outside
Sometimes you find yourself right
Smack dab in the middle of a dark cloud
(that seems to stick around for a while)
And while everybody’s smiling
You find yourself wondering
why it happens to you and only you and never them

Pre-Chorus:
But right around the corner there’s a place where you will find
yourself thinking wow, if only I knew then what I know now

Chorus:
It gets better
It gets better
It gets better
It gets better

Verse 2:
To my single mamas working hard to provide
To my young brothas hustling tryna survive
Oh yeah this is for my students worried about tuition
My tenants scraping up past-due rent
And we know money aint always the issue
Got heartache and heartbrake
I hate you’s I miss you’s
And the loss of loved ones cut the deepest
It’s hard living knowing you’ll never see them

Pre-Chorus:
But right around the corner there’s a place where you will find
yourself thinking wow, if only I knew then what I know now

Chorus:
It gets better
It gets better
It gets better
It gets better

Bridge:
So hold on and let to
Hold on and let go of the past
Hold onto hope and let go
Hold on a let go of the pain of the past
Pre-Chorus:
But right around the corner there’s a place where you will find
yourself thinking wow, if only I knew then what I know now

Chorus (2x):
It gets better
It gets better
It gets better
It gets better
Track Name: Ride (ft. Rocky Diamonds)
Verse 1:
I just want you to come and swoop me up right now
So we can ride all day until the sun goes down
I have nowhere to be so I need you to be right next to me
Doing about 30 baby, doing about 30 baby

Pre-chorus:
It’s a picture perfect day
Let’s make it a night to remember
You and me baby we know we aint no good
When we get together

Chorus:
So let’s just ride
With the music turned up and the windows down, down
Let’s ride
Today we blowing loud and we aint talking bout a whistle
Let’s ride
With the music turned up and the windows down, down
Let’s ride
Today we blowing loud and we aint talking bout a whistle
Let’s ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride
Let’s ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride

Verse 2:
Tell your boys today
You gon’ be all day with me babe
I’ll tell my girls I cannot hang today cuz I’m with you

They already know what it is they don’t have to ask
One thing is for certain we got a past and
We got a bond that only we understand
So through all of the good and all of the bad
and all of the fights that turn into passion
we stay riding for each other

Pre-chorus:
It’s a picture perfect day
Let’s make it a night to remember
You and me baby we know we aint no good
When we get together

Chorus:
So let’s just ride
With the music turned up and the windows down, down
Let’s ride
Today we blowing loud and we aint talking bout a whistle
Let’s ride
With the music turned up and the windows down, down
Let’s ride
Today we blowing loud and we aint talking bout a whistle
Let’s ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride
Let’s ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride

Rocky Diamonds:
I’m riding for you, you riding for me
I’m holding you down, that’s how it’s gon’ be
As long as you trill, not looking for perfect I’m looking for real
I keep seeing you and girl that’s a sign, know that it’s true….ya know
Look, swoop you in the coup and we do the dash
Them other girls mad cuz you number one
You hot like the sun
With you by my side just like my gun
And girl that’s a nine
We aint got the time, let them wait in line
This shit is forever, ya know?

I’m calling, I’m on it
I’m feening, I want it
Your body, it got me
Your body it got me
We riding we rolling
We leaning we smoking
Your body, it got me
Your body it got me.

Chorus:
So let’s just ride
With the music turned up and the windows down, down
Let’s ride
Today we blowing loud and we aint talking bout a whistle
Let’s ride
With the music turned up and the windows down, down
Let’s ride
Today we blowing loud and we aint talking bout a whistle
Let’s ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride
Let’s ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride
Track Name: Sunshine
Verse 1:
Hello Mr. Sunshine you know who you are
I be wondering bout you, twinkle little star
Like how you make me feel the way I feel the way I do
Your energy is crazy baby let me tell you why I need you
You be my connection to the light

Pre-chorus:
When it feels this good
It must be natural
And it feels so good

Chorus:
You’ll always be my sunshine on a cloudy
Something like a remedy
he way you take the pain away
Pretty blue skies
And warm summer days
You make everything alright
You make everything okay
Hello sunshine
Hello sunshine
Hello sunshine
Hello sunshine

Verse 2:
I’m glowing on the inside
I keep you in my heart
I feel like I can feel you even when we are apart
No matter if it’s cold or if I’m feeling blue
I get that warm and fuzzy feeling when I get to thinking bout you
Can you promise me you'll never change
Like make a promise that you will forever be the same
I'm just tryna say don't take my sunshine away, away, away, away

Pre-chorus:
When it feels this good
It must be natural
And it feels so good

Chorus:
You’ll always be my sunshine on a cloudy
Something like a remedy
The way you take the pain away
Pretty blue skies
And warm summer days
You make everything alright
You make everything okay
Hello sunshine
Hello sunshine
Hello sunshine
Hello sunshine

Bridge:
Pour out your love
Pour out you warmth
Pour out your heart
It's keeping me warm
Keep shining bright
You light up my life
You light up my life Mr. Sunshine
Pour out your love
Pour out you warmth
Pour out your heart
It's keeping me warm
Keep shining bright
You light up my life
You light up my life

Chorus:
You’ll always be my sunshine on a cloudy
Something like a remedy
The way you take the pain away
Pretty blue skies
And warm summer days
You make everything alright
You make everything okay
Hello sunshine
Hello sunshine
Hello sunshine
Hello sunshine
Track Name: Pride
Chorus:
I got my pride I got my pride
And I won’t deny it but I promise that I can be good for ya
I can be good for ya
I got my pride I got my pride
And I won’t deny it baby
I promise that I can be good for ya
I can be good for ya

Verse 1:
You got me so wasted
Wasted off your love
Got me wasted off your love
And you know I’m so crazy
Crazy bout your love
Crazy bout your love
Don’t stop what you’re doing
You know I need it
I’m addicted to it
Oooh you know I need it

Bow-ta-bow-ta-bow-bow-chicka-wow-wow
Bow-ta-bow-ta-bow-bow-chicka-wow-wow

Chorus:
I got my pride I got my pride
And I won’t deny it but I promise that I can be good for ya
I can be good for ya
I got my pride I got my pride
And I won’t deny it baby
I promise that I can be good for ya
I can be good for ya

Verse2:
Here goes my heart…take it
Come and take my love
Come and take my love
This aint how I behave
You got me actin up
You got me actin up
Let’s do what you want to
Let’s do what you want to

Bow-ta-bow-ta-bow-bow-chicka-wow-wow
Bow-ta-bow-ta-bow-bow-chicka-wow-wow

Chorus:
I got my pride I got my pride
And I won’t deny it but I promise that I can be good for ya
I can be good for ya
I got my pride I got my pride
And I won’t deny it baby
I promise that I can be good for ya
I can be good for ya baby
Track Name: Emotional
Verse 1:
I started off functional
To tell the truth
I loved getting wasted off of you
But I swear that I was functional
Wanted but didn’t need you
Never too hard to leave you
But something happened last time you let go of my hand
Ashamed to say along the way I lost myself in my feelings

Pre-chorus:
You’re in my heart
You’re in my head
This is more than a crush
This is different
You’re in my veins
Deep in my brain
You replay and play again and again
I’m thinking

Chorus:
When did I get so emotional
Over you
Like when did I lose my control
What did you do
Cuz boy I lost my will
I can’t keep still
Thirst feels so real
Sometimes it makes me cry
When did I get so emotional
Over you
Boy I’m so emotional

Verse 2:
I try to hide the way I feel
When I look in your eyes
But I can’t pretend that I don’t feel
Like I’m dying inside
And I don’t have the right to wonder where you are at night
Cuz you don’t belong to me
But when we’re lying side by side
Face to face and up all night
Feels like it’s just you and me yeah

Pre-chorus
You’re in my heart
You’re in my head
This is more than a crush
This is different
You’re in my veins
Deep in my brain
You replay and play again and again
I’m thinking

Chorus:
When did I get so emotional
Over you
Like when did I lose my control
What did you do
Cuz boy I lost my will
I can’t keep still
Thirst feels so real
Sometimes it makes me cry
When did I get so emotional
Over you
Boy I’m so emotional

Bridge:
Was it the first time that we kissed
Or was it the day that we stayed up all night
Getting intoxicated
Deep in conversation
I knew the game but I decided to play it
And this is what I was afraid of
So many times I try to push you away but
When I say leave I really want you to stay with me
Oo-ooh you’re in my heart you’re in my head
This is more than a crush this is different
You’re in my veins deep in my brain
You replay again and again and again

Chorus:
When did I get so emotional
Over you
Like when did I lose my control
What did you do
Cuz boy I lost my will
I can’t keep still
Thirst feels so real
Sometimes it makes me cry
When did I get so emotional
Over you
Boy I’m so emotional
Track Name: Only (ft. Lexii Alijai)
Verse 1:
They're looking but I'm not though
I'm tooken (which is not an actual word) by what I got though
So taken by what you're talking about
You're the baddest one all around
And this world gone lie to you baby
Tell me what lies you believing lately
And I hope you listen when I tell the truth
I hope you listen when I'm telling you

Pre-chorus:
I have eyes for you only
Time for you only
In my mind you are the only
My heart beats for you it beats for you
I have eyes for you only
Take pride in you only
Change my life and live it slowly
Cause what I see in you, I see in you

Chorus:
'Cause you're my only only only only love
You're the only only only thing I want
Give it to me
Only
'Cause you're my only only only only love
You don't control me but I think that's what I want
Give it to me
Only

Verse 2:
Look...
There's so many people in the world
You're the one I choose to be with
And there's so many places we can go
Is it me that you believe in
And I know that it's so difficult
To let go that control
And just hope that it don't burn you
Did you hear me when I say

Pre-chorus:
I have eyes for you only
Time for you only
In my mind you are the only
My heart beats for you it beats for you
I have eyes for you only
Take pride in you only
Change my life and live it slowly
Cause what I see in you, I see in you

Chorus:
'Cause you're my only only only only love
You're the only only only thing I want
Give it to me
Only
'Cause you're my only only only only love
You don't control me but I think that's what I want
Give it to me
Only

Lexii Alijai:
Ahem
Look...Roses on the bed and tears all on the pillow case
Always arguing but she know he gone kill her case
He try to kiss her face and pull her closer as he kiss her waist
And whisper bout how them other women could never fill her place
Man...But she can't tell if this boy lying to her
Or if she leave will he be the one that be crying to her
Look...But she can tell by how his actions is
We meant to be forever 'cause we don't believe in accidents
Yeah...Baby we meant for each other
Had our past aint did it last
We heaven sent for each other
We have our problems
Then we laugh as we vent to each other
And even when you gone you here it's like we mentally lovers

Bridge:
And they can have that other life
I don't need it I'll be fine
Just me and my only
Us against the world
We can set this world on fire
Me and my only
Us against the world
We can set this world on fire

Chorus:
I have eyes for you only
Time for you only
In my mind you are the only
'Cause what I see in you I see in you

'Cause you're my only only only only love
You're the only only only thing I want
Give it to me
Only
Track Name: More
Verse 1:
Every now and then I get insecure
Like I did before
Before I was sure that you were there for me
I been giving in to those feelings lately
Got me feeling crazy
Got me thinking bout the way it used to be

And all the things I ever was I give away
So I can keep you here with me
I’m lying on the floor

Chorus:
But if you say more
I’ll give you more
Cuz this is the only thing I’ve found worth fighting for
And if you say more, I’m not afraid
Cuz if you ask me to, I’ll give you everything
And more
More more
More more
More more
And more

Verse 2:
I’ve been wondering if it’s good enough
Just to keep your love
Keep your loving right where it’s s’posed to be
Everybody else wants to play those games
They don’t feel those flames burn me down
When you’re next to me

A thousand ways to say the things stuck in my head
But I can’t seem to find the words to cut right to the core

Chorus:
But if you say more
I’ll give you more
Cuz this is the only thing I’ve found worth fighting for
And if you say more, I’m not afraid
Cuz if you ask me to, I’ll give you everything
And more
More more
More more
More more
And more

Bridge:
And once I’ve given everything for you and me and every possibility
I swear it’s like you’re killing me…you’re killing me..and I
Just feel like I’ve been torn apart from all those little wars we start
I wonder why you’re still with me, you’re still with me

Chorus:
But if you say more
I’ll give you more
Cuz this is the only thing , only thing worth fighting for
And if you say more, I’m not afraid
Cuz if you ask me to, I’ll give you everything
And more
More more
More
More
And more
Track Name: Cry
Verse 1:
I wish I could tell you that you aint gotta worry ‘bout anything
But right now I feel like I’m worried bout everything
And I really wish that you could feel better
But right now I too am feeling under the weather myself

Pre-Chorus:
But if it’s alright I’ll just sit quietly right here
With a listening ear
And I might not have much advice but I will try

Chorus:
And we can cry together
Oh we can cry together
Oh we can cry together
We might feel a little better if we cry…cry…cry

Verse 2:
If you feel you’ve nobody to talk to, it’s okay
I feel the same way
Most of my days
And if that pain in your chest sounds similar to what I’m feeling now
Go ‘head and let it out
I know what you’re talking bout

Pre-Chorus:
But if it’s alright I’ll just sit quietly right here
With a listening ear
And I might not have much advice but I will try

Chorus:
And we can cry together
Oh we can cry together
Oh we can cry together
We might feel a little better if we cry…cry…cry

Bridge:
We might feel a little better if we cry together
We might feel a little better if we cry, cry

Oh if we cry together
Oh-oh if we cry together
If we cry together
Oo-oo-oo-oo
If we cry
Track Name: Chase It
Verse 1:
I woke up and I felt a little different today
The sun was in my eyes but a smile was on my face
I didn't have any plans
But in my mind I began to understand
That today I was given a chance to make something of me

You know it's hard to get back up when you've been knocked down to the ground
But I heard a small voice from inside of my head

Chorus:
Said if you got a dream
Then chase it
But you gotta work hard and be patient
Reach for the stars right where you are
And don't be afraid to give your whole heart
And dream
And then chase it

Verse 2:
I met an old man and he said that he had a vision
He didn't have a lot of money but he sure had lots of wisdom
He said I thought I was living but who am I kidding
I always chose to play it safe
I had a dream in my heart
But I chose to hide it away

He said that it's hard to get back up when you've been
knocked down to the ground
But if I can go back there's some things that I would change

Chorus:
Said if you got a dream
Then chase it
But you gotta work hard and be patient
Reach for the stars right where you are
And don't be afraid to give your whole heart
And dream
And then chase it

(Talking)
Look
We only got one life to live
And when you feel something strong on your heart and you want to do it
You go ahead and do it
Put your all into it
And believe me
Things will work themselves out
'Cause God don't give you a dream to tease you
He puts it on your heart because that's your purpose
You can't let your purpose slip away
(If you got a dream)
You gotta chase it
Track Name: Relax (ft. BdotCroc)
Verse 1:
This whole week has been so crazy
So much stuff been going on
Wish that I could turn it off
Close my eyes
Relax my mind
Take it back to the times when I aint have a care in sight, I wish that I

I wish I could go to a place where everyone’s having fun and life’s okay
Aint no need to front cuz everybody knows your name
Leave my phone at home cuz I’m with everyone I love

Chorus:
So just relax…relax
Forget about the problems you have
And just relax…kick back
Make some moments we’ll remember tomorrow

Verse 2:
Call up my people tell em I’m not doing much of anything
Come on over, bring your kids and bring some sodas
We gon party like it’s 1999
Have ourselves a good time

I wish I could go to a place where everyone’s having fun and life’s okay
Aint no need to front cuz everybody knows your name
Leave your phones at home cuz you’re with everyone you love

Chorus:
So just relax…relax
Forget about the problems you have
And just relax…kick back
Make some moments we’ll remember tomorrow

Bridge:
Ba-da-ba-ba nobody’s stressing everybody’s cool
Love and laughter fill the air today
As we just live it up
Oh I just can’t get enough
Of feeling this good

BdotCroc:
Oh say what say what say what
You know that I like it baby
Barbeque crazy
Kids on the street
90’s jams on repeat
While my uncle flips the meat on the grill
And we just wanna chill you know the deal
As we chasing down them ice cream trucks
Little cousin begs my auntie for a couple of bucks
And no matter what the weather we gon find ourselves together
So dance dance cuz this yo jam
Wave your hands back and forth as you groove with the fam
It you know we keep it hot cuz the party don’t stop
From the front lawn until dawn we keeping it hot
And as the sun goes down, it still goes down
Till the second mama yell “yall better get in the house”
So play this triggity track if you track if you kicking it back and tryna relax
Now DJ go on and play that back

Chorus:
So just relax…relax
Forget about the problems you have
And just relax…kick back
Make some moments we’ll remember tomorrow

Oo-ooh say what say what say what
You know that I like it baby
Oooh I’m tryna see what’s up
A little time is all we need
oo-oo-oooh say what say what say what
you know I like it baby
so let’s take a little time to unwind

And relax…relax
Forget about the problems you have
And just relax…kick back
Make some moments we’ll remember tomorrow