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​Nobody Else

This song is by Christopher Jackson and appears on the album In The Name Of Love (2011).

I didn't hear the alarm when I woke up this morning
It's the first time I slept in weeks
'Cause I'm working two jobs
Man this shit is too hard
Pay the rent, barely got money to eat
While I watch all my friends
Count their dough in their Benz
Sometimes wish I could just kick up my feet
But how can I sleep?
I got promises to keep.

Ain't no house on the hill
Cannot pay every bill
When its due, and sometimes I get weak
'Cause I'm breakin my back just to keep us on track
And I pray everyday that I keep
Not to stray from the path
Though these hard times will last
I'm a man with responsibility
Son how can I sleep?
I got promises to keep.


Now this for the brother that won't give up
Say yeah yeah
Working 80 hour week, so his family can eat
Say yeah yeah
Got a wife and a child
And he ain't on the corner hangin' out
Yeah yeah
Said its time that we shout 'em out
This is what I'm talkin' about
Yeah, yeah
And there's no time sleep
I got promises to keep

Now I admit there are times
When this life wasn't mine
Till I see my son's eyes look at me
And I know he's depending
On the life that I'm giving
There's so much that I want him to see
So I gotta keep cutting
In spite of the nights
When I'm working in the graveyard till 3
Son how can I sleep?
I got promises to keep.
Now this for the brother that won't give up
Say yeah yeah
Working 80 hours a week, so his family can eat
Say yeah yeah
Got a wife and a child
And he ain't on the corner hangin' out
Yeah yeah
Said its time that we shout 'em out
This is what I'm talkin' about
Yeah, yeah

So I work and work
Keep on pushin, work and work
To find a solution
If it's a struggle
My whole life
Well I promise that
I'll be someone who will
Always provide for you.

Work and work
Keep on pushin, work and work
To find a solution
It's not that easy
Know how no one sees me
They don't understand what it takes to be a man
Oh yeah
I got a promise yeah
I gotta keep

So how can I sleep?
I got promises to keep
I made promises to my family
I made promises to my son
I made promises to my baby
I was always gonna be the one
And I'm gonna keep my word I made you
I'm gonna always be around
I got promises I'm gon' keep
Until they lay me in the ground
Said I got promises
Yeah, yeah
And there's no time to sleep
I got promises to keep
Said I got promises
Yeah, yeah
So how can I sleep?
Yeah, yeah.