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[Intro:]
Oh, oh, oh, incredible
I would… incredible
Everything…

[Verse 1 – Chance The Rapper:]
Socks on concrete, jolly rancher kids
I was talking back and now I gotta stay at grandma’s crib
Bunch of tank top, nappy headed bike-stealing Chatham boys

None of my n—a’s ain’t had no dad
None of my n—a’s ain’t have no choice
JJ, Mikey, Lil Derek and them
79th street was America then
Ice cream truck and the beauty supply
Blockbuster movies and Harold’s again
We still catching lightening bugs
When the plague hit the backyard
Had to come in at dark cause the big shawty’s act hard
Okay now Dave grandpa grand crossing
First day, n—a’s shooting
Summer school get to losing students
But the CPD getting new recruitment
Our summer don’t, our summer, our summer don’t get no shine no more
Our summer die, our summer time don’t got no time no more

[Hook – Chance The Rapper & (Francis & The Lights):]
(You’re my friend)
Summer friends don’t stay
Summer friends don’t stay around
Summer friends, summer friends
Summer friends don’t stay
Summer friends don’t stay, hey
Stay around

[Verse 2 – Chance The Rapper:]
Oh I used to kill ’em with the long hair
Momma had salon doing perms out the armchair
Yeah we’re working late, he treat the crib like it’s a timeshare
I would mow some lawns for my ones like a lawn chair, hugh, hugh!
Now I’m the same way, over time all the time, every night, hey
Ready my blessing, now I’m ready how I wait
Never let a friendship get in my way
Never let a blog get in my way
Make the whole song do whatever I say
79, 79, 79, 79 place
79, 79, 79, 79 place
Some of my homegirls got lost in the paperwork
They was good friends but I faked the clerk
Cause if it ain’t work, can’t make it work
It’s been a minute since I called on a friend
F–ked up and f–ked all my friends
All my friends, all my…

[Chorus – Chance The Rapper & (Francis & The Lights):]
Stick around
Summer friends, summer…
(You’re my friend…)
Summer friends don’t stick around
Stick around
(And some of us…)
79, 79, 79, 79, hey
79, 79, 79, 79, hey, hey, hey
(You’re my friend)
79, 79, 79, 79, hey, 79
(So put your head on my shoulder)
City wide, city wide, city wide, hey
City wide, city wide, city wide, hey
City wide, city wide, city wide, hey
City wide, city wide, city wide, hey
City wide, city wide, city wide
City wide, city wide, city wide
City wide, city wide, city wide
City wide, city wide, city wide
City wide, city wide, city wide
City wide, city wide, city wide…
(I will wait around for you)
(I will wait around for you)
(So lay your head…)

[Interlude:]
May the Lord give your journey mercy
May you be successful, grant you favor
And bring you back safely, I love you

[Outro – Jeremih:]
When I was so young before I could remember
I would always treat my gang like family members
Even when the changing n—a never changed up
I always bring my friends, my friends up
When I was so young before I could remember
I would always treat my gang like family members
Even when the changing n—a never changed up
I always bring my friends, my friends up

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.

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