Run The Jewels – Never Look Back (Audio, Lyrics)

Date 2020-06-08

Category Lyrics, New Music

Stream, listen, buy, mp3 download, read the lyrics to this song off Run The Jewels’ RTJ4 album titled “Never Look Back”. The song was co-produced by Wilder Zoby, Little Shalimar & El-P.

Run The Jewels Never Look Back

Run The Jewels Never Look Back

Run The Jewels surprised fans by releasing RTJ 4 a few days early in light of everything that has been happening in the world. At its core, the group has always been political and that certainly shines through on their new project. One of the less political tracks on the project, “Never Look Back” is certainly a banger that will have you nodding your head and making faces to the beat.

El-P’s production shines through on this cut as the menacing beat in the background continues to loop and allows plenty of space for Killer Mike and El-P to do their thing. Throughout the track, both MCs talk about a questionable past and how to be unapologetic about it.

Run The Jewels – Never Look Back (prod. Wilder Zoby, Little Shalimar & El-P)


[Verse 1: El-P & Killer Mike]
Eighty-one miles to the hour down road (Uh, uh, uh)
Never looked back, never ever went slow
Never look back, heard ’em say that before
Never look back, never stare at a ghost
BK air in the summertime choke (Ayy, ayy, ayy)
Ain’t shit fly but the drones, oh no (Ayy, ayy, ayy)
Low on the smokes, grab another pack, go
Pops smoked too when playing piano
Pops, I’m you, it’s funny how that go
Mom, you too, I never could drink slow
Never look back, heard her say that before
Sound like the type of advice I’d ignore
Funny how time feel off tick tock
You thinking death’s beat, it drop a clock shot
Never smoke sad, I heard that’s a thought
Got forty-four bucks on the smoke, whatchu got?

[Verse 2: Killer Mike]
Got my mind on a mission on the road to perdition
The crime and the grind, I’ll admit it, I’m wit’ it
Must’ve suckle up crime from my mama right titty
‘Cause if dollars made cents, no question she was with it
She was queen-dependent, independent when I was a kiddy
Uncle Luke, “Don’t stop, get it, get it,” Magic City
Mommy told me never give a nigga my plug
Then she told me never give these bitches my love
Still ’til this day, bruh, I’m missing my girl
Still ’til this day, I’m perfectin’ my thug
Daddy told me never give a honey my money
Had to ask daddy, “Did that include mommy?”
Made dollar, made cents, made money-money-money
Got a wife built like a Playboy bunny
Fucked up, but I kept her ’cause I keep it one hunnid
Made a mil, that’s for real, ain’t a damn thing funny

[Chorus: Run The Jewels]
Ne-never look back
Never look back
Never look back
Never look back

[Interlude: Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire]
So here’s the play
You can’t go forward, and you can’t go backward
The past, the present, the future, all irrelevant
The only thing that matters is gratitude
Gratitude is everything, time is nothing

[Verse 3: El-P & Killer Mike]
’81 when I moved to the county where the kings is
Walk past St. James place where the king lived
Think quick, never saw class, a delinquent
Now I get cash for the beats and the sync chips
Smart ass kid with a mean lip
Mom said, “J, gonna speak? Better mean it” (Deepness)
Now I’m on fleek as a preset
I don’t wear a leash in the least but I’m beasting

[Verse 4: Killer Mike]
Never look back, you will only get bitter
If you get bitter, you will never get better
Never get better, then you never get bigger
Never get bigger, then you never make cheddar
Tell the truth, fella, you were never really special
You were just a lame nigga with a hit record
Your time came and it changed like the weather
Run The Jewels, muthafucka, we still forever

[Chorus: Run The Jewels]
Ne-never look back
Never look back
Never look back
Never look back

[Outro: Run The Jewels]
N-n-never, n-never, never look back
N-n-never, n-never, never look back
Never-n-never-n-n-never look back
Never-n-n-n-never, never look back

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