Slow Down lyrics

So far from where I started out, so far from where I want to be
Listening for answers in the wind. But can't find a rock to plant my feet.
Looking for love in all the wrong places.
Down on my knees and now I'm praying for patience.
I know there's gotta be a better way, in the back of my mind I hear my momma say.

Chorus:
Slow down baby you're moving too fast.
You got your hands in the air with your feet on the gas.
You're about to wreck your future, running from your past.
You need to slow down before you go down baby.

Thinking the faster that I go. The faster (that) I will reach my goal.
The race is not given to the swift but to the one who endureth.
I thought that all my obstacles were behind me.
Walking around like I'm made out of diamond;
I tripped and fell and it reminded me more over and let my angels guide me.

Slow down, baby you're moving too fast.
You got your hands in the air with your feet on the gas.
You're about to wreck your futures running from your past.
You need to slow down before you go down baby.

Sometimes you gotta be still, before you can get ahead.
Be still, ask the universe for help be real.
You can't do it all by yourself... Ah, No...No...

Sometimes, sometimes you gotta be still. It takes some time to reach you and they.
Be still take some time clean your space, be real!
Chaos Isn't good for your health, Ah. No...No... ...Ahhh.
Cause' I'm breaking things and losing things. I lost my cell phone again the other day.
Now, I don't wanna live this way, no... In the back of my mind, I hear my mamma say...

Slow down, baby you're moving too fast.
You got your hands in the air with your feet on the gas.
You're about to wreck your future, running from your past.
You need to slow down before you go down baby

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