Here Are the Lyrics to Kanye West's 'Follow God'

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Kanye West performs onstage during his "Jesus Is King" album and film experience at The Forum on Oct. 23, 2019 in Inglewood, Calif.

Kanye West starts "Follow God" -- which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (dated Nov. 9) -- with an all-too-familiar declaration: "Father, I stretch/ Stretch my hands to You."

What sounds like a reference to his earlier song "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" from 2016's The Life of Pablo is a flipped sample recording of Whole Truth's "Can You Lose by Following God." The lead single from Jesus Is King, which is currently sitting atop the Billboard 200 throne, marks Ye's 18th career top 10 hit on the Hot 100.

In the song, West talks about connecting to his father -- both his literal father Ray West and God -- while unplugging from the evil ways of social media.

Check out the lyrics below.

Father, I stretch my hands
Stretch my hands to you

Lifelike, this is what your life like, try to live your life right
People really know you, push your buttons like type write
This is like a movie, but it's really very lifelike
Every single night right, every single fight, right?
I was looking at the 'Gram and I don't even like likes
I was screamin' at my Dad, he told me, "It ain't Christ-like"

I was screamin' at the referee just like Mike
Lookin' for a bright light, Sigel, what your life like
Riding on a white bike, feeling like excite bike (Stretch my hands to you)
Pressin' on the gas, supernova for a night light
Screamin' at my dad and he told me, "It ain't Christ-like"

But nobody never tell you when you're being like Christ
Only ever seein' me only when they needin' me
Like if Tyler Perry made a movie for BET
Searchin' for a deity, now you wanna see it free
Now you wanna see if we, let's just see if three a piece
Tell me what your life like, turn it down, a bright light
Drivin' with my dad, and he told me, "It ain't Christ-like" (Stretch my hands to you)

I'm just tryna find, l've been lookin' for a new way
I'm just really tryna not to really do the fool way
I don't have a cool way, bein' on my best, though
Block 'em on the text though, nothin' else next though
Not another word, letter, picture, or a decimal (Father, I stretch)
Wrestlin' with God, I don't really want to wrestle
Man, it's really lifelike, everything in my life (Stretch my hands to you)
Arguing with my dad, and he said, "It ain't Christ-like"

Man
You know, it's like
Somebody only close who can get you, like, off your
I be on my
I woke up this morning, I said my prayers
I'm all good, then I tried to talk to my dad (Stretch my hands to you)
Give him some advice, he starts spazzin' on me
I start spazzin' back, he said "That ain't Christ-like"
I said, "Aah"
 

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Written by: Kanye West

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