Slow Down Lyrics

by India Arie

So far from where I started out
And so far from where I wanna 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

Slow down, baby you're going too fast
You got you hands in the air with you feet on the gas
You're 'bout to wreck your future running from your past
You need to slow 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
To move over and let my angels guide me

Slow down, baby you're going too fast
You got you hands in the air with you feet on the gas
You're 'bout to wreck your future running from your past
You need to slow 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, no no
(No)

Sometimes, sometimes you gotta
(Be still)
It take some time to reach you and they oh love
(Be still)
Take some time to clear your space
(Be real)
Chaos isn't good for your health, no no

Baby you in the end, oh yeah

'Cause I'm breaking things and I'm losing things
I lost my cell phone again the other day
That, I don't wanna live this way, no
In the back of my mind I hear my mama say

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

Slow down baby you're going too fast
(Slow down baby)
(Slow down baby)
Feet on the gas
(Slow down baby)
Run from your past

Slow down baby
Slow down baby
Slow down baby
Slow down baby