Dear Mom and Dad, you're who I want to thank.
For being chill enough to deal with the music I crank.
The two of you are more awesome than fireworks at night.
And I just couldn't see myself succeed without you in my life.
Mom and Dad, you're my mentors, I look up to you both
So it's a really good thing, Dad, that you gave up the smoke.
You've helped me gain confidence back when it lacked
and helped me get back on track when my esteem was under attack.
Every time I got it back, in fact,
it grew bigger than it was prior, from a flame to a fire.
Just when I was almost down and out, about to retire
The two of you reminded me of what I'm about and made me grow higher.
Thank you, Dad, for helping me become the athlete I am
You help me out of a funk and when I'm in a jam
and I know you hate my jam, hip-hop isn't your sweet spot
you even get mad when I beatbox and start steaming like a teapot.
But even though you like country music I can deal
you've bought me all my gloves I can't refuse it, I'm being real
You've picked out a lot of bats as well and that's a fact
I've already said this but thanks for keeping me on track
And being on my back about school more than my backpack
I love you and I can't take that back.
Thank you, Mom, you're the softer of the two
Whenever I got a problem you know I always go to you
and you help me with school too, damn, you're pretty cool
On the sidelines at my games, like my dad just the same
You cheer so loud you make every play seem insane
And when I'm irrational you bring in the reigns
Mom, you're so cheerful it's a sunny day when it rains
Both of you give me love and reassurance
Confidence, a goal, and a good reason to do it
You even push me not to accomplish but to go through it
When I'm angry both you work to subdue it
You continue to push me to fill myself with knowledge
I know you'll continue to push me even through college.
Thank you, I love you.