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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis "WINGS" Official Music Video

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Published on Jul 20, 2011

www.ziamohajerjasbi.com

THE VIDEO:
Director/DP/Art Director/Editor/Colorist: Zia Mohajerjasbi
Producers: Hollis Wong-Wear, Zia Mohajerjasbi, Sam Toloui
Associate Producers: Amaniel Gebregiorgis, Tricia Davis, Nick Zieber
Gaffer/Key Grip: Steve Failows
Grips: Futsum Tsegai, Will Foster, Rezene Tsegai, Ryan McNamee

Executive Producers: All that pledged to the "WINGS" Kickstarter campaign

STARRING: Lucas King as Mini-Macklemore

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Officials Vintage, Sonny Byers and the Denny Middle School Chorus, Chera Amlag and Cascade Middle School, Mark Terry and The Northwest School, Rock Paper Scissors, Kyle Johnson, Dean Cannon, Tyan Bardon, Kai Shelton, Shaudi Vahdat, Mad Dog Productions, Jordan Nicholson, Kelly and Mike King, Supreme Cutz, The Station, Jefferson Community Center, Youth Ambassadors, YMCA Seattle Black Achievers Program, Sandpoint Housing Youth Program, Ryan Swigart, Anu Mohajerjasbi, Wizdom, Sam Terry, Paul Javid, John Gonzales, Ryan Middleton, Light Iron Digital, Zach Quillen, Chana Johnson, Laila Montenegro, Beacon Hill, Yesler Terrace.

THE SONG:
Produced by Ryan Lewis
Written by Ben Haggerty, Hollis Wong-Wear
Composed by Ryan Lewis, Andrew Joslyn
Engineered by Ryan Lewis, Pete Stewart, Amos Miller
Choir Vocals by Denny Middle School Chorus (Sonny Byers)
Vocals by Ray Dalton, Camila Recchio
Piano, B3 Organ by Noah Goldberg
Violin, Viola and Percussion by Andrew Joslyn
Cello by Danah Olivetree
Trumpet by Owuor Arunga
Bass Guitar by Zach Fleury
Recorded at Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Studios, Orbit Audio, Denny Middle School

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Comments • 54,393

Alessandro Mansutti
MOM I TOUCHED ANNETTE!
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Kage Kazuki
this is the best day of my life <3
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Yuri Bolanos
who is still leasing to this 2017 ,2018 ...
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Max Bosscher
Yuri Bolanos I leased It for the first time
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GamingSkull Z
"Wings" Lyrics (feat. Ryan Lewis) I was seven years old, when I got my first pair And I stepped outside And I was like, momma, this air bubble right here, it's gonna make me fly I hit that court, and when I jumped, I jumped, I swear I got so high I touched the net, mom I touched the net, this is the best day of my life Air Max's were next, That air bubble, that mesh The box, the smell, the stuffin', the tread, in school I was so cool I knew that I couldn't crease 'em My friends couldn't afford 'em Four stripes on their Adidas On the court I wasn't the best, but my kicks were like the pros Yo, I stick out my tongue so everyone could see that logo Nike Air Flight, book bag was so dope And then my friend Carlos' brother got murdered for his Fours*, whoa See he just wanted a jump shot, but they wanted his Starter coat, though Didn't wanna get caught, from Genesee Park to Othello You could clown for those Pro Wings, with the Velcro Those were not tight I was trying to fly without leaving the ground, Cause I wanted to be like Mike, right Wanted to be him, I wanted to be that guy, I wanted to touch the rim I wanted to be cool, and I wanted to fit in, I wanted what he had, America, it begins [Chorus:] I want to fly Can you take me far away? Give me a star to reach for Tell me what it takes And I'll go so high I'll go so high My feet won't touch the ground I stitch my wings And pull the strings I bought these dreams That all fall down We want what we can't have, commodity makes us want it So expensive, damn, I just got to flaunt it Got to show 'em, so exclusive, this that new shit A hundred dollars for a pair of shoes I would never hoop in Look at me, look at me, I'm a cool kid I'm an individual, yeah, but I'm part of a movement My movement told me be a consumer and I consumed it They told me to just do it, I listened to what that swoosh said Look at what that swoosh did See it consumed my thoughts Are you stupid, don't crease 'em, just leave 'em in that box Strangled by these laces, laces I can barely talk That's my air bubble and I'm lost, if it pops We are what we wear, we wear what we are But see I look inside the mirror and think Phil Knight tricked us all Will I stand for change, or stay in my box These Nikes help me define me, but I'm trying to take mine, off [Chorus:] I want to fly Can you take me far away? Give me a star to reach for Tell me what it takes And I'll go so high I'll go so high My feet won't touch the ground I stitch my wings And pull the strings I bought these dreams That all fall down It started out, with what I wear to school That first day, like these are what make you cool And this pair, this would be my parachute So much more than just a pair of shoes Nah, this is what I am What I wore, this is the source of my youth This dream that they sold to you For a hundred dollars and some change Consumption is in the veins And now I see it's just another pair of shoes EDIT: THIS SONG IS SO DEEP IT MAKES ME FEEL SOMETHING INSIDE.
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Patryk Kacprzak
GamingSkull Z you must have a lot of time on your hands
Oisin Craig
GamingSkull Z thanks for putting all the effort to write all if that.
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Christopher Bandy
who likes basketball
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wesboy 064
me
Explosive Ninja
Christopher Bandy not me everyone hates me and are asholes so i dont play sport exept hokey
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OcuosSmellsBad :3
Asking "Who here is listening in 2017-2200? Is like going to a graveyard and asking "who here is dead?"
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Kurisutin Moon
xD im laughing my ass off
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Professor Snippety-snaps
Well...ill just start wearing crocs now
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Undead Soldier
After all this time?
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Carson Moore
These are my favourite type of rap songs, inspirational ones. Not crap about getting girls.
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Harambe
Carson Moore ikr
Linden van de Riet
Agreed, the meaning is taken much more seriously and inspirationaly this way.
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Mr DTT
Why steeling the pair of shoes, probably wont fit anyway xD
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ParatrooperGaming
chance coluzzi K
chance coluzzi
Mr DTT doesn't matter, you sell them for money. They are street smart. This stuff happens all the time in rough areas and hoods.
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Nerdvhuh 2k17
After my game where I went 2-16 from the field I was waiting for my dad to be there after the game.. I couldn't see him but all I saw was my mom crying. I had no idea what to do. He died at the age of 48. In the next game I switched my number to 48 and I purposely missed a free throw so I could get 48 points in total. I only ever play for him.. My dad was everything. I convinced my mom to let me get his name tatted on my arm later.
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Skippy GFX
sounds a bit like CP3's story tho
Bill Sci The Nyeence Guy
Nerdvhuh 2k17 I'm sorry for your loss, man. That had to be soul crushing to you.
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RHA
Who's watching this in 2017?
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Damon Garcia#7
RHA meeee
Rose
RHA i im watching in 2040 XD
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