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Gangsta Paradise by Coolio

added on 08-May-2017
Gangsta Paradise
Coolio
As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I take a look at my life and realize there's nothing left
Cause I've been blastin and laughing so long that
Even my mama thinks that my mind is gone
But I ain't never crossed a man that didn't deserve it
He be treated like a punk, you know that's unheard of
You better watch how you talking, and where you walking
Or you and your homies might be lined in chalk
I really hate to trip, but I gotta loc
As they croak I see myself in the pistol smoke, fool
I'm the kinda G that little homies wanna be like
On my knees in the night
Sayin' prayers in the street light

CHORUS:
been spending most our lives Living in a Gangsta's Paradise (x4)

Forgot the situation, they got me facin
I can't live a normal life, I was raised by the street
So I gotta be down with the hood team
Too much television watchin' got me chasin dreams
I'm a educated fool, with money on my mind
Got my ten in my hand and a gleam in my eye
I'm a loced-out gangsta, set-trippin banger
And my homies is down, so don't arouse my anger, fool
Death ain't nothing but a heart beat away
I'm livin life do-or-die ah, what can I say?
I'm twenty-three now will I live to see twenty-fo'?
The way things are goin I don't know

BRIDGE:
Tell me why are we so blind to see, That the ones we hurt are you and me (x2)

+ CHORUS

Power and the money, money and the power
Minute after minute, hour after hour
Everybody's running, but half of them ain't lookin
What's goin on in the kitchen, but I don't know what's cookin
They say I got ta learn, but nobody's here to teach me
If they can't understand it, how can they reach me?
I guess they can't -- I guess they won't
I guess they frontin that's why I know my life is out of luck, fool

BRIDGE + CHORUS

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