DMX - Ghetto Life (Lyrics)

Niggas say I'm bugging

And ask me what's that shit I'm on

Cause I did them wrong

Carry breezy, and get 'em gone

What I'm on is some real "fuck the world" shit

And hoes like the cruddy

Because I'll fuck your girl, quick

That nigga Earl sick

That's what they used to say in school

Throwing tantrums, and stabbing niggas with pencils everyday in school

A wise man can play the fool for reasons of his own

I knew that I would understand the reasons when I'm grown

But now it's on

They started something they wasn't ready for

At the age of 10 I'm busting down a steady four

Comin out for visit but what's a visit when there's no home?

Other kids' parents like 'this little boy's so grown!'

That's what happens? When you're raised in the streets

All I really want is to get praised in the streets

And he who lays in the streets with your last breath

Ask the Lord for forgiveness and you may have a fast death

It's not like me to have my back turned to open places

I wanna see it when it's comin, so I can open faces

Open cases got me payin to stay out of jail

While these streets, got me to prayin to stay out of hell

Slipped, and I fell, got back up – slipped again

But no matter what it's been, niggas never got a win

It's a thin line I walk, everyday but I'm good!

Project nigga all my life, but wouldn't say the hood!

Knew what I was doin, everyday that I've been doin it

Seein niggas havin a good time, so I'ma ruin it

Fuck you, and fuck your man, both y'all niggas is puss!

Frontin like you out the jungle but ain't never seen a bush!

When push comes to shove, whatever love we had take it witchu

Now peep what I just said and see how long it takes to hit you

Everybody knows you can talk all day

But when it's on what you gonna do – walk away?

One love Boomer, rest in peace, baby!

Dark Man X, DMX