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Gangsters Paradise (Dangerous Minds)
by The Film Score Dance Band



As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I take a look at my life and realize there’s nothing left
Cuz I’ve been blastin and laughin so long that
Even my momma thinks that my mind has gone
But I aint never crossed a man that didn’t deserve it
Leave me treated like a punk ya know that’s unheard of
Ya better watch where how ya takin and where ya walkin
Or you and your homies might be lined in chalk
I really hate to trip but I gotta lope
As they comb I see myself in the pistol smoke.. Foo!
I’m the kinda G that little homies wanna be like
On my knees in the night saying prayers in the street light.

Chorus:
Been spending most our lives living in a gangsters paradise
Keep spending most our lives living in a gangsters paradise
Keep spending most our lives living in a gangsters paradise

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 an educated fool with money on my mind
Got my ten in my hand and my green in my eye
I’m a locked out gangster, set tripping banger
And my homies are down so don't arouse my anger.
Fool, death ain't nothing but a heart beat away,
I'm living life do or die, what can I say?
I'm twenty-three now, will I ever live to see twenty-four,
The way things is going I don't know.

Tell me why are we
So blind to see.
That the ones we hurt
Are you and me?

Chorus*

Power in the money, money in the power,
Minute after minute, hour after hour,
Everybody's running, but half of them ain't looking
It's going on in the kitchen
But I don't know what's cooking.
They say I gotta 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 front,
That's why I know my life is out of luck, foo!

Chorus*

Tell me why are we
So blind to see.
That the ones we hurt
Are you and me?
Tell me why are we
So blind to see.
That the ones we hurt
Are you and me?
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Lyrics submitted by Shane.
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