Alive on Arrival

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Ice Cube

O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director. He began his career as a member of the hip hop group C.I.A. and later joined the rap group N.W.A (Niggas With Attitudes). After lea… more »

Down at the best spot 
It's me and JD and they sellin more birds than a pet shop 
The spot's hot and everybody nervous 
That's when the blue car served us 
Oh why did fools had to let loose 
 Heard six pops from a deuce deuce 
Big Tom had to push us 
13 niggas runnin' straight to the bushes 
For they gats so they could draw down 
But why a motherfucker like me had to fall down 
Not known why I dropped out 
Fuck it, still can't afford to get popped out 
So now I gotta jet 
Only ran one block, but my shirt soakin' wet 
Tryin' to see if we got him 
 Looked down at my sweatshirt red at the bottom 
Didn't panic but I still looked cracked out 
 Yelled to the homies then I blacked out 

Woke up in the back of a tray 
On my way, to MLK 
That the county hospital jack 
 Where niggas die over a little scratch 
 Still sittin' in the trauma center 
In my back is where the bullet entered 
Yo nurse I'm gettin' kind of warm 
 Bitch still made me fill out the fuckin' form 
Coughin' up blood on my hands and knees 
Then I heard "freeze nigger don't move" 
Yo, I didn't do a thing 
Didn't want to go out like my man Rodney King 
 Still got gaffled 
 Internal bleeding as the bullet starts to travel 
Now I'm handcuffed 
 Being asked information on my gang affiliation 
I don't bang, I rock the good rhymes 
And I'm a victim of neighborhood crime 

I need to see a MD 
And y'all motherfuckers giving me the third degree 
Look at the waiting room 
It's filled to the rim like the county jail day room 
 Nobody gettin' help 
 Since we poor 
The hospital move slow 
Now I'm laid out 
 People steppin' over me to get closer to the tv 
Just like a piece of dog shit 
Now will I die on this nappy ass carpet 
One hour done passed 
Done watched two episodes of MASH 
And when I'm almost through 
They call my name and put me on ICU 
 Halfway dead 
No respect and handcuffed to the bed 
Now the trauma starts 
'Cause the bullet must be just a hair from my heart 
Then I begin the ass kissin' 
Just to get looked at by an overworked physician 
Got the chills, but my temperatures 103 
Only got a band-aid and an IV 
That's when I start cussin' 
 Police steady askin' me who did the bustin' 

Why oh why can't I get help 
'Cause I'm black, I gots to go for self 
Too many black bodies the hospital housin' 
So at 10 P.M. I was Audi 5000


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