What Would You Do
by City High

Boys and girls, wanna hear a true story?
Saturday night was at this real wild party
They had the liquor overflowin' the cup,
About 5 or 6 strippers trying to work for a buck
And I took one girl outside with me,
Her name was Lonnie, she went to Junior High with me,
I said, "Why you up in there dancing for cash?
I guess a whole lots changed since I seen you last."
She said...

Girl, you ain't the only one with a baby,
That's no excuse to be living all crazy
Then she looked me right square in the eye
And said, "Everyday I wake up hopin' to die,"
She said, "Nigga, I know about pain
'cause me and my sister ran away,
So my daddy couldn't rape us,
Before I was a teenager
I done been through more shit
You can't even relate to!"

Hold up!
Then she said, what would you do?
Get up on my feet and let go off every excuse
What would you do?
'Cause I wouldn't want my baby to go through what I went through
C'mon, what would you do?
Get up on my feet, stop making tired excuses
What would you do?
Girl, I know if my mother can do it, baby, you can do it