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Mase

Mason Durell Betha (born August 27, 1977), better known by stage name Mase (often stylized as Ma$e) who was previously known as Murda Ma$e, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and inspirational speaker. He was an artist on Sean "Diddy" Combs's hip hop label Bad Boy Records. He was introduced as Bad Boy Entertainment's next big artist during the summer of 1996 when he was featured on the remix to 112's debut single, "Only You", which peaked at number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Singles Sales chart as well as its Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. With his soon-to-be-trademarked[citation needed] slow flow, Mase quickly developed a crossover fan base as he was featured on original tracks, as well as remixes, by popular R&B artists such as Brian McKnigh… more »


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1999
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[Mase] 
Yo  just think if you could rewind time 
And start your life all over again 
What would you give and what would you keep? 
You heard me  what would you keep? 

[Loon] 
Yo  yo  if I could go back  I wouldn'ta sold no crack 
Wouldn'ta never put my hands around no gat 
But you know Loon  bein' all hard headed 
And don't listen  even if God said it 
I didn't have to stick with folks that sniff no coke 
I didn't have to fix the block when shit was broke 
Same cats I helped was twistin' smoke 
Now imagine if I went to school, went to class 
'Stead of bein' a young cat sent to blast 
Sent to slash criminal's necks in half 
For playin' dumb when I come to collect my cash 
And 'cause of that cats will respect my past, I ain't playin' 

[Shyne] 
If I start from scratch I'd sign with Def Jam 
Nah, f*ck am I saying? Puff's the best man 
Plus I'mma Bad Boy, I'm more like a bad man 
Put mo' nigga's in pits than Brad, man 
Can't dodge bullets? Too bad, man 
Shit, I'd a copped the five instead of the six 
That way wouldn't of crashed and killed my cousin 
Keep quiet instead of having the industry buzzin' 
Do a devil's advocate style, don't let 'em see you comin' 
Use the revolver when bustin' and sluggin' 
That way no evidence 
But f*ck it, got money to be tried, worse come to worse 
Who God bless, no man curse, hatin' niggas, lay in the dirt 

[Mase & Meeno] 
Yo, if you could start your life from scratch (What? What?) 
Rewind time and still go back (It's time to eat) 
What would you change in the way that you live today 
And what would you leave right where it's at? 

If you could start your life from scratch (What? What?) 
Rewind time and still go back (About to kill it) 
What would you change in the way that you live today 
And what would you leave right where it's at? 
Come on, come on 

[Meeno] 
Yo, if I could start life from scratch, I wouldn't change shit 
Same gun, same clip, same dumb bitch 
All Out, Harlem World, same old clique 
Same old studio, same old shit 
Shit don't change just because a cop took six to the brain 
Meeno got a lawyer, man I'm hip to the game 
You could find a gun, but if my prints ain't on that thing 
What is you sayin'? 
And on the same block that I get my glocks from 
You see the same cop that get popped with the shot gun 
(Mysonne: Mysonne) 
And at the same bodega I got my tops from 
(Mysonne: Mysonne) 
I give the same old money to the same cop's bum 

[Mysonne] 
If I could start from scratch, I'd bring daddy back 
And put five in the first cat that show mami crack 
I sit back and listen to them drunks on the block 
Tryin' to school me with jewels, tellin' me who to watch 
I killed five people, I'd let survive 
And the five I took away, I'd a left alive 
If I could do all it again I'd bring Virg' back 
Or I switch places with him, I hope you heard that 
I would have preferred that, I ain't have to starve 
Pitch crack, have to rob and catch a charge 
And I'd do it all again if I had to 
Pitch no-win to win, and I'd be glad to 
And I'd hit every target I took aim at 
But I'd still be a problem, you can't change that 
I'm a problem 

[Mase] 
Yo, if you could start your life from scratch (Uh) 
Rewind time and still go back (All Out) 
What would you change in the way that you live today 
And what would you leave right where it's at? (And Double Up) 

If you could start your life from scratch (Bad Boy, Bad Boy) 
Rewind time and still go back 
(Yo, I really don't know what's goin' on) 
What would you change in the way that you live today 
(I'm tellin' ya, I really don't know what's goin' on) 
And what would you leave right where it's at? 
Come on, come on 

[Mase] 
Yo, 'cause half the cats that flip, we all was cool 
And half the chicks I hit, they teased me in school 
I got a baby by a lady I don't even love a lot 
Wish I wore three rubbers 'case the first rubber popped 
But you can't cry now, milk already spilt 
I had eleven friends and ten already killed 
Went down south and I ain't feel the guilt 
And I ain't ready to war but that ain't the way built 
And for all the nights and all the fights 
That I had for all this money over all these dice 
All my cars and homes and all my ice 
If I could do it all again, I'd do it all for Christ 
Whoever thought the limelight or the super-stardom 
Whoever thought there'd be a problem comin' through Harlem 
Can't even chill, cats want to make me a villain 
Cats that I grew up with I gotta contemplate killin' 
Nobody love me, I'm my own mister, and on my own, mister 
Mama did what she could but now I'm grown, mister 
Though she told me once, wish she'd told me then 
Though I'm the youngest, I'mma grow to be the oldest man 
And cats thinkin' they gon' win 'cause they veterans 
Ain't about age at this stage, man with the most cheddar win 
How you live right? Every day get in bigger sin 
How you say no at the door screamin' "Let me in"? 
From the outside it's lookin' gooder than it ever been 
But tell the truth, when I was broke it was better then 
All Out, 33rd street 

[Mase] 
Yo, if you could start your life from scratch 
Rewind time and still go back 
What would you change in the way that you live today 
And what would you leave right where it's at? 

If you could start your life from scratch 
Rewind time and still go back 
What would you change in the way that you live today 
And what would you leave right where it's at? 
Come on, come on

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Written by: MYSONNE, CHAUNCEY LAMONT HAWKINS, AMEEN BURNS, MARIO WINANS, JAMAAL BARROW, MASON BETHA

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