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Life in the city, life in the city Oakland, California, Compton, California But we survive Who comin' with me? Life, life in the city Only the strong survive Who comin' with me? Only the strong will survive You ever been a victim of being a prisoner inside your own mind? The bright lights of the street lights will make you go blind Handicap your senses, you was just an apprentice of watching niggas jump fences Now you in the Olympics and your hurdle was high enough to clear the tallest of clothes lines Talented when they closing in on your behind Life of a young delinquent even stole him a Lincoln At fifteen, middle fingers walked out the precinct I mean the cycle just continue The vital information and fine print on the menu So you'll never read it even if a nigga lend you Money out my own pocket, to make it right You'll still attend to Be on them corners with stop signs and a nine 'Cause nine times out of ten, MAC 11's cry And twelve died yesterday and if anyone divides The six that carried you eventually lose they lives, true story When the night falls anything can happen We just pray we make it out alive We all wanna make it to the top one day Success is a street only going one way But we all won't make it Just try your best to survive (Y'all wanna see a dead body?) Well, follow me across the train tracks Where angry and insane Blacks They slang crack Candles burn where they were slain at And bottles get poured where they would hang at Close, I give you truth in this essence Dead homies added to swears when truth is in question Like "Man I think he lying or he put that on someone" If I known you ten years, got the right to say we cousins I'm from the city of broken homes, and often I was home alone And momma started smoking 'cause daddy was scared to smoke alone Section 8 policies, Top Ramen and sunflower seeds June got killed 'cause he ain't wanna lose his Wallaby's Constant atrocities, no one is safe There's no religion that can save you, say goodbye to your faith Whether you Muslim or a Christian, Baptist, Jewish or Adventist, Atheist or non-religious Put survival on your wishlist 'Cause When the night falls anything can happen We just pray we make it out alive We all wanna make it to the top one day Success is a street only going one way But we all won't make it Just try your best to survive You walked in the apartment and saw your father on the carpet With a belt wrapped around his arm and a scarf under his armpit And a needle shoved in his bicep Earlier this morning you warned him His addict habits are something you couldn't digest You cry saying "I just don't wanna see you die" Now you tryna dissect the fact that he hasn't opened his eyes yet You collapsed on his body and you started thinking I could perform CPR, jump start his heart if it's beating But his pulse started to weaken His cardio region depleting as you given him part of your breathing He dead and gone and you had a bad feeling when you was heading home Now it's etched in stone, you've been left alone So you grabbed his chrome gun, handle all pearl, aw nah girl Put it to your head, thinking, f*ck everybody like a call girl in a small world Then pulled back but it didn't clap, damn When the night falls anything can happen We just pray we make it out alive We all wanna make it to the top one day Success is a street only going one way But we all won't make it Just try your best to survive
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