What's Life

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Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper and actor. more »


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Uh, I said I think I do better
Uh, I swear, I think I do better

What is life without love? What's life without dreams?
What's life without goals? Everythin' ain't what it seems
What's life without friends who remain genuine?
Don't care about the money or what type of crib you in
Who can withstand the test of time? That's just a guess of mine
Here in real life, homie, this is not a set design
Not on TV screens or the magazine covers
Sittin' and observin' as the travesty flutters
Why we gotta beef? Shit, I'd rather be brothers
Trips to Tokyo with some Japanese lovers
Lost boy in this world full of hatred and greed
See a young nigga make it what they hatin' to see
Never complacent, I be on the chase for the cream
Cash rules everything but you facin' a king
Let's step up to this parliament, every fuckin' bar legit
I know you in denial like an alcoholic father is
Hold up let me pause a bit, nobody is as raw as this
Word to Jesus Christ, I hope nobody ever cross the kid
Damn, yes men are the main Judas
But I will remain true as my problems I aim through it
This that thought-provokin' that leave you lost and hopin'
Voices in my head be lyin' so my heart has spoken
Rap niggas far from potent, they just out here sayin' random shit
Had to drop a classic 'cause I heard they was demandin' it
Anxiety is damagin', but what's the pressure?
Make that shit that's from the soul but with a touch of effort
Nothin' lesser, real love, it ain't nothin' better
I swear I need that real love, it ain't nothin' better
See, what's life without purpose? What's life without verses?
Lost boy in this shit, what's life without churches?
What's life without belief? What's life without goals?
What's life without me? What's me without soul? My God

When they reminisce, will my life be told in sentences?
Then run on until God finishes (uh, said I think I do better)
Face-to-face with the maker, I show my blemishes (uh, I swear I think I do better)
God by nature, I know what my image is
My revelation is the new genesis
On some Master P shit, I don't know what limits is
What's life without love? What's life without haters?
We all gotta eat so to them I don't cater
I might humble you and sit you down like a waiter
Show you what beef is, then tell you what the stakes are
High like a dove, I come from up above
Inspired by two dope boys and one love
This is a letter to the better together with metaphysics
They say life is written and mine got better lyrics
What's life without pitfalls and gettin' lit, y'all?
They say, "Life's a bitch," I don't wanna know them in-law

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Written by: Carl E. Mccormick, Dustin Cordae, Kelvin L. Wooten, Lonnie Lynn

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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