I Seen a Man Die

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"I Seen a Man Die", also known as "I Never Seen a Man Cry", is the first single released from Scarface's third album, The Diary. Produced by N. O. Joe, Mike Dean and Scarface himself, "I Seen a Man Die" became a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, the first of two that Scarface had in his career. It peaked at 37 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is a tale of a young male released from prison after seven years looking for a better life only to get caught up on the crime side again and robbed by his enemies only to die in the hospital while feeling regrets. The song also has a music video released that mirrors Scarface's lyrics. 


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So what you gonna do cat daddy? 

I don't know dog
Juss trying to live it one day at a time. 

I hear you man live it one day at a time

Let me get up outta here man my ride waitin'. 

Aight cat daddy stay true 

Aight man peace 

He greets his father with his hands out 
Rehabilitated slightly glad to be the man's child 
The world is different since he's seen it last 
Out of jail in seven years and he's happy that he's free at last 
All he had was his mother's worth 
Now she's gone and he's gotta make a change and make it for the beddah 
But he's back so he's got one strike against him 
And he's young plus he came up in the system 
But he's smart and he's finally makin' eighteen 
And this goes to get on top and try to stay clean 
So he's calling up his homie who dun came up 
Livin' like this now they dealin' with the same stuff 
And had that attitude that who he was was worth it 
And with that fucked up attitude he killed his first mate 
Now it's different and he's dead as dirt 
And realized that the name ain't coming up but it still hurt 
And can't nobody change this 
It's ninteen-ninety-foe and we up against the same shit 

I never understand why 
I could never seen a man cry, til I seen that man die 

Imagine life at it's full peak 
Then imagine lying dead in the arms of your enemy 
Imagine peace on this earth when there's no grief 
Imagine grief on this earth when there's no peace 
Cause everybody's got a different way of endin' it 
And when your number comes for service then they send it in 
Now your time has arrived for the final touch 
I see the fear in your eyes and hear your final breath 
How much longer will it be til it's all done? 
Total darkness and ease be in all one 
I watch him die and when he dies let us celebrate 
You took his life, but your memory he'll never take 
You'll be headin' to another place 
And the life you used to live will reflect in your mother's face 


I hear you breathin' but your heart no longer sounds strong 
But you kinda scared of dying so you hold on 
And you keep on blacking out 'cause yo pulse is low 
Stop trying to fight the reaper just relax and let it go 
Because there's no way you can fight it but you'll still try 
And you can try it til you fight it but you'll still die 
Now your spirit leaves your body and your mind clears
The rigor mortis starts to set, now you outta here 
You start your journey into outer space 
You see yourself in the light but you're still feeling outta place 
So you standing in the tunnel of eternal light, 
And you see the ones you never learn to love in life 
Make the choice let it go but you can back it up 
If you ain't at peace with God you need to patch it up 
But if you ready close your eyes and we can set it free 
There lies a man not scared to die, may he rest in peace 

I still got to wonder why, 
I never seen a man cry til I seen a man die 

Hope you feel better

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Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an African-American rapper from Houston, Texas and a member of the Geto Boys. He is originally from South Park, Houston. In 2012, The Source ranked him #16 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time, while About.com ranked him #10 on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987-2007). more »

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