[2Pac] The only way to change me is maybe blow my brains out Stuck in the middle of the game to get the pain out Pray to my God everyday, but he don't listen The poverty bothers me; but mama's workin wonders in the kitchen Listen I can hear her cryin in the bedroom Prayin for money but never think would she be dead soon Am I wrong - for wishin I was somewhere else I'm thirteen, can't feed myself Can I blame daddy 'cause he left me; wish he would've helped me Too much like him, so my mama don't love me On my own at a early age - I'm gettin paid and I'm strapped so I'll never be afraid Where did I go astray? I'm hangin in the back streets runnin with G's and dopefiends will they jack me? Can't turn back, my eyes on the prize I got nothin to lose, everybody gotta die Say good-bye to the - bad guy that one you fucked when you passed by Buck buck (*gunshots*) from a Glock let the glass fly Do or die walk a mile in my shoes And you'd be crazy too
[Chorus] with nothin to lose, got nothin to lose "That's why I got gang related rhymes" -> Ice Cube Got nothin to lose, got nothin to lose "That's why I got gang related rhymes" -> Ice Cube Got nothin to lose, got nothin to lose "That's why I got gang related rhymes" -> Ice Cube Got nothin to lose, got nothin to lose "That's why I got gang related rhymes" -> Ice Cube
[2Pac] I thank the Lord for my many blessings Though I'm stressin keep a vest for protection from the barrel of a Smith & Wesson And all my niggaz in the pen, here we go again Ain't nothin seperatin us from a mack 10 Born in the ghetto as a hustler, older Straight soldier, buckin at them bustaz No matter how you try niggaz never die We just retaliate with hate, then we multiply See me strikin down the block hittin co'ners Mobbin like a motherfucker livin like I wanna Ain't no stoppin at the red lights - I'm sideways Thug Life motherfucker criiime pays Let the cops put they lights on - chase me nigga Zig-zaggin through the freeway - race me nigga In a high speed chase with the law The realest motherfucker that you ever saw, I'm livin raw 'til they bury me don't worry me, I'm high Livin like I ain't afraid to die (hahaha) And you could walk a mile in my shoes and you'd be crazy too
[2Pac] Ain't no escape from a deadly fate And everyday there's a million black bodies put away I'm startin' to lose hope; it seems everybody's on dope Mama told me to leave cause she was broke Sometimes I choke on the indo, creepin out the window Alone on my own I'm a criminal Got no love from the household, I'm out cold On the streets screamin motherfuckin peace I got nothin to lose, and somethin to prove, what do I do? Live the Thug Life nigga stay true I wonder when they, kill me, is there a Heaven for a real G Lord forgive me if you feel me Cause all my life I was dirt broke, with no hope Lil' skinny motherfucker wantin dough I hated cuttin suckers with my razor blade but everyday it's a struggle to get major paid Anyway it's so hard on a nigga in this city, no pity And ain't no love for the scrubs that be buyin dubs If you could walk a mile in my shoes you'd be crazy too
[2Pac] They wonder what type nigga be a - Thug Life nigga We be the craziest... motherfucker! You know! They wonder what type nigga be a Thug Life, nigga We be the craziest!