You tell me that there's love here. But to me it's blatant. Nothin' but all the blood here. I'm dealin with Satan. Plus with all the hatin' it's hard to keep peace. (uh huh) Thou shall not steal, but I will to eat. I tried doin' good, but good's not too good for me. Misunderstood, why you chose the hood for me. Mean I'm aiight, I just had to work hard at it. Went to gran'ma for answers, she told me that god had it. So now here I am, confused and full of questions. Am I born to lose, or is this just a lesson. And who it's goin' choose when it gets turned around. And will it be layin' in my own blood and on the ground.
My child, I've watched you grow up and I've been there. (uh huh) Even at those times you least suspected it I was there. And look at what I've given you a talent to rhyme. I may not come when you call, but I'm always on time.
Somebody's knockin'. Should I let em in. Lord we're just startin, but where will it end. Somebody's knockin'. Should I let em in. Lord we're just startin, but where will it end. But when the funds are low the guns'll blow. Lookin' for that one that owe, make em run that dough.
No! Put down the guns and write a new rhyme. You'll get it all in due time. You'll do fine. Just have faith cuz you mine. (uh huh) And when you shine it's goin' be a sight to behold. So don't fight to be old, or lose sight when it's cold. See that light down the road, it's goin' guide you there Two sets of footsteps, I was right beside you there.
But what about them times I only saw one. Those were the times that I was under the gun,
It was then I carried you my son. Led you to safety. It just wasn't your time to face me. (uh huh)
Ayo a few of them times I thought you would erase me. But all you did was embrace me. Prepared me for the worst. Offered me eternal light, and scared me with the hearse. And the curse turned to grace. When the hurt turned to faith. No more runnin', (uh huh) and slidin' in the dirt cuz I'm safe.
Somebody's knockin'. Should I let em in. Lord we're just startin, but where will it end. Somebody's knockin'. Should I let em in.
So if I'm yo' man I'm in yo' hand. Wus yo' plan. Never had a friend cuz you couldn't trust your man. Learned to stand before I crawled. Things were twisted! And if you showed me anything at all then I missed it. Looked the wrong way. (uh huh) I've done some wrong things. (true) Kept a bad attitude, but that's what wrong brings. And now you mean to tell me that after all this time, it was you that kept the dog from goin' out of his mind. It was you that breathed life into my lungs when I was born. And it was you that let me know what was right, from what was wrong. And it was you that let me do what I knew what could be done. And it was you that gave me a good wife and a beautiful son. And It's been you speakin' to me inside my mind. And it's been you who has forgiven time after time. It was you who opened my eyes so I could see. And it was you who shined yo' light on me.