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2Pac Feat. Eminem – One Day At A Time lyrics

Sometimes it's hard to wake up in the morning
Mind full of demons, I don't wanna hear them anymore
Got me heartbroken, fine, so many babies screaming
'Cause they seeing destruction before they a see human being

So they start smoking weed, we'll never get our day
Until we learn to pray, keep our families in shape
'Cause they all broke and why do ghetto birds die
Before we learn to fly, some bodies else's child caught in guns

Smoking weed, can all make a change
So I'm told, but I haven't seen the change unfold
I keep hoping please, if you prefer to breathe
Communities in need of people that will lead

Keep your eyes open now, can only say I'll try
Until the day I die, I promise to be wise
With my heart open free, brings only misery
A way to tragedy, so I stay sucker free

Only a few chosen, rise
My ghetto queen, rise
Don't be afraid to try

Too many of us died to the door to open wide
My brother be wise, stay focused on the prize
Though everybody dies, we can

Only learn to take, our anger and our hate
Control our mental state, settle down, and just set it straight
Maybe we can learn to take a second to pump the brakes
For we said it, regret it later, and let it escalate

'Cause by then it's too just late, theres so much we can take
There's only so much someone can swallow and tolerate
To the point that he just breaks, snaps and that's all it takes
You'd think that we was learning from other rappers mistakes

But we ain't, it's plain to go against, with every artists
Comes the image he portrays and a picture that he paints
But in the midst of all this anger and this angst
Never once did you hear me say I'm a gangster
And I ain't hear no complaints

But I know, that I will always continue to grow
As long as I lead and never follow no one else's shadow
There will never be another me
And that I can guarantee

That's why the fuck I remain sucker free to this day
The game will never be the same
No matter how much fame or success they attain
There will never be another me

And no matter what they do, there will never be another you
You can search but you'll never find, you can try to rewind time
But in your hearts and your minds, we will never die
We are forever alive and we continue growing

One day at a time

Don't be caught in the publicity and caught in the hype
Rappers are regular people minus money and light
Searching for fortune and fame, and super stardom
All the jewelry, all the cars, whose crew is the hardest

Now the hip-hop police, the villains is watching
And kids think beef is the only option
Outlaws born filthy, guilty as charged
My memories of him die, but Makaveli lives on

You think the industry is fun and no pity with guns
And when your money is up that's when your enemies come
So if he died and came back, would he try to save rap?
We needing a change, the drama remains

I spent my whole life, fighting myself
That I can't win so I'm inviting some help
And every now and then I take rights from left
I'm still just like a kid, looking for stripes on my belt

And that there is a fight in itself
So I just pray and hope God take a like to myself
No matter how much I try
(Stay alive)
I'm gonna die mad, still standing there in love with my pride

Heard frivolous beats, we past that
I'm trying to keep some income coming in
And collect on my ass cap
The rappers in the game ain't changed

And I finally realized that we not in the same game
The hating will never end, so I guess I'll deal wit it
Them 4-5 with cop killers, just some steel wit it
The streets is military, you gotta be a soldier

Gotta stay leery and keep your eyes on the rollers
As they do what they gotta do to shackle and hold us
So we gotta do what we gotta do to keep rolling
One way at a time, keep the faith in your mind
And we continue growing

One day at a time, damn

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