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See to live is to suffer but to survive
Well, that's to find meanin' in the sufferin'

Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

I been through mad different phases like Masons
To find my way and now I know that happy days are not far away
If I'm strong enough, I'll live long enough to see my kids
Doin' somethin' more constructive with they time than bids

I know because I been there
Now I'm in there, sit back and look
At what it took for me to get there
First came the 'Howl', the drama with my mama

She got on some fly shit, 'What?' 'til I split
And said that I'ma be that seed
That doesn't need much to succeed
Strapped with mad greed and a heart that doesn't bleed

I'm ready for the world or at least I thought I was
Baggin', 'Uhh' when I caught a buzz
For thinkin' about how short I was
Goin' too fast, it wouldn't last but yo, I couldn't tell
Group, homes and institutions, prepare my ass for jail

They put me in a situation, forcin' me to be a man
When I was just learnin' to stand without a helpin' hand
Damn, was it my fault, somethin' I did
To make a father leave his first kid at 7 doin' my first bid?

Back on the scene at 14 with a scheme
To get more cream than I'd ever seen in a dream
And by all means I will be living high off the hog
And I never gave a 'What?' about much but my dog
That's my only 'Howl' I had offered my last
Just another little 'Come on' headed nowhere fast

Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

That ain't the half 'Arf', get's worse as I get older
Actions become bolder, heart got colder
Chip on my shoulder that I dared a 'Uhh' to touch
Didn't need a click 'cause I scared a 'Uh huh' that much

One deep went to for kicks
Catchin' Vicks, throwin' bricks, gettin' by bein' slick
Used to get high to get by, used to have to 'Howl'
In the mornin' before I get fly

I ate somethin', a couple of forties made me hate somethin'
I did some 'Arf', now I'm ready to take somethin'
3 years later, showin' signs of stress
Didn't keep my hair cut or give a come on how I dressed

I'm possessed by the darker side, livin' the cruddy life
'What?' Like this kept a nigga with a bloody knife
Wanna make records but I'm whew'd up
I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up

Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Wasn't long before I hit rock bottom
'Howl' was like damn look how that how that got him
Open like a window, no more indo, look at a video
Sayin' to myself that could've been yo' on the TV

Believe me, it could be done somethin's got to give
It's got to change 'cause I've got a son
I've got to do the right thing for shorty
And that means no more gettin' high drinkin' forties

So I get back lookin' type slick again
Fake, 'What?', jump back on my 'Uhh uh huh' again
Nothin' but love for those that know how it feel
And much respect to all my 'Come on' that kept it real

Be strong kept a from doin' wrong
'Uhh' who they is and this is yo 'What uhh?' song
And to my boo who stuck with a 'Arf' through
All the bullshit, you'll get yours because it's due

Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo, I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Can't get up, I gots to get up
This is from the heart, baby, don't get it twisted
Ahh, X rated



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