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I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front
'Cause it's the niggaz that front
They'll be pullin' stunts
I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front
'Cause it's the niggaz who front
They'll be pullin' stunts

I was always taught my do's and don'ts
For do's I did, and for don'ts, I said I won't
I'm from Brooklyn, a place where stars are born
Streets are shot up, apartment buildings are torn
And ripped up, stripped up, shacked up and backed up
From fiends, 'cause the bosses on the scene, they got it cracked up
Kids are slingin' in my lobby
Little Steve and Bobby

Gettin' paid but it's a life-threatening hobby
Yeah, they still play hide and seek
The things seek for the crack
And they hide and let the cops pretty
Grown folks say they should be out on their own
Before the gangs come and blow up their mom's home
Because they lifestyle is hectic, so fuckin' hectic
Bullets are ejected

My lifestyle was so far from well
Could've wrote a book with a title
'Age twelve and goin' through Hell"
Then I realized the plan
I'm trapped in a deadly video game, with just one man
So I don't only watch my back, I watch my front
'Cause it's the niggaz who front, they be pullin' stunts

Back on the Ave of Lavonia and Bristol with a pistol
Stickin' up Pamela and Crystal
You know your town is dangerous when you see the strangest
Kid come home from doin the bid and nothin' changes
What is the meaning of crime?
Is it criminals robbin' innocent motherfuckers everytime?
Little shorties take walks to the schoolyard
Tryin' to solve the puzzles to why is life so hard

Then as soon as they reached the playground, blaow!
Shots ring off and now one of them lay down
It's so hard to escape the gunfire
I wish I could rule it out like an umpire
But it's an everlasting game, and it never cease to exist
Only the players change, so

I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front
'Cause it's the niggaz that front
They be pullin' stunts
I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front
'Cause it's the niggaz who front
They be pullin' stunts

I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front
'Cause it's the niggaz that front
They'll be pullin' stunts
I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front
'Cause it's the niggaz who front
They'll be pullin' stunts

I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front
'Cause it's the niggaz that front
They'll be pullin' stunts
I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front
'Cause it's the niggaz who front
They'll be pullin' stunts

I gotcha back
I gotcha back
I gotcha back

I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front
'Cause it's the niggaz that front
They'll be pullin' stunts
I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front
'Cause it's the niggaz who front
They'll be pullin' stunts



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