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A lonely mother gazining out of the window
Staring at her son that she just can't touch
If at any time he's in a jam she'll be by his side
But he doesn't realize he hurts her so much
But all the praying
just ain't helping at all
Cuz he can't seem to keep his self out of trouble
So he goes out and he makes his money
The best way he knows how
Another body layin cold in the gutter

Listen to me

Don't go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers
And the lakes that you're used to
I know that you're gonna have it
Your way or nothing at all
But I think you're moving too fast

Little precious has a natural obsession
For temptation but he just can't see
She gives him loving that his body
Can't handle but all he can say
Is "baby is good to me"
One day he goes and take a glimpse in the mirror
But he doesn't recognize his own face
His health is fading and he doesn't know why
3 letters took him to his final resting place...

Y'all don't you hear me

Don't go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers
And the lakes that you're used to
I know that you're gonna have it
Your way or nothing at all
But I think your moving too fast(2x)

Come on

I seen a rainbow yesterday
But to many storms have come and gone
Leaving a trace
Of not one God giving ray
Is it because
My life is ten shades of grey
I pray all ten fade away
Seldom praise him for the seven days

And like his promise is true
Only my faith can undo
The many chances I blew
To bring my life to anew
Clear and blue and unconditional
Skies have dried the tears from my eyes
No more lonely cries,
My only bleeding hope
Is for the folk who can't cope
With such an endurine pain
That it keeps them in the pourin' rain
Who's to blame for tootin caine into your own vein
What a shame you shoot and aim
For some one elses blame
You claim the insane for
This day and time for falling
Prey to crime I say the system's
Got you victim to your own mind

Dreams are hopeless aspirations
In hopes of coming true
Believe in yourself
The rest is up to me and you

Don't go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers
And the lakes that you're used to
I know that you're gonna have it
Your way or nothing at all
But I think your moving too fast X2 (faded)



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    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 5:49 pm
    An the whole song is really about a young boy that was messin with a girl who gave him hiv and he died from it so he couldnt achieve his dreams because he decided to grown folk stuff and ended up dying from an uncurable std.!!
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    Lava_GyalFeb 16, 2011 at 2:42 am
    I AGREE WITH nelle08.BUT PEOPLE IN OUR SOCIETY DOESN'T SEE TO REALIZE THAT WE LIVE INA 3rd WORLD COUNTRY.AND U CAN'T TRUST NO ONE NOW A DAYS.IF UR WITH ME GIVE ME A THUMBS UP.
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    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    To me it means that young people move to fast an thats why they say chasin waterfalls they try to grow up too fast and end up messin up they lives an even though people want to help them theres really nothin they can do unless the y help they self.
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    shawtyloFeb 18, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    I LOVE THIS SONG IT IS SO SAD AND I LOVE TLC THEY ARE PRETTY GIRLS ALL OF THEM AND I LOVE YALL

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