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Lyric The Streets


Dear God.. how can I explain myself?
[J] Oh God bless me indeed
When I m so confused
[J] Enlarge my territory
[J] Place your love and protection over me at all times
Help me!
[J] Keep me away from evil
Somebody answer me! [echoes]
[J] Allow me not to cause pain

[Jay-Z]
Police in the background, screamin put the thing down
That s how hard I was trying to put my thing down
Si-rens ringin out, old ladies screamin out
All this attention for me and I m barely sixteen now
.. it s feelin like a dream now
Handcuffed, roughed up, I m tossed in the bing now
I m lyin next to fiends now, that s the end of the story
Let me bring y all niggaz back to the very first scene now
December 4th, a child is born
Before I knew it, had my pops trousers on
That s how we do it when the man of the house is gone
You either, stand or fall, I chose to stand
The hawk outside, so I blow my hand
It s a cold cold world but I overstand
Tryin to stay focused but I feel hopeless damn
Can t cope with bein broke, I m a man - c mon

[Chorus: R. Kelly]
Son don t let these streets, get the best of you
I will be right by your side, when you goin through
Son just don t let it (just don t let it)
Just don t let it (just don t let it)
Just don t let it (just don t let it)
.. get the best of you

[R. Kelly]
Late one night I was, rollin the streets
Just, thinkin about what s goin on with me and
trapped in this thug life, tryin to break free but
this thug life just keeps callin me
I m livin life way too dangerously
I m drownin in my misery
Looked in the mirror, there s my enemy
Cause poppa never was a part of me
Take one step at a time, mama said
Sweet memories still remain in my head
All of my life been lied to, misled
Voices be like, "Don t you wish you was dead?"
No ground to place my feet
I feel the fire under me
A way out is all I need
Somebody, answer me!

[Chorus + ad libs]

[Jay-Z]
Now the only thing left is more spirit to roam free
.. cause ain t no goin home for me
It s a cold cold world but I blew my hand
A true first cause I knew that man
I knew what he would do if I didn t draw first
And I couldn t stand the thought of my momma steppin foot inside a church
All I try to do is try to get up out the dirt
Guess he s tryin to do the same, told me get up out his turf
I wanted to talk to him, but that shit d never work
We was cut from the same cloth and what was under his shirt was his
momma s rent, his young brother s clothes
My nephew s food, and with that I suppose
.. and with that I froze
Now my life is frozen in time behind these iron folds
And this story is told, for young soldiers
who never choose the life we chose

[Chorus + (ad libs)]

[R. Kelly]
Tears in my eyes as I look up, I m tryin to
hold back my pride but reality is screamin
Gotta get a job cause mo-mma also screamin
Streets are just like drugs, and it s like I m out here fiendin
Forget all the hits in the industry, cause
ain t no exceptions in this game for me, look
Neither God or my enemies, I
choose God cause he understands, this
young man with a thuggish heart
Whole world in his hands but still torn apart
Like I m so close, but it s still so far
Nightmares of me in a swervin car, ohhh
No ground to place my feet (my feet)
I feel the fire under me (heyyy)
A way out is all I need (all I need)
Somebody, answer me!

[Chorus + ad libs]