intro *DMX laffs~ Yo this life shit [yeah?] This life shit is like... It's bugged the fuck out you know for real.. See to live is to suffer to survive, well that's to find meaning in the suffering
chorus ay yo i'm slippin, fallin', I cant get up ay yo i'm slippin, fallin', I cant get up ay yo i'm slippin, fallin', I gots ta get up get me back on my feet so i can tear shit up ay yo i'm slippin, fallin, I cant get up ay yo i'm slippin, fallin, I cant get up ay yo i'm slippin, fallin', I gots ta get up get me back on my feet so i can tear shit up
I been through mad different phases like Mazes to find my way & now I know that happy days are not far away If I'm strong enough I'll live long enough to see my kids doing something more constructive with they time than bids I know because I been there now I'm in there sit back & look at what it took for me to get there First came the bullshit the drama with my mama she got on some fly shit so 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' niggas when I caught a buzz not thinking about how short I was Going too fast it wouldn't last but yo I couldn't tell group homes & institutions, prepared my ass for jail They put me in a situation forcin' me to be a man when I was just don't understand 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 fuck about much but my dawg That's my only motha fucka I had offered my last Just another little nigga headed nowhere fast
That ain't the half shit get's worse as I get older actions become bolder heart got colder chip on my shoulder that I dared a nigga to touch didn't need a click cause I scared a nigga that much One deep went to gids startin' shit for kicks catchin' vicks throwin' bricks gettin by bein' slick used to get high to get by used to have to puff my el in the morning before I get fly I ate something a couple of forties made me hate somethin' I did some coke now I'm ready to take something 3 years later showing signs of stress didn't keep my hair cut or give a fuck how I dressed I'm possessed by the darker side livin' the cruddy life shit like this kept a nigga with a bloody knife wanna make records but I'm fuckin' up I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Wasn't long before I hit rock bottom niggas talkin' shit like damn look how that rock got him Open like a window no more Indo look at a video sayin' to myself that could've been yo ass 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 getting high drinking forties So I get back lookin' type slick again Fake niggas jump back on my dick again Nothin' but love for those that know how it feel & much respect to all my niggas that kept it real kept a nigga strong kept a nigga from doin' wrong niggas know who they is and this is yo fuckin' song and to my boo who stuck with a nigga too all the bullshit you'll get yours because it's due
see this is that shit... this is that shit that all real niggas can relate too this is from the heart baby don't get it twisted Ha... X baby!!!