[Chorus] 'Cause it was all meant to happen It was all meant to happen No wonder why you kept walkin' my way 'Cause it was all meant to happen It was all meant to happen No wonder why you kept walkin'
My mom was 18, waitin' for her prom date Which was my father, yes, this night's gonna be beyond great Two years prior they both created Aaron Yates So the bond straight with two fine mates, so mom waits And waits, in the upstairs window watchin' For my pops and it was shockin' that he never ever came knockin' Just left her, in her prom dress and that's the eve Where all the stress hit aggressively, she had her first epileptic seizure And kept havin' them, doctor, help the sick lady Medicine with the quickness, just maybe it'll stop 'Member this, in '80 I was, nine Asleep and I heard somethin' collapse Hopped up with nothin' but tighty whitie Saw my mom just fell and slapped the floor She shakin', I'm scared, I ran out the house in my underwear "Help my mama" is all that's comin' out my mouth A neighbor came to help so mama wouldn't die As a little kid, watchin' the ambulance take her away, I'm thinkin' "Why?"
'92, I was 21 Sellin' rocks for my auntie, was plenty fun And yes she loaded the house with many guns She got me a TEC-9 for my birthday, "No more trippin' from anyone" Is what I’m thinkin', Boones Farm’s what I’m drinkin' Singin' Jodeci loaded, we exploded, these chicks I’m binkin' Daily, nightly, the ladies like me, I’m baby Ikie, Maybe slightly, I’m crazy might be Really shady, sheisty not like this though I’m sleepin' again, this dude breaks in with a pistol I heard his bullet whistle, so I had to roll of on this flo' Heard a struggle then my auntie scream, I’m feelin' for my piece Then, just my luck, my birthday gift that I got wasn't in my reach The gunman busted in my room lookin' for somethin' Found me hidin', pointed the gun right at my head, my heart was pumpin' Then he turned and ran away then with a blink of an eye He was gone, I found my auntie shakin', hidin' in the closet, I’m thinkin' "Why?"
Dear Darkness, you've been with me for so long I never understood, 'til now in this slow song Been in some shaky situations, but life goes on But still, a lot of things you showed this kid was so wrong But what's so right, this pain and strife that I go write People go buy it, they think that my flow's tight Got a cold mic, they got me a million sold twice Not a low-life anymore it’s always sold-out show nights After K.O.D. you scared me, so I ran from you Then accepted you on Seepage, then saw the fans come through Just when I thought I took everything I can stand from you I kept writing and then we watched the Strangeland come true So now I see, these stories in my life I was meant to share my darkness within my light People say it helps them to see me fly From the bottom, that’s motivation for them all, now I see exactly why