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    "This can't be life" Lyrics

    Jay-Z feat. Beanie Sigel and Scarface

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    Geah.. whassup?
    Where's all my street niggaz, project niggaz
    Real niggaz, worldwide
    Let's reflect.. e'rybody got a story
    We all ghetto B - here's mine

    See I was -- born in sewage, born to make bomb music
    Flow tight like I was born Jewish
    Used the streets as a conduit - I kept arms
    38 longs inside my mom's Buick
    At any given moment Shawn could lose it, be on the news
    Iron cuffs - arms through it; or stuffed with embalmin fluid
    Shit, I'm goin through it - mom dukes too
    Tears streamin down her pretty face, she got her palms to it
    My life is gettin too wild
    I need to bring some sort kinda calm to it
    Bout to lose it; voices screamin "Don't do it!"
    It's like '93, '94, bout the year
    that Big and Mag dropped; and "Illmatic" rocked
    outta every rag drop, and the West had it locked
    Everybody doin 'em, I'm still scratchin on the block
    like "Damn; I'ma be a failure"
    Surrounded by thugs, drugs, and drug - paraphenalia
    Cops courts, and their thoughts is to derail us
    Three time felons in shorts with jealous thoughts
    Tryin figure where your mail is, guesstimate the weight you sellin
    So they can send shots straight to your melon; wait!
    It gets worse, baby momma water burst
    Baby came out stillborn, still I gotta move on
    Though my heart still torn, life gone from her womb
    Don't worry, if it was meant to be, it'll be -- soon

    [Chorus: Jay-Z]
    This can't be life, this can't be love
    This can't be right, there's gotta be more, this can't be us
    This can't be life, this can't be love
    This can't be right, there's gotta be more, this can't be us

    [Beanie Sigel]
    Chill dog
    Second oldest born, from Michelle Brown my mother
    Hell bound, grew with two sisters and one brother
    Pop wasn't around, so many stories that's another
    I'm thinkin damn; how my older sister gon' make me tougher
    When steel sharpens steel, I'ma keep it real
    I'm tired of tryin to hide my pain behind the syrups and pills
    Dead to the world, stretched out like a corpse for real
    Y'all niggaz thinkin what y'all readin in The Source is real
    What my life like, you lookin at the source, it's real
    What your life like? Mine dog, of course it's real
    Passin judgment, you niggaz second-guessin Beans
    Cause you don't eat swine don't make you Amin
    Dog you know a couple suras, out the Qur'an
    I guess you all on your din and I ain't on mine
    Stop that Akki, 'fore I send shots though your body
    Make 'em feel feel hell on earth before Allah drop thee
    I feel the line's drawn here, nuttin more can stop me
    Till them feds pick me up, or them boys pop me
    There's only three things that make Mac not act like Beans
    Amatullah Tisha, Po Aldin, Samir Amin
    My seeds dog, gotta teach 'em that before I leave dog
    Shit I know that I'ma see 'em when I leave dog
    I come back in the afterlife
    Like fuck it I done touched hell twice; what's the meanin?


    Yeah.. uhh..
    Now as I walk into the studio, to do this with Jig'
    I got a phone call from one of my nigs
    Said my homeboy Reek, he just lost one of his kids
    And when I heard that I just broke into tears
    And see in the second hand; you don't really know how this is
    But when it hits that close to home you feel the pain at the crib
    So I called mine, and saddened my wife with the bad news
    Now we both depressed, countin our blessings cause Brad's two
    Prayin for young souls to laugh atlife through the stars
    Lovin your kids just like you was ours
    And I'm hurtin for you dog; but ain't nobody pain is like yours
    I just know that heaven'll open these doors
    And ain't no bright side to losin lifel; but you can view it like this
    God's got open hands homey, he in the midst.. of good company
    Who loves all and hates not one
    And one day you gon' be wit your son
    I could've rapped about my hard times on this song
    But heaven knows I woulda been wrong
    I wouldn'ta been right, it wouldn'ta been love
    It wouldn'ta been life, it wouldn'ta been us
    This can't be life


    This can't be life..
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Shawn Carter, Kenneth Gamble, Dwight Grant, Leon A Huff, Brad Jordan, Kanye West, Kanye Omari West.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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