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Song «When Thugz Cry» von 2Pac.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 2001 03 27 (Album)
Label: Interscope 0694908402
Songwriter Tupac Shakur
Produktion: Johnny J & Greg Dalton & Ronnie King & Corney Mims
Genre: Hip-Hop - Poprap

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2Pac
Tupac Shakur
Johnny J
Greg Dalton
Ronnie King
Corney Mims

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[Intro] When thugs cry Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my guns to keep If I die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take Got us dyin' When thugs cry, times is hard [Verse 1] Born thuggin', and lovin' the way I came up Big money clutchin', bustin' while evadin' cocaine busts My pulse rushin', semi clutchin' into insanity They shot at my cousin, now we bustin' at they whole family The coppers wanna see me buried, I ain't worried I got a line on the D.A. ‘cause I'm fuckin' his secretary I black out and start cussin', bust 'em and touch 'em all They panic, and bitches duckin', I rush 'em and fuck 'em all I'll probably be an old man before I understand Why I have to live my life with pistols close at hand Kidnapped my homie's sister, cut her face up bad They even raped her, so we blazed they pad Automatic shots rang out, on every block They puttin' hits out on politicians, even cops I ain't lyin', they got me sleepin' with my infrared beams And in my dreams I hear motherfuckers screamin' What is the meanin' when thugs cry? [Hook: (2Pac)] Oh, why should you send your child off to die? In the streets of chalk where they lie Let no wrongs cry out when thugs cry, dear God (when thugs cry) Oh my, does it have to be this way? Our children of today won't stay wise Let the children hear when thugs cry, dear God, oh why? [Verse 2] Maybe my addiction to friction got me buggin' Where is the love?, never quit my ambition to thug Ain't shed a tear since the old school years of elementary Niggas I used to love, enclosed in Penitentiaries But still, homie, keep it real, how does it feel To lose your life, over something that you did as a kid? You all alone, no communication, block on the phone Don't get along with your pop, and plus your moms is gone Where did we go wrong? I put my soul in the song To help us grow in time, but now our minds are gone We went from brothers and sisters to niggas and bitches We went from welfare livin' to worldwide riches But somethin' changed in this dirty game, everything's strange Lost all my homies over cocaine, man See, they ask me if I shed a tear, I ain't lie See, you gotta get high or die, ‘cause even thugs cry [Hook] Oh, why should you send your child off to die? In the streets of chalk where they lie Let no wrongs cry out when thugs cry, dear God Oh my, does it have to be this way? Our children of today won't stay wise Let the children hear when thugs cry, dear God, oh why? [Verse 3] And all I see is these paranoid bitches, illegal adventures Bustin' motherfuckers with uppercuts, I leave 'em with dentures ‘Cause in my criminal mind, nobody violates the Don I write your name wit' a piece of paper, now your family's gone Why perpetrate like you can handle my team? So merciless in my attack I take command of your dreams Leavin' motherfuckers drownin' in they own blood Clownin', takin' pictures later Laugh 'bout them punk bitches that turned snitches Regulate my area, the terror I represent Makin' your people disappear, you wonderin' where they went Am I cold, or is it just I sold my soul? Addicted to these streets, never find true peace I'm told Come take my body, God, don't let me suffer any longer! Smoke a pound of marijuana, so I know it ain't long Where is the end to all my misery, is there a close? I suppose that's why I murder my foes; when thugs cry [Hook] Oh, why should you send your child off to die? In the streets of chalk where they lie Let no wrongs cry out when thugs cry, dear God Oh my, does it have to be this way? Our children of today won't stay wise Let the children hear when thugs cry, dear God, oh why? Oh, why should you send your child off to die? In the streets of chalk where they lie Let no wrongs cry out when thugs cry, dear God Oh my, does it have to be this way? Our children of today won't stay wise Let the children hear when thugs cry, dear God, oh why? [Bridge: 2pac] I shed tattooed tears for years For my dead homeboys and my prison peers Y'all ain't never heard my cries Now you wonder why would you die? [Outro] Ayy Nas, remember that shit you said? I don't know what magazine you said it on... Some shit about we're sending thugs to whoever & whenever. You need to go to the record store and check out some of the albums you've been putting out, because you been spitting this thug shit for a while now. I know you've been listening cuz you've been biting this shit so, uh recognize and realize before your ass get rolled on!...