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# Debut Chart
25 Sep '97 Hot 100
16 Sep '97 R&B

Lyrics

I want y'all to play this at funerals in the hood. 'Til all this black on black crime stop. Some say the blind lead the blind. But in the ghetto you never know, When it's gon' be yo time.


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Sittin' at the ghetto thinkin' 'bout All my homies passed away Candy painted Cadillacs and triple gold That's how me and my boys rolled How could it be? Somebody took my boy from me My best friends gone And I'm so all alone I really miss my homies Even though they gone away I know you in a better place And I hope to see ya soon someday I used to hang with my boy even slang with my boy Used to bang with my boy, goddam I miss my boy We started out youngstas in the park throwin' birds In your hearse, damn it's sad to see my nigga in the dirt The game got me workin', got me perkin', never jerkin' Still blowin' dolja fo ya 'cause I know you up there workin' Ya little baby's cool and ya baby's mama straight But today's a sad day to see the t-shirt with ya face From the cradle to the grave, from the streets we used to fall In the park you liked to ball, put yo name upon the wall In the projects yous a legend on the street you was a star But it's sad to see my homeboy ridin' in that black car A lotta soldiers done died, a lotta mothers done cried You done took yo piece of the pie but you was too young to retire Why soldiers ride for yo name leave it vain Some Gs never change, damn they killed you for some change Smile for my homie Kevin' Miller my boy Randall The ghetto persons that lost they loved ones to these ghetto scandals Take a minute to smile for the dead Smile for the dead All my homies who done made it to the crossroads How could it be? Somebody took my boy from me --It's like I can't believe you gone My best friends gone --Sometimes I feel like I can't go on And I'm so all alone --Every time I see something you done left I really miss my homies --It just remind me, more and more of you, dawg Even though they gone away --I just keep reminiscin' I know you in a better place --'Cause I know you alright And I hope to see ya soon someday --And I keep smilin', knowin' I'm a see you in the crossroads We used to grip on the grain and flip them candy toys But I'd give up all that bullshit if I could get back my boy Off in the club smokin' weed 'til 3, hollerin' at the hoes Spendin' $4000 on me on gators and clothes When I turned to rap, he had to chase the game Nigga told me, C, leave that dope, 'cause rappin' is yo thang I ain't gone even lie, some nights I ride and cry Wonderin' why the real niggas always the ones to die So I just smoke my weed and try to clear my mind I wish that I had the power to turn back the hands of time I wonder if there's a heaven up there for real Gs For all the niggas in the game that be sellin' kis I keep my memories, try to keep my head strong But baby it's hard to be strong, when yo main homie gone Even though you gone away --Even though you gone, you ain't never gon' be forgotten I know you in a better place --'Cause as long as I'm here You gon' live through me and other TRU playas I really miss my homies Even though they gone away I know you in a better place And I hope to see ya soon someday I'm just sittin' here dazed thinkin' 'bout all the times we had Thinkin' the past, some was good and some was bad Remember Dante? It was a group of us, just a group of five Now three dead, one in jail, it seem right now I'm the only one alive To all my soldiers before me, may y'all rest in peace When He took three, took my soul, just the bodies He at the crossroads guide us out to the rest of me Wishin' I could rewind time like demos Me and you gettin' girls, writin' down numbers like memos Makin' million dollar bets, makin' all our money stretch like limos Even though I smile, it's sad, but they say gangstas can't cry But if I close my eyes and visualize me together Then I suddenly wanna smile To see you laid down when it's yo time, when your time was up You never seen your child, but he's here to remind us Even though you was wrong, I never could belive that that was true You was with me forever, you could check my rest in peace tattoos See me and C and P forever gon' be ridin' and thuggin' Rest in peace to all the ones that didn't Make it And rest in peace to my brother We gon' miss you --I love these fools I know you in a better place --Every time I get on my knees And I hope to see ya soon someday --I pray for you, I'm glad you in a better place I hope I see ya soon, ain't no more killin' Ain't no more fights, and ain't no more tears

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