Friday, March 13, 2009

Dead and Gone

This post has been re-written from a different angle and moved to UNCHURCHED
JH

3 comments:

joe 6-pack said...

here is the first verse (hint: notice near the end when he says, "I take Time to think, before I make mistakes"

(T.I.)
Ever had one of dem days
u wish woulda stayd home
Run into a group of niggas
getting they hate on U walk by
they get wrong u reply
then shit get blown
Way outta proportion
way past discussion
Just u against them,
pick one then rush em
Figure u get your hair? that next
They dont wanna stop
there now they bussin
Now u gushin, ambulance
rushin u to the hospital
with a bad concussion
Plus ya hit 4 times plus it hit ya
spine paralyzed waist down
now ya wheel chair bound
Nevermind that now
u lucky to be alive,
Just think it all started u
fussin with 3 guys
Now ya pride in the way
but ya pride is the way u
could fuck around
get shot die anyday Niggas die
every day all over
bull shit dope money dice
game ordinary hood shit
Could this be cuz of hip hop music
or did the ones
with the good sense
not use it Usually niggas
dont kno what to do
when their back against the wall
so they just start shootin
For red or for blue or for blo I guess,
from Bankhead or from your projects
No more stress,
now im straight, now I get it now I take Time to think,
before I make mistakes
just for my familys sake
That part of me left yesterday
the heart of me is strong today
No regrets im blessed to say
the old me dead and gone away.

John M. said...

It sounds like he is getting a message across to "the hood" (or anyone for that matter) that the accepted lifestyle there (or where ever you're coming from) is desturctive and leads nowhere or worse...

"The old me is gone away" sounds very Biblical. Whether he meant it to be or not, it would be a great place to start a discussion of how to change destructive lifestyle patterns.

"Wisdom cries out in the streets..." Proverbs 1

Brian Emmet said...

Thanks for setting this up, Joseph--I liked your "Unchurched in Miami" blog, too. I'm justgetting back to things after my dad's death, so it may be a day or two before I engage more deeply.