ARTIST(s):      Nelly
ALBUM:            Suit
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, let's go
[Chorus: Nelly] + {*Spandau Ballet "True" sample*}
Ohhhhh!  And they say, ohhhhh-ohhh
Oahhh-ohhhh, yeahhhh
Ohhhhh!  And they say, ohhhhh-ohhh
Hold up, stop ma, let me get a look at'cha
Damn girl, I ain't seen you since prom
Come to think about it, can't believe it's been that long
I heard your man locked down now, how long he gone?
Oh that long?  How the hell'd he get time like that
Three strikes with posession - aw he ain't comin back
He left you with two kids and bills all around
Plus you found out he had another chick 'cross town
It's always the darkest, ah-right before the sunrisin
And you gotta stay strong, for the kids in they eyes and
And please don't despise, and go against all brothers
And have a hatred in your heart and take it out on another
I hate to sound Tupac-ish lil' mama, but +Keep Ya Head Up+
But you gon' make it, I promise - you keep your head up
And that that don't kill you only makes you stronger
And the will to succeed'll only feed the hunger, f'real {*echoes*}
I was at the gas station when a man walked past
With a sign "will work for food, clothes or cash"
And he asked if he could pump my gas - so I let him
Clean the windshield and throw out the trash - so I let him
Hey, I even asked the brother his name
Where he was from, got kids man and what's they ages
He kinda sturred for a second, he kinda looked surprise
That anyone would even take an interest in his life
He said, "Young brother dem the only wurrds, I done hurrd, in the last yurr
that wasn't low or get the fuck away from hurr"
How could somethin so simple as general conversation
mean much more than general conversation?  Hey
You could tell life had beaten him down
Like he was in a title fight and this might be his last round
Sometimes the easiest things we take for granted
Until they gone, to realize we even had it, f'real {*echoes*}
I used to think that life had a plan for me
Until I realized, life meant to be planned by me
See that's the key, I only deal with what I can see
Cause over history, mystery brought us nuttin but misery
Man mo' people done died, in the name of the Lord
Than in any natural disaster, disease or gang war
Before guns there was swords, and they was killin each other
Ain't much changed since the days, we still killin each other
Killin our brothers while another mother cries for help
Man, we need to help a brother find himself
Feed him, life, ah-one-twoooo, three
Hey, that's somethin e'ry brother should see, and that's f'real {*echoes*}