Cradle To The Grave

Cradle To The Grave

Thug Life

Chorus

From tha Cradle to the Grave life ain't never been easy

Living in the ghetto.

From the cradle to the grave life ain't never been easy

Living in the ghetto.

June 16 1971

Mama gave birth

to a hell raisin' heavanly son.

See the doctor tried to smack me

but I smacked him back

My first words were "thug for life"

and "Papa pass the Mac."

I'm bustin' on these motha fuckas ballin'

Listen you can hear my mini 14 callin'.

From out the window of my drop top

I got my glock cocked

bustin' at niggas

when will it stop ?

Now tell me are you scared of the dark?

Can't close my eyes I see visions

And even with this thug livin'

will I escape in prison ?

Penitentiary chances was an all day thang

The only way to advance

and if you slang

Then you'd better have your nikes on

Cause when we fight

it's in the middle of the night with no lights on.

Hey!!

There must be a God cause I feel lucky,

Paranoid out my mind

this motha fucka's tryin' to rush me.

Am I goin' to jail?

Look at me bailin'

Commin' out the court house

all about mail [???].

Never die

be a hustler mothafuckas

And makin' thugs out you suckas.

From the cradle to the grave.

Chorus

From the cradle to the grave, life ain't never been easy

Living in the ghetto. easy

From the cardle to the grave, life ain't never been easy

Living in the ghetto.

From the cradle to the grave

since a little bitty child

I've been known to get ill and kinda buck wild.

Pop pop!

just like the part that's in my walk with street talk

I'm runnin' up the block in the dark with less spark.

Survalience on a nigga every day,

Waitin' on my daddy just to take his ass away.

Now Mama always workin' tryin' to make ends meet.

So now a young niggas bein' raised by the streets.

And then the on other one that ever showed me love

Was my dope fiend uncle strung out on drugs

a striaght thug.

Just me, my mama out here on our own

So I got two gatts

one black and one of chrome.

Now I don't want to hurt nobody but I must defend mine!

It's all the fuck I got

so stop and walk a thin line.

Young niggas be brave

and keep on thuggin' from the cradle to the grave,

From the cradle to the grave.

Chorus

From the cradle to the grave, life ain't never been easy

Living in the ghetto.

From the cradle to the grave, I'm glad to say

I made it this far.

Many G's died hard

and all they got was their name here up on a wall.

It's sad thinkin' about the times

Life goes on, I'm steady lost in this land...

as the warzone I got no home

don't have no friends neither.

It's just me by my lonely so I married my nina.

I keeps her wherever I go,

I love my ho.

Never leave home with out my sugar.

I'm hafta plug a nigga.

Mama told me not to trust no punks,

And kick his ass if he lay a hand on me.

Since then I been known.

Sometimes I think my own self stupid

Cause I stay shootin' at marks,

Get twisted up in police reports.

Since the cradle, I've been ungreatful.

My first toy was a gun

I got sprung and learn to love weapons.

But now I'm through with money

and through with street fame.

Somebody peeled my cap and put me in my grave.

Chorus

From the cradle to the grave, life ain't never been easy

Living in the ghetto.

From the cradle to the grave, life ain't never been easy

Living in the ghetto.

March 18th

a rainy day my mama gave birth

To a baby boy trapped in hell on Earth.

From day one it wasn't fun I never had a crumb.

Daddy worked two jobs and Mama won't stop drinkin' rum.

I tried to cope loc

but my family's broke

And my pocket's short

so now I gotta sling dope.

In a game filled with pain it's a fuckin' shame,

The white man got a motha fucka slingin' cane.

So now it's on from dusk to dawn I get my serve on.

Always in the spot with my glock slingin' rocks at the rocks.

Shit don't stop I'm steady dodgin' cops.

I never flip flop

hear my glock cock

thug till I drop.

And if I hit the pen I gotta do my time

Sittin' on my bunk reminiscing about the good times.

It's fucked up a nigga gotta grow up doing dirt,

But from the cradle to the grave I'ma put in work.

Chorus

From the cradle to the grave, life ain't never been easy

Living in the ghetto.

From the cradle to the grave, life ain't never been easyy

Living in the ghetto.

Time's movin' fast

will I last another day?

So I pray and I lay with my A-K.

Did I sell my soul as a young kid?

All the things I did

Wishin' someone held me

but they never did.

I can't take it

will I make it to my older age?

Before I'm shot up or locked up in a fuckin' cage.

Lord help me, guide me, save me!

Cause that's the way that Daddy raised me

crazy.

Do or die. Nigga pull the trigger don't give a fuck.

You'd rather be in jail than get your ass bucked.

Nobody cares, it's me against the world.

Keepin' murder on my mind and my tech-9.

I got nothin' to lose, payin' dues, nigga you want to die?

I get high

then my mission is a walk-by.

You'd better jet when I hit your set cause I'm commin'.

Start runnin' yellin' "evil mind" as I'm gunnin'.

One in the chamber for the anger that I build inside,

For the mothers that cried, for my homies that died.

The beginning is an ending, am I just a slave?

So I got to be brave from the cradle to the grave.

Chorus til fade

Written by HIMES, TYRUSS GERALD / SHAKUR, TUPAC AMARU / GASS, JAMES D. / BURNS, WALTER / HARDING, MAURICE S. / RIVERS, DIRON
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group

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