G#0 1As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
G1 2I take a look at my life
Cm2 3And realize there's nothing left.
G#3 4'Cause I've been blasting and laughing so long
G4 Cm5 5That even my momma thinks that my mind has gone.
G#6 6But I ain't never crossed a man that didn't deserve it.
G7 Cm8 7Me be treated like a punk, you know that's unheard of.
G#9 8You betta watch how ya talking, and where ya walking
G10 Cm11 9Or you and your homies might be lined in chalk.
G#12 10I really hate to trip but I gotta lob,
G13 Cm14 11As they croak, I see myself in the pistol smoke.
G#15 12Fool, I'm the kinda g that little homie's wanna be like,
G16 Cm17 13On my knees in the night, saying prayers in the street light.
G#18 17 We've been spending most our lives
G19 Cm20 18Living in a gangsta's paradise. - x2 -
G#21 20 We keep spending most our lives
G22 Cm23 21Living in a gangsta's paradise. - x2 -
24Look at the situation, they got me facing,
25I can't live a normal life, I was raised by the state.
26So I gotta be down with the 'hood team,
27Too much television watching, got me chasing dreams.
28I'm an educated fool with money on my mind
29Got my ten in my hand and a gleam in my eye.
30I'm a locked out gangsta, set tripping banger
31And my homies are down so don't arouse my anger.
32Fool, death ain't nothing but a heart beat away,
33I'm living life do or die, what can I say?
34I'm twenty-three now, will I ever live to see twenty-four,
35The way things is going I don't know.
37Tell me why are we
38So blind to see.
39That the ones we hurt
40Are you and me?
41We've been spending most our lives
42Living in a gangsta's paradise.
43We've been spending most our lives
44Living in a gangsta's paradise.
45We keep spending most our lives
46Living in a gangsta's paradise.
47We keep spending most our lives
48Living in a gangsta's paradise.
50Power in the money, money in the power,
51Minute after minute, hour after hour,
52Everybody's running, but half of them ain't looking
53It's going on in the kitchen
54But I don't know what's cooking.
55They say I gotta learn
56But nobody's here to teach me.
57If they can't understand it, how can they reach me?
58I guess they can't,
59I guess they won't,
60I guess they front,
61That's why I know my life is out of luck, foo!
63We've been spending most our lives
64Living in a gangsta's paradise.
65We've been spending most our lives
66Living in a gangsta's paradise.
67We keep spending most our lives
68Living in a gangsta's paradise.
69We keep spending most our lives
70Living in a gangsta's paradise.
71Tell me why are we
72So blind to see.
73That the ones we hurt
74Are you and me?
75Tell me why are we
76So blind to see.
77That the ones we hurt
78Are you and me?
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