"The Message" as written by Terrance Lovelace, Syl Johnson, Jimmy Jones, Glenn Watts and Barry Reese....
This one is for my brother, Tyree, R.I.P
A message to God

Since you finishin em early, what posessed you to start him?
We made a vow later we'll regret til death do us part
Lord, I thought we was made for each other
You shouldn't connect those, made to be taken away from each other
Now what I'm supposed to do? I'm only half the man that I was
I'll never last, cause my better half is up there with you
You knew what you was doin when you made us; so with all due respect
You coulda forgave him, you didn't have to take him
He can take the game with him, cause he defines the word
The one who puts the G in it, who you think put me in it?
I'm feelin like my whole world is blinded wonderin why
Cryin, pourin out my heart, pourin out liquor behind it
We fought like brothers, somethin we never should do
We coulda used time spent arguin tellin the truth
He had talent too I had plans on watchin him grow
Don't know what hurts more - seein him leave, or watchin him go

Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen

If you wanna know why {why I live my life}
The way that I do {cause I got to get this money}
So don't worry about me {cause I know my way around}
I'm just hustlin everyday, runnin this race, makin this paper

Youse a soldier, you're probably packin heat up there
Met up with homies from the street, and got deep up there
If you only knew the way I felt before they ruined the crew
I thought I learned from Eazy, now I'm goin through it with you
We lost a thug, a son, and a father
I spoke to your son, the other day, and told him Uncle Dre got him
The Lord must be accidentally pulling your file
Cause I'm still paging you, 911, straight in denial
Prayin you get it, but no man can choose the card he was dealt
You either quit, or you gon' play it like you get it
I done been through all emotions, from in shock, to keepin a poker face
To straight breakin down and showin all emotions
I'm anxious to believe in real G's don't cry
If that's the truth, then I'm realizin I ain't no gangsta
It's just not me, but you know I'mma always ride wit you
I miss you, sometimes I wish I just died wit you

Listen
Listen
Listen
Listen

If you wanna know why {why I live my life}
The way that I do {cause I got to get this money}
So don't worry about me {don't worry, don't worry worry}
I'm just hustlin everyday, runnin this race, makin this paper

Yeah, yeah, ah oh listen
Mmmmm
If you don't know why I, you gotta listen up right now
Lis-ten, lis-ten, lis-ten, lis-ten
Ooh
Lis-ten, lis-ten
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah
Listen
Lis-ten, children lis-ten
I'm tryin' to tell you somethin' good
Don't get caught up in the hood
Yeah-hah, yeah-hah, aooh
If you don't know why
You gotta find out the reason why
Brother brother


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"The Message" as written by Jimmy Jones Terrance Lorlace

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    General CommentI cant believe I am the first to comment on this. A classic. I've never lost anyone, not really, but this song makes me feel how it will feel. I rank this with "Dosed," which is high regard in my book.
    SPKon October 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentword
    this song is incredible, up there with all the good emo ones
    Swalbson June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song flies under the radar being the last track on this classic. Dre isn't great lyrically, but I love this:

    "I'm anxious to believe in real G's don't cry
    If that's the truth, then I'm realizin I ain't no gangsta
    It's just not me, but you know I'ma always ride wit you
    I miss you, sometimes I wish I just died wit you"

    Poignant.

    pourmeanotheron April 23, 2009   Link

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