"How Come" as written by James Dearness Hogarth, Steve Mcewan and James Morrison Catchpole....
So I changed huh?
You got a phone
Pick it up
Call me

How come, we don't even talk no more
And you don't even call no more
We don't barely keep in touch at all
And I don't even feel the same love when we hug no more
And I heard it through the grapevine
We been beefin now
After all the year we been down
Ain't no way no how
This bullshit can't be true
We family
Ain't a damn thing changed
Unless its you!

We were so young
So full of life and vibrance
Side by side, wherever you was riding, I went
So close, almost on some Bonnie and Clyde shit
When Ronnie died you was right by my side
With a shoulder to cry on and tissue to wipe my eyes
And a bucket to catch ever tear I cried inside it.
You even had the same type of childhood I did
Sometimes I just wanna know why is it that you succumb to yours
And mine I survived it. You ran the streets, I 9 to 5ed it
We grew up, grew apart as time went by us
And I blew up to both yours and mines surprises.
Now I feel a vibe I just can't describe it
Much as your pride tries to hide it. your cold
Your touch is just like ice.
And your eyes is a look of resentment.
.I can sense it and I don't like it.


It was my dream at first to be off spitting a verse
On my own album with a deal but shit got worse
Fore I came out I would of killed a nigga first
For I let him disrespect me, or check me over some
Worthless bitch that I wasn't with
I would of hit it and quit
But you were fitting to talk with her and tell her she was the shit
I told you don't get involved with her
You would smoke in the car with her
Coming outta the bar with her
Stumbling half drunk
Like you were husband and wife or something
But me catching her fucking other niggas must of hurt your pride or something
Cause you were opening your mouth to people like you wanted with me.
When all I tried to do was show that your bitch was shifty.
And every sister, fares and all the shit that I produced
You acting like I ain't your man and lying like she can't be loose.
But I am really your friend, I'm just trying to tell ya the truth.
Don't hate the game or the player
The one that's changing is you.


Its gets lonely at the top cause my homie had to stop
Now we acting like I gotta live only for the block.
And homies in the hood only see me on the tube
So they gossip on the porch
Get ta speaking all rude. fools I used to rap wit all expect magic
Like my finger get to snapping
And poof it just happen.
But proof is just acting out the part he was thrown,
Shady made it so my babies ain't starving at home.
See the devil in your glance,
Since the ghetto we been friends, forever real intelligence,
That's forever till the end.
I peep the hatred in your eyes, and the Satan in your lies,
Ain't wasting my time with these snakes in disguise.
(How come) When you talk it's with bitter and spite?
(And how come) It's my fault for what you did with your life?
And every time I go to hear you play, you look away,
We barely embrace, you can't even look me in my face.


Lyrics submitted by Dustin

"How Come" as written by De Shaun Dupree Holton Bryan A Johnson

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +1
    General CommentI think this is one of th best songs on the album. It reminds me of my old friends, but how did d12 go from guns n' pills 2 this, rn't they sopposed to be the DIRTY dozen??
    EvillilDawggieon June 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Embrace cover version of this song is beautiful.
    SPKon October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song because i can relate. my ex girlfriend and i wanted to be friends. then she just stopped calling me and we never talked. i havent changed, exept ive lost 64 lbs...(but thats a good change). im goin to play this song to her when i go to her crib in the next few days. "AINT A DAMN THING CHANGED...UNLESS ITS YOU!!!!!!" thats my message to her.
    kickme111on May 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. reminds me of one of my old friends...
    xdownsidedxon June 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti hate girls for the whole douple standard thing. and when girls take womens studies and they say they should be treated equally, yet make you pay for a date with them and make you open the door for them. thats stupid.
    VelvetAcidSallyon June 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard embrace version live. it was amazing!
    sOCS479on November 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt aint about girls tho its about a friendship thats changed. Thats why I like it I get tired of everything being about girlfriends, boyfriends, whatever bullshit.
    Perfect Wh()reon November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEvil, Do you understand why they are called Dirty DOZEN, when there are only 5 people (one died), it is cuz they all have two sides. so one side is commonly known for guns 'n pills and shit, the other is known for all sorts of shit.
    bored_1on April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentda perfect guy was rite dis song isnt jus bout girls its
    bout friendships n its one of da fu good songs bout
    plain mates n wat goes on in a friendship
    proof is easily da best rapper from da group excluding da great eminem(hey im listenin 2 it now)
    lp_legendon May 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've heard this is eminem's relationship with royce da 5' 9
    yknufon July 19, 2005   Link

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