"Good Die Young" as written by and Jonathan/porter Rotem....
Dog, I shouldn't have left, They wouldn't have tried this shit if I was wit ya
Maybe we would have picked another time
Or chose another way
Or maybe my prayers would have convinced him to choose another soul
Shit, its just me and my mentoni now
Man you look so peaceful now, how can I argue wit that
They say

They say the good die young,
That's why I think that you should have fun (when your young)
'Cause time won't wait for no one (uh huh)
When God calls, you gotta go home (go home)

They say the good die young, (die young)
That's why I know that we gon' have fun,
In this life 'cause you only get one
When God comes for me, don't cry till I'm home

[Kon Artis]
Its true that everybody heard, there mama say every days like this
When you see, one of your friends die in the mist
In the struggle, went through circumstances
Arrested every day just to prove a point to a friend
Even then, accidents are prone to happen to any man
A woman is dumb enough to pretend
That her, God won't hold them accountable for sins
If they commit, they try to repent to ??
But I guess (that's just the way things go)
I was blessed to see 24 (24)
To wake up to that how my name is video
Motivated me to write what I wrote
And I knew my little brother sold dope
An mom and daddy want to move our road
I did it, I still got a lot to prove and show
I just which we ain't have to lose Bugz to the struggle
'cause you know


I know you used to Bizzare on some silly shit
But Niggas in my cliq, is dying quick
In Detroit, niggas don't party
They pull a .44 out, snatch off bacardis
That's why I keep the pistol under the trunk
I'm 27 years old, too old to be getting jumped
And fuck rap, I miss Karnail Pitts, be -you-g-z
Tattooed on my wrist
Me and you in the jeep, listen to ?? beats
Its a shame me and Fuzz don't even speak
I got married, my wife name is D
Peace to 31 and 51-50, miss you

I came back on that tragic, my phone rung
And Bizarres voice telling me, Bugz was gone home
It was like a knife piercing my chest and I couldn't breath
I didn't wanna accept it, didn't wanna believe it
I swear with this weight dog, I cried so hard
Literally, Denaun had to carry me to the car
While I stand in this booth now its tearin' me apart
But I had to let it out 'cause it was tearin' at my heart
'Cause he died over something so petty and so small
A human life is so very precious I hope y'all
Understand how I'm feeling 'cause I love you bugs
I wanna rhyme wit you, laugh wit you, hug you bugs
But I can't and you was so close to seeing dreams
A coward came along and took you away from the team
So don't mistake this track, its just another song
This goes out to everyone who lost a loved one
'Cause you know


They say its never too late, to have an early childhood
If I could, turn back the hands of time, God should
Forgive what I did as a kid to run blocks
Now my dreams are just dream cops and gun shots
The fun stops when your homies up in a box
My dudey bole, rest his soul, snuffed by the cops
I use to smoke shit a lot, if there's a guy by me say something
If you love her so much why didn't you gave nothing
When he took my homie, snuck was only in 11th grade
Now I hope to see your face at the heaven gates
It ain't never late in the game, this hating remains
With a grudge to see slugs straight through my frame
My heart aches with the pain, the life in his breath
We gotta have fun now, there's only minutes left
In the depth, distress youngn's is sucked in
To get task my fallen homies I got enough


When I was younger I knew four brothers that wasn't wise
That crash and the driver died,
My partner on the passenger side was paralyzed
And I'm surprised by the look of that ride that the other peeps survived
Nine months later another one died
Somebody shot him in the side when he was starting up his ride
3 years go by, I made a hell of a run
And that's when funky got done, a joey playing wit guns
And ?, karty was my man
And reggy, I wish that I was wit you in that van
And Bugs if it wasn't for you
You know I wouldn't be standing in this booth,
That's the truth, I miss y'all

[Chorus: x2]

Lyrics submitted by Dustin

"Good Die Young" as written by Shelton Emerson Rivers Paul H. Williams

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentSome errors in this publication of the lyrics, but I won't focus on that...

    This is an amazingly powerful song. Especially Kuniva's verse, where he's describing just how hard it hit... The raw emotion in the words, he's not holding back...

    "'Cause he died over somethin' so petty and so small
    A human life is so very precious, I hope y'all
    understand how I'm feelin' cause I love you Bugz
    I wanna rhyme wit' you, laugh wit' you, hug you Bugz"

    Incredible song.
    Raxon May 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti definately agree with you. i think the most emotional part of his verse is "It was like a knife piercing my chest and I couldn't breath
    I didn't wanna accept it, didn't wanna believe it
    I swear with this weight dawg, I cried so hard
    Literally, Denaun had to carry me to the car
    While I stand in this booth now its tearin me apart
    But I had to let it out cos it was tearin at my heart"
    i believe that had the most raw emotion.
    kickme111on May 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDoesn't it make u think what would have happened if Bugz was still alive. If he didn't die eminem would not be part of D12 ( he would just sign them to the label) Would they still be as popular? how would thier lyrics change?
    EvillilDawggieon June 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is my favorite on the CD. It gave me chills the first time I listened to it, and even now it sometimes does. It is so different than anything else on the cd. The emotion and lyrics is just something you dont think that D12 is capable of but they put together a truly great tribute.
    DarkEternalon October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentKuniva's verse reminds me so much of a friend of mine who died in a car crash a few months ago and how I was feeling.

    "I swear at his wake dawg, I cried so hard.. literally"

    This was one of the many songs I listened to, it's a fuckin great song.
    indefeaton November 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song sent chills , vary good song, the singing is excellent, first time i listened to it i was stoned and this song made me almost cry, such a good fucking song
    rabbit87on December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGood die young, & it's not fair, I listen to this song a lot now. My best friend's brother just died, only 18, this song reminds me of him...

    C.R.E. May 12, 1986- January 9, 2005, love you Bubba
    MuSiCgurl24_7on February 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti fink dat dis song is the most emotional on D12's cd. i didn't think they were capable of doing somthing like this, but they are anf i think they did it brillantly. this song made me cry the first time i heard it is so full of emotion and it means so much to so many people. it makes me shiver sometimes when i listen to it but i love it.
    i love hiphopon March 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyea this is definatly a realy strong song. EvillilDawggie tho u got sum stuff mixed up. Eminem was in D12 wen Bugz got shot. it was Swifty who came in Bugz's place, not Eminem. u can even c the proof of that in the song in Swifty's part: And Bugz if it wasn't for you
    You know I wouldn't be standin in this booth

    good song
    Noksation001on June 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song means a lot of things but it came to my intention that if Bugz have never died would be d12 be effecitve in our lives, sometimes you can think that d12 is just another rap group but in many cases to alot of peope they are, but the way that has affected us and probably has but for the better but not the violent acts mostly heard is a good thing i'll leave by saying this rap groups will come and go, but to me D12 is one of the best along side NWA.

    P.S. D12 is as real as family gets in the rap game, i give 4 our of 5 stars RIP Bugz
    FuLL CLiPon December 27, 2005   Link

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