"Why" as written by and Leroy Styles....
Yo, why is Jadakiss as hard as it gets?
Why is the industry designed to keep the artist in debt?
And why them dudes ain't riding if they part of your set?
And why they never get it popping but they party to death?
Yea, and why they gonna give you life for a murder?
Turn around only give you eight months for a burner? It's going down
Why they selling niggas CD's for under a dime?
And if it's all love, daddy, why you come with your 9?
Why my niggas ain't get that cake?
Why is a brother up north better than Jordan
That ain't get that break?
Why you don't stack instead of trying to be fly?
Why is ratting at an all time high?
Why are you even alive?
Why they kill 2pac n' Chris?
Why, at the bar, you ain't take straight shots instead of poppin Cris?
Why them bullets have to hit that door?
Why did Kobe have to hit that raw?
Why'd he kiss that whore?
Why?

All that I’ve been given
Is this pain that I’ve been living
They got me in the system
Why they gotta do me like that?
Tried to make it my way
But got sent up on the highway
Why? oh why
Why they gotta do me like that?

Why do niggas push pounds and powder?
Why did Bush knock down the towers?
Why you around them cowards?
Why Aaliyah have to take that flight?
Why my nigga D ain't pull out his Ferrari
Why he take that bike?
Why they gotta open your package and read your mail?
Why they stop letting niggas get degrees in jail?
Why you gotta do 85% of your time?
And why do niggas lie in 85% of they rhymes?
Why a nigga always want what he can't have?
Why I can't come through in the pecan Jag?
Why did crack have to hit so hard?
Even though it's almost over
Why niggas can't get no jobs?
Why they come up with the witness protection?
Why they let the Terminator win the election?
Come on, pay attention!
Why I sell in the stores what you could sell in the streets?
Why I say the hottest shit but we sellin' the least?

All that I’ve been given
Is this pain that I’ve been living
They got me in the system
Why they gotta do me like that?
Tried to make it my way
But got sent up on the highway
Why? oh why
Why they gotta do me like that?

Why Halle have to let a white man pop her to get a Oscar?
Why Denzel have to be crooked before he took it?
Why they didn't make the CL6 with a clutch?
And if you don't smoke why the hell you reaching for my dutch?!
Why rap? Cause I need air time
Why be on the curb with a "Why lie? I need a beer" sign?
Why all the young niggas is dying?
Cause they moms at work, they pops is gone, they living with iron
Why they ain't give us a cure for AIDS?
Why my diesel have fiends in the spot on the floor for days?
Why you screaming like it's a slug? It's only the hawk
Why my buzz in L.A. ain't like it is in New York?
Why they forcing you to be hard?
Why ain't you a thug by choice?
Why the whole world love my voice?
Why? Try to tell 'em that it's the flow son
And you know why they made the new twenties?
Cause I got all the old ones
That's why


Lyrics submitted by EvolGRE

"Why" as written by Eric Benet Jordan James Jason Poyser

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Ultra Tunes, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis song is tight
    RonArtest 91on December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhy they come up wit the witness protection <- Jadakiss.. the reason why they came up with the witness protection is so that fuckers like u and ur posse wouldnt kill those who testify against your drug dealing... sorry to break it to u but your an idiot
    Saves The Day 47on January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsong sucks cuz 50 dont like him!
    babygrl814on March 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm inclined to believe the song sucks entirely on its own merit, regardless of 50's feelings about the man.

    Personally, the lack of common sense displayed so blatantly and repeatedly within these lyrics is appalling. Which is sad, because I dig Anthony Hamilton, but thanks to Jadakiss', uh, need to have some pretty obvious things explained to him, I can't bear to listen to it.

    But, "it has a great beat and you can dance to it." Or something.
    PersonaOfGraceon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is mad chill.
    x o x oon August 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcause 50 doesnt like him? that makes sense. cause 50 is a great artist. his flows are genius
    k3boyleon December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJadakiss > 50 Cent.
    AlexSchwayon March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYOU KIDS ARE CRAZY..THIS IS A GREAT SONG...pretty much saying
    why is the world so fucked up?answer-money=power
    witness protection so people who committed a crime, snitch on someone who maybe did something worse n get put in the witness protection....the gov can't handle the US themselves they need the people but they destroy the people...that's what this songs about and this song is for real.
    Why the terminator win the election?
    You don't smoke? then why the fuck you reaching for my dutch?!? its pointing out how corrupt and irresponsible the government has got.
    streets corrupt people..gov. corrupt people, thats what jadas sayin.
    Why Denzel have to be crooked before he took it?
    Why sell in the stores what you can sell in the streets?
    Yea, and why they gon give you life for a murder
    Turn around only give you eight months for a burner, it's goin down
    i'll leave it on this line....
    Why at the bar you ain't take straight shots instead of poppin' Criss?...everyones trying to get wasted and theres nothing to celebrate and have a good time you need to be wasted to get away from the problems......what jada says in this song is real...thats the truth.
    juanasmokeon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd you know why they made the new twenties
    Cause I got all my old ones
    That's why

    THE TRUTH!!!
    juanasmokeon February 09, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFunniest.Lyrics.Since.Weird.Al's.Last.CD.
    Theo Reoon January 07, 2005   Link

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