"N Dey Say" as written by Gary James Kemp and Cornell Haynes....
Yeah, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Let's Go

[Chorus]
Ha ha ha ha ha oh
N dey say oh oh oh
Ha ha ha ha ha oh
N dey say oh oh oh

Hold up stop now let me get a look at ya,
Damn girl I ain't seen you since prom,
Come to think about it I can't believe its been that long,
I heard your man locked down now how long he gone, Oh dat long
How the hell he get time like that?
Three strikes with possession, aww he ain't comin back,
He left you with 2 kids and bills all around,
Plus you found out he had another chick cross-town,
It's always the darkness right before the sun rises
And you gotta stay strong for the kids in their eyes and
Please don't despise and go against all brothers and
have a hatred in your heart and take it out on another,
I hate to sound Tupacish now momma but keep your head up,
But you gon' make it I promise you keep your head up
And that, that don't kill you only makes you stronger
And the will to succeed will only feed the hunger, Fo' Reel (Fo' Reel, Fo' Reel)

[Chorus]

I was at the gas station and a man walked past
With his sign will work for food, clothes or cash
and he asked if he could pump my gas, so I let him
Clean the windshield and throw out the trash, so I let him (Hey)
I even asked a brother his name, where he was from, got kids man and what's their ages
He kinda stuttered for a second, he kinda looked surprised that anyone would even take an interest in his life
He said young brother them the only words I done heard in the last year that wasn't no or get the fuck away from here
How could something so simple as general conversation
Mean much more than general conversation? (Hey)
You could tell life had beaten him down
Like he was in the title fight and this might be his last round
Sometimes the easiest things we take for granted
Until they gone, then realize we even had it, Fo' Reel (Fo' Reel, Fo' Reel)

[Chorus]

I used to think that life had a plan for me
Until I realized life had to be planned by me, see that's the key
I only deal with what I can see cause over history, mystery brought us nothing but misery
Man more people done died in the name of the lord
Than in any natural disaster, disease or gangwars
Before guns there was swords and they was killing each other
and what's changed to this day still killing each other
Killing a brother while another mother cries for help
Man! we need to help a brother find them self
Feed em light 1, 2, 3
Hey! that's something every brother should see and that's Fo' Reel,
and that's Fo' Reel, and that's Fo' Reel

[Chorus: x3]


Lyrics submitted by justjosie88

"N Dey Say" as written by Cornell(nelly) Haynes Gary Kemp

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    General Commentthis is a sad song. i feel sorry for ppl like that and i try to help...
    rapchickslideon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti hate rap music basically...but this isnt really bad. now i odnt want ppl bitching at me telling me nelly isnt rap. i could give a flying fuck. i dotn know, or fucking care. this is a good song and good words i think
    peace
    vanishing_point6on February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust as Vanishing Point mentioned, Im not a big rap fan, but this song is really nice. Sad song it is, but what he says is the truth. Props to a good song. Even if it is rap.

    Lata,

    P
    WhiteMagicon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit uses that awesome backing from that Spandau (sp?) Ballet song, it's amazing and I agree that he says the truth. It's a beautiful remake.
    fallenbrokenon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts a great song and Nelly is also great rapper, dont diss him its not nice.
    Aleeshaon June 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe background song comes from pm dawn: set adrift on memory bliss.

    as for this song this song combines mellowness and sadness... the perfect combination
    cienfuegoson June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very, very good song. Its good that nelly finally wrote a song that means something good, unlike his other ones bout chicks and hoes etc...
    You can tell this song came from nellys heart. It is a very good remake (cept for the chorus). Yeah, This song is basically nellys take on life.
    Wit_Rulezon July 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenta really good song. it makes me tear up.
    jasssson April 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmy song.. diz song makes me relax.. cyezly.. wif the beats n nelly voice.. hmm.. makes me relax... especially when i have probs.. thanx nelly~
    rezaAsahion August 15, 2009   Link

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