"Good Die Young" as written by Tupac Amaru Shakur, Mutah W. Beale, Rufus Lee Cooper, Katari T. Cox, Malcolm Greenidge, Marvin Darrell Harper and Val Young....
These is hard times we livin' in
Churches burnin, planes fallin from the sky
Murder, the good die young
The good definitely die young

This is a lil' somethin'
To help you get through the day
If you could
It was more than a tragedy

Emotions be grabbin' me
Plane fell from the sky
We tryin' to figure what happened
Burnin' churches, fearin' God

Who can be so cruel
We all ignorant to AIDS
Till it happens to you
Just be a man, make plans

Listen to your voice
A woman's tryin' to make decisions
We should leave them a choice
'Cause who are we to say who lives and die

Breathes and stops
All this judgement on other lives
Needs to stop
What are we livin' for

Givin' more back than takin'
On my knees still waitin' for my own salvation
Now I feel abandoned
'Cause Pat Buchanan say I'm greedy

You can take my taxes, send me to war
But can't feed me
It's so easy to regret things
After they done

Babies catchin' murder cases
Scared to laugh in the sun
The tragedies that we all need
Love in doses

In times like these we feel closest
The good die young
Does anybody have an answer why
It seems the good die young

Can anybody tell me why
Can anybody tell me why
Can anybody tell me why
Now in my world will it get worse

When I been trapped since birth
But I had to sleep in a hearse
Cause it was my bed first
My grands probably burnin'

Turnin' in they grave
Some folks ain't even get to see a high age
But they did so I ain't afraid
And this money got me feelin like a star

And this murder got me
Feelin' like my death ain't far
And the land of stolen cars
Don't get no better

Don't get no weaker or no harder
I was raised in a rush without my moms
And my father
So tell me somethin

If I grab my gat and get the dumpin'
Would God get to lookin' at me funny
Rest in peace to my mother Aquillah Beale
Rest in peace to my father Salek Beale

Rest in peace to my grandparents
And thug in peace to my brother Seike
You know I love you
Which is worst, first Storm and then Al

Pac and then Yak
Redrey (?) Brown
Coulda' sworn I seen ya face in a cloud
Family grievin' on your last breath

Close to the heart whether you know it or not
I swear the love won't stop
Jewel, that's my boo
Mom, Duke and Lou

From jump
You kept it true, helped to feed the crew
The good die young
Livin' fast jumpin' the gun

Mama blamin' the community for killin' her son
My cousin Darren wasn't scared of goin'
But never knowin' he was dyin' slower
I guess I see ya when I see ya soulja

Does anybody have an answer why
It seems the good die young
Can anybody tell me why
Can anybody tell me why

I know my life ain't promised
That's why the wise move in silence
Analyze these scandalous times
It's hard dogg but we manage

Schools turn to war zones
Even homes unsafe
Leavin' children to play caged and raged
They hate, how come

Someone explain why the good die young
Why the bad die slow and outlive everyone
It's time somethin' is done
For our young kids

They growin' hopeless
That ain't the way to live
Tell me why
Days go past and as they pass

Time move quicker
No time for wastin'
Put your hustle down my young dealers
'Cause the end is nearer

But at least that's what they tellin' me
Hell, all I know brothers
Ain't ridin' 4 3 felonys
It's time to plan, plot, and strategize

Capitolize, mobilize
We in the war why'all
It's for all why'all
My family to the ones that stand me

Little bit mo' love is what's recommended
Yeah, and it's plain to see
The seeds from you and me
Gon' be the ones to lead us towards unity

That's if we treat them right
Man, teach them right
Raise your kids better than you was
And see what it does

But if you don't
Man, we sho' to be done
And we'll all see exactly why the good die young
Does anybody have an answer why

It seems the good die young
Can anybody tell me why
Can anybody tell me why
Can anybody tell me why

I send this out for all my homeboys that passed away
And all yo' homeboys that passed away
I send this out to all the former fallen soldiers
That's in the cemeteries buried

Never got to see they dreams
For everything I touch you touch
For every step I take you take
For every breath I breathe you breathe

Every dollar I make you make
I told you we'd make it to the sunshine one day
You just got there a little quicker
But like my homeboys Thugs say

I'll catch ya at the crossroads
The good die young
This song is dedicated to all them
Young kids that died innocent

That died young
At Columbine High
Rest in Peace (Oklahoma)
Outlawz

Lil' young Xzandafer
Tasha, all them
All the fallen kids
The dead babies

The closed caskets


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"The Good Die Young" as written by Malcolm Greenidge Katari T. Cox

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    General CommentWow, no one has responded to this song. This song is really a good decication song to the columbine high shooting. It was a tragedy, and for a thug nigga like pac and outlawz to make a song about it, thats fucking real shit right there
    bynarieon March 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy fav lines...

    "Someone explain why the good die young
    Why the bad die slow and outlive everyone
    It's time somethin' is done"

    This is one of my fav. 2pac songs of all time....
    thecriclover99on April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much and i think the outlawz actually own this song for once rather than messin it up
    Kevinmcon August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell considering the Columbine Massacre occurred three years after Pac died, I would have to say that no... this is not his dedication to the victims.
    Foundation4lifeon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyoung noble referred to columbine, not 2pac, young noble recorded his verse in '99.

    My fave line: "We're all ignorant to AIDS till it happens to you."
    DJ_critikaLon July 31, 2007   Link

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