(What y'all want?)
Unconditional Love (no doubt)
Talking bout the stuff that don't wear off
It don't fade
It'll last for all these crazy days
These crazy nights
Whether you wrong or you right
I'm a still love you
Still feel you
Still there for you
No matter what (hehe)
You will always be in my heart
With unconditional love

Verse One:

Come listen to my truest thoughts, my truest feelings
All my peers doing years beyond drug dealing
How many caskets can we witness
Before we see it's hard to live
This life without God, so we must ask forgiveness
Ask mama why God deserved to die
Witness the tears falling free from my eyes
Before she could reply
Though we were born without a silver spoon
My broken down TV, show cartoons in my living room (hey)
One day I hope to make it
A player in this game
Mama don't cry, long as we try
Maybe things change
Perhaps it's just a fantasy
A life where we don't need no welfare
Shit with our whole family
Maybe it's me that caused it
The fighting and the hurting
In my room crying cause I didn't want to be a burden
Watch mama open up her arms to hugging
And I ain't worried bout a damn thang, with unconditionl love

Chorus: 2x

In this game the lesson's in your eyes to see
Though things change, the future's still inside of me
We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark
So you will always be in my heart, with unconditional love

Verse Two:

Just got the message you've been calling all week
Been out here hustling on these streets, ain't had a chance to speak
But you know, with you and me it's on G
We could never be enemies, cause you been such a good friend to me
Where would I be without my dogs
No wonder why when times get hard
Cause it ain't easy being who we are
Driven by my ambitions, desire higher positions
So I proceed to make Gs, eternally in my mission
Is to be more than just a rap musician
The elevation of today's generation
If could make 'em listen
Prison ain't what we need, no longer stuck in greed
Time to play and strategize, my family's gotta eat
When we make somethin out of nothing
No pleasure in the suffering, neighborhood would be good
If they could cut out all the busting
The liquor and the weed the cussing
Sending love out to my block
The struggle never stops (unconditional love)

Chorus

Verse Three:

I'll probably never understand ya ways
With everyday I swear I hear ya
Trying to change your ways while gettin paid at the same time
Just had a baby with the same eyes
Something inside, please let me die these are strange times
How come I never made it
Maybe it's the way the played it in my heart
I knew one day I gotta be a star
My hopes and all my wishes
So many vivid pictures, and all the currency
I'll never even get to see
This fast life soon shatter us
Cause after all the lights and screams
Nothing but my dreams matter
Hoping for better days
Maybe a peaceful night, baby don't cry
Cause everythang gonna be alright
Just lay your head on my shoulder
Don't worry bout a thang baby
Girl I'm a soldier (huh)
Never treated me bad, no matter who I was
You still came with that, unconditional love

Chorus 3x until fade


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    General CommentI love this song. It's so full of passion. It's prideful, but yet very modest, if that makes any sense. VERY real. That's what I love about Tupac. Whether it's a song like Unconditional Love or I Get Around, it's always real. RIP Tupac.
    suckmuhpeenizon October 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song kind of tells about his life in order. He says 'come listen to my truest thoughts my truest feelings' just like an old man will say let me tell you a story. He's talking about how he was growing up with nothing and about the fights he got into with his mom. The second verse is when he moved away and started dealing 'Just got the message you've been calling all week been out here hustling on these streets, ain't had a chance to speak' and how he wishes that he wouldnt have to do it and how he wishes that poverty, drugs and cussing never existed. The third verse kind of describes how his life ended. He wishes he could have done more with his life. When he says 'after all the lights and screams nothing but my dreams matter' he is saying that after the shooting all he has is his mind. He is telling his mom to lay her head on his shoulder cuz he died like a soldier. IDK. I'm going through a lot of stuff right now so my mind is going every direction possible. I love my fiancee always and forever. Leave comments.
    melissaloveron January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. I put it on a custom CD I made for my husband.

    2pac had heart. You can't say that about most of today's rappers, and that's sad.
    lookdeeperon March 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttupac is the man
    zsocceron April 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis was an emotional song 4 me 2 listen 2,and reminds me of how genuine his heart was..Its so obvious why hes dead after listening 2 the positive music hes made,the industry music is today would never have made it this far if pac wasnt dead..because the industry survives on fake ass music and selling sex is what the indutry had in mind when they decided 2 pac needed 2 die..
    mademen7L7L7on July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of pac's least known songs, one of his best.
    Here's my interpretation:

    The song is about unconditional love obviously BUT:

    The First Verse is about his unconditional love for his mother.

    The Second Verse is about his unconditional love for his friends.

    And The Third Verse is about his unconditional love for his girlfriend, or some woman he loves.

    My favorite line here is: "Cause after all the lights and screams; Nothing but my, dreams matter"
    D-Genon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso:
    The whole song is emotional, but to me- the saddest line is:

    "So I proceed to make Gs, eternally in my mission
    Is to be more than just a rap musician
    The elevation of today's generation
    If could make 'em listen"

    ...because, it reminds us that Tupac was taken way too soon (when Malcolm X was 25, he was just some punk on the streets, when Einstein was 25, he was probably dropping out of school), who knows how much of an impact he woulda had if he had lived out the rest of his life.
    D-Genon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentD-Gen, i like ur concept, make us wander how pac would be if he was alive now.

    Mama don't cry, long as we try
    Maybe things change

    it's kind of a naive perspective

    i cant emphisize more that it's the tone of his voice that adds all the emotions to the song.


    Maybe it's me that caused it
    The fighting and the hurting
    In my room crying cause I didn't want to be a burden
    Watch mama open up her arms to hugging
    And I ain't worried bout a damn thang, with unconditionl love


    this is another one of my fave bits

    He's also an idealist, and it really shows through in these lyrics

    Something inside, please let me die these are strange times
    How come I never made it
    Maybe it's the way the played it in my heart
    I knew one day I gotta be a star
    My hopes and all my wishes
    So many vivid pictures,

    the vivid pictures, bit, you can feel his frustration in the song..

    and all the bts everyone else mentioned. love this song

    anyone reckon the tone f this chorus is VERY similar to life goes on, it coulc almost fit into the same beats,
    lost_b1atchon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very emotional and touching song, which in my opinoin is one of 2Pac's best. However, the lyrics were actually not intended to be in his voice. After MC Hammer joined Death Row in 1996, 2Pac wrote this song and wanted Hammer to rap the lyrics. Hammer did eventually record a version of the song after Pac's death, but it was never offically released. A bootleg of Hammer's version did leak, however. If you listen closely though, Pac's version of Unconditional Love is of somewhat low quality and does not sound like a professional polished master when compared to the rest of the Greatest Hits album. When the 2Pac version of this song leaked (about 10 years ago), it was tagged with a voice saying "Power 106, where hip hop lives." It seems that this track at some point got exclusive airplay on Power 106. However, It would appear that they were not able to find the original vocal tracks for this song to make a final master. On the Greatest Hits album, the "tagged" parts were simply CUT out and cleverly replaced with small bits from another part of the song. Example1: ORIGINAL 1st verse "Wach mama open up her arms to hug me / And I ain't worried bout a damn thang, She still ("Power 106....") love me." ALBUM 1st verse "Wach mama open up her arms to hug me / And I ain't worried bout a damn thang, [paste] with unconditional love." Example2: ORIGINAL 2st verse "my family's gotta eat ("Power 106...."), tryin'a make somethin outta nuthin" ALBUM 2st verse "my family's gotta eat ("Power 106...."), [paste] -where would I-somethin outta nuthin." This pasted part was taken from earlier in the 2nd verse "'where would I' be without my doggs." 2Pac most likely recorded this track for Hammer so that he could learn the lyrics, which is a very common ghostwriting practice. It's arguable that this was the only intended purpose of him recording this particular song in his voice. He may have desposed of his original vocal tracks himself, as in the case of most instances of ghostwriting that the general public never hears about [ie. the original artists who write Jermaine Dupri's or Diddy's music etc.]. Most likely 2Pac did not want this song to be released in his voice. It was completely intended for MC Hammer. Nevetheless, though Hammer does a decent job of performing the song in his voice, in 2Pac's voice, it still remains one of his greatest songs to date.
    MUZIKCRAZYon December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe is telling you the three places to find love, the first verse is about family, the second about friends and the block, and third is a woman/romance. From what i know of 2 Pac, these are probably in order of importance as well.

    He raps about moments in his own life but the underline structure and theme in each verse is Family/Friends/Females, the three places you find unconditional love
    Partezanon May 06, 2007   Link

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