"Drink Away The Pain (situations)" as written by Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, Albert Johnson, Kejuan Waliek Muchita, Paul Potyen, Bill Somers, Derrick T. Youman, Michael B. Clark, Paul Jackson, Bennie Maupin and Dewayne Mcknight....
I used to be in love with this bitch named E&J
Don't fuck with her no more now I fuck with Tanqueray
Tanqueray introduced me to her first cousin Gold
Last name was English and the first name Olde
But Gold couldn't take the dick it made me lazy
We split apart and now I met this new trick Dainy
Now me and Dainy, we been together ever since
Our love combines to form a science, what is this
I bust her cherry, took her virginity in '91
Now that she's open everybody want to tap something
Go get your own don't make me have to fucking clap something
I love my shorty more than life now ain't that something
To love you Dainy more than living itself
Even though my friends tell me she ain't good for my health
When I go pick her up they tell me put her back on the shelf
They say say yo P she only wants you for one thing that's your wealth
But I don't pay attention, cos she's my baby
The Dainy you know she drive me crazy she's my number one lady
Met her back in '89 now she's 22
Acting like she 40, she said all I need is a man to support me
Besides, you from the 41st side of things
And Queensbridge niggas be acting like they kings
Pushing Lexuses, wearing fat diamond rings
My cellular phone reigns supreme, international think rational
The 12th street crew move back when we come through

I think the whole world's going insane
I fill my brain up with Dainy, and drink away the pain
I think the whole world's going insane
I fill my mind up with liquor, and drink away the pain
I think the whole world's losing its brain
I fill my brain up with liquor, and drink away the pain
I think the whole world's going insane
I fill my brain up with Dainy, and drink away the pain

Tommy Hil was my nigga, and others couldn't figure
How me and Hilfiger used to move through with vigor
Had to sit and plan on how to make these seven figures
Said a Brinks is coming through, at Fashion Avenue
At Tuesday at two, now we gotta form a crew
Of motherfuckers, who ain't going out like suckers
Told me call Karl Kani, and all my other brothers
I told my sister Walker, who was the smoothest talker
Negotiate the deal with them other money stalkers
Diesel drove the the beemer, the hatchback of course
Nautica'll navigate to keep us on course
Polo's acting bolo trying to say he the Boss
I said shut the fuck up, the kid is out with the loot sack
Got a big trey pound, itching just to swoop back
Timb is on the roof with the twelve gauge rifle
Scope is on the top so you know he living Eiffel
Took the aim of Oswald, caught him North in the Face
All them other kids they had they tools aimed at space
Levi had the snub so you know they getting laced
Donna Karan was crying, cause mad shells was flying
Damn all we want is a piece of the pie and
Nike scooped the sacks cause he moves like Air
Threw them shits up in the trunk now we up out here
Got back to the mansion, to divvy up the paper
Helly Hansen was the brain of the whole entire caper
So she felt it was right, for her to get the whole slice
Everybody in the crew didn't think it was nice
I guess not, and Guess was hot, so guess what
Guess took the jigga, and jigged her in the gut

When you play with crime sometimes it's not too fly
Even though the goods look deceiving to the eye
The end situation could leave your ass dry
That's why you got to walk on by, walk on by
Walk on by, walk on by, walk on by

My man P put me on to the shorty Henn Rock
Now Henn Rock is strong enough to make your heartbeat stop
One sip I thought the bitch was a fucking warlock
The more she started giving me the stronger I got
Pushed her off to the crew then she started getting jealous
Steamed cos I spent more cream with the fellas
Fuck them niggas spend that cheese on me
See if they be around when you need pussy
Then I thought to myself yo this trick is right
Gathered up all my dough, so I spent the night
I can't help it, she got my brain in a headlock
Niggas started riffing why you tricking yo this shit must stop
Moms like you need to see the AA
Better hope they help your ass out on the same day
But never that, I got the shakes so I need that
Son call me stressed out I just be that
But when it comes to Henn Rock dun I need that
She's my shorty for life so fuck the feedback

I think the whole world's going insane
I fill my brain with the Henny, and drink away the pain
I think the whole world's lost its brain
I sip away on the liquor, and drink away the pain


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"Drink Away the Pain (Situations)" as written by Bennie Maupin Albert Johnson

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  • +1
    General CommentOn the first verse Prodigy is naming drinks and using personification, making them human, to explain how real his addiction and need for alcohol is.

    The second verse is just weird. Q-Tip is a music legend, but his verse doesn't fit in with the concept of the song; it's just a story about hustling.

    The third verse is the second member of Mobb Deep, Havoc, picking up where Prodigy left off on the first verse.

    This song drink away in the pain is very sad and real because Prodigy, one half of Mobb Deep, has stated that he used to drink heavily to try to get his mind away from his sickell cell illness. On the end of the song you can hear him say about three times "henny take me away, take me away" The way he says it is chilling because you almost get the sense that he's fighting his pains and he's looking for ways to escape it.
    graveyard roseson July 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, alot of realness to it. Q-tip doesnt quite fit in here, but oh well. The beat is classic. Prodigy's spit about his dependence on drinking is eerie.
    minorxxthreaton November 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrection. That's Dany take me away, not henny take me away.
    graveyard roseson July 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i've always thought Q-tips part to be a tad too much, but his use of companies in place of names, and the whole story he tells is amazing in my eyes.
    kappav2on January 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*feedback not weed bag
    drsalugaon April 21, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOne of my favorite tracks on the cd, Prodigy and Havoc always spit tight, but on this track Tip makes their rap look medicore
    saleon April 16, 2007   Link

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