[Tupac]
Staring at the world through my rearview
Just looking back at the world, from another level yaknowhatImean?
Starin...

Multiple gunshots fill the block, the fun stops
Niggaz is callin cops, people shot, nobody stop
I wonder when the world stopped caring last night
Two kids shot while the whole block staring
I will never understand this society,
first they try to murder me, then they lie to me,
product of a dying breed
All my homies trying weed,
now the little baby's crazed raised off Hennesey,
tell me will my enemies feed when they see me, believe me
Even Thugs gotta learn to take it easy, listen
Through the intermissions search your heart for a plan
and we turnin Bad Boys to grown men,
it's on again I give a holla to my niggaz in the darkest corners
Roll a perfect blunt, and let me spark it for ya
One love from a thug nigga rollin with a posse full of paranoid drug dealers,
to the end my friend

I'm seein nuttin but my dreams comin true
While I'm starin at the world through my rearview (see)
[repeat 2X]

(They got me) starin at the world through my rearview
Go on baby scream to God, he can't hear you
I can feel your heart beatin fast cause it's time to die (we)
Gettin high, watchin time fly (and all my motherfuckers)
[repeat 2X]

[Young Noble]
Now you see him, now you don't,
some niggaz be here for the moment,
and then they gone, what happened to em?
Well let's see,
it seems to be a mystery
But all I know I never let the money get to me
Stay down like the, truest
Thug Life until I check out this bitch, I thought you knew this
Who is, gonna catch me when I fall or even care to
While you thinkin I see you lost up in my rearview
Half you, is down with them Outlawz
Outcast, left far, I'm through like southpaws
But still we keep mashin til our dreams come through
Starin at the world through my rearview

[Tupac]
Now I was raised as a young black male
In order to get paid, forced to make crack sales
Caught a nigga so they send me to these overpacked jails
In the cell, countin days in this livin black Hell, do you feel me?
Keys to ignition, use at your discretion
Roll with a twelve gauge pump for protection
Niggaz hate me in the section from years of chin checkin
Turn to Smith and Wesson war weapons
Heavenly Father I'm a soldier, I'm gettin hotter
cause the world's gettin colder, baby let me hold ya
Talk to my guns like they fly bitches
All you bustas best to run look at my bitches

Now I know the answers to the question, do dreams come true
Still starin at the world through my rearview (I say)
[repeat 2X]

(They got me) starin at the world through my rearview
Go on baby scream to God, he can't hear you
I can feel your heart beatin fast cause it's time to die
Gettin high, watchin time fly
(and all my motherfuckers/nigga can die)
[repeat 2X]

[Kastro]
Back in the days we hustled for sneakers and beepers
Nine-six for glocks cause fiends hittin up blocks with street sweepers
Bless myself when knowin rules to these streets, somethin I learned
in school, on some Million Man March shit for the piece/peace
True that, only one life to lead, a fast life of greed
Criminally addicted, infested since a seed
We all die, breed bleed like humans, towns run
by young guns, Outlawz and truants, shit's deep
Turn eighteen, ?roll my well and lockup?
Burnt my body with my shotty, or chosin my dough
So while you reminiscin all nights out with the crew
Smoke a blunt for me too, I'm starin through your rearview

[Tupac]
Hahahaha, you ain't knowin what we mean by starin through the rearview
So since you ain't knowin what we mean let me break down understandin
The world, the world is behind us
Once a motherfucker get an understanding on the game
and what the levels and the rules of the game is
Then the world ain't no trick no more
The world is a game to be played
So now we lookin at the world, from like, behind us
Niggaz know what we gotta do, just gotta put our mind to it and do it
It's all about the papers, money rule the world
Bitches make the world go round
Real niggaz do they wanna do, bitch niggaz do what they can't

Starin at the world through my rearview
Go on baby scream to God, he can't hear you
I can feel your heart beatin fast cause it's time to die
Gettin high, watchin time fly, (ya know/and we'll be)
[repeat 4X with vocal fade]


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  • +1
    General CommentWhen ever i hear this song i always think about some one doing 90 on the freeway and just letting go all of his frustrations.
    DJ_critikaLon July 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, this song just brings back memories. Tupac explains the meaning himself, but for some reason, i seem to see everything differently through this song. my perception of this song is the feeling that you're just leaving everything behind. kinda like running away from your problems...and your joys. no matter how much pain it may cause your loved ones, it doesn't matter. if you stay there, you'll just feel dead inside like before.
    alion January 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell hey, tupac was right. the world's all about the papers. it's the golden rule man...whoever has the gold makes the rules. but in the end it's what the song means to you that matters. great song.
    Dinguseson April 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentstaring through a rearview or any mirror makes you see opposite of what really is. by looking through his rearview he is wishing all the bad that he's rapping about could be turned around. that's what i see.
    hooliobischoffon November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdid you see the bullets
    wolfpacon November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs tupac said, when starin through the rear view, the world is behind you. Tupac is ahead of the world, as he looks back he sees the injustice and stupid shit going on. This his how he gets his perspective on things. He's better than it all, he's passed it all and looking back he can give us a better view
    br3w3don January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts so obvious that all these rappers today wouldnt have a chance 2 speak if he was alive,because they would actually have 2 use there brain 2 write songs ,and him being dead made there jobs easier.BIG CONSPIRACY
    mademen7L7L7on July 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song R.I.P 2pac
    MillionDollarBabyon September 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last verse is by Yaki Kadafi, not Kastro. anyone else think he was one of the most underrated rappers around? certainly the best of the outlaws. shame he went he same was as pac. This line is incredible -

    "True that, only one life to lead, a fast life of greed
    Criminally addicted, infested since the seed
    We all die, breed bleed like humans, towns run
    by young guns, Outlawz and truants"

    the infested since the seed part is brilliant.
    layne1012on February 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last verse is by Yaki Kadafi, not Kastro. anyone else think he was one of the most underrated rappers around? certainly the best of the outlaws. shame he went he same was as pac. This line is incredible -

    "True that, only one life to lead, a fast life of greed
    Criminally addicted, infested since the seed
    We all die, breed bleed like humans, towns run
    by young guns, Outlawz and truants"

    the infested since the seed part is brilliant.
    layne1012on February 28, 2007   Link

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