"Do You Know" as written by Michael Masser, Sean Combs, Deric Micheal Angelettie, Gerry Goffin, Wilson John Turbinton and Todd Eric Gaither....
Then, there are the times in my life
When I feel, trapped
Feel there's, no way out
No escape
To be honest, I don't know where my life is goin
Where I'll end up at
I just don't know

I looked back and saw the cat focus, took notice
Stayed away from the bogus, til his rise began
Phillies stacked his grand played the brokest
til he seemed hopeless, soon to be the dopest, cat comin
Track stunnin, fame singin, his name ringin
Money starts to pile, honeys start to wild
Top notch drop top make everything he drop hot
He dream, visualize, plot and scheme
Got the cream legally without the beam
Witcha fire eye drive slow, 8-5-0
Jet black tint still, they might know
Who the cat controllin the strings of rap and R&B
Trapped inside of a movie starrin me, so far

Do you know where you're goin to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to? Do you know?

Do you know where you're goin to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to? Do you know?

Shorty was brimmin, singin, hangin with cats who move bricks
Heard she do backflips, for niggaz who stack chips
Suck for dough, now she fuck for Bills up in Buffalo
Real G's makin her back swell
Only givin head to those niggaz who rapped well
Owned a black cell, flip it, sippin on Whitman cool mints
Rumors spread, half a G she took, six or more
Two bagged up, four went raw
Back of my mind countin up the big score
Violators from the door, she lookin up from the floor
Sore from all the pain her body couldn't ignore
So far from pure, rotten to the core
Either or, for sure, trapped inside the world of a whore

Do you know where you're goin to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to? Do you know?

Hard to cope with, all these niggaz and dope whips
with cash flow, motherfuckers that gotta flash gold
to bag hoes, they not nice, 600 circle the block twice
In they Roleys they rock ice, to get they hit on
Bitches dyin to get on, suck a dick or get shit on
Don't understand they playin wit it
Players get these bitches open and let they man hit it
Fuck that, you can trust that, if I had a gun
I'd release slugs black and bust back
See how these players love that, to the point where
I can't take it, I'm a playa hater, I can't fake it
I wanna spill myself, to feel the thrill myself
And since I can't be a player, wanna kill myself, trust

Do you know where you're goin to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to? Do you know?

I been on this road for a long time now
At time it seems like the road is never gonna end
On this road there's a lotta, hills and mountains
Peaks and valleys
Even a lot of potholes on this road
It's never smooth, on the road of life
I don't know where I'm going
I just know where I wanna end up at

Do you know where you're goin to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to? Do you know?

Lord can you help me get there?
Please let me get there

Do you know where you're goin to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to? Do you know?



Lyrics submitted by mike

"Do You Know?" as written by Sean Combs Deric Micheal Angelettie

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +1
    General CommentThe first verse is about the rise of an up and coming star. (Hope and Dreams)

    The second verse is about a whore who does what she does to live 'the life', but in the end she is slowly getting used. (Loss of innocence)

    The third displays the singers morality and disgust as he watches these events unfold from the background. Like as if its a road that leads nowhere. (Decadence)

    The final verse provides commentary about how these 3 stories merge together. "I dont know where i'm going" is the dilemma here. To me, he could join in on the game as its the most immediate option available, or he could try to seek a higher road, something perhaps more ethereal and idealistic than just banging hoes and making money.

    The chorus segues into these different verses nicely, as after all it is one big story that is told from 3 different view points.

    In my opinion this is one of P.Diddys darkest songs, but also one of his most beautiful. The piano and bassline is so awesome!
    Zero Angelon September 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the above post. It's him commenting on the problems. Also the one line "I wanna spill myself, to feel the thrill myself And since I can't be a player, wanna kill myself" comes to me sometimes. I look at people with money and cars and friends and I am just like "fuck it id rather be dead than a loser".
    mkelly87on June 03, 2012   Link

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