"The Convo" as written by Earl Simmons, Damon J Blackmon, J Gillespie and Edward Penny....
You tell me that there's love here
But to me it's blatant
Nothin' but all the blood here
I'm dealin' with Satan
Plus with all the hate
It's hard to keep peace (Uh huh)

Thou shall not steal,
But I will to eat
I tried doin' good, but
Good's not too good for me
Misunderstood,
Why you chose the hood for me
Mean I'm aight,
I just had to work hard at it

Went to grandma for the answer,
She told me that God had it
So now here I am,
Confused and full of questions
Am I born to lose
Or is this just a lesson

And who it's goin' choose
When it gets turned around
And will it be
Layin' in my own blood
And on the ground

My child,
I watched you grow up
And I've been there (Uh huh)
Even at those times
You least suspected it I was there

And look at what I've given you
A talent to rhyme
I may not come when you call,
But I'm always on time

Somebody's knockin'
Should I let 'em in
Lord we're just startin',
But where will it end
Somebody's knockin'
Should I let 'em in
Lord we're just startin',
But where will it end

But when the funds are low
The guns will blow
Lookin' for that one that owe,
Make 'em run that dough

No!
Put down the guns and write a new rhyme
You'll get it all in due time
You'll do fine
Just have faith
'Cause you mine (Uh huh)

And when you shine
It's gon' be a sight to behold.
So don't fight to be old,
Or lose sight when it's cold
See that light down the road,
It's goin' guide you there
Two sets of footsteps,
I was right beside you there

But what about them times
I only saw one
Those were the times that I was under the gun,

It was then I carried you my son
Led you to safety
It just wasn't your time to face me (Uh huh)

Ah-yo a few of them times I thought you would erase me
But all you did was embrace me
Prepared me for the worst
Offered me eternal light,
And scared me with the hearse

And the curse
Turned to grace
When the hurt, turned to faith
No more runnin', (Uh huh)
Slidin' in the dirt
'Cause I'm safe

Somebody's knockin'
Should I let 'em in
Lord we're just startin,
But where will it end
Somebody's knockin'
Should I let 'em in

So if I'm yo' man
I'm in yo' hands
What's yo' plan?
Never had a friend
'Cause you couldn't trust your man
Learned to stand before I crawled
Things were twisted!

And if you showed me anything at all
Then I missed it
Looked the wrong way (Uh huh)
I've done some wrong things (True)
Kept a bad attitude,
But that's what wrong brings

And now you mean to tell me that
After all this time,
It was you that kept the dog from goin' out of his mind.
It was you that breathed life
Into my lungs when I was born

And it was you that let me know
What was right,
From what was wrong
And it was you that let me do
What I knew what could be done

And it was you that gave me a good wife
And a beautiful son
And it's been you speakin' to me
Inside my mind
And it's been you who has forgiven
Time after time

It was you who opened my eyes
So I could see
It was you who shined yo'
Light on me


Lyrics submitted by mike

"The Convo" as written by J Gillespie Damon J Blackman

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis songs means a lot to me. So many times I've just played it over and over again. It's a rougher version of the Footseps poem. LOL
    Cool_Dandyon February 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, I wish more rappers would put substance into their songs like DMX did here and I agree with you Cool Dandy, it's a spin off of the Footsteps poem but just thugged out :)
    osubuckeye4on May 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so meaningful, its dark and close to the heart. I listen to this track and it gives me goosebumps. DMX IS THE BEST. BY FAR! BRRAPP!
    HitmanMCon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I tried doin' good, but
    good's not too good for me. "

    Lines I can very much relate to.
    OSTon May 20, 2007   Link

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