"Slippin'" as written by Earl Simmons, Grover Jr. Washington and Michael A. Gomez....
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

I've been through mad different phases like mazes, to find my way
And now I know that happy days are not far away
If I'm strong enough I'll live long enough to see my kids
Doing something more constructive with their time than bids
I know because I been there
Now I'ma there sit back and look
At what it took for me to get there
First came the bullshit the drama with my Mama
She got on some fly shit so I split
And said that I'ma be that seed
That doesn't need much to succeed
Strapped with mad greed
And a heart that doesn't bleed
I'm ready for the world or at least I thought I was
Bagging niggas when I caught a buzz
For thinking about how short I was
Going too fast, it wouldn't last but yo I couldn't tell
Group homes and institutions, prepared my ass for jail
They put me in a situation forcing me to be a man
When I was just learning to stand without a helping hand
Damn, was it my fault, something I did
To make a father leave his first kid at seven doin my first bid
Back on the scene at fourteen with a scheme
To get more cream than I'd ever seen in a dream
And by all means I will be living high off the hog
And I never gave a fuck about much but my dog
That's my only muthafucka I had offered my last
Just another little nigga headed nowhere fast

Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

That ain't the half shit get's worse as I get older
Actions become bolder, heart got colder
Chip on my shoulder that I dared a nigga to touch
Didn't need a clique cause I scared a nigga that much
One deep with the pit starting shit for kicks
Catching Vicks throwing bricks gettin by being slick
Used to get high to get by used to have to puff my L
In the morning before I get fly
Ate something a couple of forties made me hate something
I did some coke now I'm ready to take something
Three years later showing signs of stress
Didn't keep my hair cut or give a fuck how I dressed
I'm possessed by the darker side living the cruddy life
Shit like this kept a nigga with a bloody knife
Wanna make records but I'm fucking it up
I'm slippin', I'm falling, I can't get up

Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Wasn't long before I hit rock bottom
Niggas talking shit was like damn look how that rock got him
Open like a window
No more endo
Look at a video
Sayin' to myself that could've been yo
Ass on the TV
Believe me, it could be done
Something's got to give
Gots to change cause I've got a son
I gots to do the right thing for shorty
And that means no more gettin' high, drinkin' 40s
So I get back looking type slick again
Fake niggas jump back on my dick again
Nothing but love for those that know how it feel
And much respect to all my niggas that kept it real
Kept a nigga strong, kept a nigga from doing wrong
Niggas know who they is and this is yo fucking song
And to my boo who stuck with a nigga through
All the bullshit you'll get yours because it's due

Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up


Lyrics submitted by mike

"Slippin'" as written by Earl Simmons Michael A. Gomez

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

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  • +2
    General CommentDespite the genre, poetry is poetry. This is one of the best songs ever written. It takes the listener on a journey thru his inner turmoil. It is so relatable. Powerful background vocals make it haunting.
    KandiKon March 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Hope can somtimes be hard to see...but you gotsta get up.
    on December 05, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song music wise, i must say.
    But you gotta find your own interpertation about life and hope
    Reminisceon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not a huge rap fan, but "Slippin" by DMX, "Changes" by Tupac and "If I ruled the world" by NAS are three of my favorite songs of all time just cause they are tellin it how it is...

    I wish all rap could be like this and not just about drinkin 40's, riding on 20 inch rims and bling blingin... DMX is telling it from the heart and I think anyone who listens to this song and has been through any adversity has gotta appreciate it.
    osubuckeye4on May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song almost makes me cry everytime i hear it...
    asilbaby23on May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSongs like these show how greate DMX is, not only a men whos makin hardcore things he got a voice and he got skill thats why hes the best 4 real !
    Everytimy when i hear this song i must remamber about the last day years its like a mashine that turns on if ihear it i love it and that why i started 2 rap but howerver DMX ist the best !
    *RUFF RYDERS 4 LIFE*
    3V1L.Don June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentiight DMX will always be the best fuckin rapper out there.... but this song.. wooo tear that shit off the hook
    Ronnie29on September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdmx is one of the greatest, short of tupac shakur, but this is my favorite song by dmx, and it just makes me want to do something to change my life
    koolguy76on April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdmx was kickin ass where is he. i think this song is great, yeah, he's saying life can be hard, but you just gotta get up like when your writing a whole bunch of songs and they keep turning you down but you gotta keep going at it
    yeahyeahyoyoon December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song i turn to for solace when im at my lowest points
    cienfuegoson December 08, 2005   Link

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