It's dark, and hell is hot

Ain't no sunshine when it's on
Only darkness every day
Ain't no sunshine when it's on, 'cause when it's on
You niggas know to be gone, every time, 'cause we don't play

"Who turned out the lights?" is what niggas be sayin'
Now you don't wanna fight, but y'all niggas be playin'
Thinkin' it's alright, keep playin' with that role
And you gonna know the night when you layin' in that hole
Dirt gettin' tossed in your grave, now it's all over
Preacher said you was brave, but now it's all over
You just one of the many plenty I done gave it to
Ain't no savin' you
No matter how many tears your moms cried
Ain't gon' bring your ass back, plus in hell you gon' fry
Why? But now the only two relative questions
Is "do we bury him or burn him? Any suggestions?"
Either way, you up out of here for good
Now when niggas mention your name, they knockin' on wood (aight)
Did I get my point across?
Another body on the shottie, another joint I toss

Ain't no sunshine when it's on
Only darkness every day
Ain't no sunshine when it's on, 'cause when it's on
You niggas know to be gone every time, 'cause we don't play

Every time, 'cause we don't play
Every time, 'cause we don't play

It ain't no sunshine when the dark man comes out
And I want mine, so I plan to keep my gun out
We got four nines, so niggas run in and run out
But I bust mine, 'cause I'd like to hear some shouts
Get at me dog, niggas know how it's goin' dizzy
When it comes to that flow, I gets busy
Who is he? Dark man of the unknown (rrr, arf)
One dog, one bone
Now who ain't goin' home? Looks like you
You hit strike one, talkin' shit, strike two
Won't be a strike three, 'cause I don't play fair
I'ma look you in your eye while he hit you from the rear
Be like, yeah, holdin' you up 'cause you fallin' (what?)
The Lord ain't comin', so nigga, stop callin'
You was ballin' a minute ago, in it for dough
'Til it was, "yo, I swear to God, I didn't know"

Ain't no sunshine when it's on
Only darkness every day
Ain't no sunshine when it's on, 'cause when it's on
You niggas know to be gone, every time, 'cause we don't play

Every time, 'cause we don't play
Every time, 'cause we don't play

And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
What you think you gon' get, fuck around with my dough
Just so it ain't no mistakes, this is my show
One (one) two (two) three, here I go
Your shit is quick, and your shit is slick, but this shit is thick
Ain't you hear this shit? Damn right, I can finish shit
If you caught that verse without a rewind, you can see mine
But you'd be blind, I'll do it 360 and come up from behind
Tap you on your shoulder, have you turnin' around
Hit you with somethin' that'll have you burnin' the ground
Be like, "damn, ain't nothin' left of money but a pile of ash"
Life is good, so please enjoy it while it lasts
'Cause you know ain't got much longer to go
The quicker you go depends on the stronger the flow
Well, niggas know, I don't give a fuck, right or wrong
But ain't no sunshine when it's on

Ain't no sunshine when it's on
Only darkness every day
Ain't no sunshine when it's on, 'cause when it's on
You niggas know to be gone every time, 'cause we don't play

Every time, 'cause we don't play
Every time, 'cause we don't play


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No Sunshine Lyrics as written by Earl Simmons Damon J Blackman

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  • +1
    Song MeaningSince nobody here even attempted to contribute some possible meaning behind the song, Ill tel lyou what I think.

    I think it is a message of how life can end at anytime, and he seems to suggest that you should live it to the fullest every chance you get. "Life is good, so please enjoy it, while it lasts"
    this message seems to be contrasted with the rest of the verses which are detailing how bad the "Street" can be.

    Also, the song is probably a tribute to Bill Withers, hence the similar chorus, and melody.

    Now instead of spamming the comments section with your foolish argument about rap, you guys should be reading the lyrics and coming up with your own ideas for the meaning.
    Wayne0188on January 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou would think that you would find some meaning to this song, considering that it is on songMEANINGS.com ?? ??
    Maximus61585on December 06, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just love this tune. I heard it on Exit Wounds and just loved it. It's kinda depressing, but it's a cool tune. I can't really seem to find any meaning in it quite yet.
    zacsteron April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrap is gay
    Polson24on May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI aggree with Polson, but I like this song...
    PapaRoacher_5kon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentay diz aint even my fuckin sn but yall needz 2 reconize, X iz da man an da song iz dope ya heard me?
    Smithers_punkon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok what the hell were u trying to say. i might not be up on this "street talk" but god damn get a fuckin life.
    logan_6969on May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahaha
    LICKMYGRUNDLEon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEz a szám qrva jó! És DMX is egy király rapper! És az a fux a nyakában! Hmmm.... kedvenc, és jó pasi és jól nyomja nagyon!
    csutkion August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok this is a good song. i love the tune. DMX is hot. haha yeahhhh
    but dont diss the way ppl talk
    swindler123on September 23, 2002   Link

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