Verse One: Puff Daddy
Seems like yesterday we used to rock the show
I laced the track, you locked the flow
So far from hangin on the block for dough
Notorious they got to know that
Life ain't always what it seems to be
Words can't express what you mean to me
Even though you're gone, we still a team
Through your family, I fill your dreams
In the future, can't wait to see
If you open up the gates for me
Reminisce some time, the night they took my friend
Try to black it out, but it plays again
When it's real, feelings hard to conceal
Can't imagine all the pain I feel
I'd give anything to hear half your breath
I know you're living you life -- after death

Chorus: Faith Evans

Every step I take, Every move I make
Every single day, every time I pray -- I'll be missing you
Thinking of the day, when you went away
What a life to take, what a bond to break -- I'll be missing you

Verse Two: Puff Daddy

It's kinda hard with you not around
Know you in heaven smiling down
Watching us while we pray for you
Every day we pray for you
Til the day we meet again
In my heart is where I'll keep you friend
Memories give me the strength I need to proceed
The strength I need to believe
My thoughts B.I.G. I just can't define
Wish I could turn back the hands of time
Us in the 6th, shopping for new clothes and kicks
You and me taking flicks, making hits
Stages they received you on
I still can't believe you're gone
I'd give anything to hear half your breath
I know your living you life -- after death


[Faith Evans]
Somebody tell me why, on that morning
when this life is over
I know -- I'll see your face

Outro: 112

Every night I pray, every step I take
Every move I make, every single day
(repeat 3X)
Every move I make

Lyrics submitted by rom

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  • +2
    General Comment

    This song is about the murder of Notorious B.I.G. and the ensuing pain that Puff Daddy felt following his friends death. Musically, this song is a remix of the Police hit "Every breath you take".

    Mainstreeton July 21, 2002   Link
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    this is one of the only rap songs which I truely like, it is really good and meaningfull.

    But, puffdaddy did just steal parts of the song from "the police - every breath I take"

    heartless__x3on August 31, 2006   Link
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    This sorry excuse for an artist needs to quit stealing other s music and write some of his own!! IE...Led Zeppelin and The Police

    greedo_11on March 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    this song sucks and so does "puffy". coon tunes suck all around and should be banned forever. yeah. rap blows long live country!

    Goforth311on April 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    This song means sooo much to me b/c my friend just died Saturday,he was like my big brother.He commited suicide and we played this at his funeral.Everytime I listen to this song I think of him and I cry. R.I.P Brody Paul!I love and miss you sooooooo effin much.

    A&F Prepon July 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    i really like this song, ive heard the police version but this one really hits home. its a good song and i agree ^ ^ ^ its one of the best remakes i've heard.

    Petes Pwincess :]on July 26, 2007   Link
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    sting owns 100% of the publishing royalties. and it's not stealing if you have permission. so take this song for what it's worth instead of bashing it for being "stolen".

    p_money4on January 16, 2009   Link
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    Its the anniversary month of my daughters death. The chorus of this song hits home.....I miss her so much. She was only seven when she left this world. I think anyone who has lost someone close to them can relate to this song. Its one the the only remade songs that I prefer over the original.

    griffon651on June 28, 2019   Link
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    kurden14on May 19, 2002   Link
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    i usually NEVER listen to rap/R&B but i must say this song is good. I dont thing you realize how perfect it really is until a close friend dies and then this song hits so close to home its scary. ANyways i applaud puff daddy on this one.

    Blueknight14on July 08, 2002   Link

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