[2Pac]
I feel you {uhh} .. (baby don't)
but you can't, you can't give up
{Hey.. 2Pac what?}

[2Pac + H.E.A.T.]
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up {Outlawz}
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {Keep ya head up}

[2Pac]
Now here's a story bout a woman with dreams
So picture perfect at thirteen, an ebony queen
Beneath the surface it was more than just a crooked smile
Nobody knew about her secret so it took a while
I could see a tear fall slow down her black cheek
Sheddin quiet tears in the back seat; so when she asked me,
"What would you do if it was you?"
Couldn't answer such a horrible pain to live through
I tried to trade places in the tragedy
I couldn't picture three crazed niggaz grabbin me
For just a moment I was trapped in the pain, Lord come and take me
Four niggaz violated, they chased and they raped me
Even though it wasn't me, I could feel the grief
Thinkin with your brains blown that would make the pain go
No! You got to find a way to survive
cause they win when your soul dies

[2Pac + H.E.A.T.]
Baby please don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {never give up}
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up {never give up}
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry

[Edi Amin]
Uhh
Forget him girl (forget him girl) he ain't gon' never change
I ain't no hater but that nigga lost in the game
After the bright lights and big thangs
he probably could loev you, but he in love with the struggle
Everyday, his mind on gettin mo' (gettin mo')
and never your feelings, he's chasin millions fo' sho'
Uh oh (uh oh), now you bout to have his baby? (dayamn)
Another wild-ass nigga that's gon' drive you crazy
You got too much, mo', livin to do - I'm spittin this to you,
cause you deserve more than what he givin to you (that's right)
Beautiful, black, precious, and complicated
A new millennium dime piece, so fine she
got em all stuck standin still when she come through
Baby take a little mo' time, love'll find you
And show us the sky's blue somebody other than me
gon' give you everything you need, feel me?
{Don't cry-ahhhhh..}

[2Pac + H.E.A.T.]
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {you'll be alright}
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {you'll be alright}
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {keep your head up}
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up {never give up}
Even when the road is hard, never give up {no no.. ohhhh}
Baby don't cry

[Young Noble]
I'm tryin to do all that I can, from jump
Now you losin, you was choosin the wrong man
Dealt the wrong hand, you was young and beautiful
Lost and turned out, what you let that nigga do to you? (Damn)
I knew her since elementary, she blew a kiss to me
Wrote me a note in crayon, wantin to get with me
We was kids, now she got three kids
They see their father e'ryday, and they don't know who he is
Seen him last night, homey roll a E-class
Mad cheese in the stash, still a deadbeat dad
I bring her, Pampers and food, just to stop through
But those, ain't my seeds, nuttin really I could do (nah)
I feel pity for you, you ain't even his wife
Seventeen with three kids, locked down for life
Shoulda chose me, she bout to O.D. from the pressure
Hell nah I won't let her {BABY DON'T CRY}

[2Pac + H.E.A.T.]
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {you'll be alright}
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {baby don't cry}
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {baby baby baby}
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up {no..}
Even when the road is hard, never give up {no-ohhhh}
Baby don't cry, I gotta keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {ooooh baby}
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up {keep your head up}
{keep your head up, never give up}
Even when the road is hard, never give up, baby don't cry

[Young Noble]
Uhh, uhh, yeah, don't give up {you'll be alright}
Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry

[2Pac + H.E.A.T.]
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, I hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up, baby don't cry

[Edi Amin]
For all the ladies {Soulshock, Karlin}
Baby don't cry
Got to keep your head up {keep your head up}
Makaveli the Don {head up} aight?


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  • +2
    General Commentonly 2pac got balls enough to embrace the females and the shit they gotta go thru
    theRickon October 18, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"You got to find a way to survive
    cause they win when your soul dies"

    I love that line



    well this song reminds me of a friend of mine

    i just love Pacs tone, he has a way of putting emotions into his word
    .."thinking with your brains blown what would make the pain go no!"

    i love it.
    lost_b1atchon December 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentprobably my favorite rap song.
    but i don't think it is "show us the sky's blue."
    i believe that he is saying "sure as the sky's blue."
    at least, it makes more sense that way.

    it touches me.
    forelsket segon December 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentirish deftone... man... whut the hell is wrong with you bro? Dont you have any respect for people? Yea tho, this song is about a girl getting raped and tupac trying to see it through his own eyes talkin bout how he can feel how painful it would be. tupac is the shit
    bynarieon March 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPac's verse in this is amazing. His empathy and ability to bring inspiration to a bad situation is uncanny. I liked the other verses in here as well.
    Realityon August 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, with a great message, too.
    ShoeyFighteron September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've always been a rocker, the only rappers i've ever been a fan of are eminem, dr. dre, n some snoop dogg, n maybe a few more, i think my favorite rapper is becomin 2Pac even tho i only been listenin to his stuff for like a month or maybe two. great rapper, n this song is tight work
    OblivionDAon April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment2pac don't cry keep your head up it's heard when you got shot up
    wolfpacon November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe remix with wycleff over the "where is the love?" by bep is touching as well
    diablo-evoon September 06, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentin the first verse if any of u actualy realise its a story about a girl getting raped. stupid dicks no1 cares about u starting 2 like makaveli as ur fav rapper got nothin 2 do with the song
    brotheron January 29, 2006   Link

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