After laughter, comes tears

Yo check yo yo, check the script
Me and the gods get it ripped
Blunts in the dip, forty dogs in my lip
Had a box, 'Boom Boom' the bass will blast
We was laughing, at all the girls that passed
Conversation, brothers had begin to discuss
(Hey yo, Ra, remember that kid ya bust?)
Aw yeah, he ran, but he didn't get far
Cause I dropped him, heh heh heh heh heh ha!
Not knowin', exactly what lied ahead
My little brother, my mother sent him out for bread
Get the Wonder, it's a hot day in the summer
Didn't expect, to come across, a crazy gunner
"Hey Shorty, check it for the bag and the dough"
But he was brave, looked him in the eye, and said "No!"
Money splattered him, BOW! then he snatched the bag
In his pockets, then he jetted up the Ave.
Girls screamin', the noise up and down the block
(Hey, Rakeem!) What? (Your little brother got shot!)
I ran frantically, then I dropped down to his feet
I saw the blood, all over, the hot concrete
I picked him up, then I held him by his head
His eyes shut, that's when I knew he was
Aw man! How do I say goodbye?
It's always the good ones who have to die
Memories in the corner of my mind
Flashbacks, I was laughin' all the time
I taught him, all about the bees and birds
But I wish I had a chance to sing these three words

After laughter, comes tears

Me and my man, my ace big Moe from the shelter
Bout to hit the skins, from this girl named Thelma
Now Thelma had a rep, that was higher than her neck
Every girl from Shaolin dissed her respect
We was stimmy, you know how it is when you're blitzed
Three o'clock in the morning, something gots to give
Moe said he'll go first, I said I'll take next
Here, take this raincoat, and practice safe sex
He seemed to ignore, I said be for real
She's not even worth it, to go raw deal
A man's gonna do what a man's gonna do
He got butt-naked and stuck the power you
Twenty minutes went by, my man went out, without a doubt
I'm not pumpin' up, I am, airin' you
Hey yo, he came out laughing with glory
I'm surprised, he's still livin', to tell his story
But he carried on, with the same old stuff
with Stephanie, like a whammy, he pressed his luck
Both tried to be down with O.P.P.
Ain't nothin' wrong but he got caught with the H.I.V. now
No life to live, doc says two more years
So after the laughter, I guess comes the tears

After laughter, comes tears
After laughter, comes tears

Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

Tearz Lyrics as written by Corey Woods Clifford Smith

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

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    General Comment
    this song made me cry the first time hearing it . the oldschool singers to the kid getting shot . dont pass this one up . def. worth the listen .
    NIKKIEon April 23, 2004   Link
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    General Comment
    Very good song, it's pretty self explanatory what it's about, pretty sad too. Just for people who don't know (THE POWER U) means pussy so when he says "he stuck the power u" he means his friend fucked her.
    PoLaK_4_LiFeon July 05, 2004   Link
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    General Comment
    The song sampled is "After Laughter (Comes Tears)" by Wendy Rene. And it's good.
    plosionon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment
    Ya the vocal samples and the keyboard loop are amazing. Any one who doesn't like rap cuz they think its just cash and hoes should listen to some Wu-Tang
    m_dubon August 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment
    The lyrics need to be edited. On Rza's verse, he says "memories of US laughing all the time" not memories I was laughing all the time. Very deep song. One of my favorite Wu tracks, ever.
    MentalRevolutionon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment
    oh man this song is so good. the pain is palpable. so real.
    DubC4Lifeon January 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    Wow. SO GOOD. First verse made me so sad.
    supernukeon July 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    What is "the O.P.P."? This is the first song that got me into Wu Tang when I was like 14 years old. You really feel their pain. I wish their other albums were as good as 36 chambers.
    nstiveron November 04, 2009   Link
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    does anyone know if Rza's part in this song is true or not, I mean it wouldnt be suprising if Ghostface's was true but what about Rza's?
    ericbisonthecuton July 19, 2010   Link

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