The Watcher - Dr. Dre
Things just ain't the same for gangstas.
Times is changing, young n_ggas is aging,
Becoming old gees in the game and changing,
To make way for these new names and faces, but
The strangest things can happen from rappin, when
N_ggas get wrapped up in image and acting,
N_ggas get capped up and wrapped in plastic,
Zipped up in bags when it happens, that's it.
I've seen 'em come; I've watched 'em go,
Watched 'em rise, witnessed it and watched 'em blow.
Watched 'em all blossom and watched 'em grow.
Watched the lawsuits when they lost the dough.
Best friends and money: I lost them both.
Went, visited n_ggas in the hospital.
It's all the same sh_t all across the globe.
I just sit back and watch the show. (The watcher)
Everywhere that I go
Ain't the same as befo' (The watcher)
People I used to know
Just don't know me no more (The watcher)
But everywhere that I go
I got people I know (The watcher)
Who got people they know
So I suggest you lay low (I watch)
I moved out of the hood for good, you blame me?
N_ggas aim mainly at n_ggas they can't be.
But n_ggas can't hit n_ggas they can't see.
I'm out of sight, now I'm out of they dang reach.
How would you feel if n_ggas wanted you killed?
You'd probably move to a new house on a new hill.
And choose a new spot if n_ggas wanted you shot,
I ain't a thug, how much Tupac in you, you got
I ain't no b_tch neither.
It's either my life or your life,
And I ain't leaving, I like breathing.
N_gga we can go round for round,
Clip for clip, sh_t, fo'-pound for pound.
N_gga if you really want to take it there we can,
Just remember that you f_cking with a family man.
I got a lot more to lose than you, remember that,
When you wanna come and fill these shoes. (The watcher)
Things just ain't the same for gangstas,
Cops is anxious to put n_ggas in handcuffs.
They wanna hang us, see us dead, enslave us,
Keep us trapped in the same place we're raised in.
Then they wonder why we act so outrageous,
Run around stressed out and pull out gauges.
Cause everytime you let the animal out cages,
It's dangerous to people who look like strangers.
But now we got a new era of gangstas,
Hustlers and youngsters living amongst us.
Lookin at us, now calling us busters,
Can't help but reminisce back when it was us.
N_gga we started this gangsta sh_t.
And this the motherf_cking thanks I get?
It's funny how time fly,
I'm just having fun, just watching it fly by. (The watcher)