Can't Say Goodbye - Snoop Dogg

CHORUS CHARLIE WILSON
I'm a man I gotta take care of my family
fighting these pressures in my life
I know my mind should be on shining and getting grammies
But these streets won't say goodbye

I can't say goodbye
to the blocks
goodbye
to the hood
goodbye
to the streets (to my problems)
Charlie: I can't say goodbye
to the hood
goodbye
to the blocks
goodbye
to the streets
I can't say goodbye
to the blocks
goodbye
to the streets
goodbye
to the hood
I can't say goodbye
to the hood
goodbye
to the blocks
goodbye
to the homies

VERSE, SNOOP DOGG
I guess it's true, you can't take the hood out a homeboy
plus, my hood just lost another homeboy
another one got life, and we don't know, if he coming home boy
They in the street tell me "just leave it alone boy,
let them do them take care of your own boy"
But I said back brake a bound, before I was grown boy
you had dreams of being a dope boy
yeah, I was runnin' from the po po
Banging for the turf, late night huntin'
puttin' me in work, good day comin', airbrush, shirt,
pay day, got the spot, got my hair cut first
made mom sick when I wouldn't go to church
yeah I live in the burbs, but I think 21st
I know since I left that it's gotten much worse
but I'd still be there, if I couldn't write a verse

CHORUS CHARLIE WILSON
I'm a man I gotta take care of my family
fighting these pressures in my life
I know my mind should be on shining and getting grammies
But these streets won't say a goodbye

VERSE, SNOOP DOGG
To the blocks that raise me, the enemies and the homies that made
me, tough enough to hang on the corners that would mould me
critics wonder if I'm tryna be the old me,
but if they think the old me ever left, then they don't really know me,
and don't know, we don't change, we just become OG, you always addicted
to the life, you just don't OD, sh_t I owe the streets before they owe me
took me in when my momma didn't want me, to wild to be a child, and pops
not around now, all I got now is the homies, to teach me, how to be a man
in what not, how to brake ounces in the grams in what not
the reason I'm so nice with my hands in what not sh_t, you think I forgot, man naw

CHORUS CHARLIE WILSON
I'm a man I gotta take care of my family
fighting these pressures in my life
I know my mind should be on shining and getting grammies
But these streets won't say goodbye

VERSE, SNOOP DOGG
Thank god every day that the boy could spit
and all around the world they enjoyin' my sh_t
I know I got plenty more wars to get
I got a, beautiful wife and some gorgeous kids
but it wouldn't be right if I ignore the sh_t
they made me how I am, the music in the man
told me that I can for the world gave a damn
if it wasn't for my n_ggas sayin' stick to the plan
probably be a gun instead of a pen in my hand
probably be doin' a dub and the pen with my man
the say leaders streets but they don't really understand
all I had was the block, when I didn't have fans
rapped on the corners when I couldn't get spins
all I had was the homies when I didn't have kids
if it all come down and my career was to end, I'm sure my name
would live.. in these streets

CHORUS CHARLIE WILSON
I'm a man I gotta take care of my family
fighting these pressures in my life
I know my mind should be on shining and getting grammies
But these streets won't say goodbye

I just can't say goodbye

I can't say goodbye
goodbye
goodbye
goodbye
I can't say goodbye
goodbye
goodbye
I cant say goodbye
goodbye
goodbye
goodbye
I can't say goodbye

You can take the man out the streets,
but you can't take the streets out the man

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