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JAMES MCMURTRY lyrics - It Had To Happen

Jaws Of Life

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Questions in the eyes of the precious few It's like they want to say man what's happened to you I've got aches and pains where I didn't used to And I kind of hope they've got 'em too They're too polite to be direct Too uptight to really connect Scared to see our own reflection Caught in the jaws of life [Chorus:] Caught in the jaws of life Found myself chewed up like everyone else It Made no difference what I thought And who I was I still got caught In the jaws of life I walked in and I looked around You never saw such a burned out crowd Somebody said Boy don't be thinking out loud Because you know some of us were so proud Just like you we had our days You'd be surprised how fast they slipped away We started out so young and bold Now we're just a few more mortal souls In the jaws of life [Chorus] Since those days it's been so long Done some good and I done some wrong Done some things I can tell you son That If I'd known better I'd never have done Still I search for something I can't see They don't have what I need at the A&P Better send John Wayne with the cavalry Hope he gets here in time to rescue me From the jaws of life [Chorus]

Lose Yourself

EMINEM "Slim Shady LP"
Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted-One moment Would you capture it or just let it slip His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out He's chokin, how everybody's jokin now The clock's run out, time's up over, bloah! Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked He's so mad, but he won't give up that Is he No He won't have it , he knows his whole back city's ropes It don't matter, he's dope He knows that, but he's broke He's so stacked that he knows When he goes back to his mobile home, that's when it's Back to the lab again yo This whole rap shit He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him [Hook:] You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo The soul's escaping, through this hole that it's gaping This world is mine for the taking Make me king, as we move toward a, new world order A normal life is borin, but superstardom's close to post mortar It only grows harder, only grows hotter He blows us all over these hoes is all on him Coast to coast shows, he's know as the globetrotter Lonely roads, God only knows He's grown farther from home, he's no father He goes home and barely knows his own daughter But hold your nose cuz here goes the cold water His hoes don't want him no mo, he's cold product They moved on to the next schmoe who flows He nose dove and sold nada So the soap opera is told and unfolds I suppose it's old potna, but the beat goes on Da da dum da dum da da [Hook] No more games, I'ma change what you call rage Tear this mothafuckin roof off like 2 dogs caged I was playin in the beginnin, the mood all changed I been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage But I kept rhymin and stepwritin the next cypher Best believe somebody's payin the pied piper All the pain inside amplified by the fact That I can't get by with my 9 to 5 And I can't provide the right type of life for my family Cuz man, these goddam food stamps don't buy diapers And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life And these times are so hard and it's getting even harder Tryin to feed and water my seed, plus See dishonor caught up bein a father and a prima donna Baby mama drama's screamin on and Too much for me to wanna Stay in one spot, another jam or not Has gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail I've got to formulate a plot fore I end up in jail or shot Success is my only mothafuckin option, failure's not Mom, I love you, but this trail has got to go I cannot grow old in Salem's lot So here I go is my shot. Feet fail me not cuz maybe the only opportunity that I got [Hook] You can do anything you set your mind to, man

Inseparable

JOE BUDDEN "Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 The Worst"
[Intro - Joe Budden (talking) w/ sample playing in background] Uh Let the sample ride Dim the lights in this motherfuckin booth Uh [Verse 1 - Joe Budden] If I had a choice, I rather my higher power decide to take me first (why?) I think the other way around would only make me worse Rarely was I ever trusted without the suspicions And very few could ever love me without some conditions (hey!) Those the ones I care to treasure, ones I wouldn't dare sever A bunch of my peers efforts been fair weather (if the) If the deaf got great vision and a blind man could hear better Figured since I lost all my senses that I would fair better I'm not the social type, nothin about him socialite Designed the prototype, how to unlove overnight Flip side, I die for my niggaz, put it the simplest You give me your all and I'm a send it back with interest This for my niggaz that'll help me before I suggest it I'm just tryin to send the flowers before you congested The man in fact that I've become y'all had a hand in that And I'll give y'all the world but I'm sure that y'all would hand it back [Chorus - MeLa Machinko - w/ ad libs] We will never be apart It's like two bodies, livin with one heart Together like a lock and key Without you, there is no me Things will never be the same If you ain't here with me, I couldn't see Livin another day Wherever you go You know that I'm goin with you (with you) With you (with you), with you You know that I'm goin with you (with you) With you (with you), with you (with you) [Verse 2 - Joe Budden] I mean, ..she was on the phone tryin to sound relaxed (what?) But the words comin out her mouth ain't have the sound to match (nah) Voice tremblin as if you were barely holdin on Meanwhile tryin to be strong to protect your second born Shit was scary to me If somethin happened to you, it'll happen to us, like I'm livin vicariously I seen your life flash, right past, my reaction buried deep inside If you go, they'll have to bury me alive How would I survive? Fuck 'em mom you meant more Life coach and mentor, just a grim thought makes my skin crawl Single mother, held it down when my pop was locked away Cried every time I gave my mom a gift on Father's Day (talk to 'em) But I'll be there for you, like you was there for yours As she was layin, decayin, all her days spent prayin (uh) Gospel music playin (uh) A few days from death but always felt us on our way in, we was like her safe haven (ah!) You always thought you were her least favorite child Only sibling that showed up to at least make her smile At least make her proud, not an obstacle that's too hard True stars strive to be half of the person you are Ain't never neglect, so I'll forever respect I more than owe my life to you, I'm forever in debt, check I mean my mother got cancer in her neck But I'll be right behind you every step, what the fuck did you expect? [Chorus - w/ ad libs] [Verse 3 - Joe Budden] I'm like, damn, how you always know better than me? Amazes me when you show me what I never could see So the break up never really was a plan to me In retrospect, I think I was complacent with insanity We were so exhausted, bored with, tortured But since I couldn't picture my life without you, I fought it (like what?) Like we could get through anything, it's too much pride in us Better off without each other, I'd have been deprivin us At times you see people in ways you shouldn't portray 'em 'Cause they ain't livin up to a title you shouldn't of gave 'em Head shot, pointblank range, committed murder Honestly thought I couldn't move on, then went further Used to want to see you suffer for that pain you caused Now when I see you gain, I applaud What I'm tryin to say is (what?), don't complain about your path and where it took you 'Cause you might end up with somebody to sing this hook to [Chorus - w/ sample playing until the end]

Fat Joe

EMINEM
Artist : Eminem Song : Lose Yourself (Soundtrack 8 Mile) Album : Rated : 9.5 (777 votes) Look, if you had, one shot; one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment Would you capture it, or just let it slip, yo; His palms are sweaty, knees weak arms are heavy There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgetting what he wrote down The whole crowd grows so loud he opens his mouth But the words won't come out He's chokin' how, everybody's chokin' now The clocks run out, times up, over, bloah! Snap back to reality, oh, there goes gravity, oh, There goes rabbit he choked, he's so mad but he won't, Give up that easy, no, he won't have it he knows, His whole back's to these ropes, it don't matter he's dope, He knows that but he's broke, he so stacked that he knows, When he goes back to this mobile home, that's when it's Back to the lab again, yo This whole rap city better go capture this moment And hope it don't pass him You better lose yourself in the music, The moment, you own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a life-time, yo You better lose yourself in the music, The moment, you own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a life-time, yo His souls escaping, through this hole that is gaping This world is mine for the taking, make me king As we move toward'a, new world ord'a, a normal life is boring But superstardoms, close to post mortum It only grows harder, only grows hotter He blows us all over, these hoes is all on him Coast to coast shows he's known as the globetrotter Lonely roads god only knows, he's grown farther from home He's no father, he goes home and barely knows his own daughter But hold your nose 'cause here goes the cold water These hoes don't want him no mo' he's cold product They moved on to the next shmo' who flows he nose dove, and sold nada So the soap opera's told it unfolds I suppose it's old partner But the beat goes on da da dum da da dum datta You better lose yourself in the music, The moment, you own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a life-time, yo You better lose yourself in the music, The moment, you own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a life-time, yo No more games, I'ma change what you call rage Tear this mother fuckin roof off like 2 dogs caged I was playin in the beginning, the mood all changed I been chewed up, and spit out and booed off stage But I kept rhymin' and step writin' the next cypher You best believe somebody's payin' the pied piper All the pain inside amplified by the, fact that I can't get by with my nine to five And I can't provide the right type'a Life for my family 'cause man, These goddamn food stamps don't buy diapers And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, This is my life and these times are so hard And it's getting even harder tryin' to feed and water my seed, plus Teetertotter caught up between bein' a father and a prima donna Baby mama drama's screamin' on and Too much for me to wanna stay in one spot, another jam or not Has gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail I've got To formulate a plot 'fore I end up in jail or shot Success is my only motherfuckin' option, failure's not Mom, I love you, but this trailer's got to go I cannot grow old in Salem's lot, So here I go it's my shot, feet fail me not This maybe the only opportunity that I got You better lose yourself in the music, The moment, you own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a life-time, yo You better lose yourself in the music, The moment, you own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a life-time, yo You can do anything you set your mind to man.

There's Better Things In Life

JERRY REED "Better Things In Life"
Last night I slept in a hobo camp down south of Cairo Georgia About five miles out of town by the railroad track Well I eat their stew I drunk their brew and I smoked their stale tobacco I stood up to their open fire and I warmed my back And in the meantime me and this one particular hobo we struck up a conversation And I'm sure he must have noticed my surprise When he told me how his old man died and left him sole heir to a million dollars And how he gave it all away and he chose a hobo's life Because he said son there's better things in life Well there's some things gold and silver just can't buy He said boy I'd rather sleep here on this dry creek bed With a wrinkled up overcoat to pillow my head Than fight that livin' high up on the hog Tryin' to keep ahead till my head's in a fog Son there's better things in life than growing ulcers over money There's better things in life Sing children hey da da da da da da da da... Well I left Georgia got me a job in Opelika Alabama Workin' for a man who drove me hard and he paid me cheap yes he did Well I watched this poor fool work so hard tryin' to make that almighty dollar That he had to live on pills from a drugstore down the street Now like last spring when income tax came due he just sat around for days and worried Losing good sleep tryin' to figure how to cheat the government yes he did He worked so hard that his nerves collapsed and he woke up inside Central State Hospital And on his taxes he got back fourteen dollars and some few cents So let me tell you friends there's better things in life Well there's some things gold and silver just can't buy Because now he's laying out flat on his back on the bed His nerves all shot and he's out of his head That hospital bill that'll make him holler When he sees what he spent tryin' to save himself a dollar Son there's better things in life than growing squirelly over money There's better things in life Sing children sing da da da da da da da da...

Kendrick Lamar's Interlude

AB-SOUL "These Days..."
[Kendrick Lamar:] 24/7, 365, motherfucker I'm still right on time Oh you thought you had me all figured out? Take it from the horses mouth, you'll never understand me I told you, my Plan B is to you win your hearts before we win a grammy These Days ain't shit changed Different toilet, same shit... and I drank a whole gallon of laxatives by accident just to shit on you has-beens Had it been for my past tense, I wouldn't be rapping See these streets made me, broke me down, built me up, drove me crazy Made me hungry, made you hate me, but fuck love It don't make dollars it don't make sense nigga By the way that's DJ Quik nigga Respect or check it These Days I'm a little more focused cause y'all cracked the door and I kicked it open, yellin' get the fuck down or I will shoot I told you [gunshots] not to motherfuckin' move! Be another example, I'll take the whole industry hostage if I have to I'll sabotage this game, a good kid? Yeah that's only in my mama's eyes I seen a dead body at five and that shit made me traumatized So These Days, a little blood on my hands ain't nothing compared To hopping out a minivan, with a mini 22 3s and the homie TuTu Two more YGs Ain't nobody got time for that! These Days it's only time for rap! So Herbert Anthony Stevens, you make or break bread before we break even Before they broke our records we broke records and wrote pieces, of history So These Days? These accolades are meant for we It's only truth that this shit was meant to be T.D.E [Ab-Soul & BJ The Chicago Kid:] Life's in a Traffic Jam Life's in a Traffic Jam Life's in a Traffic Jam Life's in a Traffic Jam Life's in a Traffic Jam Life's in a Traffic Jam Life's in a Traffic Jam Life's in a Traffic Jam [Ab-Soul:] Shit... what more did you expect? HiiiPower For the most part, we go hard for the respect I'm obviously ominous to my competition and if I ain't better than Kendrick than nobody is then! We shared our life with you, shared our light with you even in the darkest of hours In hopes that one day, just maybe, one day the world'll be ours Ha, and now they look up to us like towers for rhyming like we had super powers They should've never let us in these offices... Knowing good and God-damn well how well we've been ducking officers Laughing at the scraps they offered us in the past And now we toast champagne to the thirst we never had! I had my ups and downs but I always left right Rest In Peace Alori Joh... TopDawg for life! And oh yeah... SOUL! I watch that fire that we have gathered around and see that it burns similar to the fire that is inside you...

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