Keep Ya Head Up Lyrics - 2Pac

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Little somethin for my godson Elijah and a little girl named Kerim

[Verse One:]

Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots
I give a holler to my sisters on welfare
Tupac cares, if don't nobody else care
And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot
When you come around the block brothas clown a lot
But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up
Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up
And when he tells you you ain't nuttin don't believe him
And if he can't learn to love you you should leave him
Cause sista you don't need him
And I ain't tryin to gas ya up, I just call em how I see em
You know it makes me unhappy (what's that)
When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy
And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it's time to kill for our women
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don't we'll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
And since a man can't make one
He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
So will the real men get up
I know you're fed up ladies, but keep your head up


Keep ya head up, oooo child things are gonna get easier
ooooo child things'll
get brighter [2x]

[Verse Two:]

Aiyyo, I remember Marvin Gaye, used to sing ta me
He had me feelin like black was tha thing to be
And suddenly tha ghetto didn't seem so tough
And though we had it rough, we always had enough
I huffed and puffed about my curfew and broke the rules
Ran with the local crew, and had a smoke or two
And I realize momma really paid the price
She nearly gave her life, to raise me right
And all I had ta give her was my pipe dream
Of how I'd rock the mic, and make it to tha bright screen
I'm tryin to make a dollar out of fifteen cents
It's hard to be legit and still pay tha rent
And in the end it seems I'm headin for tha pen
I try and find my friends, but they're blowin in the wind
Last night my buddy lost his whole family
It's gonna take the man in me to conquer this insanity
It seems tha rain'll never let up
I try to keep my head up, and still keep from gettin wet up
You know it's funny when it rains it pours
They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor
Say there ain't no hope for the youth and the truth is
it ain't no hope for tha future
And then they wonder why we crazy
I blame my mother, for turning my brother into a crack baby
We ain't meant to survive, cause it's a setup
And even though you're fed up
Huh, ya got to keep your head up


[Verse Three:]

And uhh
To all the ladies havin babies on they own
I know it's kinda rough and you're feelin all alone
Daddy's long gone and he left you by ya lonesome
Thank the Lord for my kids, even if nobody else want em
Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I'm sure
And if you fall, stand tall and comeback for more
Cause ain't nuttin worse than when your son
wants to kno why his daddy don't love him no mo'
You can't complain you was dealt this
hell of a hand without a man, feelin helpless
Because there's too many things for you to deal with
Dying inside, but outside you're looking fearless
While da tears, is rollin down your cheeks
Ya steady hopin things don't fall down this week
Cause if it did, you couldn't take it, and don't blame me
I was given this world I didn't make it
And now my son's getten older and older and cold
From havin the world on his shoulders
While the rich kids is drivin Benz
I'm still tryin to hold on to my survivin friends
And it's crazy, it seems it'll never let up, but
please... you got to keep your head up

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King of rap PAC | Reviewer: Smiley | 11/7/14

He is amazing. Very inspirational I look up to my nigga .I'm a rapper mostly because of how he inspired me to group up and make a change in this delusional Generation .I LOVE YOU PAC ! May you rest in paradise .ALWAYS.

2 pac shakur was not only a rapper he was a poet, a prophet and a bratha close to my heart. his music touches the hearts of many ol round the world. he had charity at heart and for that alone I wl olways cherish him.ol day every day Makaveli the don Ima olways luv and respect u remember these words on ur song thugz mansion. (jus think of ol 'e people that u knew in ' e past that passed on, they in heaven found peace at last picture a place dat ' ey exist together ' ere has 2 be a place beta than this in heaven so ryt b4 I sleep dear God remember ths face save me a place).may God bless u my nigga .special dedication. so many tears

Tupac will fade away. | Reviewer: Lori Panderson | 12/20/13

Im actually in tears reading these lyrics , i havnt heard this song in so long and its bringing back so many memories. When i was 16 i got pregnant and the babys father ran away as soon as he heard the news off his sister.i never saw him again. This song really spoke to me at the time and helped me through. Now 7 years later it still makes my heart heavy and i cant wait till my baby girl Leesa is old enough to appreciate these lyrics and realise that shes not the only one without a daddy.

R.I.P | Reviewer: Victoria Rose Chaplin | 12/20/13

Good meaningful music died with this wonderful talented man. Ive always has a life of luxury i grew up in a happy wealthy neighourhood , my father was a banker , my mother a model , i really had it all but i never appreciated it. Tupacs music helped me to become aware of others and how they live their life. I now work for several charities helping the homeless and needy and i truly believe that it was Tupacs music that inspired me to do so.

Getto gospel | Reviewer: Vincent Rajoale | 8/27/13

If i was like em i was gona say Pac is father in Heaven and Jayz Jesus christ Holy grail D365 cumng SOON am da cure of HIV secrite escaped like in a Rihanna vidoe music Princess of china. Motherland Nigga

2pac - The Demi-god | Reviewer: soulman | 6/16/13

If I should die, get to the land where the dead ones have gone, 2pac is the 1st person i would like to meet. As most people will assume; they listen to his music but to me, I READ HIS SONGS!

Pac: The BEST ever... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/15/13

Pac remains the best rapper ever to have lived on earth...

I said I love ya Pac but I lied cos what I feel inside is more than love for ya.

God bless Afeni for bringing ya to the world.

R.I.P. Soldier man!!!


the outlawz | Reviewer: kullezon | 4/5/13

I wish the made nigga is still alive, the fearless nigga who stand to protect the black, they all succed in killing pac but can not wipe his memory away, is unfortunate that all the made niggaz is gone, i miss u 2pac amaru shakur, any time i listen to ur music i feel strong and galant. All i know - Pac is comming back

rest in peace big brother pac? | Reviewer: michael.e | 12/13/12

a lot of rappers of nowadays dont say the truth they only sing about money the blin blin on their neck and cars,but 2pac was the real rapper who say the truth and never afraid of anybody,2pac was a hero and a legend that will forever be remember from generation to generation and whenever i listen to 2pac i got enough encouragement listen to 2pac is like going to church and hear the word of God it made me to be strong and have great believe i love u pac the wold say u have pass away u are no more but still live in the eyes of us that love u thanks a lot pac and thanks for the true message u have pass around the world and thanks for ur music and thanks to ur big mama afeni shaku cause she raise a king in a war,and u will forever remain the greatest rapper of all time, rest in paece big brother i llove u pac and i will forever miss u?

miss you my king pac | Reviewer: G-win | 11/3/12

Tupac is so amazing like others just said,he speaks the truth and say what you wanna hear,he have helped me in so many areas of my life and he also inspires me and give me the courage of not giving up in life even though is hard,betters days are still ahead..pac is my life and my everything and wish he was still alive..i really miss him and love him so much with my whole heart and he is my world..he helped brought out the talent of rap in me and he teaches me to be strong to face my enemies..believe me,pac is like a God(he is a God)best rapper ever...i wounder why the good die young..though somepoeple dont understand him like he said in one of his interview but only we his true fans understand and know what he is saying..pac is a very nice,kind,loving and caring person....he is the best hero ever and may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and he will forever reign in my heart..pac i love you so much and wish i could meet with you someday but i promise to keep telling the world the truth and will for ever worship you..where ever you are pac,i need you to give me that strength and ability to continue doing your work and telling the world the truth...your the only person who teaches us how to ride on our enemies pac you will for ever reign and i want to world to know that your are the only elder brother i big brother 2pac i love you from the death of my heart

Rip pac | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/10/12

Yo!its daygee holding it down 4 d motherland,nigeria,africa.i neva knu how much of a legend pac was until i started makin my reseach on him hence my luv 4him writin my college final year thesis on him.pac was indeed a legend!sumtyms i ask'why do good people av 2 die soon'?GOD kows pac



Wrong Generation | Reviewer: Breeee | 6/30/12

Man, I grew up knowing former rap but sadly wasn't actually around yet at the time. Seriously, I believe this man is one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Today's music is recycled lyrics, autotune, rich boys that never went through shit but lie about it, etc. Ughhhh, and then comes in the blind fans thinking their "true" rap artists and music...R.I.Paradise 'Pac. u.u

The Best Rapper the World has ever seen | Reviewer: Joseph Eze | 6/25/12

I still cry till date for this great lengend who makes me proud of being black and inspired me in all areas of life.....oooooh He past away too early, the whole world will keep missing u "PAC" and I wished I saw Him with ma eyez...GOD bless u 2PAC, bless AFENI SHAKUR, bless all PAC'S FAN...We luv u bro

Keep ya head up | Reviewer: Aminu bala kankara | 6/12/12

Dead was disapoint me.when i was young dead take my daddy,nd uh am nt hapy,bt am b patient,cos i knw 2pac is alive.then dead tak my homie brother{2pac}am cry 4longtym,bt i remember that wen pac is alive use to sing ta me that,the only promise of ds life is dead,nd tel me that his fear is not death,bt hs fear is dead when he stil alive.there 4 2pac is stil alive but his body is buried.and god bles the world.except pac's enermy.

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