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2Pac Running (Dying To Live) Lyrics

Last updated: 04/17/2010 11:00:00 AM

[Sway (MTV interviewer) speaking]
Between you and Biggie it was like,
Who's gon', who's gonna...
Who rules the... the... the "nigga kingdom" and shit, basically
You know what I'm sayin'...
I was like, this is like a fuckin' election,
it's an election and shit,
You know what I'm saying?

[2Pac speaking]
It is that... it is that!
Me and Biggie situation is smaller than that
Me and Biggie situation is like...

[Ambulance radio]
Central, we got a black male shot - in critical condition...

[Reporter]
Tupac Shakur was shot seven times in the chest,

[2Pac speaking]
While I'm in jail, strangers is tellin' me:
"You don't know? Biggie home boy shot you!
And they bragging!"
And that's why what I'm doing... I know what I'm doin',
I'm destroying them. I'm DESTROYING them...

You know, I wonder if they'll laugh when I'm dead...
Why am I fighting to live
If I'm just living to fight?
Why am I trying to see
When there ain't nothing in sight?
Why am I trying to give
When no one gives me a try?
Why am I dying to live
If I'm just living to die?

[Notorious B.I.G.]
Check it;
I grew up a fucking screw-up
Got introduced to the game
Got an ounce and fuckin' blew up
Toppin' rocks overnight
The nigga Biggie Smalls
Tryin to turn into the black Frank White
We had to grow dreads to change our description
Two cops is on the milk box missin'
Show they toes and know they got stepped on
A fist full of bullets, a chest full of teflon
Run from the police - picture that
Nigga I'm too fat, I fuck around and catch an asthma attack
That's why I bust back, it don't phase me
When he drop take his Glock and I'm Swayze
Celebrate my escape, sold the Glock, bought some weight
Laid back - I got some money to make
Motherfucker!

You know, I wonder if they'll laugh when I'm dead...
Why am I fighting to live
If I'm just living to fight?
Why am I trying to see
When there ain't nothing in sight?
Why am I trying to give
When no one gives me a try?
Why am I dying to live
If I'm living to die?

[Notorious B.I.G. speaking]
Tupac's still dead, you know what I'm saying?
Just... don't feed into it!
If you feed into it, it's only going to escalate
You know what I'm sayin'?
I know about the truth
I know what people would believe for was the truth...

[2Pac]
It's on me!
But still I'm havin' memories of high speed
When the cops crashed as I laughed
Pushin' the gas when ma Glocks blast
We was young and we was dumb, but we had heart
In the dark, where we survived through the bad parts
Many dreams is what I had and plenty wishes,
No hesitation in extermination of these snitches
Envious Bitches, they still continue to pursue me
A couple o' movies, now the whole world's tryin' to screw me
Even the cops try to sue me
So what can I do but stay true?
Sippin' 22s of brew?
And now the media's tryin' to test me
Got the press asking questions, trying to stress me
Misery is all I see, that's my mind state
My history with the police is... check the crime rate!
My main man had two strikes slipped
Got arrested and flipped
He screamed "Thug Life!" and emptied a clip
Got tired of runnin' from the police

You know, I wonder if they'll laugh when I'm dead...
Why am I fighting to live
If I'm just living to fight?
Why am I trying to see
When there ain't nothing in sight?
Why am I trying to give
When no one gives me a try?
Why am I dying to live
If I'm living to die?

[Notorious B.I.G.]
I was more shocked than anything, you know what I'm sayin'?
But I wasn't more shocked of him dyin'...
I was more shocked of him...
'Pac is a strong dude, yo... I know dudes
You know what I'm sayin'?
He is real strong
So when they was like, "He got shot!"
I was more like, "Again?"
You know what I'm sayin';
He always gettin' shot or shot at,
He gon' pull through this one again,
Make a few records about it
And it's gonna be over, you know what I'm sayin'?
But when he... when he died I was like, "Whoa!"
You know what I'm sayin', it kinda took me by...
You know, even though we was goin' through our drama
I would never wish death upon nobody
You know what I'm sayin'?
There simply ain't no comin' back from that...

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