Xzibit The Foundation Lyrics

At the Speed of Life Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Grand Opening (interlude)
  • 2 At the Speed of Life
  • 3 Just Maintain
  • 4 Eyes May Shine
  • 5 Positively Negative
  • 6 Don’t Hate Me (interlude)
  • 7 Paparazzi
  • 8 The Foundation
  • 9 Mrs. Crabtree (interlude)
  • 10 Bird’s Eye View
  • 11 Hit & Run, Part II
  • 12 Carry the Weight
  • 13 Plastic Surgery
  • 14 Enemies & Friends
  • 15 Last Words (interlude)
  • When I look you in your eyes I can see my own
    Straight love manifested in flesh and bone
    You's a breath of fresh air in this world of ****
    You was born to be a soldier don't ever forget
    Hit back when hit
    Use force that's effective
    All these *****es and women
    Son, please be selective
    This is California can't stick your **** in everything
    We will survive necessarily by any means
    Let no man ever hold you down or suppress you
    It's the 90's the police just arrest you,
    disrespect you on occasion take life
    By the time you come of age they'll probably blast on sight
    It's a shame they protect them but try to serve us
    When your neck is on the line stand ground then bust
    In God we trust but just in case keep it loaded and locked
    Ready to rock
    Then shake the spot
    The Foundation

    You came from a long line of killers and drug dealers
    Who forever smoke bud
    So it's probably in your blood
    Realize you can only run the streets so long
    Then the streets run you into the ground then gone
    It's kinda ruff trying to teach you what's right from wrong
    Same **** different day
    It's the same ol' song
    If the time ever comes that I meet my match
    Take control of my assets
    **** startin' from scratch
    Take care of your mother
    Keep yourself on track
    Just cause *****s get behind you don't mean they got your back
    Beware of the serpent
    Cause there's a time in life the motha****er will strike
    And try to make you loose sight
    Don't be a fake motha****er tryin' to keep **** real
    Fill cassettes with idle threats with no guts to kill
    Son if you ever pull heat
    Then use it
    If you got a chance to walk away
    Then do it
    Total domination takes full concentration in all situations
    A solid foundation

    You are the foundation
    Beginning of a new generation
    I remember hospital hallway pacin'
    I was anxious as **** to see your face shine
    Only to find that yours looked like mine
    So it's like I'm livin' twice at the exact same time
    In this life you can't press stop
    Then press rewind
    Gotta live to the fullest never follow behind no man
    Have your own plan, expand your mind
    Ain't no paper thin game to raise wannabe thugs
    This is nothing but love
    Via satellite Mug gs
    Take heed when it's your turn to bring new life
    Make sure it's the woman you gonna make your wife
    Be prepared for the worst
    But expect the best
    No matter where life takes you
    Come home to the West
    Survival takes more than just gats and guns
    That's words to live by
    From a father to a son

    Written by: Alvin Joiner, Billy Joel, Larry Muggerud
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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