City High - What Would You Do

CITY HIGH


What Would You Do Lyrics

Boys and girls, wanna hear a true story?
Saturday night, was at this real wild party
They had the liquor overflowin' the cup
About 5, 6 strippers tryin' to work for a buck
And I took one girl outside wit me
Her name was Lonni, she went to Jr. High wit me
I said, "Why you up in there dancin' for cash?
I guess a whole lot's changed since I seen you last"

She said, "What would you do if your son was at home
Cryin' all alone on the bedroom floor?
Cuz he's hungry, and the only way to feed him
Is to sleep with a man
For a little bit of money and his daddy's gone
Somewhere smokin' rock now
In and out of lockdown, I ain't got a job now
So for you this is just a good time but for me this is what I call life"

Girl, you ain't the only one wit a baby
That's no excuse to be livin' all crazy
Then she looked me right square in the eye
And said, "Every day I wake up hopin' to die"
She said, "Nigga, I know about pain 'cuz
Me and my sister ran away so my daddy couldn't rape us
Before I was a teenager, I done been through more shit
You can't even relate to"

What would you do if your son was at home
Cryin' all alone on the bedroom floor?
'Cuz he's hungry, and the only way to feed him
Is to sleep with a man
For a little bit of money and his daddy's gone
Somewhere smokin' rock now
In and out of lockdown, I ain't got a job now
So for you this is just a good time but for me this is what I call life

{No, wait, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Stop the record, yo, stop the record!
Yo, Shorty, you ain't gotta be goin' out like this, man!
Holdup!}

What would you do?
Get up on my feet and let go of every excuse
What would you do?
'Cuz I wouldn't want my baby to go through what I went through
Come on, what would you do?
Get up on my feet and stop makin' up tired excuses
What would you do?
Girl, I know if my mother can do it, baby, you can do it

What would you do if your son was at home
Cryin' all alone on the bedroom floor?
Cuz he's hungry, and the only way to feed him
Is to sleep with a man
For a little bit of money and his daddy's gone
Somewhere smokin' rock now
In and out of lockdown, I ain't got a job now
So for you this is just a good time but for me this is what I call life

What would you do if your son was at home
Cryin' all alone on the bedroom floor?
Cuz he's hungry, and the only way to feed him
Is to sleep with a man
For a little bit of money and his daddy's gone
Somewhere smokin' rock now
In and out of lockdown, I ain't got a job now
So for you this is just a good time but for me this is what I call life
Come on

What would you do if your son was at home
Cryin' all alone on the bedroom floor?
Cuz he's hungry, and the only way to feed him
Is to sleep with a man
For a little bit of money and his daddy's gone
Somewhere smokin' rock now
In and out of lockdown, I ain't got a job now
So for you this is just a good time but for me this is what I call life

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Songwriter(s): Brian Anthony Bailey, Calvin Broadus, Ryan Toby, Melvin Bradford, Robby Pardlo, Andre Young, David Axelrod
Copyright: Melvin Bradford Pub Designee, Pladis Music, Loot On Loose Leaf Music, Hotish Music, Hard Working Black Folks Inc., Big Yacht Music, Beechwood Music Corporation, Ain'T Noth
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Faity 08/15/12,19:48
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i would do what ever it takes for my kid to get feed. even though im sixteen i have a 3 month old baby i have a part time job i have an aparment where me baby & MY BOYFRIEND LIVE.
andwhat! 02/08/11,22:51
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sleepin with a man is not the only way to feed you hungry kid.if you dont have money to buy food the gov. will give you EBT,FOOD STAMPS so you can go get you some damn food.
mee2.. 06/16/10,15:32
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Seen my neighbor do this everyday..shes reduced to nothing.. seen her bout a week ago..nothin changed, always a reason for a song,not dealing with just myself!!
youdontsay 06/15/10,17:52
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I agree with mandy, good song, Ya dont say,spermdonors have it better then those of us that bust our azz to get where we are,theres actually some of us that give everything for our child!!
jbaby1995 05/05/10,15:04
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this is soo sad! but its soo true! its horrible to think tht the world has actually come down to this. baby daddys always leave thier baby mommas nd stuff! nd then its all just thrown on the momma! :(
AlexandriaR 03/18/10,18:24
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The first time i heard this song i was like 6 nd i loved it then and know im 16 and still love. Its so powerful, people that do stuff like this for their family I give u all my respect
clktss 02/01/10,19:50
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One of the singers of this song was on a&e's intervention. I loved this song and think it brings a interesting point to what some people go through.
Mandy 01/28/10,15:25
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I'm pretty sure Lonni could get a job that didn't involve stripping and prostitution if she tried. Prostitution is not, in fact, the only way to feed a hungry kid, for chrissakes.
livin life 11/30/09,02:37
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I think people don't see that is kind of what some of us young girls have to really do to take of there kids out here so i take this song to heart it telling you what a girl does for the 1 she loves
dirtgirl#55 11/16/09,12:57
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this song makes me cry! but it's so good! that is what they call life for some people, but i think that those people are brave and strong, because they do what they have to do for their family.
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