[Repeated 6x, Repeated under hook] There was a little and a pur... [BEEP] Through two Suburbans and... [BEEP]
[Hook x2] Word is bond, bond is life I give my life before my word shall fail A soldier's oath, freedom of death And I won't stop if I fail
[Verse 1] If I fail get back, can't be soft got to be tough If I fall get back, can't be soft got to be tough If I fail get back, can't be soft got to be tough If I fall get back, can't be soft got to be tough
Failure, it's not an option Real recognize real let's get it poppin' With mathematics you can solve any problem That's how we make it from the top to the bottom Keep ya head up homie and stay confident It's negativity around but I'm positive Cuz I'm givin' everything that I got to give Stayin' true to myself, that's how I keep it real
[Verse 2] If I fail then I'll rise Like a phoenix before yo eyes Out the ashes and from the dirt Report for duty and put in work Eternal life, an iron will Man sharpens man, steel sharpens steel The hate you gave, we turn to love Rest in peace, one thug one love
[Verse 3] We can't be stopped if we don't give up Even though they hold us back we still find ways to come up A lot of people make promises with no plans to keep 'em But me, no matter what I'm ridin' till I get my freedom If I fail, then it's only a challenge to go harder Don't want to be no martyr so I adapt to things smarter It's death before dishonor And I put that on my son and my momma And don't take it as a threat, that's a promise
[Verse 4] If in my quest to achieve my goals I stumble or crumble or even lose my soul Those that knew me would easily co-sign That there was never a life as hard as mine No father, no money, no chance, no God I only follow my voice inside If it guides me wrong and I do not win I learn from mistakes and try to achieve again Dedicated to the youth, the truth is the seed The stronger the root, the stronger the tree If we eat from the fruit, the stronger we be If we do it today, tomorrow we free
[Spoken] Yeah, y'all put ya twos up for Tupac Dead Prez collaboration It's only two choices man, ball or fall Rose that grew from concrete And we still growin'