Keep Ya Head Up Lyrics

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

[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, and 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 (LOL)
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 are gonna 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 tears, is rollin down your cheeks
Ya steady hopin things don't all 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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Songwriter(s): Tupac Shakur, Darryl Anderson, Roger Troutman, Stan Vincent

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Meaning to "Keep Ya Head Up" song lyrics (12 meanings)
anewb-ginnin 11/05/11,23:41

our generation should look up to tupac. he speaks the truth, not sex, money, drugs. is that how to make it big now? i mean, what is real rap music anymore? where are all the genuine artist?
tre 05/16/12,08:54

2pac wasnt a rapper he waz a philosapher n he waz a stand up dude sure he cussed n talked about ungodly stuff he waz still a visionary so dnt tlk down on a man yall dnt knw
CBTS210 11/21/11,22:41

this is why lil wayne will never be in the top rappers in music.. he is to shallow and just follows money..smdh
ladybug 10/30/11,00:14

WE came from a woman but the seed was planted by a man! So it takes 2...you can't be sayin we just came from a man..without a woman how would the man be able to make a baby! Babies come out of women!
Ayanda Nzimakwe 10/11/11,04:41

2-Pac can't be rated, compared coz ain't no upcomin so close rapper near him, he is the rose tha came out from concrete and paved a way 4 ol young rappers
Braja627 09/04/11,23:10

tupac is the best rapper of all time and the hardest working rapper zt that im not gonna say rip cuz he is still alive most believe
layney 11/17/10,02:31

this is my alltime fav song.. it dnt get realer then this..! these lyrics r amazing.. he was and always will be the best rapper
kss 10/24/10,13:27

Ur da best pac! None of this rappers ain't got absolutely nothing on ya! Remember that! Ur an inspiration and a true g! God bless peace
Sarah 02/06/12,23:14

I remember the first time I heard this song, I remember the goosebumps, the tears, the realization that a man could be a feminist, an inspiration, a genius and a model to men throughout the world.
Dino 12/16/12,10:47

We all come from wombman dude but that's all you hear ? Was this song for better of for worse. Be True
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