Artist: UGK f/ Charlie Wilson Album: Underground Kingz Song: How Long Can it Last Typed by: firstname.lastname@example.org [Intro - Pimp C - as Charlie Wilson harmonizes] Dear Lord, I know You don't condone the things I be doin out here in these streets (Help me, Lord) And I hope that, I pray that You can overlook (Help me, Lord) the wrong that I had done in my life... I don't know no other way to survive out here (Wrap your arms around me, Lord) I got a whole bunch of people dependin on me... Just walk with me... Walk with me... Busslin and gamblin, hit licks scramblin Bricks I'm out here handlin, I'm pimpin and I'm payin the rent Didn't choose this dirty game, this dirty game it chose me Every city love cocaine, they'll get it from him if they don't get it from me So I get cross-country wit that thang, makin that crisp, lettin 'em hang Bangin that 'Pac, if I die tonight, least mama know I didn't die in vain Cause I put up sum from every sale, so all my chil'ren can live well Might go to heaven, might go to hell, but just put me in wood grain lane Deville I wonder sometime how life would be, if it was no such thing as D But then I put that Sweet down, cause that bullshit don't apply to me Cause out here on the real streets, a dreamer always stay sleep Cause out here the strong survive, and now they didn't die from thankin weak Gotta play for keeps, gotta play it HARD, still tryna get right with GOD Still read my Bible lone, cause Reverend do wrong, still livin fraud Tonight if I get down on my knees and ask the Lord to forgive me, please You thank He gon' hear me? Cause tomorrow I'm still gon be slangin keyyyyys... (Ohhhh Lorrrrd...) [Chorus - Charlie Wilson] Lord, I'm just a G (Lord, I'm just a G) Out here livin fast (livin fast) How long can it last? (I don't know, I don't know) I juuuust can't give it up (But I'm prayin to Your love right now) I'm riskin all out in the streets (I'll give it all up for Your love right now) Out here livin fast (livin too fast) How long can it last? (How long, how long, how long, will it last, baby?) [Bun B] See I was born in the ghetto manye I was raised in the hood and unless you lived it yourself, it just can't be understood People think hustlin is cool (cool), all hustlin is live They don't understand hustlers only hustlin to survive They wished they lived in the 'burbs ('burbs), wished they didn't have to hang (hang) out on corners in low-income house in projects and slang They wish their daddy was home (home), mama wasn't on drugs (drugs) And they didn't have to grow up to be dealers and thugs (thugs) Po' children got aspirations and dreams just like the wealthy (wealthy) But it's hard when that environment you live in ain't healthy (healthy) You ain't givin no hope (hope), nobody showin you pride (pride) And you live with all this anger and frustration inside (side) Dog, don't let nobody tell you what you can or you cain't do Just cause they funky ass couldn't do it - (Why?) They ain't you You can be who you wanna be (uh), live life how you feel Just put your faith in the Lord (yep), now that's keepin it Trill, fo' real! (Ohhhh Lorrrrd...) [Chorus - Charlie Wilson] Lord, I'm just a G (Just a G) Out here livin fast (Out here livin fast) How long can it last? (How long can it last? How long can it LA-AST?) I juuuust can't give it up I'm riskin all out in the streets (I risk it all) Out here livin fast (livin too fast, livin too fast) How long can it last? (How long can it last, how long can it last right now??) [Pimp C] UHHHHH! I wonder if it's a heaven up there for real G's For all the niggaz in the game that's been slangin cheese For all them boys on them swangers and the fifth wheel I'm out here riskin my life, niggaz shife but I stay Trill I pray so much, I wonder if the Lord love me I think He do, but Iím so caught up in my thug deep The feds bug me, followin me around for three Niggaz couldnít catch me so they hit me wit conspiracy (Uh) You know that thatís the other level of the GAME Ainít got shit on me but some niggaz said my NAAAAAME.. So here they COOOME, they thang TIIIIIIGHT They playin shife, no Bun givin me life (Uhh!) I ainít goin back, Iíma make Ďem kill me (Uhh!) I'ma bust back, fuck the pen, you FEEL ME? Wish I can hug my momma and kiss my baby girl I know itís a better place than livin in this dirty WOOOORLD (Lorrrrd...) [Chorus - Charlie Wilson] Lord, I'm just a G (Lord Iím just a G) Out here livin fast (Out here livin fast) How long can it last? (How long can it last? How long can it last?) I juuuust can't give it up (HOW LONG can it last?) I'm riskin all out in the streets (PLEASE FORGIVE ME, LORD) Out here livin fast (I donít mean to disrespect You right now) How long can it last? (Iím out here in the streets, tryna make a mil for a better deal) [Singing interlude Ė repeat] Some people win (win), some people lose (lose) Some al-ways cryin the blues.. Yeah.. Some people win (win), some people lose (lose) Some al-ways bein misused.. [Chorus Ė repeats many times during the remainder of the song] [Charlie Wilson overlaps] Yeeaaaaaaaahhhh-yeaaha.. What am I supposed to do, Lord?... I'm tryin my best out here But itís getting kinda HARD for me, Lord What am I supposed to do?? WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?? Can you WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME, LORD? Cause I need You, Lord right noooooowww.. I NEED You, right now NEED ya, I NEED ya, I NEED Ya I NEED YA, cause Iím goin and livin too fast YEAH-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHH.. Oooooohhhhhhhhh, yeah...Lord have mercy Charlie Wilson, Pimp C, Bun, I need You Can You help us, Lord? Can You help us right Right now, right now, right now, right noooowwwwwwwwww, yeah..woo! [Charlie Wilson Ė Outro] Out here livin too fast, how long can it last?I can't get up, Lord can You help me? LORD, can You help me? Can You help me? Can You HELP me Right noooooowwwww, yeah mmmmmmmm...mmmmmm.. Hmmmmmmmmmmm..hmmmmmmmm..