When I was a kid I rode crates on a stake and I ate everything Momma put on my plate Niggas walked around packin' b.b.guns Knock on your door and run just fo fun We went to the store and sold bottles for a nickel To piece up on a big bag of cheetos and a pickel You could get a soda for less than quarter And people used to speak even if they didn't know you We fought in the streets like Black soldiers Shake hands and still be friends when it was over We used to play tag hide and go see Or hide and go get it if we had a few freaks But now things changed kids ain't the same They bang and slang and blow out brains I wish I could go back but wishin' is for suckas Life was so simple then
I remember I remember Ahhh when we used to play shhot 'em up and down but now they gang bang baby. And I remember I remember when we used to hang on the porch drinkin' brew but now they drive by baby.
I remember yesteryaer like it was yesterday Runnin' through the streets of Manessa P.A. I'll take you through my childhood step by step Daddy always told me to maintain my rap. Through Daddy was a drunk he didn't raise no punks In the midst of the trees we learned how to thump At the tender age of mine Momma put me on a plane Next stop the land of the insane Compton California where the killas grow Forced to live a life that i don't know Wore the wrong colors 'cause I didn't know the facts Caught a bitch, caught a case, caught a slug in my back But I adapted quickly Suckas wanna get me Now them fools better run 'cause this is drive-by Billy Little Black boy from the east Forced to be a killa But I can still remember
I remember I remember Ahhh when we used to play dominos on the porch but now they drive-by baby. And I remember I remember when we used to have army fights in the snow but now they gang bang
Nigga I remember when we was kids we used to have this gang called paper ball. Paper ball, what the fuck is that? Get a piece of paper ball that muthafucka up and play with it.
I got the alkaholic juice to wake you up like a roosta Back when I was young, I used to be a boosta Stealin' candy from the store Go to school come up I had the whole playground, chewin' all my gum up You know what I'm sayin' Playin' still to the chest And I was the best playin' kick ball at recess I played Pop Warner Golden Bears wan't losers We used to hop corners on the fresh deuce cruisers Play Galiga, Space Invaders, eatin' resses I had all the girls 'cause my toughskins had creases And it's been that way since day one Girls of the world ain't nothin' but fun I used to watch Dr.J come through in the clutch Remember "New School Revue", and "Starsky and Hutch"? I remember lunch time we used to rhyme out loud Peace to the wop and hip-hop crowd I rmember