COOLIO - I Remember lyrics

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Verse One: Coolio

When I was a kid I rode crates on a skate

And I ate everything momma put on my plate

Niggaz walked around packin B-B guns

Knock on yo' door and run, just for fun

We went to the sto' and sold bottles fo' a nickel

to feast upon a big bag of Cheetos and a pickle

You could get a soda foe less than quarter, and

people used to speak even if they didn't know ya

We fought in the streets like little black soldiers

Shake hands, and still be friends when it was over

We used to play tag and, hide and go seek, or

hide and go get it if we had a few freaks, but

now thangs changed, kids ain't the same

They bang, and slang, and blow out brains

I wish I could go back but, wishin is for suckers

Life was so simple then

Chorus One: ?

I remember (I remember) ohhhhhhh

when we used to hang

On the porch, drinkin brew

and now they drive-by (bay-bee)

I remember (I remember) ohhhhhhh

when we used to play

shoot-em-up, up and down

but now they gang-bang (bay-bee)

Verse Two: Billy Boy

Well I remember yesteryear like it was yesterday

Runnin through the streets of Onessa P-A

I take you through my childhood step by step

Daddy always told me to maintain my rep though

Daddy was a dawg he ain't raise no punks

In the midst of the trees we learned how to thump

At the tender age of nine momma put us on a plane

Next stop -- the land of the insane

Compton California where the killers grow

Forced to live a life that I didn't know

Wore the wrong colors cause I didn't know the facts

Call her bitch, caught a case, caught a slug in my back

But I adapted quickly, suckers tried to get me

Now the fools better run cause this just driveby Billy

Little black boy from the East

forced to be a killer, but I can still remember

Chorus Two: ?

I remember (I remember) ohhhhhhh

when we used to play

Domino, on the porch

but now they drive-by (bay-bee)

I remember (I remember) ohhhhhhh

when we used to have

Army fights, in the smog

but now they gang-bang (bay-bee)

[Coolio] Back when I was a kid nigga

We used to have this game called paperball

(Paperball? What the fuck is that?)

Get a piece of paper, ball that motherfucker up

and play with it! Hahahaha

Verse Three: J-Ro

I got Tha Alkaholik juice to wake ya up like a rooster

Back when I was young, I used to be a booster

Stealin candy from the sto', 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 kickball at recess

I play Pop Warner, golden pairs for the losers

We used to hop corners on the fresh deuce cruisers

Playin Galaga, Space Invaders, eatin Reese's

I had all the women cause my tough skins 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 Zoo Review, and Starsky and Hutch

I remember lunchtime, we used to rhyme out loud

Peace to the Wop and the hip-hop crowd, I remember

Chorus One

Outro: ?

Ohhh, my life, no no

I do remember ohhhhhhhh

I know you do

I remember yesterday

I remember when we played

I remember yesterday, aoowwwwwww!

I remember, hell, when we used to play

in ghetto blocks through the dark

I rememmmmmberrrrrr

Yeahhh yeahhh yeahh

We used to play dominoes all night long

dominoes all night long

Yesterday, yesterday

Do you remember yesterday? I remember yesterday

You remember remember remember remember...

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