GETO BOYS - I Tried lyrics

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She don't wanna be with me no mo'

Ain't her fault she just tired of this dumb shit that she don't know

Whether to, throw in the towel or if he gon' grow

And if he do, where is he gon' go?

Got a letter from an old friend, I read it and cried

When he told me that his girl just died

Right out of the blue, breast cancer, wasn't nothin to do

Now I'm sittin here and thinkin of you

Tryin to come to amends, cause really I done wanted you in

You the only one I trust as a friend

I know I'm on my last leg limpin with this bullshit written

But I still gotta bring it to light

Spent half of a lifetime missin cause I would not listen

Confused about my wrong and my rights

They tellin me that time heals wounds though

This wound gon' need some stitches; I got testimony for niggaz

You doin what you do but when the shoe gets flipped

Standin on the other foot got your boots and shit

When you back up and analyze, fix shit and finalize

Before you leave the shit alone just try

Maybe there's somethin you can do to rectify what's did

And plus you gotta think of the kids

That's kinda just the way life is, you either gotta live or you die

At least that I can say that I tried

[Chorus: Scarface]

Cause I tried, I tried to do the best I could

Sometimes I guess my best ain't good... enough

Cause when it's over, said shit done

You sittin by yourself mixed up

But I tried, I tried to do the best I could

Sometimes I guess my best ain't good... enough

Cause when it's over, said shit done

You sittin by yourself mixed up, but I tried

[Willie D]

Faster than a crackhead, can pawn yo' shit

Willie D'll put a foot in you bitch

I sold dope, robbed folks, had to make ends meet

Since 5th grade, I been up in these streets, tryin to get it

Raised by a single mother, two sisters two brothers

I used to think she didn't love us

Cause she beat us so much, plus she came home drunk

But every now and then she'd knock on wood, and say

I tried to do the best that I could - and I believe her

Cause she was treated evil out the box

You can't get what you ain't got

Momma I was young, hittin licks, started helpin you out

'Bout the closest that you came to a man of the house

I was talkin back, walkin through the do' gettin smacked

You used to brag to your friends on how, well I rapped

We never really got along but when you took sick

I was at your side 'til you died

I wasn't the best son but I tried


[Bushwick Bill]

I've always been crook, never given up

But the past few years has been really rough

Felt like givin up a couple of times

Take a jump or plant a slug deep, up in my mind

Fuck it I'm dyin, done wit strugglin for mine

Sleepin on fans, knowin there ain't no use to me lyin

Change my name for anonymity's sake

But a four feet dwarf that be on television's hard to miss

I get pissed over little shit, little shit drive me crazy

Then I start thinkin 'bout my babies

I cain't go to jail, I cain't die

Who better to teach 'em 'bout this cruel world than I?

Their mommas won't let me see 'em, I still pay my support

Cause once you give life, life is bigger than yours

Maybe I'm not all you expect me to be

But when it's done and said ultimately, daddy tried


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