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"The Message"
[feat. Mary J. Blige, Rell]

[Intro: Dr. Dre (Mary J. Blige)]
This one is for my brother...
Tyree, R.I.P.! (ohhhh!) (ohhhhh, listeeeen!)
A message to God. [Mary J. Blige harmonizing] (Ooooooohh-ohhhhh! Hmmm-hmmmmmm!)

[Dr. Dre (Mary J. Blige):]
Since you finishin' 'em early. - What posessed you to start him?
We made a vow! - Later we'll regret til death do us part!
Lord! - I thought we was made for each other,
You shouldn't connect those, made to be taken away from each other. (Hmmm-hmmmmmmm!)
Now what I'm supposed to do? - I'm only half the man that I was
I'll never last! - Cause my better half is up there with you! (oooooohhhhhhh!)
You knew what you was doin' when you made us? - So with all due respect,
You coulda forgave him. - You didn't have to take him!
He can take the game with him, cause he defines the word
The one who puts the G in it. - Who you think put me in it? (Ohh-ooohhhhhhhh!)
I'm feelin' like my whole world is blinded. - Wonderin' why
Cryin' - pourin' out my heart - pourin' out liquor behind it? (oooohh, noooooooo!)
We fought like brothers, somethin we never should do
We coulda used time spent arguin tellin' the truth.
He had talent, too. - I had plans on watchin' him grow
Don't know what hurts more: - seein' him leave - or watchin' him go? (whooooaaaaahhhhhh!)

[Chorus: Mary J. Blige]
Listen, listen, listeeeen! (listeeeeeen!) Whoaaaaaahh! (listeeeeeeen!)
Listen, listen, listeeeen! (better listeeeeen!) - Whoahh-oahhh-oahhh!
Listen, listen, listen! (listeeeeeeen!) (Noooo-oooooo-oooooooo!)
Listeeeen! - Mmm-mmm-mmm!

[Bridge: Rell (Mary J. Blige)]
If you wanna know whyyyy... (why I live my liiiiife?)
The way that I doooo. (cause I got to get this mo-neyyyyyyyy!)
So don't worry about meeee! (cause I know my wayyy arouuuuuund!)
I'm just hustlin' e-ve-rydayyyy. - Runnin' this raaace! - Makin this papeeeeer! (ooooooohhhhhhhh!)

[Dr. Dre:]
You's a soldier! - You're prob'ly packin' heat up there
Met up with homies from the street - and got deep up there. (oooohh, ooooohhhhhhhh!)
If you only knew the way I felt before they ruined the crew
I thought I learned from Eazy. - Now I'm goin through it with you!
We lost a thug - a son and a father!
I spoke to your son - the other day, and told him: "Uncle Dre got him."
The Lord must be accidentally pullin' your file
Cause I'm still pagin' you! - 911, straight in denial! (nooooo, oooooohhh, ooooohhhhhhh!)
Prayin' you get it! - But no man can choose the card he was dealt,
You either quit! - Or you gon' play it like you get it.
I done been through all emotions
From in shock, to keepin' a pokerface to straight breakin down and showin all emotions! (yeeeeeaahhhhhh!)
I'm anxious to believe in real G's don't cry
If that's the truth. - Then I'm realizin' I ain't no gangsta!
It's just not me! - But you know I'm a always ride with' you.
I miss you! - Sometimes I wish I just died with' you! (oooohhhhhhhh, yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!)

[Chorus: Mary J. Blige]
Listen, listen, listeeeen! (listeeeeeen, listeeeeeeen!) Whoaaaaaahh!
Listen, listen, listeeeen! (listeeeeen, listeeeeen, listeeeeen!) - Whoahh-oahhh-oahhh!
Listen, listen, listen! (Oooooooohhhhhhh!) Nooooo-oooooo-oooooooooooooohhhhhhhh!
Listeeeen... - Eyy-eyy-eyy-yeah-yeaaahh!

[Bridge: Rell (Mary J. Blige)]
If you wanna know whyyyy... (why I live my liiiiife?)
The way that I doooo. (cause I got to get this mo-neyyyyyyyy!)
So don't worry about meeee! (don't worryyyy! don't worryyyyy, worryyyyy!)
I'm just hustlin' e-ve-rydayyyy. - Runnin' this raaace! - Makin' this papeeeeer!

[Mary J. Blige:]
Yeeeah, yeaaaaah!
If you don't know why IIIIII...
You gotta listen up right now, lis-ten!
Lis-ten! - Lis-ten! - Lis-teeeeeeeen!
Oooooooooh! Oahahoooohhh-ooooha-ohhhhh!
Lis-teeeen! - Lis-teeeen...
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah-ehh-yeah!
Yahhooooohahhooooh, listennnn!
Lis-teeeen! Children lis-teeeen!
I'm tryna tell you somethin gooood...
Don't get caught up in the hooooood!
Yeahhh-hah! Yeahhh-hah, aooooooh!
If you don't know whyyyy...
You gotta find out the reason whyyyyyy!
Brotheeer... brotheeeer... [beat fades out]

[Outro: Thomas Chong]
Who are you?
Dr. Dre?!
Are you a real doctor, dude?
I mean, like... you know?
Can you prescribe some drugs for me man?
Come on, dude! I'll, I'll, I'll...
Hey I'll split whatever I get with you, okay?
"The Chronic".

[Thanks to Big TaMá$ for correcting these lyrics]

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