Had a dream I said
Bout who he said
Bout B.I.G. I said
That's big he said
Dig what he said, proceed he said
Indeed I said, so
Breathe I did
Don't repeat what I say I said, he said nothing
He agreed with his head
He just nodded like this
What I believe to be a yes I repeated what was said
It came to me like a whisper last evening I said
What's the deal playboy, was the greeting he said
First thing I wanted to know, what's the reason he was dead?
In keeping with the song’s narrative taking place in a dream, the opening to this verse is as hazy as it is familiar; while Biggie’s using a greeting that Jay recognises, the slightly disjointed nature of the syntax illustrates that Jay’s dreams, like everyone’s, don’t always make for perfect sense.
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