And I wonder if they'll laugh when I'm dead?
Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight?
Why am I trying to see, when there ain't nothing in sight?
Why am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try?
Why am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die?
This song was produced by Eminem after the death of both Pac and Biggie, both artists were in a feud when Pac died in 1996; hence a hook that states “Why am I fighting to live if I’m just living to fight?”, and “Why am I dying to live if I’m just living to die?”
Ironically, Biggie’s album title Ready to Die gives an entirely different meaning.
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