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[Dave Hollister]
Brenda's got a baby

[2Pac]
I hear Brenda's got a baby but Brenda's barely got a brain
A damn shame, the girl can hardly spell her name


[Julius Luciano]
Damn that's fucked up, but that don't affect you and me

[2Pac]
Well let me show you how it affects our whole community
Now Brenda never really knew her moms
And her dad was a junkie putting death into his arms
It's sad, cause I bet Brenda doesn't even know
Just cause you're in the ghetto doesn't mean you can't grow
But oh, that's a thought, my own revelation
Do whatever it takes to resist the temptation
Brenda got herself a boyfriend
Her boyfriend was her cousin, now let's watch the joy end
She tried to hide her pregnancy, from her family
Who didn't really care to see, or give a damn if she
Went out and had a church of kids
As long as when the check came they got first dibs
Now Brenda's belly is getting bigger
But no one seems to notice any change in her figure
She's twelve years old and she's having a baby
In love with a molester, who's sexing her crazy
And yet and she thinks that he'll be with her forever
And dreams of a world where the two of them are together, whatever
He left her and she had the baby solo
She had it on the bathroom floor and didn't know so


[Julius Luciano]
Ayo bro, I knew that female that had her child on the bathroom floor
But I ain't seen her in a while, knew the story sounded familiar
I just couldn't remember plus I always called her Bre, but I knew it was short for Brenda
We talkin' about the same person now, I'm certain

Yo, do you know after she gave birth she was on the ground for an hour, hurtin'
She cleaned her baby off, wrapped it in the shower curtain
Threw her baby in the trash, thought she'd be without her burden
Now the baby's in the trash heap, bawlin'
Momma couldn't help it, but it hurts to hear it callin'

She named her baby Hope, she ain't wanna be losin' hope
Got her baby out the trash, gave her baby food and clothes

But she couldn't truly cope, so she started usin' dope
Not only did the needle hook her but anyone in need of a hooker would call her to screw and oh
Gave her dope in lieu of dough

Slapped her and called her names, add injury to insult
Yeah she kept screwin' dudes who viewed her as a stupid ho
B-R-E-N-D-A be ready every night dudes approach

But yo, even though we can't say that she's a moral girl
She's not immoral, she just an amoral girl
A lady of the evening, by day just a girl

But most of her problems we can blame on the world
She quit the dope, she ain't like her father no more
She don't sell her body for drugs, she don't barter no more

She tryin' to get her GED while she workin' at Burger King
Her family said that she could stay at home until she turned 18

And oh, you know that dude she got molested by?
He got arrested Pac, her aunt called the F'in cops
Her family wanted that incestuous mess to stop

Now she met a guy with a college professor pops
Yeah, extremely grim is what her life seemed like
But I think one day Bre gon' get her cheese right


[Outro]
Brenda's got a baby

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