I never really got to express what I felt when you left..
I couldn't find the words to say
Now I've got em
I don't even know if I'm ready to let this all out but...
This one's for you
I got the call
That no one wanted to get
When they respect
Someone who seems immune to death
You were a Superman, walking with no Kryptonite
But I just seen you, laying at the crypt tonight
Now I’m wondering, how does this get fair?
I smell death around the coroner, no fresh air
I lost my cousin to his buzzin while drivin
Like somebody drowning, while somebody else diving
You were the brother that a nigga never had
Now you’re just a brother a nigga’ll never have
I laid down flowers but you couldn’t see the river
Running down my face my thoughts were all a mixture
How could he dismiss ya, everybody sayin’ it’s fine
Listen to tapes of your voice as it play and rewind
In my mind
I couldn’t grip that you were gone that you left me
But I could hear you sayin just move on don’t forget me
Treasure every day, that’s why they call the present
Baby comin’ to earth while you ascended to heaven
I was talkin’ with my soul, and I couldn’t find the words
To talk about my feelings I was angry with the world
Man I couldn’t accept it, find out what the meaning of death is
Now I'm just here stuck with the question
When we die where do we go? Can we catch up?
Can we laugh about the times we messed up?
Can I just dap you up, say what’s happenin man
I just wanna see you again
To be honest, I never got over your death
I don’t believe one should “get over” loved ones
I’m not about to let go of a bond that took a lifetime
Look why you had to go man?
We ain’t had a drink together
Your child don’t even know you man
And that... that driver
How did he even have the audacity to be angry?
I just hope that he can forgive himself... I can't
Rest in peace. I love you
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