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"Dead and Gone" Lyrics

feat. Justin Timberlake

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Genre:Hip-Hop, Rap
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[Chorus]
Ooh, I've been travelin' on this road to long
Just trying to find, my way back home
The old me, is dead and gone, dead and gone
And ooh, I've been travelin' on this road to long
Just trying to find, my way back home
The old me, is dead and gone, dead and gone

Ever had one of dem days, you wish woulda' stayed home
Run into a group of niggas, getting they hate on
You walk by, they get wrong you reply
Then shit get blown
Way outta proportion, way past discussion
Just you against them, pick one then rush 'em
Figure you'll get jumped
That next, they don't wanna stop
There now they bussin', now you gushin', ambulance
Rushin' you to the hospital, with a bad concussion
Plus ya hit four times, plus it hit ya
Spine paralyzed waist down, now ya wheel chair bound
Never mind that now, you lucky to be alive,
Just think it all started you, fussin' with three guys
Now ya pride in the way, but ya pride is the way you
Could fuck around, get shot die any day
Niggas die, every day all over
Bull shit dope money dice, game ordinary hood shit
Could this be, 'cause of hip hop music
Or did the ones, with the good sense
Not use it, usually niggas
Don't know what to do, when their back against the wall
So they just start shootin'
For red or for blue or for blo' I guess,
From Bankhead or from your projects
No more stress, now I'm straight,
Now I get it now I take time to think,
Before I make mistakes, just for my family's sake
That part of me left yesterday, the heart of me is strong today
No regrets I'm blessed to say, the old me dead and gone away.

[Chorus]

I ain't never been scared, I live through tragedy
Situation coulda been dead, lookin' back at it
Most of that shit, didn't even have to happen
But you don't think about it, when you out there trappin'
In apartments hangin', smokin' and rappin'
Niggas start shit didn't, next thing ya know we cappin'
Get locked up, then didn't even get mad
Now think about damn, what a life I had
Most of that shit, look back just laugh
Some shit, still look back just sad
Maybe my homeboy, till be around
Had I not, hit the nigga
In the mouth that time, I won that fight, I lost that war
I can still see my nigga, walkin' out that door
Who'da thought I'd never see, Philant no more
Got enough dead homies, I don't want no more
Cost a nigga his job, cost me more
Ida took that ass-whoopin', now for sure
Now think before I risk my life
Take them chances to get my stripe
A nigga put his hands on me alright
Otherwise stand there, talk shit all night
Cause I hit you, you sue me,
I shoot you, get locked up, who me?
No more stress, now I'm straight,
Now I get it now I take
Time to think, before I make mistakes
Just for my family's sake
That part of me left yesterday
The heart of me is strong today
No regrets I'm blessed to say
The old me dead and gone away.

[Chorus]

I turn my head to the east
I don't see nobody by my side
I turn my head to the west
Still nobody in sight
So I turn my head to the north,
Swallow that pill
That they call pride
The old me is dead and gone,
But the new me will be alright
I turn my head to the east
I don't see nobody by my side
I turn my head to the west
Still nobody in sight
So I turn my head to the north,
Swallow that pill
That they call pride
The old me is dead and gone,
But the new me will be alright

[Chorus]
  • submitted by lin09 on October 1st, 2008
  • corrected by dave on October 20th, 2014
  • written by Harris, Clifford J./timberlake, Justin R./tadross, Robin Morris
  • copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc.

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     AchillesAnon says:
    Like 027-07-2013 03:53
     
    I wish, i had a home..never did. Love this song!
     Trevinator says:
    Like 006-10-2010 22:09
     
    Holy... Crap. It's awesome... and my mom would kill me if she figured out i'm listening to this type of music. Still, It's awesome. Only problem is that T.I. Swears a bit... too much, mabey? Mabey three less Swears, and this would be my favorite song ever.
     Dwarfwen says:
    Like 001-03-2010 12:17
     
    Awsomeness!
     rishaug86 says:
    Like 026-08-2009 08:31
     
    Justin are never in a bad song and this one rocks too!
     Winner101 says:
    Like 008-07-2009 13:33
     
    TI IS THE BEST AND THIS SONG IS 2 GOOD
     risamarisa says:
    Like 024-06-2009 16:07
     
    this songs so fuckin annoying!i hate it.i mean it was cool the couple 3 times bt whe nyou hear it 100 times a day it just gets old and dumb
     ZzZzZzZ says:
    Like 030-05-2009 14:14
     
    Good beat, catchy song.
    I don't know T.I much, but I like Justin Timberlake. I'm really impressed with him since 'futuresex/lovesound'.
     jmrocks says:
    Like 019-05-2009 22:59
     
    I love this song so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe what T.I. did.
    But a lot of artists have been to jail. T.I.'s not the first one.
     SexyLady1 says:
    Like 019-05-2009 05:08
     
    First off i would like to say that i am a huge fan of T.I. and Justin Timberlake, and i want to say that this song is my up most favorite song i have ever heard. I watched the video and it is one i could watch every day i enjoyed it that much. I am a huge fan of music and i cant tell you enough how much i like the song "dead and gone."This is probley one of the best songs i have ever heard. I know you probley hear that all the time from so many fans but this song is one of the greatest songs and it touches my life so much. I have been through a tragedic time in my life to and struggled for a long time and this song explains my feelings, and who i have become today. This song is my call tone on my cell and my ring tone. That is how much i love this song. If anybody out there wanted to learn about me and my life this song says it all.

    Desiree
    aka. "SexyLady1"
    Like 017-05-2009 22:22
     
    ok.... idk how anyone could not like this song.... when u actualy sit down and read the words... u can literally feel the message it gives.... i liked the song b4 i ever read the lyrics thru.... but i rele love it now!!!!
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