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Gangsta's Paradise Lyrics

Artist: Coolio
Album: Gangsta's Paradise

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I take a look at my life
And realize there's nothing left
'Cause I've been blasting and laughing so long
That even my momma thinks that my mind has gone
But I ain't never crossed a man that didn't deserve it
Me be treated like a punk you know that's unheard of
You betta watch how ya talking
And where ya walking
Or you and your homies might be lined in chalk
I really hate to trip but I gotta loc
As they croak, I see myself in the pistol smoke
Fool, I'm the kinda g that little homie's wanna be like
On my knees in the night
Saying prayers in the street light

1-Been spending most our lives
Living in a gangsta's paradise (2)
Keep spending most our lives
Living in a gangsta's paradise (2)

They got this situation, they got me facing
I can't have a normal life, I was raised by the state
So I gotta be down with the 'hood team
Too much television watching, got me chasing dreams
I'm an educated fool with money on my mind
Got my ten in my hand and a gleam in my eye
I'm a low down gangsta, set tripping banger
And my homies is down so don't arouse my anger
Fool, death ain't nothing but a heart beat away
I'm living life do or die, what can I say?
I'm twenty-three now but will I live to see twenty-four
The way things is going I don't know.

2-Tell me why are we so blind to see
That the ones we hurt are you and me?

(rpt 1)

Power in the money, money in the power
Minute after minute, hour after hour
Everybody's running, but half of them ain't looking
At what's going on in the kitchen
But I don't know what's cooking.
They say I gotta learn
But nobody's gonna teach me
If they can't understand, how can they reach me?
I guess they can't
I guess they won't, I guess they fuck
That's why I know my life is out of luck, foo!

(rpt 1, 2, 2)


by dimitra on 5/15/2008 11:00am
the ones we hurt are you and me...Megalh frash.....
by bernie ramsey on 5/20/2008 2:48am
classic,it ....i mean the lyrics really flow and takes me to paradise.i look down the memory lane,and wonder about coolio,he must have been inspired, touching and ...
by Kandus on 5/28/2008 11:39am
This song is absolute genious...
by TAKIS on 6/11/2008 10:00pm
They say I gotta learn
But nobody's gonna teach me
If they can't understand, how can they reach me?
I guess they can't
I guess they won't, I guess they fuck
That's why I know my life is out of luck, foo!
by i love you 11.16.07 on 6/12/2008 10:56am
its a qud sonq
by KIKE on 6/12/2008 2:58pm
by cooler on 6/16/2008 5:41am
this is one of the best rap songs ever
by coolio on 6/18/2008 11:51am
when i wrote this i just looked into my heart
by I LOVE U on 6/21/2008 9:55pm
this song is amazing and every time i hear i think ...
i know every word to this song me and my whole family knows it...
i think it has great meaning towards it
by Coolio on 6/23/2008 1:53pm
Y did sum1 pretend 2 b coolio
by andrew on 6/28/2008 2:35pm
coolio still sux at all ..
by Coolio on 6/29/2008 8:20am

by Some Italian Guy on 7/4/2008 10:20am
Great song, great lyrics. Genius.

I wish more rap songs were written this well. I knew from the first time I heard it, that it was destined to be a classic.
by Kimi on 7/13/2008 12:07pm

by Aleysha on 7/14/2008 1:05pm
This song is a classic. Gives me memories.
by mexican pride on 7/14/2008 5:01pm
that fuckin song is too fuckin cool
by 420 baby on 7/24/2008 1:03am
Jah greates song evah man coolio is di man me loves dis song
by Mexicano on 7/24/2008 8:15am
by midnite on 7/27/2008 1:41am
I can relate to this song as I chose this life growing up and have watch my friends die and every day I face death and not seeing my daughter grow up. Being a ganster isn't always what you think so think twice.
by Nikos on 8/24/2008 7:34am
BEst song ever
by be the best on 8/27/2008 11:01am
you ve rock my chilhood and i still like you
by bailey on 8/29/2008 11:56am
tis song is my life straight
especially the chorus
Been spending most our lives
Living in a gangsta's paradise
but we
Keep spendiLiving in a gangsta's paradiseng most our lives
by turq on 9/17/2008 9:57pm
My 86 year old white Mother LOVES this song!
by eleni on 9/23/2008 1:00pm
by katerina on 10/8/2008 2:15am
apla teleio!!!
by Xristoforos on 10/17/2008 10:39am
olo to song me kanei k anatrixiazw
by seth "aftershok" heflin on 10/23/2008 2:34pm
that song is g ed up it is the best rap song it realy describes the way us hood people live
by sofi on 11/17/2008 12:15pm
poli dinato tragoudi...!!!
by Voodoo on 12/13/2008 6:48am
Oh..what a song!Too perfect to be real.Ekpliktika apistefto kai mia tromerh dunamh krumenh stous stixous
by AsR@i on 12/24/2008 5:38am
U can just love it,don't u?
by greicey on 12/26/2008 9:18pm
this song is so cool..coolio!!!! u rock!!!!
by jaster on 1/18/2009 1:58pm
poloi elines
by gerard on 1/24/2009 1:48pm
astig talaga 2ng rap song n 2.....
by christos on 2/1/2009 8:42pm
mono mega, terastia!!
by Romeo on 2/12/2009 11:21pm
the best song for me...touching my heart!!!!tetoia tragoudia vgainoun spania...
by shaz mac queen on 2/20/2009 12:02pm
i luv u singing that song wow

by peggy on 2/22/2009 3:39am
alhtheies polles
by 2 fresh4u on 3/2/2009 4:44pm
this song is sweeeett but u neeed to check out jedi minds songs they're boss
by # $ Tr!fo $ # _Gr on 3/7/2009 5:17am
poly wraio tragoudi re ! nomizw einai arketa palio, alla as min xehname oti ta palia einai ta pio wraia sinithws . . . k o Coolio den exei teleio malli ??
by piph on 3/19/2009 5:07am
paidia einai tromero tragoudi,afou yparxei se oles tis tsantes mou panw(to exw grapsei)..kai opoios to dei kai katalavei ti leei exei zoun oi ypoloipoi sthyn agnoia tous...
by me on 3/25/2009 6:19am
perfect .maybe stupidly it remembers me the time was military :S maybe cos of the bullets which passed near my a..
by Giannis on 4/21/2009 11:20am
Gamaei kai dernei....
by Anonymous on 5/26/2009 5:18am
gamato tragoudi !!!!It is the best
by none on 8/11/2009 6:15am
This rap song is really nice when i listen to it always take a look at my life this song shows me the life...
by ben-addicted on 10/11/2009 6:31am
thats a fucking great song yo? not just one under others a good track to think about live
korekte sache alta

by Anon on 10/15/2009 10:53am
Big tune
by ASA on 10/29/2009 12:24pm
Ceza'nn rap szleri daha anlaml ve dndrc
by mixalis on 12/14/2009 8:31am
big meaning... legendary song...
by Most Wanted on 1/15/2010 5:14am
"1-Been spending most our lives"
Its "I've been spending most our lives"

Great song
by my life now on 4/6/2010 4:13am
They say I gotta learn
But nobody's gonna teach me
If they can't understand, how can they reach me?
I guess they can't
I guess they won't, I guess they fuck
That's why I know my life is out of luck, foo!
by YashaWhiteTigerDemon aka Heather on 4/30/2010 4:15pm
I grew up with this song and it's one of my most favorite songs ever. Thank you Coolio for a great song. God Bless you!

Love always,
by Argiris on 6/12/2010 3:48pm
to tragoudi einai teleio...gemato noima..alla k akoustika wraio... apla teleio !!!!!!!!!! <3
by alex on 8/13/2010 4:23pm
by G hommie on 10/25/2010 8:52am
west side ridah tupax the man and g hommies. I kill the fuckas bre hommie. ride to my hommies in the east G clappa mafukka blood and cripsssss true man blast hommies like a mean man ready to conquer the sqeez and the sweech

i dont now what i am saying hear but it sounds really cool
i want to be a gangster who steals banks etc.
by gida tis stepas on 10/27/2010 6:15pm
kommati me yperoxo stixo kai mystiriaki mousiki kai kyriws me yperoxes proswpikes anamniseis...
by peter on 10/30/2010 6:37am
hey the last part of this song has been wrong translated a few words are changed i think by someone who is not a really good listener
i guess we can respect coolio by translate his songtekst the right way
by sweetness on 11/19/2010 9:17pm
luvvvv iiitttt
by ilikeitthrust on 3/5/2011 4:25pm
Nie no tym kawałkiem to wtedy dali do pieca. Zajebiste! Pzdr. dla ziomkw z W.D.
by chris on 3/12/2011 3:54am
poli kalo to tragoudi alla oi stoixoi den einai apolutws swstoi
by petros on 5/10/2011 5:10am
sto telos I guess they won't, I guess they fuck
einai lathos... to swsto einai

I guess they won't, I guess they front Exei simasia auti h leksi gia auto to tragudi
by woo on 8/24/2011 1:05am
by komhs on 9/11/2011 7:01am
apla yperoxo...
by giannis on 9/17/2011 10:44am
by kostas on 9/20/2011 12:08pm
. ;, .
by abiy on 10/28/2011 3:44am
i don't have words to explain zis song.....i just love it
by outta kenya ben on 10/28/2011 2:15pm
gwan song no more no less.....nigga puuuullllooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Maxy on 11/9/2011 6:25am
Most songz have come and they fade away like they have never been heard of,but i think this song will never fade.
by woozy on 12/9/2011 1:47pm
I shoot coolo myself if can affort a chance what you gunna do it huh yeah can't do anything but diss me sucka mcs
by hurricane on 1/13/2012 5:54pm
teleio kommati!!!!
by psdofjk on 3/7/2012 9:54am
u suck
by renpozo on 4/7/2012 3:07pm
i live in the valley of the shadow of death. i was bornt underground by a reaper.i dont understand music
by godwin on 5/13/2012 9:50am
great song.growing up in lagos nigeria, me ma pals use to like this song,the lyric was good.
too much television watching got me chasing dreams
am an educated fool, with money on my mind.
by Prussia on 8/6/2012 5:15am
I missed the days when everything were just full of awesome songs like this. Now the fuckers ruined everything with all the fucking unawesome dubstep.
by aleksia on 8/18/2012 12:11pm
I love this song! <3
by Jamal on 12/13/2012 2:48pm
The verse is "I guess they FRONT" not Fuck.
by speedometer on 12/23/2012 10:13am
raised by the state... Money on ma mind... So so so hot and so inspiring ...
by dpgc on 3/21/2013 12:01pm
They say I gotta learn
But nobody's gonna teach me

this sentence says it all
by Leeaze on 8/16/2013 1:00pm
Voted one of the best rap songs of all time!
by DONCONSTANTIN on 4/21/2014 3:06pm
by Christian Orthodox on 1/16/2015 11:45pm
But I ain't never crossed a man that didn't deserve it

what is the meaning of that?
by Jonny Sins on 12/19/2017 9:52am
He means that he ain't killed someone that didn't deserve it

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