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    These are not necessarily inspiring, but they stop me everytime I'm busy with studying or even just hustling around and think about issues and life in general:

    Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

    Would you know my name
    If I saw you in heaven
    Will it be the same
    If I saw you in heaven
    I must be strong, and carry on
    Cause I know I don't belong
    Here in heaven

    Would you hold my hand
    If I saw you in heaven
    Would you help me stand
    If I saw you in heaven
    I'll find my way, through night and day
    Cause I know I just can't stay
    Here in heaven

    Time can bring you down
    Time can bend your knee
    Time can break your heart
    Have you begging please
    Begging please

    (instrumental)

    Beyond the door
    There's peace I'm sure.
    And I know there'll be no more...
    Tears in heaven

    Would you know my name
    If I saw you in heaven
    Will it be the same
    If I saw you in heaven
    I must be strong, and carry on
    Cause I know I don't belong
    Here in heaven

    Cause I know I don't belong
    Here in heaven





    Sound of Silence: Simon and Garfunkle


    Hello darkness, my old friend,
    Ive come to talk with you again,
    Because a vision softly creeping,
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
    And the vision that was planted in my brain
    Still remains
    Within the sound of silence.

    In restless dreams I walked alone
    Narrow streets of cobblestone,
    neath the halo of a street lamp,
    I turned my collar to the cold and damp
    When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of
    A neon light
    That split the night
    And touched the sound of silence.

    And in the naked light I saw
    Ten thousand people, maybe more.
    People talking without speaking,
    People hearing without listening,
    People writing songs that voices never share
    And no one deared
    Disturb the sound of silence.

    Fools said i,you do not know
    Silence like a cancer grows.
    Hear my words that I might teach you,
    Take my arms that I might reach you.
    But my words like silent raindrops fell,
    And echoed
    In the wells of silence

    And the people bowed and prayed
    To the neon God they made.
    And the sign flashed out its warning,
    In the words that it was forming.
    And the signs said, the words of the prophets
    Are written on the subway walls
    And tenement halls.
    And whisperd in the sounds of silence.




    Bridge over Troubled Waters: Simon and Garfunkle

    When youre weary, feeling small,
    When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
    Im on your side. when times get rough
    And friends just cant be found,
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.

    When youre down and out,
    When youre on the street,
    When evening falls so hard
    I will comfort you.
    Ill take your part.
    When darkness comes
    And pains is all around,
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.

    Sail on silvergirl,
    Sail on by.
    Your time has come to shine.
    All your dreams are on their way.
    See how they shine.
    If you need a friend
    Im sailing right behind.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind.





    The Rose: Amanda McBroom

    Some say love it is a river
    that drowns the tender reed
    Some say love it is a razer
    that leaves your soul to blead

    Some say love it is a hunger
    an endless aching need
    I say love it is a flower
    and you it's only seed

    It's the heart afraid of breaking
    that never learns to dance
    It's the dream afraid of wakingthat never takes the chance
    It's the one who won't be taken
    who cannot seem to give
    and the soul afraid of dyingthat never learns to live

    When the night has been too lonely
    and the road has been too long
    and you think that love is only
    for the lucky and the strong
    Just remember in the winterfar beneath the bitter snows
    lies the seed
    that with the sun's love
    in the spring
    becomes the rose

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    I have alot of lyrics with this criteria; I'll find a few.


    Life Goes On: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W69SSLfRJho
    By 2pac

    [Chorus: repeat 2X]

    How many brothas fell victim to tha streetz
    Rest in peace young *****, there's a Heaven for a 'G'
    be a lie, If I told ya that I never thought of death
    my n****s, we tha last ones left
    but life goes on.....

    [Verse One:]

    As I bail through tha empty halls
    breath stinkin'
    in my draws
    ring, ring, ring
    quiet y'all
    incoming call
    plus this my homie from high school
    he's getting bye
    It's time to bury another brotha nobody cry
    life as a baller
    alchol and booty calls
    we usta do them as adolecents
    do you recall?
    raised as G's
    loc'ed out and blazed the weed
    get on tha roof
    let's get smoked out
    and blaze with me
    2 in tha morning
    and we still high assed out
    screamin' 'thug till I die'
    before I passed out
    but now that your gone
    i'm in tha zone
    thinkin'
    'I don't wanna die all alone'
    but now ya gone
    and all I got left are stinkin' memories
    I love them niggas to death
    i'm drinkin' Hennessy
    while tryin' ta make it last
    I drank a 5th for that ***
    when you passed....
    cause life goes on

    [Chorus]

    [Verse Two:]

    Yeah n*****
    I got tha word as hell
    ya blew trial and tha judge gave you
    25 with an L
    time to prepare to do fed time
    won't see parole
    imagine life as a convict
    that's getten' old
    plus with tha drama
    we're lookin out for your babies mama
    taken risks, while keepin' cheap tricks from gettin on her...
    life in tha hood...
    is all good for nobody
    remember gamin' on dumb hoties at chill parties
    Me and you
    No true a two
    while scheming on hits
    and gettin tricks
    that maybe we can slide into
    but now you burried
    rest *****
    cause I ain't worried
    eyes bluried
    sayin' goodbye at the cemetary
    tho' memories fade
    I got your name tated on my arm
    so we both ball till' my dying days
    before I say goodbye
    Kato and Mental rest in peace
    Thug till I die

    [Chorus]

    [Verse Three:]

    Bury me smilin'
    with G's in my pocket
    have a party at my funeral
    let every rapper rock it
    let tha hoes that I usta know
    from way before
    kiss me from my head to my toe
    give me a paper and a pen
    so I can write about my life of sin
    a couple bottles of Gin
    incase I don't get in
    tell all my people i'm a Ridah
    nobody cries when we die
    we outlaws
    let me ride
    until I get free
    I live my life in tha fast lane
    got police chasen me
    to my niggas from old blocks
    from old crews
    niggas that guided me through
    back in tha old school
    pour out some liquor
    have a toast for tha homies
    see we both gotta die
    but ya chose to go before me
    and brothas miss ya while your gone
    you left your ***** on his own
    how long we mourn
    life goes on...

    [Chorus repeats to end]
    [sung overtop repeating chorus]

    Life goes on homie
    gone on, cause they passed away
    N**** doin' life
    N**** doin' 50 and 60 years and shit
    I feel ya *****, trust me
    I feel ya
    You know what I mean
    last year
    we poured out liquor for ya
    this year *****, life goes on
    we're gonna clock now
    get money
    evade *****es
    evade tricks
    give players plenty space
    and basicaly just represent for you baby
    next time you see your n****
    your gonna be on top n*****
    their gonna be like,
    'Goddamn, them n*****s came up'
    that's right baby
    life goes on....
    and we up out this b*****
    hey Kato, Mental
    y'all niggas make sure it's popin' when we get up there
    don't front.
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    Keep Ya Head Up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfXwmDGJAB8
    By 2 Pac

    Little somethin for my godson Elijah and a little girl named Corinne

    [Verse One:]

    Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
    I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots
    I give a holler to my sisters on welfare
    Tupac cares, and don't nobody else care
    And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot
    When you come around the block brothas clown a lot
    But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up
    Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up
    And when he tells you you ain't nuttin don't believe him
    And if he can't learn to love you you should leave him
    Cause sista you don't need him
    And I ain't tryin to gas ya up, I just call em how I see em
    You know it makes me unhappy (what's that)
    When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy
    And since we all came from a woman
    Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
    I wonder why we take from our women
    Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
    I think it's time to kill for our women
    Time to heal our women, be real to our women
    And if we don't we'll have a race of babies
    That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
    And since a man can't make one
    He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
    So will the real men get up
    I know you're fed up ladies, but keep your head up

    [Chorus]

    Keep ya head up, oooo child things are gonna get easier
    ooooo child things are gonna get brighter [2x]

    [Verse Two:]

    Aiyyo, I remember Marvin Gaye, used to sing ta me
    He had me feelin like black was tha thing to be
    And suddenly tha ghetto didn't seem so tough
    And though we had it rough, we always had enough
    I huffed and puffed about my curfew and broke the rules
    Ran with the local crew, and had a smoke or two
    And I realize momma really paid the price
    She nearly gave her life, to raise me right
    And all I had ta give her was my pipe dream
    Of how I'd rock the mic, and make it to tha bright screen
    I'm tryin to make a dollar out of fifteen cents
    It's hard to be legit and still pay tha rent
    And in the end it seems I'm headin for tha pen
    I try and find my friends, but they're blowin in the wind
    Last night my buddy lost his whole family
    It's gonna take the man in me to conquer this insanity
    It seems tha rain'll never let up
    I try to keep my head up, and still keep from gettin wet up
    You know it's funny when it rains it pours
    They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor
    Say there ain't no hope for the youth and the truth is
    it ain't no hope for tha future
    And then they wonder why we crazy
    I blame my mother, for turning my brother into a crack baby
    We ain't meant to survive, cause it's a setup
    And even though you're fed up
    Huh, ya got to keep your head up

    [Chorus]

    [Verse Three:]

    And uhh
    To all the ladies havin babies on they own
    I know it's kinda rough and you're feelin all alone
    Daddy's long gone and he left you by ya lonesome
    Thank the Lord for my kids, even if nobody else want em
    Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I'm sure
    And if you fall, stand tall and comeback for more
    Cause ain't nuttin worse than when your son
    wants to kno why his daddy don't love him no mo'
    You can't complain you was dealt this
    hell of a hand without a man, feelin helpless
    Because there's too many things for you to deal with
    Dying inside, but outside you're looking fearless
    While tears, is rollin down your cheeks
    Ya steady hopin things don't all down this week
    Cause if it did, you couldn't take it, and don't blame me
    I was given this world I didn't make it
    And now my son's getten older and older and cold
    From havin the world on his shoulders
    While the rich kids is drivin Benz
    I'm still tryin to hold on to my survivin friends
    And it's crazy, it seems it'll never let up, but
    please... you got to keep your head up
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    Unconditional Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiiLrL5H2dI
    By 2 pac

    (What y'all want?)
    Unconditional Love (no doubt)
    Talking bout the stuff that don't wear off
    It don't fade
    It'll last for all these crazy days
    These crazy nights
    Whether you wrong or you right
    I'm a still love you
    Still feel you
    Still there for you
    No matter what (hehe)
    You will always be in my heart
    With unconditional love

    [Verse One:]

    Come listen to my truest thoughts, my truest feelings
    All my peers doing years beyond drug dealing
    How many caskets can we witness
    Before we see it's hard to live
    This life without God, so we must ask forgiveness
    Ask mama why God deserved to die
    Witness the tears falling free from my eyes
    Before she could reply
    Though we were born without a silver spoon
    My broken down TV, show cartoons in my living room (hey)
    One day I hope to make it
    A player in this game
    Mama don't cry, long as we try
    Maybe things change
    Perhaps it's just a fantasy
    A life where we don't need no welfare
    Shit with our whole family
    Maybe it's me that caused it
    The fighting and the hurting
    In my room crying cause I didn't want to be a burden
    Watch mama open up her arms to hugging
    And I ain't worried bout a damn thang, with unconditionl love

    [Chorus: 2x]

    In this game the lesson's in your eyes to see
    Though things change, the future's still inside of me
    We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark
    So you will always be in my heart, with unconditional love

    [Verse Two:]

    Just got the message you've been calling all week
    Been out here hustling on these streets, ain't had a chance to speak
    But you know, with you and me it's on G
    We could never be enemies, cause you been such a good friend to me
    Where would I be without my dogs
    No wonder why when times get hard
    Cause it ain't easy being who we are
    Driven by my ambitions, desire higher positions
    So I proceed to make Gs, eternally in my mission
    Is to be more than just a rap musician
    The elevation of today's generation
    If could make 'em listen
    Prison ain't what we need, no longer stuck in greed
    Time to play and strategize, my family's gotta eat
    When we make somethin out of nothing
    No pleasure in the suffering, neighborhood would be good
    If they could cut out all the busting
    The liquor and the weed the cussing
    Sending love out to my block
    The struggle never stops (unconditional love)

    [Chorus]

    [Verse Three:]

    I'll probably never understand ya ways
    With everyday I swear I hear ya
    Trying to change your ways while gettin paid at the same time
    Just had a baby with the same eyes
    Something inside, please let me die these are strange times
    How come I never made it
    Maybe it's the way the played it in my heart
    I knew one day I gotta be a star
    My hopes and all my wishes
    So many vivid pictures, and all the currency
    I'll never even get to see
    This fast life soon shatter us
    Cause after all the lights and screams
    Nothing but my dreams matter
    Hoping for better days
    Maybe a peaceful night, baby don't cry
    Cause everythang gonna be alright
    Just lay your head on my shoulder
    Don't worry bout a thang baby
    Girl I'm a soldier (huh)
    Never treated me bad, no matter who I was
    You still came with that, unconditional love

    [Chorus 3x until fade]
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    Dear Mama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNcloTmvTeA
    By 2 pac

    You are appreciated

    [Verse One: 2Pac]

    When I was younger and my mama had beef
    Seventeen years old kicked out on the streets
    Though back at the time, I never thought I'd see her face
    Ain't a woman alive that could take my mama's place
    Suspended from school; and scared to go home, I was a fool
    with the big boys, breakin all the rules
    I shed tears with my baby sister
    Over the years we was poorer than the other little kids
    And even though we had different daddy's, the same drama
    When things went wrong we'd blame mama
    I reminice on the stress I caused, it was hell
    Huggin on my mama from a jail cell
    And who'd think in elementary?
    Heeey! I see the penitentiary, one day
    And runnin from the police, that's right
    Mama catch me, put a whoopin to my backside
    And even as a crack fiend, mama
    You always was a black queen, mama
    I finally understand
    for a woman it ain't easy tryin to raise a man
    You always was committed
    A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it
    There's no way I can pay you back
    But the plan is to show you that I understand
    You are appreciated

    [Chorus: Reggie Green & "Sweet Franklin" w/ 2Pac]

    Lady...
    Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady
    Dear mama
    Place no one above ya, sweet lady
    You are appreciated
    Don't cha know we love ya?

    [second and third chorus, "And dear mama" instead of "Dear mama"]

    [Verse Two: 2Pac]

    Now ain't nobody tell us it was fair
    No love from my daddy cause the coward wasn't there
    He passed away and I didn't cry, cause my anger
    wouldn't let me feel for a stranger
    They say I'm wrong and I'm heartless, but all along
    I was lookin for a father he was gone
    I hung around with the Thugs, and even though they sold drugs
    They showed a young brother love
    I moved out and started really hangin
    I needed money of my own so I started slangin
    I ain't guilty cause, even though I sell rocks
    It feels good puttin money in your mailbox
    I love payin rent when the rent's due
    I hope ya got the diamond necklace that I sent to you
    Cause when I was low you was there for me
    And never left me alone because you cared for me
    And I could see you comin home after work late
    You're in the kitchen tryin to fix us a hot plate
    Ya just workin with the scraps you was given
    And mama made miracles every Thanksgivin
    But now the road got rough, you're alone
    You're tryin to raise two bad kids on your own
    And there's no way I can pay you back
    But my plan is to show you that I understand
    You are appreciated

    [Chorus]

    [Verse Three: 2Pac]

    Pour out some liquor and I reminsce, cause through the drama
    I can always depend on my mama
    And when it seems that I'm hopeless
    You say the words that can get me back in focus
    When I was sick as a little kid
    To keep me happy there's no limit to the things you did
    And all my childhood memories
    Are full of all the sweet things you did for me
    And even though I act craaazy
    I gotta thank the Lord that you made me
    There are no words that can express how I feel
    You never kept a secret, always stayed real
    And I appreciate, how you raised me
    And all the extra love that you gave me
    I wish I could take the pain away
    If you can make it through the night there's a brighter day
    Everything will be alright if ya hold on
    It's a struggle everyday, gotta roll on
    And there's no way I can pay you back
    But my plan is to show you that I understand
    You are appreciated

    [Chorus]

    Sweet lady
    And dear mama

    Dear mama
    Lady [3X]
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    Til today, his music lives on; his depriction of life can very harsh, but life can be good too. By listening to 2pac, it does helps me opened my eyes on how to become a better person in society; odd on why I say that. In life people past away, but you must able to have a grip and try to move on with your lives; if you can not, then life is a big dispair [that negative energy will spread to others who care about you]. Just live life, every step of the way, enjoy it because life is very short; so do something postive.
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    Here is another, but from an Asian artist: 宋岳庭- Life's a struggle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZGmF...related&search= Although, these two artists are deceased, their music does lives on. This is my first time hearing it.
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    在水一方

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqG11...eature=related

    歌詞:
    绿草苍苍 白雾茫茫
    有位佳人 在水一方
    绿草萋萋 白雾迷离
    有位佳人 靠水而居

    我愿逆流而上 依偎在她身旁
    无奈前有险滩 道路又远又长
    我愿顺流而下 找寻她的方向
    却见依稀仿佛 她在水的中央

    我愿逆流而上 与她轻言细语
    无奈前有险滩 道路曲折无已
    我愿顺流而下 找寻她的踪迹
    却见仿佛依稀 她在水中伫立

    I really dislike Qiong Yao, but I have to give credit when it's due and these are very touching lyrics...

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    Now, we were talking about money vs sex over at the other forum. Here I have Shania twain's lyrics for the song Ka-Ching.

    "Ka-Ching"

    We live in a greedy little world--
    that teaches every little boy and girl
    To earn as much as they can possibly--
    then turn around and
    Spend it foolishly
    We've created us a credit card mess
    We spend the money that we don't possess
    Our religion is to go and blow it all
    So it's shoppin' every Sunday at the mall

    All we ever want is more
    A lot more than we had before
    So take me to the nearest store

    [Chorus:]
    Can you hear it ring
    It makes you wanna sing
    It's such a beautiful thing--Ka-ching!
    Lots of diamond rings
    The happiness it brings
    You'll live like a king
    With lots of money and things

    When you're broke go and get a loan
    Take out another mortgage on your home
    Consolidate so you can afford
    To go and spend some more when
    you get bored

    All we ever want is more
    A lot more than we had before
    So take me to the nearest store

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Let's swing
    Dig deeper in your pocket
    Oh, yeah, ha
    Come on I know you've got it
    Dig deeper in your wallet
    Oh

    All we ever want is more
    A lot more than we had before
    So take me to the nearest store

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Can you hear it ring
    It makes you wanna sing
    You'll live like a king
    With lots of money and things
    Ka-ching!
    What can I say? I'm still standing! No weapon against me shall prosper! I am more than a conqueror!!!

    I don't care to sit by the window on an airplane. If I can't control it, why look?

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    here is one that raised my eyebrows.

    See, I donít know if I can handle you as just a friend
    Aw, baby, I canít pretend
    Aw, baby, Iím so far in
    But I donít mind as long as I could have you in my life
    Aw, baby, Iím satisfied
    Even if youíre not just mine
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    These lyrics, not only thought provoking, the tune makes my heart sink too...

    Title: So Near, So Far - by Do

    [SIZE=2]Never thought it'd be like this
    It's you an only you I miss
    An empty bed a bleeding heart
    Reminds me that you're so far away

    Chorus:
    I know you hear me when I sing
    Letting you know the thoughts you bring
    A lovely smile, your face
    Wherever you are
    You are so near, so far

    Everyday this aching grows
    Pierced my heart right through my soul
    The way we held, the words we spoke
    Gives me strength when I am alone

    Friends say it's time to let it go
    They say that it's been way too long
    But tell me how can I go on alone
    I thought we'd be together
    You and I forever

    (chorus)

    If I had wings
    I would fly in your direction
    Sail the seven seas
    To have you near
    And I would never, ever let you part
    For you would always
    Be here in my heart

    (chorus)

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    What can I say? I'm still standing! No weapon against me shall prosper! I am more than a conqueror!!!

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