i need a light lyrics – warren g

(feat. nate dogg)

[chorus: nate dogg]
i need a light (light)
so i can smoke away this pain
i need a drink (drink)
so i can drink away this rain
maybe a wife (wife)
somebody to share my name
i need a song
a brand new song to sing

[warren g]
long beach back in the day was all hustling
young n*gg*z in the neigborhood struggling
praying to god we ammount to something
by living on the street where they constantly busting
big warren told us that they can’t hold us
n*gg*z ain’t sh*t ’till they p*ss away
so i, watched my step
but when ola mae left i was a mothaf*cking basket case
for real
god bless me
cuz i be on the east where they wanna arrest me
i break bread so they wanna suspect me
but look me in my eyes and say they wanna protect me
yeah
ruthless, my style as a juvenile
ran with a gang, got me a profile
as a child in the beach i was wild
ready to die and that’s why..

[chorus: nate dogg]
i need a light (light)
so i can smoke away this pain
i need a drink (drink)
so i can drink away this rain
maybe a wife (wife)
somebody to share my name
i need a song
a brand new song to sing

[warren g]
could it be it was all so simple
dropping a slick instrumental
snoop busting ’bout the sh*t we went through
nate singing ’bout the city we came from
and n*gg*z so tight wasn’t nothing we wouldn’t do
time keep slipping
but i ain’t tripping n*gg* it’s all about my children
so you can save that bullsh*t
cuz if i pull my sh*t, n*gg* i’ma kill you
the streets is watching
and n*gg*z fell victim from la to watts and compton
but life goes on
it’s just another song if you ain’t to one gone
listen
ruthless, my style as a juvenile
but now i got a brand new g-child
big warren gotta stay trunk tight
cuz he got the fly and that’s why..

[chorus: nate dogg]
i need a light (light)
so i can smoke away this pain
i need a drink (drink)
so i can drink away this rain
maybe a wife (wife)
somebody to share my name
i need a song
a brand new song to sing

[warren g]
listen
caviar wishes, twisting st*tches, all out race for the riches
got a n*gg* missing what rich is
and what a life mean if you do it for the kids
it’s for my family y’all
really the only one who understand me y’all
cuz it ain’t hard to ball
but then who got ya back when it’s time to fall
and it’s amazing
to stay up on top, your game so close to the pavement
time brings change in mind
but then don’t let the change bring your mind no time
clearly, a conspiracy
n*gg*z right near me but still ain’t hearing me
that’s how it’s always gone fly
’till you ready to die and that’s why..

[chorus: nate dogg]
i need a light (light)
so i can smoke away this pain
i need a drink (drink)
so i can drink away this rain
maybe a wife (wife)
somebody to share my name
i need a song
a brand new song to sing

/ warren g lyrics