in my lifetime (original ski mix) lyrics – jay-z

this song here is dedicated to danny dan and may he rest in peace
who at his funeral left us with the words that
he did it his way
(uh huh, uh huh)
so i have no other choice but to do it my way
uh huh, uh huh

uhh, while n*gg*z are shootin’ stupid
i’m carefully plottin’ ways to make it rotten
well, planned hits until you’re long forgotten
y’all n*gg*z that utilize my style don’t hurt me

’cause on the low half of these rappin’ *ss n*gg*z wanna work for me
now picture me standin’ on somebody block tryin’ to rock
i drop bombs and n*gg*z see me with that dough by eight o’clock
my feet never touch the concrete, just street sweep awards

while you’re starin’ on my d*ck n*gg*, gimme yours
i don’t h*ssle with capsules, ’cause that’ll make the gr*ss grow
and get a project n*gg* paid up the *sshole
if i’ma risk a frisk, gettin’ my wrists wrapped up in steel

i’m out here tryin’ to make a mill’, my sh*t is real for real
while others worship guns i worship tons of money
tons of fun, laughin’ at sh*t that ain’t even funny
so i ain’t pressed to make a cd, i took it slow

eighty percent of these n*gg*z with deals
can’t see me with the dough, uh

in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of dough
i need a whole lot of dough
(for real)
in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of stash
i need a whole lot of cash
(stay real)

in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of dough
i need a whole lot of dough
in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of stash
i need a whole lot of cash

(for real)
(true)
(true)

more ice than winter ninety-four
i toured the fifty states with a trunk of raw
recrutin’, i’m hittin’ shorties with consignment but don’t play me
oh, you gon’ pay me, y’all n*gg*z ain’t crazy

i’m laid back in the five thousand italian leather seat recliner
under some v*g*n*, discussin’ the finer, things
my crib is mean, watchin’ a hundred inch screen
lettin’ the shorties slide by once in a while and let ’em dream

they think i’ve mastered the game, ’cause dames scream my name
with p*ssion, i tell ’em stop flashin’ and start stashin’
and we’ll all get off the corner, the only heat you’ll feel
is from a sauna, lettin’ bubbles shoot up your *ss if you wanna

and f*ck that weed, it keeps you broke, invest in
pounds of herbs and profit if n*gg*z wanna smoke dope
but keep your nuts, ’cause this is a man’s game
and we’ll all pop champagne till it’s a d*mn shame

in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of dough
i need a whole lot of dough
(for real)
in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of stash
i need a whole lot of cash
(stay real)

in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of dough
i need a whole lot of dough
in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of stash
i need a whole lot of cash

i’m shootin’ to vegas, gamblin’ green-o at the casino
schoolin’ the dice like vinny barberino
welcome back, the ninety-four version of the mack
as soon as these ladies see me they don’t know how to act

’cause like that, n*gg*, never twist the cap of malt liquor
only pop and droppin’ cristal’s down my throat, take a swigga
my style, ladies intoxicated by my profile
your rollin’ with a pro with, money to blow child

you need to feel how sweet the skills be
to come and slide down sugar hill with me
the high roller, rolled up on your dice game
unfold a pack of bills, grab my b*lls then bet it all

i never slept, ’cause sleepin’ keeps you deep in debt
on the block you lucky if you see my silhouette
i’m ghost, envied by most
so i keep a crew of crazy tenants that’s sling toast, f*cker

in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of dough
i need a whole lot of dough
(for real)
in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of stash
i need a whole lot of cash
(stay real)

in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of dough
i need a whole lot of dough
in my lifetime, i need to see a whole lot of stash
i need a whole lot of cash

haha, f’real, jay-z lives
ski, roc-a-blok productions, uh-huh, uh-huh
dame dash, ha-ha
roc-a-fella records, uh huh

everybody from brooklyn
sauce money, big sarge, b hah
dj clark kent, everybody uptown
[unverified] my v-a click running thick
d’shawn definitely in the house
roughness y’all, this how we do

/ jay z lyrics