2Pac - Runnin' (Dying To Live)     
Album Resurrection
Released November 11, 2003
Label Amaru / Interscope
Song Runnin' (Dying To Live)
Transcriber nessa
Email crazygurl101254@yahoo.com
Source N/A
[sway interviewing]
Between you and Biggie, it was like
Who's gonna, who's gonna, who rules the.. the..
the nigga kingdom and shit basically, you know what im sayin? I was like, this is like a fucking, election
It's an election and shit, you know what im sayin?

[Tupac - speaking over interviewer's last lines]
It is that, it is that
Me and Biggie's situation is smaller than that
Me and Biggie's situation is like..

(ambulance sirens)
"central we have a black male shot...."

[Tupac talking]
Even strangers is tellin' me,
"you don't know?",Biggie know who shot you
and they braggin',That's why,what i'm doing...
I know what i'm doing......
i'm destroying them,i'm destroying them


[Chorus-while tupac is talking]
Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight?
Why am I trying to see, when there ain't nothin in sight?
Why am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try?
Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to die?

[Notorious B.I.G.]
Check it, I grew up a fuckin screw-up
Got introduced to the game, got a ounce and fuckin blew up
Choppin rocks overnight
The nigga Biggie Smalls tryin to turn into the black Frank White
We had to grow dreads to change our description
Two cops is on the milk box missin
Show they toes you know they got stepped on
A fist full of bullets a chest full of Teflon
Run from the police picture that, nigga I'm too fat
I fuck around and catch a asthma attack (*heavy breathing*)
That's why I bust back, it don't phase me
When he drop, take his glock, and I'm Swayze
Celebrate my escape, sold the glock, bought some weight
Laid back, I got some money to make, motherfucker

[Chorus]

[Biggie - talking over Chorus]
Tupac should live, you know what im sayin?
Just don't feed into it, never feed into it
It's gonna do nothin but escalate, you know what im sayin? I know it wasn't true
I know what he wanted in the end wasnt true..

[2Pac]
It's on me
But still I'm havin, memories of high speeds when the cops crash,
As I laugh, pushin the gas when my glocks blast
We was young, and we was dumb, but we had heart
In the dark, will we survive through the bad parts
Many dreams is what I had, and plenty wishes
No hesitation in extermination of these snitches
Envious bitches, they still continue to pursue me
A couple of movies, now the whole world's tryin to screw me
Even the cops tried to sue me, so what can I do?
But stay true, sippin 22's of brew
And now media is tryin to test me
Got the press askin questions, tryin to stress me
Misery is all I see, that's my mindstate
My history with the police is shake the crime rate
My main man had two strikes, slipped, got arrested and flipped
He screamed THUG LIFE and emptied the clip
Got tired of runnin from the police

[Chorus]

[Tupac - speaking over Chorus]
just like now im in power,everybody that love Biggie,they all like i cant wait for Biggie to come back,thats why they root for them,they rootin' for they people,and when i was gone,thats why all my niggas was like,we can't wait for him to come,they wanted a new regime,and my regime includes the East coast,it includes the West coast

[Biggie - speaking]
of course,I was, more shocked than anything, you know what im sayin'
But I wasn't more shocked of him dying
I was more shocked of him.. 'Pac is a strong dude yo
I know dude, y'knahmsayin? REAL strong
So when they was like he got shot
I was just more like - AGAIN?
you know what im sayin'? He always gettin shot, or shot at He gonna pull through this one again
Make a few records about it, and it's gonna be over
you know what im sayin'? But when he, when he died
I was just like.. WHOA, you know what im sayin'?
Kinda took me by..
I mean even though we was going through our drama
I would never wish death on nobody, you know what im sayin'? Cause theres no coming back from that...
Transcriber Bethany
Email Bzar_holla@yahoo.com
Source ohhla.com
[unidentified interviewer]
Between you and Biggie, it's like
Who's gon', who's gon, who rules the.. the..
the nigga kingdom and shit basically, y'knahmsayin?
I was like, this is like a fuckin, election
It's an election and shit, y'knahmsayin?

[Tupac - speaking over interviewer's last lines]
It isn't, it isn't that
Me and Biggie's situation is smaller than that
Me and Biggie's situation is like..

[Tupac's response is cut off by ambulance sirens and news clips]
"Tupac Shakur was shot seven times in the chest"

[Tupac - speaking again]
When I'm in jail, STRANGERS was tellin me
Oh you don't know? Biggie OHHHH "Who Shot Ya?"
Like they BRAGGIN about it
And that's why what I'm doin, I know what I'm doin
I'm DESTROYIN 'em, I'm DESTROYIN 'em man

[Chorus - sung over speech above]
Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight?
Why am I trying to see, when there ain't nothin in sight?
Why am I trying to give, when no one gives it a try?
Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to die?

[Notorious B.I.G.]
Check it, I grew up a fuckin screw-up
Got introduced to the game, got a ounce and fuckin blew up
Choppin rocks overnight
The nigga Biggie Smalls tryin to turn into the black Frank White
We had to grow dreads to change our description
Two cops is on the milk box missin
Show they toes you know they got stepped on
A fist full of bullets a chest full of Teflon
Run from the police picture that, nigga I'm too fat
I fuck around and catch a asthma attack (*heavy breathing*)
That's why I bust back, it don't phase me
When he drop, take his glock, and I'm Swayze
Celebrate my escape, sold the glock, bought some weight
Laid back, I got some money to make, motherfucker

[Chorus]

[Biggie - speaking over Chorus]
Keep your mouth shut man, y'knahmsayin?
Just... don't feed into it, never feed into it
It's gon' do nothin but escalate, y'knahmsayin?
I know it wasn't true
I know what he thought, but what he though wasn't true

[2Pac]
It's on me
But still I'm havin, memories of high speed when the cops crashed
As I laugh, pushin the gas when my glocks blast
We was young, and we was dumb, but we had heart
In the dark, will we survive through the bad parts
Many dreams is what I had, and plenty wishes
No hesitation in extermination of these snitches
Envious bitches, they still continue to pursue me
A couple of movies, now the whole world's tryin to screw me
Even the cops tried to sue me, so what can I do?
But stay true, sippin 22's of brew
And now media is tryin to test me
Got the press askin questions, tryin to stress me
Misery is all I see, that's my mindstate
My history with the police is shake the crime rate
My main man had two strikes, slipped, got arrested and flipped
He screamed THUG LIFE and emptied the clip
Got tired of runnin from the police

[Chorus]

[Tupac - speaking over Chorus]
They wanted a new regime
And my regime, includes East coast
Includes, West coast

[Biggie - speaking]
I was, more shocked than anything, y'knahmsayin?
But I wasn't more shocked of, him dying
I was more shocked of him.. 'Pac is a strong dude yo
I know dude, y'knahmsayin? REAL strong
So when they was like he got shot
I was just more like - AGAIN?
Y'knahmayin? He always gettin shot, or shot at
He gon' pull through this one again
Make a few records about it, and it's gon' be over
Y'knahmsayin? But when he, when he died
I was just like - WHOA, y'knahmsayin?
Kinda took me by..
I mean even though we was goin through our drama
I would never wish death on nobody, y'knahmsayin?
Cause they'd be comin back from death {*echoing*}
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