The Watcher
Dr. Dre Lyrics


Things just ain't the same for gangstas
Times is changing, young niggas is aging
Becoming O.Gs in the game and changing
To make way for these new names and faces
But the strangest things can happen from rapping
When niggas get wrapped up in image and acting
Niggas get capped up and wrapped in plastic
Zipped up in bags: when it happens, that's it
I've seen 'em come, I've watched 'em go
Watched 'em rise, witnessed it and watched 'em blow
Watched 'em all blossom and watched 'em grow
Watched the lawsuits when they lost the dough
Best friends and money: I lost them both
Went visited niggas in the hospital
It's all the same shit all across the globe
I just sit back and watch the show

Everywhere that I go
Ain't the same as befo' (The watcher)
People I used to know
Just don't know me no mo' (The watcher)
But everywhere that I go
I got people I know (The watcher)
Who got people they know
So I suggest you lay low (I watch)

I moved out of the hood for good, you blame me?
Niggas aim mainly at niggas they can't be
But niggas can't hit niggas they can't see
I'm out of sight, now I'm out of they dang reach
How would you feel if niggas wanted you killed?
You'd probably move to a new house on a new hill
And choose a new spot, if niggas wanted you shot
I ain't a thug, how much 2Pac in you you got?
I ain't no bitch, neither
It's either my life or your life
And I ain't leaving, I like breathing
Nigga, we can go round for round
Clip for clip, shit, fo'-pound for pound
Nigga, if you really want to take it there, we can
Just remember that you fucking with a family man
I got a lot more to lose than you, remember that
When you wanna come and fill these shoes

Everywhere that I go
Ain't the same as befo' (The watcher)
People I used to know
Just don't know me no mo' (The watcher)
But everywhere that I go
I got people I know (The watcher)
Who got people they know
So I suggest you lay low (I watch)

Things just ain't the same for gangstas
Cops is anxious to put niggas in handcuffs
They wanna hang us, see us dead, enslave us
Keep us trapped in the same place we're raised in
Then they wonder why we act so outrageous
Run around stressed out and pull out gauges
Cause every time you let the animal out cages
It's dangerous to people who look like strangers
But now we got a new era of gangstas
Hustlers and youngsters living amongst us
Lookin' at us, now calling us busters
Can't help but reminisce back when it was us
Nigga, we started this gangsta shit!
And this the motherfucking thanks I get?
It's funny how time fly
I'm just having fun just watching it fly by

Everywhere that I go
Ain't the same as befo' (The watcher)
People I used to know
Just don't know me no mo' (The watcher)
But everywhere that I go
I got people I know (The watcher)
Who got people they know
So I suggest you lay low (I watch)

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MARSHALL MATHERS, ANDRE YOUNG

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A T

Man, it's so crazy how certain songs have a completely different feeling associated with it when you listen to them after time passes. At 18, this was a feel good, let's fuckin roll a fat joint of silver haze and have some whiskey shots. Ten years later, I hear Dre say "Best friends and money...I lost 'em both". Relate to that so much. It's crazy how songs I used to consider as good vibes are actually crazy deep and relatable as time passes.

Michael D

I hear that. With age does come wisdom, but that wisdom isn't always fun to learn.

Tyrone Augustine

you are absolutely correct!!!

MaxUgly

@Intermittent Thoughts I love rap, but I focus on the intricacies of the beat so much I don't even know what the song is about until the tenth time I've heard it. Our neurons are all wired differently. nah mean?

NIP28

i know.. same thing i came for.. lol

Fares MiLan

Fuck em both I'm still here 😁 focus focus

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Ro Notorious

One of greatest hip hop album ever
Dre a fuckin legend

L1on

" Best friends and money : i lost them both "

Tyrone Augustine

i can relate!!!

Jakov Brkić

😓

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