When I Die
Motherlode Lyrics


When I die I hope to be
A better man than you thought I'd be

It's been hard to make you see
What kind of man I'm tryin' to be

All I ask for you to try
To understand what it means to me

It's not hard to understand why you
Get discouraged all the time
I keep tryin' not to worry, but I
Can't help feelin' lost in you

But I lo--o--o--o--ove you
Love you
And I need you

Time goes by and you'll find
That we'll achieve a love sublime

When I die I hope to be
A better man than you thought I'd be

It's not hard to understand why you
Get discouraged all the time
I keep tryin' not to worry, but I
Can't help feelin' lost in you

'Cause I love you and I want you
'Cause I got to, got to have you
'Cause I, 'cause I need you

When I die I hope to be
A better man than you thought I'd be

Be (the kind of man that you thought I'd)

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: CHAD EVERETT GILBERT, CYRUS WILLIAM BOLOOKI, IAN R. GRUSHKA, JORDAN I. PUNDIK, STEPHEN LEE KLEIN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

sprout about the land

When I die I hope to be
A better man than you thought I'd be

It's been hard to make you see
What kind of man I'm tryin' to be

All I ask for you to try
To understand what it means to me

It's not hard to understand why you
Get discouraged all the time
I keep tryin' not to worry, but I
Can't help feelin' lost in you

But I lo--o--o--o--ove you
Love you
And I need you

Time goes by and you'll find
That we'll achieve a love sublime

When I die I hope to be
A better man than you thought I'd be

It's not hard to understand why you
Get discouraged all the time
I keep tryin' not to worry, but I
Can't help feelin' lost in you

'Cause I love you and I want you
'Cause I got to, got to have you
'Cause I, 'cause I need you

When I die I hope to be
A better man than you thought I'd be



All comments from YouTube:

Canis Major

I see Dilla's message now..This was the last song on Donuts (his last album). He knew he was going to die, really sad. RIP my hero

Mattkwish

I just imagine Dilla finding this amazing sample, and completely knowing that this is going to be the final track he samples in his life.  Truly amazing sample to an amazing track to finish an amazing album by an amazing guy.  RIP J Dee

deeznuts96

@JULES thank u . don't ever let that history die even on youtube lol

JULES

The last record Dilla sampled was America Eat It’s Young by Funkadelic. A real grim dark song.

Niesel Gatches

Euneke ಠ_ಠ yeah I found that out about 2 months ago

͔Euneke X. McLemore

@Niesel Gatches search up last beat on YouTube then that's his last song but that was his last released song

Niesel Gatches

Maybe it wasn’t the last track he made but it was the last track he released

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Joella Balles

For my husband, Ruben. When you passed away babe after 34 years of marriage, you were the man I knew you could be. You were everything I wanted in a man. I love you babe!!

upful LIFE

I dunno why but this really got me

Bill Lawlor

A classic in every sense. Perfect harmony. Powerful words. I'm retired and have this song in my trunk of memories as I move into my later years, always dipping inside, pulling it out, and singing along with whatever voice I have left. Thank you, Motherlode.

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