Die For You Lyrics

by Nelly

So yo, today your birthday?
Yea
You sure?
Daddy!
I don't think today your birthday
Then what you called me for?
Oh, I don't know I just called to see what you's doing
What you turn today? Nineteen?
No I am turning ten, Daddy
Nah you turning what thirty-two
Thirty-two, you thirty-two today

You have been away for a long time
It feel like it, don't it?
Yea
Yea, but I miss you though, you miss me?
Yes very much, I just wished you could be here
Word?
Yes
Okay I will be there soon alright?
You gonna be here tonight?
No boo boo, I ain't gonna be there tonight
Aww

(You)
Don't you know I'd die for you?
I'd lay down my life for you
(I would die for you)
Don't you know I'd die for you?
I'd lay down my life for you
(I would die for you)

I love you Daddy
I remember Feburary 27, 1994
Tryin' to make it to the hospital through three inches of snow
Something's goin' wrong I can tell but I dont know
I got this feelin' in my gut this ain't how it supposed to go

Three pounds, two ounces and two months premature
Into the incubator, is she gonna make it? They ain't sure
Automatically, I placed the blame on my health
Hell I'm a father mayne, I placed the blame on myself

Was it somethin' that I smoked, did I eat, or did I drink it?
Or was it somethin' I was doin that I did or did not think it?
Watchin' her breathe through a hose in her nose
Whats this EKG machine, whats this shit on her toes?

It's 94, I'm 85 so I'm spooked as can be
I'm prayin' and I'm askin' why he do this to me?
See, I used to hold you in the palm of my hand
And just to see you pull through, shit I knew you'd pull through

(You)
Don't you know I'd die for you?
I'd lay down my life for you
(I would die for you)
Don't you know I'd die for you?
I'd lay down my life for you
(I would die for you)

March the 2nd, 1999
The year and the date I got my little mine
I guess I felt how my father felt and his father felt
And his father must have felt to see his self

It's like a little me in the flesh
He got my blood and my heart in his chest
Needless to say man I love him to death
Teach him if he disrespect me, I'm a love him till death

Left to go outta town right after he was born
Got a record deal, three months later daddy was gone
Its like I'm tryin' to raise him over the phone
He barely know my face when he see it but he know my tone

I'm up at night like do he know who his daddy is
I'm real close to sayin', "Fuck the showbiz!"
But when I hear him call his daddy now
And when I hear him tell his friends
"I wanna be just like my daddy now"

Hope he forgive me for the sacrifice
So he can have a better life than I had

(You)
Don't you know I'd die for you?
I'd lay down my life for you
(I would die for you)
Don't you know I'd die for you?
I'd lay down my life for you
(I would die for you)

Don't you know I'd die for you?
I'd lay down my life for you
(I would die for you)
Don't you know I'd die for you?
I'd lay down my life for you
(I would die for you)