God Love Us Lyrics

by Nas

Speak without thinkin'
Speak without speakin'
Feel without reachin'
That's what it's about
It's about that inner, inner love
Ya'knaw'mean?

God love us hood niggaz
'Cause next to Jesus on the cross was the crook niggaz
And the killers, God love us good niggaz
'Cause on the streets is the hood niggaz
And I know he feel us

God love us hood niggaz
'Cause he be wit us in the prisons and he take time to listen
God love us hood niggaz
'Cause next to Jesus on the cross was the crook niggaz
But he forgive us

He who has ears, let him hear and he who has sight, let him see
He who has life, let him be, see everything goes through change
Those who know don't talk and those who talk don't know a thing

Men are born soft and turn tough
Dead lay a stiffened heart, I've been kissed by God
I've been hurt, I've been marked for death, almost ripped apart
By the beast but he missed his mark

Alone in the dark my thoughts had sparked up
When I saw my body on the floor, from above I watch it all
Yo, it came to me, the pain in me
Many slain empty skulls where a brain should be

It strangely seemed like it was a dream
But the sirens had never woke me
Only reason I'm here now is 'cause God chose me
And to me, I'm only just a crook nigga
But God love us hood niggaz

God love us hood niggaz
'Cause next to Jesus on the cross was the crook niggaz
And the killers, God love us good niggaz
'Cause on the streets is the hood niggaz
And I know he feel us

God love us hood niggaz
'Cause he be wit us in the prisons and he take time to listen
God love us hood niggaz
'Cause next to Jesus on the cross was the crook niggaz
But he forgive us

Day by day, by day I sit back and pray
My thugs get packed away in a maxi-cage
They pass away, they went off the casket way
My gats will spray but that won't bring 'em back today

So long my crimies now gone for eternity
The team we got left on the set, now turn to me
Can't speak, tears in my eyes, revenge in my mind
I ride past the church where they got his body and find

They takin' him to the hearse to put his body in dirt
That's it, pay my respects, wipe my tears with my shirt
Now it's time to do work, out of love and retribution
As loyalty, he would die for me, no excuses

Loadin' clips up, countin' bullets carefully
For self though it feels like he was there with me
Saw the enemy, I ate him, saw Jakes behind me
They ain't knock me, it's obvious that God's watchin' me

God love us hood niggaz
'Cause next to Jesus on the cross was the crook niggaz
And the killers, God love us good niggaz
'Cause on the streets is the hood niggaz
And I know he feel us

God love us hood niggaz
'Cause he be wit us in the prisons and he take time to listen
God love us hood niggaz
'Cause next to Jesus on the cross was the crook niggaz
But he forgive us

Jealousy in the hood, felonies in the hood
Thugs wit guns become celebrities in the hood
There was beef in the hood, smoke trees in the hood
Little girls have seeds by O.G.'s in the hood

It's food in the hood, it's drugs in the hood
You can choose if you would, coke to sniff
Dope to ooze in your blood, parolees
Ex cons live in the hood, it's jobs in the hood

You can starve in the hood
Your best friends'll fuck your baby moms in the hood
But it's good in the hood, I was raised in the hood
Was taught how to walk and duck strays in the hood

I stays in the hood, got my ways in the hood
Learned to play ball closer to NBA in the hood
There's AIDS in the hood
Our lives are the worst, on top of that, we broke
That's the main reason why God love us the most

God love us hood niggaz
'Cause next to Jesus on the cross was the crook nigga
And the killers, God love us good niggaz
'Cause on the streets is the hood niggaz
And I know he feel us

God love us hood niggaz
'Cause he be wit us in the prisons and he take time to listen
God love us hood niggaz
'Cause next to Jesus on the cross was the crook nigga
But he forgive us

God love us hood niggaz
'Cause next to Jesus on the cross was the crook nigga
And the killers, God love us good niggaz
'Cause on the streets is the hood niggaz
And I know he feel us

God love us hood niggaz
'Cause he be wit us in the prisons and he take time to listen
God love us hood niggaz
'Cause next to Jesus on the cross was the crook nigga
But he forgive us