Sunday, January 16, 2011

cover #24: gangsta's paradise

song: gangsta's paradise
cover: in fear and faith
original: coolio

comments: yet another in a vast, swirling collection of good songs covered badly by mid-range metal-rock ensembles that use a variation of the plankton theory of success: if you want to sound good, play and scream louder.



first song is cover, second is original.

where can you get it?
coolio - gangsta's paradise
oh shucks, amazon doesn't have gangsta's paradise as covered by in fear and faith. darn.

lyrics: as i walk through the valley of the shadow of death
i take a look at my life and realize there's not much left
cuz i've been blastin and laughin so long that
even my mama thinks that my mind is gone
but i ain't never crossed a man that didn't deserve it
me, be treated like a punk, you know that's unheard of
you better watch how you talkin, and where you walkin
or you and your homies might be lined in chalk
i really hate to trip, but i gotta loc- (hurray for googling lyrics!)
as they grew i see myself in the pistol smoke, fool
i'm the kinda g the little homies wanna be like
on my knees in the night
sayin prayers in the street light

been spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise
been spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise
keep spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise
keep spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise

they got the situation, they got me facin
i can't live a normal life, i was raised by the strip
so i gotta be down with the hood team
too much television watchin got me chasin dreams
i'm an educated fool with money on my mind
got my ten in my hand and a gleam in my eye
i'm a loc'ed (wtf is this exactly?) out gangsta, set-trippin banger
and my homies is down, so don't arouse my anger, fool
death ain't nuthin but a heart beat away
i'm livin life do-or-die-a, what can i say?
i'm twenty-three now, but will i live to see twenty-fo'?
the way things are goin i don't know

tell me why are we
so blind to see
that the ones we hurt
are you and me?

been spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise
been spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise
keep spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise
keep spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise

power and the money
money and the power
minute after minute
hour after hour
everybody's runnin
but half of them ain't lookin
what's goin on in the kitchen
but i dont know what's cookin
they say i gotta learn
but nobody's here to teach me
if they cant understand it
how can they reach me?
i guess they can't, i guess they won't
i guess they front,
that's why i know my life is outta luck, fool

been spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise
been spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise
keep spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise
keep spending most our lives
living in the gangsta's paradise

tell me why are we
so blind to see
that the ones we hurt
are you and me?
tell me why are we
so blind to see
that the ones we hurt
are you and me?

2 comments:

  1. Love it! And that other cookie post.

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  2. thank you! i do my best to find the worst!

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