Ice Cube – Alive On Arrival

Down at the best spotIts me and JD and they sellin more birds than a pet shopThe spot’s hot and everybody nervousThat’s when the blue car served usOh why did fools had to let looseHeard six pops from a deuce deuceBig Tom had to push us13 niggaz runnin straight to the bushesFor they gats so they could draw downBut why a motherfucker like me had to fall downNot known why I dropped outFuck it, still can’t afford to get popped outSo now I gotta jetOnly ran one block, but my shirt soakin wetTryin to see if we got himLooked down at my sweatshirt red at the bottomDidn’t panic but I still looked cracked outYelled to the homies then I blacked outWoke up in the back of a trayOn my way, to MLKThat the county hospital jackWhere niggaz die over a little scratchStill sittin in the trauma centerIn my back is where the bullet enteredYo nurse I’m gettin kind of warmBitch still made me fill out the fuckin formCoughin up blood on my hands and kneesThen I heard “freeze nigger don’t move”Yo, I didn’t do a thingDidn’t wanna go out like my man Rodney KingStill got gaffledInternal bleeding as the bullet starts to travelNow I’m handcuffedBeing asked information on my gang affiliationI don’t bang, I rock the good rhymesAnd I’m a victim of neighborhood crimeI need to see a MDAnd ya’ll mothafuckers giving me the third degreeLook at the waiting roomIts filled to the rim like the county jail day roomNobody gettin helpSince we poorThe hospital move slowNow I’m layed outPeople steppin over me to get closer to the tvJust like a piece of dog shitNow will I die on this nappy ass carpetOne hour done passedDone watched two episodes of M*A*S*HAnd when I’m almost throughThey call my name and put me on ICUHalfway deadNo respect and handcuffed to the bedNow the trauma startsCause the bullet must be just a hair from my heartSo I begin the ass kissinJust to get looked at by an overworked physicianGot the chills, but my temperatures 103Only got a band-aid and an IVThat’s when I start cussinPolice steady askin me who did the bustinWhy oh why can’t I get helpCause I’m black, I gots to go for selfToo many black bodies the hospital housinSo at 10 P.M. I was Audi 5000

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