Let Me Live (Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes)

Let me live Let me live Let me live Let me live Ya'll niggas really know me from the stories I tell (tell) From the lifestyle I lead and the records I sell (sell) Caught up in situations detrimental to me And I been through every one for the world to see That time is always movin' situations do change And few don't always work out just the way that we plan Still stand necessary be my friend and my foe Either love me or you hate me That's how the game goes If it's wrong to be respected never ever say die Remain strong never neglect to spread my wings and fly Like you I been through struggles so much stress on my brain Actin' out my life on stages and still had to maintain Question my every decision My intentions were good Twist the story all around and make me misunderstood Imagine that, no privacy but that's the price of this fame Under attack, my destiny to be a soldier through rain I flow I flow Like water like water And my desire Like fire, like fire I'm kickin' up dirt From the earth, the earth Imaginin' I'm the wind Redeliverin' from deeper within I flow I flow Like water like water And my desire Like fire, like fire I'm kickin' up dirt From the earth, the earth Imaginin' I'm the wind Redeliverin' from deeper within Let me live live Let me live In in inside Inside intelligence Say it say it say it What you gotta say Always ask And you will be amazed Let me live live Let me live In in inside Inside intelligence Say it say it say it What you gotta say Always ask And you will be amazed Just to make it in this world and go against all odds Come from the gritty, in the city, to a superstar Number one hit consistently for 10 long years Put my soul in every project my blood, sweat, and my tears Y'all know my status Left Eye the baddest Underestimate don't hate it I keep it lavish But it don't mean nothin' if I can't find peace of mind Packin' all distractions away leave 'em behind Say goodbye part-time small crimes and felonies A new beginnin' I'm winnin' envision' the breeze I'm dressed in all white linen and fallin' to my knees Thankful for all that's been given I'm livin' with ease Tropical trees 90 degrees please Do like the birds and the bees and start a family So reminisce on every line that I wrote Know that I never will surrender and it's truth that I spoke I flow I flow Like water like water And my desire Like fire, like fire I'm kickin' up dirt From the earth, the earth Imaginin' I'm the wind Redeliverin' from deeper within Let me live live Let me live In in inside Inside intelligence Say it say it say it What you gotta say Always ask And you will be amazed Let me live live Let me live Let me love love Let me love Let me learn learn Let me learn Let me laugh laugh Let me laugh Let me see see Let me see Let me sing sing Let me sing Let me smile smile Let me smile Let me ask ask Let me ask Let me live Let me live Let me live Let me live