Pray for Me - Joe Perry

[Joe Budden:]
Look, I woke up without a heart beat
But I remember we was just in the car deep
Was at a light and got approached by a car thief
He pulled out but didn't ask for no car keys
A loud noise without a voice
But I'm trying to scream out, shit is not fair
I can't tell you where I'm at or how I got here
Surrounded by all white, maybe it's just cloudy
Escorted by 2 men who knew everything about me
Both of em' so strong, kept saying hold on
Feel like me souls gone, naked no clothes on
I know this can't be my faith
I screamed "Wait"
As they dropped me in front of a gate
They left no trace
I can see my every breath like a cold day
Stood before a man with no face
He said to me to me

Please don't make this any harder

[Joe Budden:]
Who the fuck is you?

My child, I'm your father

[Joe Budden:]
I only got one dad

Is that a fact to you?
He left you when you was young
I brought him back to you
You're real close to heaven
Few get to step in
Now tell what you've done to deserve to be let in

[Joe Budden:]
Look I'm far from a Christian, not big on religion
But ain't done to much wrong my entire time living
Never killed, never tried too
Though I've been lied too, was once suicidal
Never read the Bible
I always been a caretaker, tried to nurse people
At times it backfired, hurt people, hurt people
Plus I never use your name in vein
But you should know everything I'm being asked explained

I know that you stole from your mothers purse

[Joe Budden:]
You can't count that, that was way back when

It's still a sin

[Joe Budden:]
But I was 10

You rob people, stolen

[Joe Budden:]
Yeahh and you made me see jail

But I also see you lay your hands on a female
Sold drugs to parents, none of that was needed
Abandoned your child with every girl you cheated
Done wrong to people that only want the best for you
Anytime you thought you were alone, I was next to you

[Joe Budden:]
When it comes to baby mom's God, you gave me the worst one

But that was your second child Joe, you shouldn't killed the first one

[Joe Budden:]
I ain't have a job, ain't have a pot to piss in

Look, I gave you a gift and you made the wrong decision
Held on to resentments even in doing business
I lead by example, I teach forgiveness
Your entry can not be guaranteed
Not when you live with 'Anger, Envy, Greed
Pride, Sloth, Lust' even 'Gluttony'
Everything you shouldn't if you wouldn't join my company

[Joe Budden:]
Look, I'm only human I ain't perfect

That I understand, when I take you out a jam
You don't even think to worship
And when you do
You never talk about what you could do for me, It's what I could do for you
I blessed you with health, family and wealth
But all the blessing you receive, you still always want help

[Joe Budden:]
Yea there's been times in my life I needed help to make money
But why everything I love you manage to take from me
Yet you stand there and question a nigga that tries hard
And finds a way when you keep dealing them fuck up cards
You make mistakes like me, far as I can see
I think it's a mockery when ever rich niggas win the lottery
Gave us Bush twice, god I hate to be rude
But you let skinny niggas starve, give obese niggas food
The nerve when you telling I don't deserve to stay here
When you gave us drugs and guns you put aids here
Take a look at you, yo ass is cold hearted
The hard shit is that you bring baby's into the world retarded
I know most my actions put me in a cell
But how you mad at me when you put me into hell

See my child you need gratitude, maybe just a sample
I never give a person anything they can't handle
Don't tell me about everything you've had to go through
There's reasons for my actions even if I've never showed you
Keep trying with you, all you did was hurt me
Still gave you chances to prove that you was worthy
And so I sat with you on the train
I asked you for change, you kept calling me names
Probly didn't notice, I was the store clerk
You put the gun to me, get money for more work
My child, I know you have it in you to indeed stop
This is not your final calling just your brief stop
Hope you hear my words and understand
So when I see you back, you'll should a better man
Look at life different next time we see each other
There be no need for talk when ever we meet each other

Writer(s): Perry Anthony Joseph
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