Devil is Dope

Track byCoolio

  • 1997.08.26
  • 4:13


Verse 1: If you free your mind your ass has got to But you're caught up in that same ol' patent and trap that the homies go through Searchin' for answers without no questions You thought it could never happen to you and your crew, but y'all was no exception It started out as fun and it was all about kicks (Kicks) But each and every kick turned out to be a trick Imagine this you got no family, you got no ends You got no hustle, no muscle, no car, no clothes, you got no friends You once was the neighborhood boss and hog And no G livin' legend like walkin' dogs Niggaz hate to admit it, but they know it's true Damn near everybody in the hood, includin' the kids, want to be just like you So, hear I stand as a witness, or, should I say a reclaimed victim Written off and spit on by this really sick ass system You can roll what I roll in the swirl from the smoke Somebody take a vote, the devil is dope Chorus: The devil is dope (Dope) Out of control The devil is dope The devil is dope Out to get your soul (Yeah-yeah) The devil is dope Verse 2: Things seen only imagined and in dreams Until, the same nightmares in tv screens your teenage screams (Ahh!) Cause the dosage wasn't right Now his chest is gettin' tight And everything is goin' black But it's the middle of the day, figure that But you still can't see with a thousand watt beam (Blind!) And you need mo gin to feed your triple beam with schemes (Wake up!) Cause traffic done slowed up like the one ten at five So, you dance the street section at around two, to try to stay alive And now you trapped tryin' to play hockey with some tic tac's (Tic Tac's!) And niggaz tellin' you to kick back and bend back, but you already did that And all money ain't good money But everybody want the cream and honey Thinkin' that the other side is all green plus it's sunny (Yeah!) But, money, lust, and jealousy most lead to treachery From A.C. to O.G. to P.G. to P.C.B. As you call for your locs, set adrift in the smoke It's like murder, heat, smoke, the devil is dope Chorus Verse 3: Sunshine on your mind but darkness prevails You move your sales from motel to hotel Prerequisite for a blast, merchandise, cash, or ass Bloodshed often is the door where personalaties crash And it's your task to try to make a meal ticket So, you can kick it and be swift with your chicken (Bock-bock!) You's a victim and since you got your own mind It ain't all your fault, but you gotta do your own time Choose your weapon cause your first impression Often dictates the situation that you find yourself caught in If you still blind and you can't see You better obtain yourself some glasses and clear your vision like DMC (Don't run!) And remember what I told you Remember who brought a soldier I want to wake you up like Sega consume large amounts of dank-a Man overboard Beware of the underlords Stay your ass on the boat, the devil is dope (Ooh-ooh!) Chorus: Repeat 2X with adlibs in there