Just because I'm losingDoesn't mean I'm lostDoesn't mean I'll stopDoesn't mean I'm across
Just because I'm hurtingDoesn't mean I'm hurtDoesn't mean I didn't get what I deservedNo better and no worse
I just got lost!Every river that I tried to crossEvery door I ever tried was lockedOh and I'm just waiting til the shine wears off
You might be a big fishIn a little pondDoesn't mean you've won'Cause along will comeA bigger one
And you'll be lost!Every river that you tried to crossEvery gun you ever held went offOh and I'm just waiting til the firing's stoppedOh and I'm just waiting til the shine wears off
[Jay-Z rap]Aha, I got you, uhWith the same sword they knight youThey gon' goodnight you withShit, that's only half if they like youThat ain't even a half what they might doDon't believe me? Ask MichaelSee Martin, see MalcolmSee Biggie, see PacSee success and its outcomeSee Jesus, see JudasSee Caesar, see BrutusSee success is like suicideSuicide, it's a suicideIf you succeed prepare to be crucifiedMedia meddlesNiggaz sue you, you settleEvery step you takeThey remind you, you ghettoSo it's tough being Bobby BrownTo be Bobby then you have to be Bobby nowAnd the question is, is to have had and lostBetter than not having at all?Because...
Oh and I'm just waiting til the shine wears offOh and I'm just waiting til the shine wears off