2Pac – Unconditional Love (OG) with Nanci Fletcher

Date: February 2, 1996
Producer: Johnny “J” Jackson


Lyrics:

[Intro] (What y’all want?)
Unconditional love (no doubt)
Talkin’ about the stuff that don’t wear off, it don’t fade
It’ll last for all these crazy days, these crazy nights
Whether you wrong or you right
A motherfucker still love you, still feel you
Still there for you, no matter what (hehe)
You will always be in my heart with unconditional love

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[Verse 1] Come listen to my truest thoughts, my truest feelings
All my peers doin’ years beyond drug dealing
How many caskets can we witness
Before we see it’s hard to live this life without God?
So we must ask forgiveness
Ask Mama why I got this urge to die
Witness the tears fallin’ free from my eyes before she could reply
Though we were born without a silver spoon
My broken down TV show cartoons in my living room (hey)
One day I hope to make it, a player in this game
Mama, don’t cry, long as we try maybe things change
Perhaps it’s just a fantasy
A life where we don’t need no welfare and share with our whole family
Maybe it’s me that caused it, the fightin’ and the hurtin’
In my room cryin’ because I didn’t wanna be a burden
Watch Mama open up her arms to hug me
And I ain’t worried ’bout a damn thing, with unconditional love

[Chorus] In this game, the lesson’s in your eyes to see
Though things change, the future’s still inside of me
We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark
So you will always be in my heart, with unconditional love
In this game, the lesson’s in your eyes to see
Though things change, the future’s still inside of me
We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark
So you will always be in my heart, with unconditional love

[Verse 2] Just got the message, you’ve been callin’ all week
Been out here hustlin’ on these streets
Ain’t had a chance to speak
But you know, with you and me it’s all G
We could never be enemies
‘Cause you’ve been such a good friend to me
Where would I be without my dogs?
No wonder why when times get hard
‘Cause it ain’t easy bein’ who we are
Driven by my ambitions, desire higher positions
So I proceed to make G’s eternally
And my mission is to be more than just a rap musician
The elevation of today’s generation, if I could make ’em listen
Prison ain’t what we need, no longer stuck in greed
Time to plan, strategize, my family’s gotta eat
We work somethin’ out of nothin’
No pleasure in the sufferin’
Neighborhood would be good if they could cut out all the bustin’
The liquor and the weed, the cussin’
Sendin’ love out to my block
The struggle never stops (unconditional love)

[Chorus] In this game, the lesson’s in your eyes to see
Though things change, the future’s still inside of me
We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark
So you will always be in my heart, with unconditional love
In this game, the lesson’s in your eyes to see
Though things change, the future’s still inside of me
We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark
So you will always be in my heart, with unconditional love

[Verse 3] I’ll probably never understand your ways
With everyday I swear I hear you tryin’ to change your ways
While gettin’ paid at the same time
Just had a baby with the same eyes
Somethin’ inside, please let me die, these are strange times
How come I never made it?
Maybe it’s the way I played it in my heart
I knew one day I gotta be a star
My hopes and all my wishes, so many vivid pictures
And all the currency I’ll never even get to see
This fast life soon shatters, ’cause after all the lights and screams nothin’ but my dreams matter
Hopin’ for better days, maybe a peaceful night
Baby, don’t cry, ’cause everything gon’ be alright
Just lay your head on my shoulder
Don’t worry ’bout a thing, baby girl, I’m a soldier (huh)
Never treated me bad, no matter who I was
You still came with that unconditional love

[Chorus] (repeat to fade)
In this game, the lesson’s in your eyes to see
Though things change, the future’s still inside of me
We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark
So you will always be in my heart, with unconditional love
In this game, the lesson’s in your eyes to see
Though things change, the future’s still inside of me
We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark
So you will always be in my heart, with unconditional love