Lyrics cover range of regrets

"I Wish I Never Hurt You"

Now that the shoe is on the other foot

I'm the one dealing with pain


I wish I never hurt you

I wish I could take it all back

if I could I would


Now that I'm dealing with some hurt too

I wish I never hurt you


Now that I got tears in my eyes, I

I wish I never made you cry


Now that I'm dealing with some hurt too,

I wish I never hurt you, hurt you


Now that I got tears in my eyes, I

I wish I never made you cry


Now that the shoe is on the other foot I'm forced to look at it from your point of view

I got something I want to say to you

I apologize for playing a part in your son's death

While he was taking his last breath

I was taking my first steps

Into this penitentiary, a place of lost souls

Human beings restrained

In shackles and chains

It's hard to escape the pain

When you're dealing with blame

I bury my face in my hands, man, feeling the shame

They tell me 'Don't worry, everything will be all right,'

But they don't know what it's like

When you're unable to sleep at night

When you fight to face another day

I wish I could find a way

to get away.

I never will be happy in this place

It's a taste

of my own medicine.


I reap what I sewed

The pain that I put you through, I'm feeling it ten-fold

My nights are hella cold and my days a long

If life was a game, then I played it wrong

Penalty after penalty,

a life sentence is the penalty

they're forcing me to pay

I hope you feel me when I say

now the tables have turned

it's burning

me deep

So deep

I toss and turn in my sleep


Now that I'm dealing with some hurt too,

I wish I never hurt you

Hurt you


Now that I got tears in my eyes, I

I wish I never made you cry

Now that I'm dealing with some hurt too,

I wish I never hurt you

hurt you


And now I got tears in my eyes, I

I wish I never made you cry


It ain't no fun

when the rabbit got the gun

And them slugs is hittin' you

Can you forgive me for what I did to you?

It seems like a lifetime ago

I was young and reckless

And if you wasn't reppin' this

you couldn't tell me about this

Bullets flying through houses,

hittin' tables and couches

Little kids catching strays

No child should have to suffer the death,

the bullets hittin' 'em in their head

Her little body painted red

And we pretend to be the victims, instead

Of considering the feelings of the ones who love that child

Or the mother and father who used to kiss and hug that child

Who watched that child grow

And watched that child go

Six feet into the dirt

Man, that's got to hurt

For what it's worth

I apologize on behalf of black males

in packed jails

Who feel genuinely bad

We livin' in bad conditions

Half in prison

The other half in graves

The remaining few don't know how to behave

For the ones who do, I apologize to you for further tainting our image

It's like change is off-limits

for us


We adopted the ways of the devil

Then took it to another level

Self destruction. I sit alone in my cell by myself, discussin'

My problems with God. I tell him I'm feelin' disgusted

He tells me it's part of His plan and for me to trust it

But his family's shedding tears and they demanding justice

I wished that I could have that day back

March twenty-second, nineteen ninety-five

Then maybe that man would still be alive

And my big brother would still be free

Not to mention the pain I caused my mother and father

Some people say why bother?

Live. But now that I'm a father

with kids, I understand that it's a way that life gotta be lived

I gotta give you my condolences

I'm holding this

Pain, heavy in my heart

For all the lives I tore apart


Now I'm dealing with some hurt too,

I wish I never hurt you

hurt you


And now that I got tears in my eyes, I

I wish I never made you cry


And now that I'm dealing with some hurt too,

I wish I never hurt you, hurt you


And now that I got tears in my eyes, I

I wish I never made you cry


I wish that I could take it all back

if I could, I would

believe me, it's true

I know it can't be easy for you

but what else can I do

I stand accused and found guilty

I know right now somebody feeling me

We don't think about the pain 'til the pain is ours

We don't think about life until it's life behind bars

I never gave death a thought 'til I was dead to the world

I never thought about his kids until I was missing my baby girl

In this crazy world

I learned that life is priceless

For the last 10 years it's been crisis after crisis

Christ is my Savior

But my behavior

Would make you think otherwise

I wish I never made you cry

Now that my eyes overflow like rivers and seas

Tell me, can you forgive me?

I apologize


I wish I never hurt you

Now that I'm dealing with some hurt too,

I wish I never hurt you, hurt you


And Now that I got tears in my eyes, I

I wish never made you cry


Now that I'm dealing with some hurt, too

I wish I never hurt you, hurt you


And Now that I got tears in my eyes, I

I wish never made you cry


I wish I never hurt you.

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