[Intro: DJ Khaled & Anthony Hamilton] Keep your circle tight Trust no one, nobody (nobody, nobody, no no no) DJ Khaled!
[Verse 1: Scarface] Gotta be careful who you trusting Be aware of your surroundings when you hustling Them niggas smiling at you ain't your friends, dawg All the real ones are dead or in the pen y'all You fuck with dude, he your day one Almost had it all then the day comes When they walking through your house with the strap out Pointing at your head, got the bread then you black out (yeah) Bright lights down the hallways Left his best friend for dead for the small wage (ay) They say that every dog's got a day coming It's like he seen a ghost but he ain't say nothing Eyes wide shut like you looking at me Window pane to the soul say they niggas happy But the pictures say them words we ain't trying to stomach The homie didn't keep it one hundred The cops doing roundups, say they got a suspect Finally got a name now, I'm stunned thinkin fuck that (fuck, that) For the money, niggas murder what they close to (get this nigga) Entire families, these motherfuckers ghost you Smoke you, was it worth what the life was? Just prepare for the payback cause it strikes cuz Was it worth what that life was? Prepare for the payback when it strikes cuz
[Bridge: John Legend] Cause when you need it the most Ain't no one ever around Cold world, cold world
[Verse 2: Jadakiss] Yo, the pain's unbearable, remains unawareable He fuck around, jump off a building if you dare him to The greats they done already killed him, who you compare him to To really figure out what he said will take a year or two Family over everything, skills over politics He don't need the accolades as long as you acknowledge it Just playing the hand you was dealt, no aces Betrayal is worse than death in most cases The world is filled with hypocrites, that's so racist Multiple shots to the face, no chasers Mad cause you blew up quick and you excited Your man that you grew up with get you indicted This was your nigga, yo, for him you let the trigger go Found out at the trial they got audio and video Shit don't always happen how you plan it Get jammed up and really find out who your fam is You could feel the picture, you don't need to see the canvas That nigga Jay'll Hawk you, he don't even play for Kansas You know when it's someone you love the hurt's pure You front tryna hold it in, it hurts more He was right there back-to-back with me, my first war Even had a crack spot together, the first floor Used to buzz em in then meet him right by the first door That was 'prolly a year before I went on my first tour Friendship was worth more than a couple of ounces You was 'sposed to be with me arguing with the bouncers Instead you ended up somewhere far in the mountains Talking 'about what we was doing, what we was counting Nothing but old pictures of old sixes Old BM's with the kits, old Schnitzer's Two sides, both wishes Karma is the sister of life, they both bitches
[Bridge: Anthony Hamilton] See there's a story in my life There's a story in my pain There's a story in my tears, oh-oh ohh There's a story in me
[Verse 3: Meek Mill] Yeah, for life Lord forgive me for my sins, I was chasin' ends And I'm into makin' money, I ain't into making friends Cause these niggas rattin', I ain't finna take a chance Homie said he 'bout that action, they grab him, he take the stand Damn, say loyalty make a man Got a homie and he told, I don't even shake his hand I don't even crack a smile, knew him since a child Man this game so foul but niggas made vows To a code I never break, ridin' in the heavyweight Thirty-six O's in a bird, call it featherweight Never on time, when I show up I be ready late Niggas got fat while we starved, they already ate And I'm trying to get full, masks on, clip full If he got the money, we attack him like a pit bull We sellin' soft, we sellin' hard like it's a brick store On my dick, nigga, thought that's what your bitch for Hah!
[Bridge: Akon] My pain ain't never been told (ain't never been told) All the success that I'm suffering from Came from this knowledge I sold (this knowledge I know) My family fucks with me And fought the enemy that stood in my way (my way) That's why I don't trust nobody And I doubt you'll ever see that day
[Chorus: Akon] 'Fore I surrender to you (surrender) Surrender to you (surrender) Surrender to you (surrender to you, which I will never do)
[Bridge: John Legend & Anthony Hamilton] Cause when you need it the most Ain't no one ever around (nobody's around) Cold world (cold world) cold world (mmm, yes it is, yeah) And the ones that you keep close Are the ones that'll take you down (always take you down) Cold world (cooooold) a cold cold world
[Chorus: Akon] 'Fore I surrender to you (surrender) Surrender to you (surrender) Surrender to you (surrender to you) Fore I surrender to you (surrender) Surrender to you (surrender) Surrender to you (surrender to you, which I will never do)
[Breakdown: Akon & Anthony Hamilton] Ohh-ohhh ohhh-whooooa Ohh-ohhhh (ohh-ohhhh) ohh-ohhhhh
[Outro: Anthony Hamilton, Akon & John Legend] See there's a story in my life (hey) (surrender) There's a story in my pain (hey) (surrender) There's a story in my tears, oh-oh ohh (surrender) There's a story in me I won't surrender, I won't surrender, ohh no no no