"C U When U Get There" is a song by Coolio featuring 40 Thevz and based on the melody of Johann Pachelbel"s Canon in D Major. It was released in 1997 as the first single from Coolio"s album My Soul. "C U When U Get There" was also featured on the soundtrack to the 1997 comedy film Nothing to Lose. The song peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 7 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart in the US. It was an international success, reaching the top 10 in many countries throughout Europe. It samples Pachelbel"s Canon extensively. The record has been certified gold by the RIAA. The first live performance of this song was before its actual release during the free concert at Paramount Canada"s Wonderland put on by MuchMusic"s Electric Circus and hosted by Monika Deol in August 1997. more »
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Now I"ve seen places and facesAnd things you ain"t never thought about thinkin"If you ain"t peeped then you must be drinkin" and smokin"Pretending that you"re loc"in but you"re broken, let me get you openNow little Timmy got his diploma and little Jimmy got lifeAnd Tamika "round the corner just took her first hit off the pipeThe other homie shot the other homie and ran off with his moneyAnd when the other homies heard about it they thought that it was funnyBut who"s the dummy, "cause, now you done lost the hustlerA down-ass brother done been replaced by a busterAnd though I got love for ya, I know I can"t trust ya"Cause my crew is rollin" Hummers and your crew is rollin" dustersAnd just because of that you act like you don"t like the brother no moreI guess that"s just the way it goesI ain"t tryin" to preach, I believe I can reachBut your mind ain"t prepared, I"ll see you when you get thereI"ll see you when you get thereIf you ever get thereSee you when you get thereI"ll see you when you get thereIf you ever get thereSee you when you get thereMore temptation than faith, I guess we livin" for the dayI seen a man get swept off his feet, by a boy with an AKThe situation so twisted everybody gettin" liftedI"m just tryin" to take care of my kids and handle my business"Cause it way too serious so you gotta pay close attentionSo you don"t get caught slippin" when they come and do all the gettin"Life is a big game so you gotta play it with a big heartSome of us gotta run a little faster "cause we gotta later startI"d be a fool to surrender when I know I can be a contenderIf everybody"s a sinner then everybody can be a winnerNo matter your rag color, deep down we all brothersAnd regardless of the time, somebody up there still love usI"ma scuffle and struggle until I"m breathless and weakI done strived my whole life to make it to the mountain peakAlways keep reaching sure to grab on to somethingI"ll be there when you get there waitin" with the sounds bumpin"I"ll see you when you get thereIf you ever get thereSee you when you get thereI"ll see you when you get thereIf you ever get thereSee you when you get thereYou need to loosen up and live a littleAnd if you got kids let them know how you feelin"For your own sake give a littleOh, you don"t want to hear that, you busy tryna stackAnd keep up with the Joneses, takin" advantage of your ownThe realest homies that you"ve been knowing for the longestBut some ain"t missing a good thing until it"s goneCould have built an empire if not for the jealousy that divides usWe prefer to keep our eyes shut "til it"s rightWhen there"s something involved that we desireSo hold your head up high if your"re poor and righteousI know times seem strife, and problems seem endlessBut at the times of despair we gotta pull ourselves togetherAnd if you feel you"re out of the game then you need to get back in it"Cause nothing worse than a quitterYou gotta face responsibility one day, my brotherSo wrap up your pity and turn it to ambitionAnd put your vehicle in "drive" and stop by my sideI"ll see you when you get thereIf you ever get thereSee you when you get thereI"ll see you when you get thereIf you ever get thereSee you when you get thereAs we walk down the road of our destinyAnd the time comes to choose which shall it beThe wide and crooked, or the straight and narrowWe got one voice to give and one life to liveStand up for something or lie down in your gameListen to the song that we singIt"s up to you to make it bigI guess I"ll see you when you see meI"ll (I"ll) see (see) you (you) when you get there (when you get there)If you ever get thereI"ll (I"ll) see (see) you (you) when you get there (when you get there)If you ever get thereI"ll (I"ll) see (see) you (you) when you get there (when you get there)If you ever get there
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Coolio Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American Grammy Award-winning musician, rapper, actor, and record producer.
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